Darryn Boodan

“I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” —Voltaire IN 1919, Charles Schenck and Elizabeth Baer, both members of the Socialist Party of Philadelphia, were convicted of espionage. 

Recently private text messages between Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and Kirk Waithe of Fixin’ T&T were published in the media. The heated messages between the two men centred on Minister Camille Robinson-Regis and the source of her $143,800 cash bank deposit. 

In the summer of 1936, 20,000 people turned out in the city of Owensboro in Kentucky to watch the hanging of Rainey Betha. 

Well it’s that magical time of year again—a cool breeze is blowing through the air, the smell of black cafe is wafting from the kitchen, and flood victims in South are dashing through the water while the government ignores their cries for help.

Saying that Trini politicians are prone to doing stupid things is a bit like saying the sky is blue or water is wet or Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi is on the case. But I must tip my hat to Dr Keith Rowley.

The legendary French economist Frederic Bastiat had a simple method for telling a good economist from a bad one. A bad economist only takes into consideration the visible effect of policies. 

REGULAR readers of this column would know I write about a variety of important topics such as politics, economics and which music videos show Priyanka Chopra wearing a bathing suit. What you may not know is that I am also an advertising copywriter.

REGULAR readers of this column would know I write about a variety of important topics such as politics, economics and which music videos show …

In the autumn of 1541, a scandal erupted in Rome.

“It was most disgraceful that in so sacred a place there should have been depicted all those nude figures, exposing themselves so shamefully.”

This week saw the shocking allegation that the report by the committee set up by the Prime Minister to investigate the actions of Darryl Smith found that officials tried to cover up accusations of sexual harassment by the former minister of sport and youth affairs. This was followed by the other shocking news that water is wet and the sky blue. 

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