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Memories of Regiment's first Indian officer...
a personal experience

March 28, 2001

Black Power 1970
In 1970, Raffique Shah was a young soldier who was part of a mutiny at Teteron. Today, he is a writer and union leader. This is his story as he reminisces about the events of the 1970 Black Power period. — 2000


Labour Day 2005 Photos

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Lead us to temptation - August 8, 2014
Now, of course, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has to see this sordid affair, five tumultuous years in Government, to its messy end. More

Conduct Unbecoming - July 27, 2014
When elephants fight, the grass gets trampled, says the African proverb. To paraphrase this, when two generals, one captain-turned-minister, and the acting Commissioner of Police lock horns over the contentious issue of soldiers patrolling the streets, a lowly ex-lieutenant should stay far from the heavyweight battle. More

All hands stained with blood - July 20, 2014
Upon rereading my column last Sunday, I thought I had gone overboard in my effusive endorsement of the army's direct intervention in the crime "hot spots" of east Port of Spain and neighbouring districts. More

Army backlash was predictable - July 13, 2014
Upon rereading my column last Sunday, I thought I had gone overboard in my effusive endorsement of the army's direct intervention in the crime "hot spots" of east Port of Spain and neighbouring districts. More

Army backlash was predictable - July 6, 2014
At the risk of being branded a snarling sewer rat by Senator Camille Robinson-Regis, I return to the issue of pensions for parliamentarians. Following expressions of outrage from a broad cross section of the population, across partisan lines, over the pensions approved unanimously by members of the House of Representatives, the Prime Minister made a mild retreat. More

Sewer rat snarls - June 29, 2014
At the risk of being branded a snarling sewer rat by Senator Camille Robinson-Regis, I return to the issue of pensions for parliamentarians. Following expressions of outrage from a broad cross section of the population, across partisan lines, over the pensions approved unanimously by members of the House of Representatives, the Prime Minister made a mild retreat. More

Heartless Parliamentarians - June 22, 2014
Disclosure: I am a parliamentary pensioner. I receive the princely sum of $3,000 a month. In 1976, I was elected Member of Parliament for the Siparia constituency, and I served for five unremarkable years. When I look back at my life, my achievements, my contributions to country, I easily forget those five years. More

Architects of our own demise - June 15, 2014
I am writing this column knowing that it will not be read by the target audience—young, black and ‘er...unschooled men. Few if any in this group read anything, least of all newspapers. If they pick up an Express, it would be to watch a photograph of some dead "bredren", felled by bullets from police or criminal, same difference, and to wonder if they, upon meeting a similar fate, would make a pretty corpse. More

Dance Macabre in the COP - June 8, 2014
I suppose the Congress of the People (COP), born a robust, bouncing baby in 2007, died of greed rather than malnutrition in the aftermath of the 2010 general elections, so there is little to mourn today as its corpse twitches in delayed rigor mortis, signs of life that are really spasms of death. More



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