Thanks, pa - June 16, 2013
Fathers like mine—ordinary men, barely literate in most instances who worked hard to provide for their families—are remembered only by their immediate families and maybe some friends and people in the communities in which they lived and died.
All the Queen's donkeys - June 9, 2013
The dilemma I face every week writing a column must be no different to what my colleagues in all the print media do: what can I write about that's reflective of good things happening in the country? Surely, there must be positives in the society, nation-building initiatives, achievements by citizens that are worthy of public praise.
No to jungle justice - June 2, 2013
At all times, human beings must be able to distinguish right from wrong; it is what differentiates us from other life-species. At all times, too, man must have the fortitude to stand up for what is right...
A matter of trust - May 26, 2013
I cannot quite figure out why so many people are shocked by Keith Rowley's "revelations" in Parliament last Monday, or alarmed that the string of e-mails he read into Hansard; at first blush, appears to be as bogus as Clifton De Coteau's black mop.
Cut CAL to the bone - May 19, 2013
If anyone can produce proof that there was a time when this country's state-owned national airline, in whatever incarnation, made a real profit over a sustained period, meaning at least one year, I would surrender my sanity and vote in the next election.
Suffering in silence - May 12, 2013
She had first contacted me a year ago, via a circuitous route, to relate a problem she faced at her Diamond Vale home and to see if I could offer any advice. Last week, the pensioner called again. Her problem remained unsolved.
Make poverty history - May 5, 2013
"Madam," a drunken Winston Churchill is said to have whispered to the socialite sitting next to him at a formal dinner, "Would you go to bed with me for five million pounds?" "My goodness, Mr Churchill!...well, I suppose...," she hesitated.
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