Whose country? The Caribbean & crime

The Economist reported this week that the Caribbean region is – according to the BBC report – the “world leader in violent crime.” And I wish to the heavens I fully understood why. So many factors – an increasing gap between rich and poor; corrupt governments, judiciaries, and police services; the drug and illegal arms trade (I won’t even contemplate the human trafficking or sex … Continue reading Whose country? The Caribbean & crime

Quick, easy & free ways to make a difference

The internet is a beautiful thing. Or, rather, what we can do through the internet can be a beautiful, wonderful thing. It’s very easy to get bogged down in a feeling of there being so much wrong with the world that we as individuals cannot make any meaningful difference. The fact is, though, it’s not so. And the spark of one can become the conflagration … Continue reading Quick, easy & free ways to make a difference

We corn-stitu-shun

The need for long overdue constitutional reform in Trinidad & Tobago constitution [noun]: a body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed All the laws in our constitution govern not just what our rights are, but the rights which we and our fellow human beings are denied. They are supposed to be a … Continue reading We corn-stitu-shun