Although I love music, I have never been a great fan of choirs, that is, until now. After seeing the BP Marionettes Chorale recently at Queen’s Hall, I became an instant fan and will be attending all of their future shows in Port of Spain.

The show started as I expected. Dressed formally, this was undeniably an experienced choir. The rendition of “Calling All Dawns” was a stirring example of the vocal range they possessed. I also loved the soloists who exemplified the spirit of the Forward Home show with a fantastic range of vocalisation; they captivated the quickly spellbound audience.

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After the intermission, everything changed. The curtains opened to a choir dressed in Trini attire. They exploded on stage with colour and calypso hits that completely changed the tenor of the show. From a sedate choir, they became an explosive musical force of Trinidad that had the audience mesmerised and applauding for more. The interaction between the singers showed that they were more than just singers. They were also characters in a story that they were telling —their dancing and play-acting breathed soul into the music.


Now that the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) cricket competition has come to an exciting conclusion with Barbados Tridents taking the trophy and supremacy, it is time to look closely the performance our local Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR). The TKR started the competition very well with a succession of wins, but later on in the competition seemed to have lost their way.

I wasn’t missing. Technically. At least in my manic mind I wasn’t. I was on the run, like the heroine in a sci-fi film. I had escaped the confines of the home where nurses and doctors were trying to bring me down from my high; had caught a maxi-taxi and headed straight to my oasis, my home away from home, the Hilton. 

THE Opposition Leader’s budget response, moreso her party’s manifesto for the upcoming general elections, was far ranging. In particular the plans outlined for development, diversification of the economy, ignore the local characteristics of the private sector to whom she gives the role of being the main driver of economic growth, 

THE People’s Partnership administration, since January 2015 via Act No 15 of 2015, had enacted procurement law. It has been awaiting proclamation by the present People’s National Movement administration. Colm Imbert has been responsible for budget statements by his Government since September 2015.

Good government is more than the use of sovereign power to create prosperity, productivity and happiness. Good governing is the imaginative use of intuition, skills and knowledge to administrate with the participation and consent of the governed. Human rights are a mechanism to win consent of all persons being governed because it ensures fairness and respect for everyone.