Why is Laventille East Being Silenced in Parliament?

By Ravi Maharaj

Why is Laventille East Being Silenced in Parliament?

The Red House, seat of the Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Port of Spain, Trinidad (Photo: Shutterstock.com) Every single Member of Parliament, whether they sit on the Government benches or in Opposition, is essentially the spokesperson for the constituents of the district which elected them. As such, they have a responsibility, or […]

The Aftermath of the Public Advocate Race

by Eli Valentin (gothamgazette.com)

The Aftermath of the Public Advocate Race

Melissa Mark-Viverito & Jumaane Williams (photo: William Alatriste/City Council) The public advocate special election has come and gone. The implications of the results will be felt for years to come. Yet there is a debate over whether the position of public advocate should even exist. But it is here and the last two to hold […]

CARICOM Pappyshow at the UN

Ravi B Maharaj

CARICOM Pappyshow at the UN

When news first broke regarding the joint CARICOM – UN meeting on the Venezuelan crisis, I was initially perplexed about what they were going have on the agenda. With no prior evidence that either side of the conflict were willing to mediate, it almost appeared that the CARICOM delegation was simply distributing brochures of different […]

Hands Off Venezuela

By Wayne Kublalsingh

Hands Off Venezuela

On January 22nd Vice President of the US Mike Pence made a video directly addressing the people of Venezuela. In it he declared that “Nicolas Maduro is a dictator, with no legitimate claim to power.” He did so he said, “on behalf of Donald Trump and all the American people.” He pledged his “unwavering support” […]

Missed Opportunity in Tobago

By Ravi Maharaj

Missed Opportunity in Tobago

Prior to this week, I have never spoken publicly on the matter of the Sandals project as a result of ambivalence on the matter. On the one hand, it did appear on the surface to have potential to attract greater number of tourists to Tobago and thereby increase foreign revenue in this country, but it […]

Treason?

By Rickford Burke

Treason?

Charrandas Persaud, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) member Peter Ramsaroop and others have been exuding confidence, if not arrogance, since the unconstitutional no-confidence vote in Parliament on December 21, 2018. They believe that their attempted overthrow of the APNU+AFC coalition government will force a snap election which they presume they can win. […]

Charrandas Persaud: The Gandhi of Guyana

By Dr. Kumar Mahabir

Charrandas Persaud: The Gandhi of Guyana

Love him or hate him, Guyanese Member of Parliament (MP) Charrandas Persaud had the courage to stand and swim against the political rip currents of the Essequibo River. And for that extraordinary courage based on a conscience vote, he must be honored, even idolized as the Mahatma Gandhi of Guyana. Already there are plans to […]

Council Member Andy King Gives His Thoughts on The Legalization of Marijuana

Council Member Andy King Gives His Thoughts on The Legalization of Marijuana

Good Day Friends, I just wanted to share a thought with you regarding the legalization of marijuana. I, for one, don’t believe legalizing marijuana will have a positive impact and we must protect our children. To hear my viewpoint you may listen to my video message by clicking this link: https://youtu.be/M_y-yRIi_lU Caribbean American Weekly

TRAILER: THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In The Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America: A Better World IS Possible!

To watch this entire film click here. The film addresses the most urgent question of the day: how to understand, and what to do about, the threat to humanity itself posed by the Trump/Pence regime. This talk—from the most radical revolutionary on the planet—makes the case for massive, sustained nonviolent outpourings aimed at driving out […]