Category: Columns

Identity and (lack of) Cohesion

Identity and (lack of) Cohesion

Three years down the line, the PNC-led government still insists “Social Cohesion”...

 Disrobing Trinidad

Disrobing Trinidad

The PNM’s Family Day, unfortunately, turned out to be an education in how to molest...

Prime Minister Rowley can’t count Indians

Prime Minister Rowley can’t count Indians

A few days ago, Prime Minster Dr Keith Rowley lashed out at mainly Indo-Trinidadian...

Naipaul and being West Indian

Naipaul and being West Indian

This is excerpted from my response to a Black WI intellectual, Abu Bakr, in 2001,...

Naipaul’s multi-racial school friends in Trinidad

Naipaul’s multi-racial school friends in Trinidad

V.S. Naipaul wrote: “I never ceased to feel a stranger. I saw people of other groups...

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...

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