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
Decoding the color question in United States: Afri-centric Anlysis
- February 05, 2014
Now that the world famous America's super bowl is over and the season has ended, it is a propos to revisit the anomalous decision by the management of the National Football League (NFL) to designate 6 January 2014 as "Black Monday" because of the "mass firing" of five head coaches.
Jesus' Birth: Afri-centric Analysis - December 22, 2013
As Trinbagonians gear up to celebrate the Christian religious event of Christmas, it is apropos to disseminate the historical, Afri-centric , real truth about the birth of Jesus.
Mandela: From Prisoner to President - December 10, 2013
Now that 95-year old Nelson Mandela has died, it is indeed a glorious sine qua non to trace/recount/relive his remarkable/heroic journey from prisoner/revolutionary to President of South Africa.
Why Jack Warner-ILP Lost - October 23, 2013
The paucity of votes (62,000) Jack Warner's Independent Liberal Party (ILP) mustered at the 21 October 2013 local government elections sent a very loud and clear signal/message to the extent that the electorate wanted more than just fanfare, entertainment, elaborate promises and jerseys (money was good too).
Class lecture re Topic Four of CAS 130 Caribbean Studies Course Outline
- October 18, 2013
On the economic side, the economics of the exercise/slavery business was becoming too expensive/unprofitable for two reasons (1) West Indian sugar monopoly was being challenged by large sugar-producing countries in the East Indies and (2) a new group of powerful industrialists (products of the Industrial Revolution) emerged in the 19th century.
Kamla not ready for prime time - October 17, 2013
The decision by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar not to participate in the Trinidad and Tobago Debates Commission's (TTDC) leaders' debate on 15 October 2013 speaks volumes as to her overt, detrimental/self-destructive tit-for-tat myopic politics.
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