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Friday, May 25, 2018

“The political and social climate that prevails in the world today emphasises difference, disunity, and destruction rather than the qualities of unity and productive and constructive energy that are required to sustain human societies.

Friday, May 25, 2018

The widespread condemnation of the decision by the secretary general of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Saba, Sat Maharaj, to deny On-The-Job trainee Nafisah Nakhid entry to the Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College for wearing her hijab on Monday, stands as testament to the religious pluralism that exists...

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The position taken by the Maha Sabha to deny Nafisah Nakhid the opportunity to take up duties as an On-The-Job (OJT) teacher at Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College in St Augustine because of her hijab is unfortunate. The Maha Sabha holds the view that the school dress code would be violated.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Last weekend, Christian churches celebrated the feast of Pentecost or coming of the spirit. The word spirit is often associated with wisdom. Reflecting on that and perhaps moved by the spirit, I thought of the “Parable of the Talents” and its application to T&T.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Opposition Senator Wade Mark must know that the People’s National Movement (PNM) did not march “up and down the town” when former United National Congress (UNC) member Winston
Dookeran was appointed governor of the Central Bank under the Basdeo Panday-led government.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

In 2006, many of us had joined the UTT as educators, sharing the vision that this new local university would provide for the tertiary needs of an underserved population of persons with multiple intelligences, who were not accepted by the academic UWI institution.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The research on whether children should sleep with you or not isn’t conclusive one way or the other, so many times when people reach out to me for advice in this area I state exactly that.

My personal belief is to co-sleep.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Had planned on writing about lawless school principals and teachers who continue to ignore both the National School Code of Conduct (2009) and the Children Act (2012) in sanctioning and applying corporal punishment at their institutions.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Mickela Panday is one of the most recognisable figures in our national community. Despite our mutual affiliation with the T&T Guardian newspaper, she and I have never met.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

“Every gang leader I have spoken to had a learning disability”
Archbishop Rev Jason Gordon.
Newspaper article,
Friday 18 May 2018

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