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THE blight surrounding the compilation and publication of the Foundational History text on Trinidad and Tobago continues, with the discovery of wrong page insertions and numbering in a chapter written by eminent historian Dr James Millette.

Haiti is in turmoil again. This time the countries of Caricom cannot be criticised for inaction, but questions must be asked about others in the hemispheric community who have been silent about the political and humanitarian situation in the country.

“I hate him.” “I hate her.” “I hate them.” How often do you say, or think, things like this? Hopefully not frequently. Hatred is one of the most negative and destruct…

During the fifth sitting of the House of Representatives session, on October 15, the Minister of Education, Anthony Garcia, made a few disconcerting and misleading st…

DID Barbados consider chancing a bid for bringing back the Pointe-a-Pierre refinery? Barbados, little-recognised as any enabler in the energy business, could presume …

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Elijah Cummings, the 12-term Democratic congressman who passed away several days ago at the age of 68, belonged to a political culture that seems increasingly remote from the incivility which prevails in the Age of Trump. A descendant of sharecroppers from South Carolina, he grew up in a working-class home—his father worked at a chemical factory, his mother as a house cleaner and at a pickle factory —in heavily racialised Baltimore.

“Mad house”, even in quotes, just isn’t “kool”. We use the terminology without rhyme, reason, rationale. Or ration. What’s a mad house? Well, any house can be one. A mad house can be a home where parents are squabbling or at fisticuffs. A mad house can be a home where children have no discipline. A mad house can be a newsroom at crunch time. A mad house can be Parliament any time.

RUSSIA and its Syrian ally Bashar al-Assad win, the Kurds lose, and the United States leaves in disgrace. It has been a hectic few days on the Turkish-Syrian border.

“MALL Panic” screamed this newspaper’s front page very shortly after my column on malls becoming hotspots.

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