When I was 12 years old, my cousin gave me a copy of a book called Chariots of the Gods written by a German named Erich Von Daniken.

In his book, Von Daniken proposed the remarkable claim that the pyramids of Egypt were not built by the Egyptians but, rather, by aliens.

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I T’S only in Trinidad you could be stuck in gridlock traffic for more than an hour and still find reason to smile, without even looking at your phone.The rain had st…

Last Friday the Office of the President, through its Facebook page, commemorated the 100th anniversary of the death of “Digger”, together with expressions of love and…

Education continues to be a difficult realm of governance, because more than other areas of national life, it remains in the grip of history, often serving as a polit…

Over the last few days I’ve been tuned in to two virtual literary conferences: the wonderful Bocas Lit Fest, now in its tenth year; and the UWI-organised LITTCON 2020…

Today’s 44th anniversary of republicanism joins the list of national celebrations muted by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the calm of this, we should turn our minds to wha…

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IT is one thing to declare a stand in solidarity with the government of a country, but the diplomatic sleight of hand which tends to include “the people” in any such statements often ­deliberately ignores the reality.

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JUST SO, last week, “summon” gained status as a trouble word carelessly used to characterise what may be more commonly expressed as “reaching out” by Prime Minister K…

THE old calculation was simple and brutal: if you want to overthrow a tyrant, you must use violence. There was an occasional exception, like Gandhi’s use of non-viole…

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