Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Dancehall Emperor’s New Groove

Apr. 19, 2017, 3:12 PM AST Comments

The original “Mr Loverman” is back on the big stage and will be bringing his signature raw and ready style to the Tobago Jazz Experience on Friday 28th April, 2017 at the scenic Pigeon Point Heritage Park. Alongside an eclectic mix of global and local performers on World Music Night, Sha

54 years later, much still to be done

Apr. 19, 2017, 1:40 AM AST Comments

The following essay was chosen as the winner of the Eric Williams School Bags Essay Competition. It was submitted by Safiya Moore, a pupil of Bishop’s High School in Tobago. Part two of the essay appears today. Part one was run yesterday and part three will be published tomorrow. The Rt Hon Dr

7 simple ways for a healthy marriage

Apr. 19, 2017, 1:34 AM AST Comments

YOU change the oil in your car so it doesn’t poop out on you, you go to the gym so you can walk up a flight of stairs without passing out, and you feed and walk your dog so that you have many healthy years together covered in dog hair. Taking care of your relationship is kind of the same thing

A 59-year-old story of love*

Apr. 18, 2017, 11:10 PM AST Comments

Five years ago, an elderly couple were savagely beaten in a home invasion. Indra Gangabissoon, 77, suffered a fractured skull, broken jaw and her eyes were swollen shut. She died three days later at hospital. Her husband, Sugrim Gangabissoon, was beaten on the head, causing him to lose his memory an

Wrong message from Archbishop

Apr. 18, 2017, 10:40 PM AST Comments

With all due respect to Archbishop Joseph Harris, he seems to frown upon those who have the ambition and drive to succeed in accomplishing their goals. His statement is very unfortunate. He said: “In all of this (economic downturn) it is always the poor who suffer. The rich are not losing job

Fight crime in class

Apr. 18, 2017, 10:39 PM AST Comments

This business about “marching for peace” and “praying” for peace is a total waste of time and energy. In order to stop or diminish crime one has to start in the classrooms. The children have to be taught “ambition” but not the kind that would take you into politi

Govt inflicting misery on Tobago

Apr. 18, 2017, 10:38 PM AST Comments

A disturbing trend is emerging. Whenever the Rowley-led PNM’s incompetence is exposed they resort to default mode...blame the problem on Partnership government corruption. By now I thought they have found a way to blame Reshmi Ramnarine for the Galicia fiasco.

Pathway to a better T&T

Apr. 18, 2017, 10:36 PM AST Comments

Though I live abroad, I am still connected to the wonderful twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago by birth, by blood and by memories. Some thoughts for those who can make a difference to lift up the nation from the demise of corruption, greed, inequality, and inefficiency, to a nation that represents

The princes and the paupers

Apr. 17, 2017, 8:8 PM AST Comments

By Richard Charan - THERE was an unlikely moment in Trinidad's 19th century history when an old African man born before Emancipation and an Indian woman who came to replace him in the fields caught the eye of the future King of England.

The lady in the attic

Apr. 17, 2017, 11:37 AM AST Comments

By Richard Charan - If you have traveled Trinidad's east coast, you surely noticed this old house on the hillside. It contains history and mystery beyond anything you could have imagined. And there is a story about the woman who lived there, you might want to know about.

A draining process

Apr. 17, 2017, 1:34 AM AST Comments

WITH every passing day, Karen John has to face the effects of Chronic Glomerulonephritis (GN). Not only is her health in jeopardy, but her finances too --- and, as the old saying goes, your health and your finances go hand in hand. According to, GN is a group of diseases that injure

Zero tolerance for zero results

Apr. 16, 2017, 10:2 PM AST Comments

First world status by 2020. What does it say for Trinidad and Tobago? I remember words to the effect that we (T&T) would achieve first world status by 2020 (and you know who you are). To date we have violent crime, corruption, under-achievement in health, education, roads, home ownership, and the li