Category: Columns

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,”...

Politics for new presidential aspirants

Politics for new presidential aspirants

With the elimination of the presidential candidacy of the PPP’s Bharat Jagdeo in...

 Due process not followed in university firings

Due process not followed in university firings

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

Living as One Community –The Goal

Living as One Community –The Goal

In the midst of conflict, misery, heartbreaking loss of life, the community comes...

Professionalise the Police Force

Professionalise the Police Force

In the last two weeks, I looked at the composition of our disciplined forces from...

CCJ Affirms “this one in the bag” Race Statement Indians denied judicial equality

CCJ Affirms “this one in the bag” Race Statement Indians...

Guyanese (at home and in the diaspora) were on edge on Monday June 26 and early Tuesday morning...

 Indians in the Armed Forces

Indians in the Armed Forces

Last week, I discussed the exacerbation of the “Indian Ethnic Security Dilemma”...

Poll: CCJ Appeal is to prevent Jagdeo from Presidency Voters Question CCJ's Impartiality and Fairness

Poll: CCJ Appeal is to prevent Jagdeo from Presidency Voters...

Voters feel that the Guyana government’s appeal (led by the PNC) at the Caribbean...

Indian extinction threat

Indian extinction threat

In Guyana, “the land of six peoples”, with the introduction of the universal franchise...

Rodney: On Organising

Rodney: On Organising

Thirty-eight years ago, Dr Walter Rodney was assassinated when he was just thirty-eight....

Reflecting on Indo-Caribbeans on Arrival 2018

Reflecting on Indo-Caribbeans on Arrival 2018

Indian Arrival was celebrated across Trinidad in May 30, a national holiday. Arrival...

Dismissal of UTT Staff: Did the University Explore Other Options?

Dismissal of UTT Staff: Did the University Explore Other...

If you are a top corporate executive or a top government or state agency administrator...

Indians have a better case for reparations than blacks

Indians have a better case for reparations than blacks

Vasant Ramracha has asked in his column `Is Demand for Reparation by blacks going...