By Stephen Kangal
November 07, 2014
The removal of Dinesh from the captaincy of the T&T Team stinks to high heavens. It is a continuation of the victimisation of Darren Ganga when he was removed because arrogance and show -of -who-is -in-charge antics.
This puerile act is to show solidarity with Cameron’s dictatorship and Jamaican hegemony. It makes the TTBC the poodle of Cameron. T&T always stood and watched the Jamaicans make fool of themselves but hardly joined such a circus that is about to set back West Indies cricket many decades.
Continue reading Dismissal of Denesh Dangerous and Damaging
By Corey Gilkes
October 01, 2011
On Wednesday I went to MovieTowne in Port of Spain for the first time ever (no, seriously). Now before the last seven friends I have left in this world get vex with me, rest assured I haven’t had a change of heart and decided to be like everyone else. It was only because that was where the documentary “Fire in Babylon” was being shown and allyuh know how strongly I feel about cricket and social consciousness. So yuh boy gone and took in the thing (and again on Sunday to see the documentary on the Black Power Movement “70s the Movie”).
Continue reading My Two Cents on ‘fire in Babylon’: And a Slightly Different Take on ‘Calypso Cricket’
By Raffique Shah
January 10, 2010
Trinidad and Tobago News Blog
Should readers feel I am making light of a serious subject, I plead guilty. With the coming of artiste Beyoncé taking on proportions of the second coming of Christ, I cannot help but enjoy a sense of detached amusement. First, I had to find out just who the hell Beyoncé was. Upon enquiring, I repeatedly mispronounced the name-Beyonce, Beyond-only to be rudely corrected by my daughter.
Continue reading Beyoncé a Boundary
By Stephen Kangal
November 05, 2009
When the ethnicity agenda gets in the way of PM Manning’s modus operandi, which is the rule, he is doomed to make faux pas after faux pas. He becomes a stranger to the stark multicultural reality that surrounds him. His groping in the dark Caucasian Minister of Sports is caught in the horns of an ethnicity dilemma. He dismisses the outstanding T&T Cricket Team as not winning anything in India. At the airport he merely “notes” the performance. He is a stoic only where cricket is concerned. This is tragic and blatant irrationality.
Continue reading Can PM Manning Ever Get Anything Right?
By Stephen Kangal, Caroni
October 19, 2009
That the Almighty God is a born Trinbagonian has been established irrefutably time and again. Connecting to Him via TSTT is billed as a local call in Caroni. I cannot say the same for elsewhere since I do not know.
Here is Mother T&T (Dharti Mata) fossilized and embedded in the rock of a creeping and arrogant administration. They daily unleash waves and waves of punitive fiscal measures against a people permanently under siege from the forces of evil and darkness. We are facing a bleak status quo and a cancelled future. But God does not and cannot sleep especially when Trinis are in trouble.
Continue reading Seismic Vibrations Radiating Beyond the Boundary of the IPL
By Raffique Shah
Sunday, March 8th 2009
AFTER you overcome the initial shock you feel angry, very angry. Then a feeling of sadness overwhelms you, followed by stark reality that the sports you so enjoy, the sportsmen and women who give you such pleasure, who are seen as symbols of sanity amidst a sea of madness, are being destroyed before your eyes. Those are but a few of the emotions that ran through my mind as I watched the carnage that erupted in Lahore last week.
Continue reading Playfield become battlegrounds