Category: Columns

V.S Naipaul, the Indian Diaspora & the World

V.S Naipaul, the Indian Diaspora & the World

Indo-Trinidadian Vidiadhar Surujprasad Naipaul has written extensively commenting...

For agonistic, not antagonistic politics

For agonistic, not antagonistic politics

Some proponents of a new “third force” seem to be hinting this will deliver a mediated...

An Unbribable Police Commissioner for Guyana?

An Unbribable Police Commissioner for Guyana?

Guyana’s President David Granger says he is seeking ‘unbribable’ Commissioner of...

Addressing Guyana Crime Epidemic

Addressing Guyana Crime Epidemic

As I travel around Guyana in June and July interacting with people on varied subjects,...

Racial imbalance in the police service:  Defending attorney Israel Khan

Racial imbalance in the police service: Defending attorney...

I wish to take issue with the editorial in the Trinidad and Tobago Express dated...

That offensive curry advertisement

That offensive curry advertisement

The Omega 3-6-9 Complex advertisement on the nation’s highways - and now on TV -...

Election Similarities between Zimbabwe and Guyana

Election Similarities between Zimbabwe and Guyana

Zimbabwe goes to the poll on Jul 30 to elect a President. At different times, Zimbabwe...

Social Comparison and Ethnic Relations

Social Comparison and Ethnic Relations

The Ethnic Relations Commission has been reconstituted and over the past few months,...

Due process not followed in UTT firings

Due process not followed in UTT firings

Due process was not followed by the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) in dismissing...

Indian Indentured Labour and Emancipation

Indian Indentured Labour and Emancipation

It’s the run-up to Emancipation Day, and sure as the sun rises in the East  there...

Due process not followed in UTT firings  [Part 2 of 4]

Due process not followed in UTT firings [Part 2 of 4]

Due process was not followed by the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) in dismissing...

Message from Trinidad Bye-Elections

Message from Trinidad Bye-Elections

Bye-elections were held last Monday for two local government seats in Trinidad that...

Conscripted by (western) modernity

Conscripted by (western) modernity

Some years ago, taking my son to write his CAPE Literature exams, he waxed enthusiastically...

Indians not really in our textbooks

Indians not really in our textbooks

I was illustrating the  point made about Indians not being mentioned in our school...

The Narco-State Polemics:  Was Guyana a Narco-State under the PPP?

The Narco-State Polemics: Was Guyana a Narco-State under...

Symbolic interactionists tell us that if we put a label onto a person or an organization without first thinking...

Sharon Maraj-Dharam confident of victory in Barataria local

Sharon Maraj-Dharam confident of victory in Barataria local

“Safety, jobs for the youth and infrastructure are the top priorities in Barataria,”...

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