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Memories of Regiment's first Indian officer...
a personal experience

March 28, 2001

Black Power 1970
In 1970, Raffique Shah was a young soldier who was part of a mutiny at Teteron. Today, he is a writer and union leader. This is his story as he reminisces about the events of the 1970 Black Power period. — 2000


Labour Day 2005 Photos

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Workers welcomed Caroniís closure - July 25, 2016
The only thing necessary for myths and mischief to be recorded as historical facts is for informed persons to say nothing.More

Mixing God with Mammon - July 17, 2016
The bickering among Islamic organisations over the allocation and distribution of Government funding for the recent Eid celenrations underscores a point I've made ever since this nonsense started a few years ago: Government ought never to dispense public funds for religious festivals.More

An accidental leader - July 7, 2016
The end, when it came, brought relief from some five years of suffering, and pre-empted additional torture from treatment for cancer, which many have described as being worse than the disease itself.More

Butler and Rienzi - June 26, 2016
Within recent years, annual Labour Day celebrations trigger accusations that the trade unions that mark the occasion with marches and speeches at Fyzabad pay homage only to Tubal Uriah Butler, never Adrian Cola Rienzi.More

No civility, much hypocrisy - June 16, 2016
It would be asking too much of our politicians that they show some humility in their public lives. In fact, it will be true to say that, with precious few exceptions, politicians across the world are egotistical and arrogant, character traits that distinguish them from most ordinary human beings. More

Peerless and fearless: simply The Greatest - June 11, 2016
In death, as in life, he straddled the world like a colossus. All the major international news networks suspended regular programming to pay homage to Muhammad Ali, the greatest boxer ever, the supreme sporting figure of the 20th Century, the defiant one who sacrificed a successful career on the altar of principle. More

Integrity Commission a waste - June 6, 2016
When constitutionally-independent institutions in the country seem to be collapsing, when holders of the highest offices seem confused about their roles and perplexed about their powers, and when the law publicly proves to be the proverbial ass, then, Trinidad & Tobago, we have a problem...a very serious problem.More

Sex and the geriatric preachers - June 1, 2016
It is amazing, though not surprising, how easily our people can be distracted from the important issues that we face as a nation, currently galloping crime and an economy in crisis.More

Gap between intelligence and action - May 22, 2016
Really, it does not bother me that the Strategic Service Agency (SSA), or any other State intelligence agency, from the AIA to the ZIA, might want to peep through my back door, monitor what I am writing now, check my email before I do, or listen in on my telephone...More

Maybe America deserves Trump - May 18, 2016
So what if Donald Trump wins the race for presidency of the United States next November?
He won't be the first fool to occupy the highest office in the most powerful country on earth. Nor will he be the stupidest president ever.More

Call for reformation - May 10, 2016
Archbishop Joseph Harris's initiative to petition Government to free from prison petty offenders who have remained on remand for an inordinately long time is laudable and deserving of support.More



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