Selwyn Cudjoe

ONE cannot help but be amazed by the indigestible piffle that emanates from the mouths of our politicians when they speak about issues concerning the society.

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AS Boris Johnson, UK prime minister is finding out, and Keith Rowley, T&T’s prime minister has found out, it’s easier to be on the opposition benches and spout invectives than it is to be in the driver’s seat making consequential national decisions.

Joy Cushman wrote that Barack Obama revolutionised his campaign “by putting his faith in hundreds of volunteers”.

IT used to be that you couldn’t beat the People’s National Movement (PNM) when it came to election strategy and election campaigning. We may have to reconsider this truism. This time the PNM might be sleep-walking into an unpleasant election defeat.

OSKIE is my best friend but sometimes he does try my soul. He have a knack for asking the right question at de wrong time. Eleven years ago I had an operation for prostate cancer. One month after my operation, he come asking me if “de ting” does still work.

LAST week I urged the Government to suspend or postpone the construction of the Toco-Manzanilla Highway.

LAST Sunday, four of the five Sunday columnists of this newspaper wrote about the crime problem that confronts the nation. The Sunday Guardian also published a long investigative piece on the subject.

WITH things getting hotter and deadlier, one recognises how far our society has gone out of joint. With criminals finding more ingenious ways to avenge their grievances—like taking a boat to catch their targets unaware in Las Cuevas—one wonders if the Government and/or civic organisations are as ingenious as the criminals in getting the society back on an even keel.

ON Monday I presented a paper, “Writing the Slave Master of Trinidad” at an important conference, “Slavery and Its Afterlives: Blackness, Representation, Social Justice, Vision”, at the National Maritime Museum in London.

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