Archive for May, 2011

Guyana: Recovering its ‘lost’ years

Guyana: Recovering its ‘lost’ years

| May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

May 26th marked 45 years since Guyana became independent. During that time other countries, such as Malaysia, Singapore and the Maldives, that had been far behind Guyana in development have surpassed it. So, while this sprawling country, larger than England and rich in natural resources, marked its 45th year as an independent nation better economically […]

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Issue of Culture…?

Issue of Culture…?

| May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Is there a linear definition for the term “culture”. On the University campus, our culture is diverse. Its diversification is the result of being from different faiths, races, ethnicities and sexual orientations. However, during different times of the year, such as Carnival or Independence Day we all share the same culture. This blog seeks to […]

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Caribbean And The City – Back to Black

Caribbean And The City – Back to Black

| May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Once you go black, you don’t go back. It’s a modern day adage that makes white men quiver, myriad women nod in agreement and turns black men in to transient kings. Kings of the bedroom that is. The question on everyone’s lips; (and by everyone I mean non Caribbean men) is it true; are black […]

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A non-European head of IMF unlikely

A non-European head of IMF unlikely

| May 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Despite calls for the next managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to come from a developing country, it is most unlikely to happen. At least for the next term, the European countries look set to maintain the stranglehold they have had on the post since the IMF was formed sixty-seven years ago. The […]

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Has Obama been Lying about Osama Bin Laden?

Has Obama been Lying about Osama Bin Laden?

| May 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

In reading this story, you can say I am a little late in making a social commentary about this matter. However, I needed to say something, which was on my mind for quite some time now. The matter that I am referring to is the death of Osama Bin Laden. Do you think that Osama […]

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Caribbean And The City – What’s in a name…?

Caribbean And The City – What’s in a name…?

| May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

They say love is blind, but is it…erm…stupid? When I found out my Mr.Caribbean was tempted to deal drugs, I immediately climbed on to my high horse. My voice prepared to shrill and my finger was ready to point. What was his immediate argument for this criminal and morally depraved desire? ”’People don’t want to […]

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A reformed Commonwealth: An example for the world

A reformed Commonwealth: An example for the world

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

No organization can best serve the people it represents in the modern world unless it reforms itself to cope with new global challenges. The Commonwealth – a voluntary association of 54 countries from every continent of the world and now 62 years old – decided to do just that. When the Heads of Government last […]

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Race and Religion in Relationships

Race and Religion in Relationships

| May 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

I am curious to know the responses to this blog after I have finished writing it. This blog examines the topics of couples. Couples that are of an interracial nature. In Trinidad and Tobago the two main racial groups are East Indian and African. Despite the movement away from the racial tension that existed 20 […]

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Caribbean And The City –  Quality Street Love

Caribbean And The City – Quality Street Love

| May 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

There comes a moment in every relationship when the dates and romantic walks no longer suffice and a girl wants to know exactly ‘where things are going’. Perhaps it’s after that all important third date, or right after you sleep with a man for the first time. Regardless of when it may be, this need […]

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UWI-The Study Habit

UWI-The Study Habit

| May 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

I am a third year student of the University of the West Indies.  Twice a year on campus, students go into a mode that is a bit scary.  At the end of every semester, students begin to study for their exams. They take it very seriously.  So serious, they pull “all nighters” one after the […]

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