How to cope if your party lost

 If your party lost, then very likely you're deeply disappointed or worse. To help make the disappointment easier to live with, here are some tips to help you cope and keep us all moving forward even with a Government you didn't vote for. Be Grateful   Take some distance from what just occurred and be grateful that we live in a ...
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What Lighthouses and Elections have in common

August 7th is international lighthouse day and Aug 10th 2020 is our national elections day. What does a lighthouse have in common with a country's elections? Perhaps Election Day is a lighthouse for our ship of state. To appreciate this consider the two ways we think of a Lighthouse. The first is distinctly Trini. Nothing past the Lighthouse "Town ...
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What Covid-19 taught us about Managing TnT

Despite a seeming resurgence as of this writing, our government was internationally recognised for acting effectively to contain the disease. The Covid war is far from finished, but their initial battle strategy was sound. Imagine if the next government treated the economic and social issues we face with the same degree of urgency that the Rowley a...
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Fear not the critic

Tolerance is one of our national watchwords but it doesn't mean you should tolerate intolerable situations. Maybe you hate your job, maybe you want to write a book, or be in a relationship. What's stopping you from doing something about it? Well, if you're afraid of getting criticised, don't. Everybody gets criticised. Martin Luther King, Mandela, ...
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Trini drivers! Make your choice!

No question traffic, is a major aggravator in TnT, and dealing with it plus pot-holes and floods has many of us on edge. Just the slightest thing can result in road rage.  One day, heading North on the Uriah Butler, I was stuck behind a slow driver in the middle lane, but the right lane was slowly but steadily moving faster. I wanted to s...
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What it means to be respectful

 We talk a lot about respect, and at a personal level you probably know what it's like to feel disrespected, but have you ever wondered about what it means to give respect?  There are two parts to respect: The first is to admire someone for their abilities or achievements, but that's the easy part. It's easy to respect someone famous for ...
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Make Trinidad & Tobago Great ...

Let's Make TnT great again. You know where I got that from. But if you listen to the old folks there is a feeling that we've lost something. There was a time when we felt safe in our homes, when we respected our elders, our teachers, and we had a freedom here that we missed when we lived away. Not so much now. Today, where we go, when we go, even i...
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NewFire is a don't miss

Driving into the beautiful Ortinola estate, nestled in the Marcas Valley is like going into a different world. For three days, attendees of the New Fire Festival definitely had the chance to be part of a different very cool festival experience. With a line up of some of Trinidad's best and up and coming music acts; enlightening workshops that range...
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