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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

On 31st December, 1977, US President Jimmy Carter, during an official visit to Iran, made a speech to toast the Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

For the past ten years, around 18,000 children annually have been facing the Secondary Entrance Assessment examinations.

For the past ten years, around 10% have been failing the SEA.

Monday, May 28, 2018

T&T’s petroleum resource is depleting. Since it provides the bulk of our foreign exchange from exports, plans have to be put in place to replace this revenue.

Monday, May 28, 2018

May 30, 2018, will signify the 173rd anniversary of the arrival of the first group of indentured workers from India to these shores.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

It’s that time again when we celebrate the arrival of our ancestors from India to provide cheap labour on the British plantations and eventually settle here as part of what has become an amazing national mosaic of harmony in diversity.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Monks at Grimbergen Abbey in the spirit industry closed their brewery in 1797 when the Austrian Netherlands were annexed by France.

In each colony there was a separate revolution from the one in France. In the West Indies it took on the flavour of rum, tobacco, and sugar.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Politics, as practised in T&T, is as destructive a force as the hurricanes which annually blow through the Caribbean.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Last Wednesday and Thursday, the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (Salises) of The University of the West Indies (UWI) held two events in Tobago to launch its Outreach Programme.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Economists and politicians do not debate the impact of random common-sense strategies when they analyse economic policies. One suspects the reason is that such strategies probably do not exist.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Before I get into matters which have recently steamed up the atmosphere (unnecessarily in my view), I want to categorically assure the population that there is absolutely no religious war taking place or that the majority of Muslims, Hindus and/or any other faith, will ever be divided in their...

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