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All about me by Kevin Baldeosingh

The year 2014 marked 25 years since I wrote my first newspaper column: yet Xmas ended yesterday and I didn’t get any gifts from any politician, businessman, or skettel. This proves that I have wasted a quarter century, since only BC Pires and Selwyn Ryan have been […]

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Spirit of the season by Kevin Baldeosingh

Asked three weeks ago by reporters about how he had survived 74 days without food and water, environmental activist Wayne Kublal­singh answered: “The spirit is real, nothing else is real.” Now I myself don’t drink much, so I cannot say if it is vodka, scotch, rum or […]

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Who exactly was Jesus Christ? by Kevin Baldeosingh

As usual when Christmas approaches, there are calls to put “Christ” back in Christmas. But who, exactly, was Jesus Christ? For most Christians, this is not even a question worth asking. For Bible scholars, however, the question of who Jesus was and what he said has always […]

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Xmas spending, explained by Kevin Baldeosingh

Xmas spending, explained by Kevin Baldeosingh

This week, according to an official press statement from his office, President Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona cancelled four Xmas parties because of falling oil prices. As a result, the Central Bank has revised its 2015 economic forecast, noting in a news release which I wrote that “the […]

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Is God a Trini? by Kevin Baldeosingh

Two years ago, when Petrotrin announced that it had discovered 48 million barrels of oil, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar proclaimed that God is a Trini. Yet, now that Petrotrin has revealed a $346 million loss for 2013-2014, no reporter has followed up by asking God to see […]

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Trini truth by Kevin Baldeosingh

It is generally considered a virtue to be truthful, as long as you are not trying to get into politics or a sexy woman. But what, really, is truth? Post-modernist intellectuals—if you’ll pardon my oxymoron—argue that there is no such thing as objective truth, which means that […]

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Why are so many Muslims joining ISIS? by Kevin Baldeosingh

Leaders of several Muslim organisations in Trinidad and Tobago have rejected the group named ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) as anti-Islamic. But, if the group flouts the tenets of Islam, why are so many Muslims joining ISIS? “They don’t have a good grounding in the […]

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The dialogues of Carmona by Kevin Baldeosingh

IN a speech delivered to graduates last month at The University of the West Indies, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona lamented the “crisis in intellectual discussions” in this place. And, as a self-proclaimed intellectual, I naturally felt guilty at having […]

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The President’s Price by Kevin Baldeosingh

What power does the President not have that he thinks he has? The power to tell his wife what to wear. Thanks to Rachel Price, I can make that joke fully confident I will not be getting a pre-action protocol letter from President Anthony TA Carmona or […]

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The fast and the spurious by Kevin Baldeosingh

Last week, I began a hunger strike. But, unlike Wayne Kublalsingh and Ravi Balgobin Maharaj, I am doing so for a cause far more important than any highway and, consequently, my action has been far more drastic. So today I publicly announce that, for the past seven […]

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