Race versus Ethnicity in T&T - March 19, 2014
The recent firing of Board Member of the Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA) Jaishima Leladharsingh by the Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development Dt. Bhoe Tewarie speaks volumes as to the overt misunderstanding, albeit confusion, between race and ethnicity in Trinidad and Tobago.
Decoding racial tensions in United States - November 27, 2014
The 24 November 2014 "no indictment for officer Wilson" verdict arrived at by the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, in regard to the shooting and killing of the unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown and the subsequent 3rd December "no indictment" verdict by a grand jury in Staten Island, New York City, in favor of a white police officer in the New York Police Department (NYPD), Daniel Pantaleo, for the "chokehold death" of another unarmed, forty-six year-old African-American man, Eric Garner, speak massive volumes as to the omnipresence of racial tensions/distrust between the Black community and white police officers across the United States.
Rowley's attempt to woo Indian vote - November 10, 2014
One of the least noticed events in the nature of the political beast in Trinidad and Tobago is the overt attempt by the leader of the People's National Movement (PNM) and Opposition Leader in Parliament, Dr. Keith Rowley to woo the Indian vote in the upcoming 2015 general elections.
W.I. Federation: Failure From the Start - October 26, 2014
The idea of federation has been bandied about in the West Indies for a long time. From the early days of Settlement in the 17th century, the idea of juxtaposing two or more islands for administrative convenience or for mere economic expediency, had appealed to the Euro-British government but there had been minor unification in reality.
Correcting Afrikan concepts in TnT: Updated - September 22, 2014
This article seeks to unlock the door to Afrikan-Trinbagonians' misconception, misuse and bastardization of vital Afrikan concepts/terms.
Why are bad incidents describe as Black? - June 27, 2014
As the entire world mourns the sad and unfortunate disappearance of Malaysian flight MH 370 with 239 human beings on board and still unaccounted for as of this writing, it is apropos to discuss the use of the word, albeit adjective, Black, to describe/label certain incidents.
Electoral Bois for PP Government in 2015 - June 27, 2014
One of the most unforgiving and egregious mistakes the People's Partnership (PP) government has made to date is the obscene, abject rejection of the request by the Trinbago Calypsonians' Organization (TUCO) to fund the National Calypso Monarch winner's prize money to the same $2 million level of the Chutney Soca Monarch and the Soca Monarch winners.
Hypocrisy towards violence in T&T - April 26, 2014
One of the most ridiculous and hypocritical political statements ever made in the history of public policymaking in this country is the remark by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar that her Government "will look at legislation that can offer protection to children in their homes".
Decoding Crime in T&T - February 12, 2014
One of the apparently unknown realities of crime in T&T is the fact that neither the current People's Partnership (PP) government, a People's National Movement (PNM) government nor an Independent Liberal Party (ILP) government can solve/prevent certain crimes in this
Globalization: Definition and Impact: Updated - February 06, 2014
In a book titled The Caribbean in the Global Political Economy (1994), Professor Hilbourne A. Watson suggests that globalization "is an intensive process that conforms to the tendencies and laws of motion of (international) capital." It "occurs in production, distribution, marketing, technology transfer, information telecommunications and other aspects of economic activity." (p.68).
Class Lectures re Topic Three of CAS 130 Caribbean Studies Course Outline: Updated - February 05, 2014
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