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Memories of Regiment's first Indian officer...
a personal experience

March 28, 2001

Black Power 1970
In 1970, Raffique Shah was a young soldier who was part of a mutiny at Teteron. Today, he is a writer and union leader. This is his story as he reminisces about the events of the 1970 Black Power period. — 2000


Labour Day 2005 Photos

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Bring on an anti-corruption court - November 7, 2018
Until scores of corrupt politicians, public officials and thieving contractors in this country are jailed for pillaging the public purse, and are seen wearing "prison blues" so that the population is convinced that justice is evenly dispensed, the lawlessness that runs rife in the society will ravage its body politic like an invasive cancer.More

Flushing the prisons' excrement - October 24, 2018
Tne newspaper report put the tally of prisons officers murdered in the past 25 years at 22. Another stated that 16 were killed in 15 years. However we look at it, one can understand the outrage of those who chose to be at the vortex of the crime whirlwind that wreaks destruction across this country at being targeted by criminals, marked for death in a manner of speaking.More

Reduce road traffic, improve productivity, economy - October 18, 2018
Contrary to my assertion in last week's column that most motorists and commuters do not care about the suffering they endure in daily traffic congestions, responses to the article suggest otherwise.More

Ah bus ah cuss on the PNM - October 10, 2018
It's a huge problem that adversely affects more than half of the population every day, costs the country billions of dollars a year in lost production, adds substantially to our mental and physical health bills-yet no government has had the testicular fortitude to confront it head-on, thus improving the quality and length of our lives.More

Budget: capture every crook and dodger - October 2, 2018
I am writing this column before the Minister of Finance delivers his 2018-2019 Budget, and no, Colm Imbert and I are not friends, so I can't call him on the phone and ask for a few tips on some of the measures he proposes to introduce to restrain the population from open rebellion, especially after his boss, the Prime Minister, declared last week that he will put the ruling People's National Movement on a general election footing from early next year.More

We are not beggars - September 26, 2018
Kamla Persad-Bissessar's statement that a possible solution to Petrotrin's problem might be to import crude oil from Guyana was uninformed-and here I'm being charitable to the Opposition Leader. But nothing she said warranted the barrage of insults hurled at Trinidad and Tobago in a response by one Robert Persaud, who is described as being a former Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment in Guyana.More

Enter Gary Griffith: Act One - September 19, 2018
Gary Griffith couldn't have scripted a better opening act for his entry onto the national stage as the new Commissioner of Police, even if he were the Bard of Cascade or whatever suburb he lives in or comes from.More

Day of work and rejection - September 12, 2018
I was not surprised when the trade unions' call for the workers of the country to stay at home and observe a day of "rest and reflection" last Friday failed miserably.More



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