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.
Class Lectures re Topic Three of CAS 130 Caribbean Studies Course Outline: Updated — September 11, 2013
One Laughable Political Moment - August 20, 2013
One of the most laughable and incredulous moments in Trinidad and Tobago's political history was the public yellow balloon, albeit ploy, by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar that certain "councillors" at a national executive meeting of the United National Congress (UNC) urged her to postpone constitutionally-scheduled local government elections.
Law versus the race question in America: Afri-centric Analysis - July 25, 2013
The "not guilty" verdict in the George Zimmerman case brings to the fore the twin-headed problem that confronts America today, namely, law versus the race question.
Mandela: From Prisoner to President - June 17, 2013
As Nelson Mandela is undergoing treatment for "a recurring lung infection" in a Johannesburg hospital, it becomes extremely imperative/vital to trace/recount his remarkable/heroic journey from prisoner/revolutionary to President of South Africa.
Indian Indentureship: Afri-centric Analysis - May 29, 2013
In his magnum opus titled Capitalism & Slavery (1938), Dr. Eric Williams postulates that: "The immediate successor of the Amerindians was not the African but 'poor whites'. They were regarded as 'indentured servants' because before leaving England, they had to sign a contract binding them to service for a stipulated period for their passage. Others were criminals/convicts who were sent by the British government to serve for a specific time on plantations in the Caribbean." (p.9).
Afro and Indo Labels: Afri-centric Analysis - May 08, 2013
One of the most current and recurrent vexing and perplexing problems/issues today is the ahistorical, divisive, dysfunctional and Euro-centric modus operandi by Trinbagonians of all societal strata to refer to themselves as Afro and Indo.
Globalization: Definition and Impact—Updated - May 08, 2013
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."
Negative Reporting: Afri-centric Analysis - March 31, 2013
Within recent times, the public domain has been over-flooded with a plethora of accusatory statements by some among the leadership of the People's Partnership (PP) government.
Contesting Dr. Bratt's "Fear in US society": Afri-centric Analysis - Mar 27, 2013
One of the most incredulous, simplistic and parochial articles this writer has ever read was "Fear Factor in US Society" written by David E, Bratt, MD and published in the Guardian dated 12 March, 2013 (p.A.23).
Pan Africanism: Updated - March 25, 2013
In July 1900, Trinidad lawyer Henry Sylvester Williams had the conviction that the, "...problems of Black folk in England were largely based on racism," He coined the word "Pan-Afrikan." Pan = ALL
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