Holding Hands

According to Norbert Juma, empathy can be defined as the capacity to understand and share the feelings of others. It is the ability to be aware of other people’s emotions, experiences and perspectives.

Empathy is one of the most important skills you can practise in life. It is crucial for our personal development, relationships and society as a whole.

We need empathy in order to form harmonious relationships, minimise stress and enhance emotional intelligence.

I found it necessary to share this piece on empathy due to the negative comments being made toward the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr Keith Rowley, and the unfortunate situation he and his family are currently navigating.

I was appalled and saddened some people in this great country would have such hate and negativity toward our leader or another human being.

Let us remember we are all human beings, we all encounter difficult times and we are all mortals. We are all created by God and we should practise love and compassion.

Let us pray for our dear Prime Minister and for all of those who have encountered this virus.

No matter what our political preference, remember the following words:

“I solemnly pledge to dedicate my life to the service of my God and my country. I will honour my parents, my teachers, my leaders and my elders, and those in authority.”


Several steps in the right direction were announced yesterday by Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith. For a public that has long been clamouring for these initiatives, the real issue now is when and how.

Plagiarism alert: I stole the headline from my pardner BC, whose editor didn’t like it. But Chornypyl in the Ukrainian language means “Black Dust”, and they’ve got plenty of that in St Vincent. It seems a good fit to me.

La Soufrière’s 1979 eruption was the subject of Dr Keith Rowley’s PhD thesis, The explosive phase lasted just over two weeks. Thousands were evacuated from the north. They were home after a few months.

I want to encourage Trinidad and Tobago to take the Covid-19 vaccine.

The country should feel happy to show symptoms from the Covid-19 vaccine

Fear of contamination from an entire Government sick with Covid-19? Or is the Opposition just addicted to playing political own goals? Perhaps political rain falling and the state of political play has been abandoned until general elections 2025.

On Monday, before a Joint Select Committee, Ronald Milford, Solid Waste Management Co Ltd (SWMCOL) ­chairman, stated that 95 per cent (700,000 tonnes) of our country’s waste is dumped annually into landfills.