Monthly Archives: December 2012

Mode of dress has absolutely nothing to with rapes


Contrary to the myth being perpetuated by Mr Moeen ul-Hack, Roger Ally and whoever else, rapists do not prey on women who show cleavage and wear skimpy dresses; rather they prey on women and girls whom they know and are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mohandas K Gandhi Thoughts, Words and Deeds and His Inspiration: Bhagavad Gita


On Gandhi’s seventh birth anniversary, Albert Einstein stated: “Generations to come, it may well be, will scarce believe that such a man as this one ever in flesh and blood walked upon this Earth.” Dr. Martin Luther King, once observed: … Continue reading

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Women & Power in T&T


  According to Trinidad and Tobago political scientist, Selwyn Ryan, “She (Kamla Persad-Bissessar) has changed the nature and direction of politics in T&T.” Yet in the context of the Caribbean, before Kamla Persad-Bissessar took the reins of government in Trinidad … Continue reading

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The Obama Factors


Obama’s return to the White House for a second term brings to fore a number of important considerations – what one can accurately refer to as the Obama factors.  The first, of course, is the changing demographics. Take the Latin … Continue reading

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Youth Violence in Guyana


  According to the Caribbean Human Development Report 2012 (CHDR), in an escalating crime situation in Guyana, the face of crime has been getting younger, fostered by easy accessibility to drugs and firearms. In addition, society has sent subtle signals … Continue reading

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The Upward Climb


The West Indies cricket team seems to have finally turned the corner in 2012 with a test series victory over New Zealand, the World T20 trophy in its hands and a test series victory over Bangladesh. Some, including the West … Continue reading

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