Why describe fatal events as Black - January 14, 2020
The recent tragic crash of Ukraine International Airline Boeing 737-800 shortly after taking off from Tehran, Iran, thereby killing all 176 passengers on board, has once again brought to the fore the use, albeit misuse, of the term/label Black to describe/analyze such fatal/bad incidents/events.
Question of race and ethnicity in T&T - December 16, 2019
One of the most perplexing and intractable issues/problems in T&T is the utter, total misuse albeit mis-categorization of the term "racist" to describe interaction between citizens. And this overt faux pas reared its ugly head during the recent local government elections and the puerile parliamentary squabble between a PNM government minister and a UNC opposition senator— two putatively educated grown men.
Americanization of life in T&T - December 03, 2019
Now that Trinbagonians have already successfully completed their "shopping mayhem" per "Black Friday Sale: Back to Black savings with huge Discounts," "Black Friday super sale," "Black Friday 3 Day Sale," "Black Friday Deals," "Black Friday Sales," "Black Friday "Weekend Super Sale" plus "Best Black Friday Deals … Today Only" and in the process overtly and scandalously imitating the ex post United States Thanksgiving Day, Thursday 28 November events/activities, it is indeed apropos to examine the Americanization of specific aspects of life in T&T.
Abolition of Slavery — Economic/Political Aspects - August 06, 2019
As Emancipation Day approaches, it is indeed apropos to delineate the economic and political aspects of the abolition of slavery, albeit the European enslavement of African people or MAAFA -- the "great disaster."
Stop the GATE madness - August 10, 2016
The recent policy decision by the People's National Movement Government to revamp the Government Assistance for Tertiary Expenses (GATE) programme is indeed a most welcomed and long overdue move.
America's electoral dilemma: Donald Trump - March 03, 2016
As the general election heats up in the United States, it becomes essential to posit an outsider's, albeit foreign, perspective. At the outset, it must be stated quite equivocally that the outside world still holds the highest regard/respect for the United States of America and its president.
Why are incidents/events call Black? - December 20, 2015
Now that the yuletide season is upon us and Trinbagonians have completely exhaled after the appalling, overt euphoria/hysteria over the American-driven "Black Friday" shopping frenzied climax, it is apropos to discuss the phenomenon of using the word, albeit adjective, Black, to describe/label certain incidents/events.
Decoding European plantation system of governance - November 02, 2015
The 27 October 2015 (191-2) vote/resolution passed by the UN General Assembly that called "for an end to the decades-long US embargo on Cuba" brings to the fore the contemporary modus operandi of the 15th century European plantation system of governance in two aspects, namely, the Euro-British-imposed Westminster system of government on then colonies in the Caribbean and Africa in the 1960s and the United Nations system in 1945.
Taking calypso to the next level - October 26, 2015
As the Trinidad/Tobago United Calypsonians Association (TUCO) is currently celebrating "Calypso History Month", it became supremely imperative for this writer, albeit lover of the calypso art form, to pen a few thoughts about the need to take the art form of calypso to the next ultimate international level.
Racial chupidness vs ethnicity in T&T: Updated - September 30, 2015
The recent ridiculous, albeit simplistic, narrow-minded so-called post election "racist ranks" via social media only speaks massive volumes as to the utter confusion and misunderstanding by Trinbagonians in regard to the endemic differences between race versus ethnicity.
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