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My apology to Muslims by Kevin Baldeosingh

As a professional writer, I always correct any errors of fact I make in my articles. I realise that no other columnist does this but that is only because, unlike me, they never make mistakes. I, however, last Friday wrote that Surah 4, Verse 34 of the […]

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Kamla’s church handouts a grave travesty by Roy Mitchell

Can anyone picture Jesus Christ queuing up to accept a handout from Pontius Pilate or the Pope doing same from the prime minister of Italy or the Archbishop of Canterbury accepting a handout from the UK prime minister for no cause other than it being a gesture […]

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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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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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More Trini women watch porn by Kevin Baldeosingh

More Trinidadian women watch porn as compared to women in other societies. And more Trinidadian men lie about watching porn than men in other societies. And many Trini men and women are hypocritical about the effects of porn on their sex lives.   Surveys in developed Western […]

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A nation betrayed: catalyst for the new society by Roy Mitchell

The overall impact of the unprecedented plethora of crime plans that have been implemented in our country has been so disappointingly unimpressive, that our people have subconsciously surrendered, in almost silent submission or in frustrating despair, to the fate that befalls us all. In our own native […]

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Praise flow for Sat by Kevin Baldeosingh

Sat Maharaj is not a racist. This was the message in several of the tributes made by speakers at the launch of Maharaj’s biography, titled Sat Maharaj–Hindu Civil Rights Leader of Trinidad and Tobago. Held in the auditorium of Lakshmi Hindu Girls’ College last Saturday, the event, […]

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Long live Dr Kublalsingh by Roy Mitchell

There is no shortage of issues to comment on in this, our beloved country. They strike, with agonising frequency, like darts fiercely thrown at their target from all directions: some clandestinely disguised. “Serve the people, Serve the people, Serve the people” from inception, always had a hollow […]

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Who’s the bigger bigot by Kevin Baldeosingh

I suspect that many Roman Catholics were upset at Archbishop Joseph Harris’s response to the statement by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar that the Catholic Church was the main organisation opposing gay rights in Trinidad and Tobago. “This is totally false,” said Harris, pointing out that Catholics were […]

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Come on church, get involved in politics by Roy Mitchell

Never before in the history of our country has the politics descended to such a dismal and abysmal low, what with all the unbridled and unsophisticated bitter character assassination, the intrigue, the lies, the deceit, the undercurrents, the raw racism, and the invectives: all too venomous to […]

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