02 July 2004

As we start the Carnival count down


I really have little time to carry on any sparring exercise with Otto Sam. I have difficulty understanding what he is all about but am convinced that ...
25 June 2004

American Politics- A Tragicomedy


American politics has become something of a tragicomedy, largely because of George Bush and his entourage and the war in Iraq. Bush these days is a pi...
18 June 2004

Lessons on Banana


The Searchlight newspaper of last week had as its headline “UNFAIR- Prime Minister Criticizes World Trade System” According to Hawkins Nanto...
11 June 2004

About Seasonal Love


It was just a couple days ago that I was able to get around to reading Otto Sam’s piece that appeared in the NEWS of May 28. It certainly makes f...
04 June 2004

Reflecting on 15 years as a columnist


The Context within which I writeSome time ago I was encouraged to produce a collection of my newspaper columns, but never really responded to it. Ther...
28 May 2004

Breaking the silence


I was struck by the opening paragraph of last week’s Opinion column by Dr. Jules Ferdinand that appeared under the caption, “When Good Peopl...
14 May 2004

Defending George Bush and thoughts on World Cup 2007


Last week the Trinidad press had a field day with a barrage of criticisms leveled at Vincentian born United States’ ambassador, Dr. Roy Austin. I...
07 May 2004

Palm Island’s withdrawal


I was seated at my computer pondering on what I should write about this week, when I was informed about the Prime Minister’s Press Conference tha...
30 April 2004

About national identity and consciousness


I was struck by a piece written by Avil Cupid in last week’s issue of the Searchlight. It was captioned “Police Matthias Has Doubts”. H...
20 April 2004
A Memorable Day for West Indies

A Memorable Day for West Indies


Brian Lara’s six into the pavilion to equal Matthew Hayden’s World Record, his four through midwicket to break that record and his sweep to ...