Selwyn Cudjoe

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.

Last Sunday I wrote that in spite of our material prosperity, our spiritual being is diminished in the process.

PAUL Leacock wept bitter tears. The party to which he has given his life shamed him publicly in the only space where he knew he could seek answers to the problems that arose in his official duties: PNM’s General Council.

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