Daily Archive for January 24th, 2010

UNC Election Day

Basdeo Panday, Kamla Persad-Bissessar and Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj

Basdeo Panday, Kamla Persad-Bissessar & Ramesh Maharaj

D-Day for UNC
Political mud-slinging. Nightly public meetings. Walkabouts. Picong. Intrigue.

Election Day
By midnight tonight, T&T will know whether United National Congress loyalists, who have stood steadfastly by their leader, Basdeo Panday, through his travails over decades, will finally turn their backs on him, ushering in a sea of change in the political landscape and forcing him to ride out into the political sunset.
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Haiti: Another American Annexation?

By Raffique Shah
January 24, 2010

HaitiWHAT surprised me about my column last week was the number of people, mostly local, who knew little or nothing about Haiti’s history. But what should I have expected in a country and an education system in which history has been deemed irrelevant? Or when students study the subject, the focus is on lands and civilisations afar? Let’s face it: we know more about America and Europe than we do of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean.
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