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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

Ruminations on religion - September 27, 2015
LNot being a religious person, I must confess that religion (used here collectively) confuses me, and quite often frightens me. Mark you, I am not disrespectful towards religion or religious persons. More

Lowest common denominator - September 20, 2015
Last week, at the opening of the new law term, two main speeches were delivered. The first was a feature address by former President of the Republic and principal of the UWI St Augustine campus, Professor Max Richards. More

Projections, not predictions - September 13, 2015
My last two columns, one titled "Rowley rising" and the other "lament for a falling leader", were seen by many of my readers as being almost prophetic in the wake of last Monday's election results. More

Rowley rises - September 6, 2015
If I had to identify a singular, dominant development from the tiresome, months-long election campaign, it would be the emergence of Keith Rowley as an orator and a leader of distinction. More

Lament for a falling leader - August 30, 2015
Tomorrow being Independence Day, falling exactly one week before the general election, offers Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar an opportunity to play one final campaign hand-bestowing national awards on persons she believes can help sway votes in her direction. More

Half truths and manifestos - August 23, 2015
I don't know that the majority of people in the country are influenced in any way by the manifestos presented by various parties-in our case two, one from the UNC/PP and the other from the PNM. More

SS Trinidad Sinking - August 16, 2015
Amidst the din of election campaigning—hundreds of 'Kamla has a plan' ads on all television stations during prime time, DJ music systems scouring the country daily, public meetings broadcast nightly on almost every radio and television station, more ads popping up every time you click on the Internet... More

An issue more important than crime - August 9, 2015
We columnists are on a roll during "elections season", but in my 34 years of writing commentaries, I have never enjoyed a long, scandalous, comical campaign as the current one. More

Wet brown paper could cut Jack - August 2, 2015
In days of old here in Trinidad, people one or two generations ahead of mine used an adage, "when yuh crooked, wet brown paper could cut you". The word "crooked" in that context usually meant "a run of bad luck", although in the instant case of Jack Warner, to whom it now applies, it could be a double-entendre.More

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