Ramesh: Sat’s death won’t halt sedition challenge

The death of secretary general of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS), Satnarayan "Sat" Maharaj, would not affect the continuation of the constitutional challenge to the Sedition Act. Attorney Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj said this was because the case was fmore..


Maharaj gave signs of ‘going on a holiday’

SAT Maharaj died one minute after midnight on Saturday which also marked the beginning of Hanuman day in the Hindu faith. Maharaj’s eldest son Vijay Maharaj revealed this detail as he spoke to Sunday Newsday at the family’s Champs Fleurs home on Saturday.more..


Fighting the good fight

Bernardine Evaristo, who jointly won the highly coveted Booker Prize for English literature here in London a month ago, was speaking as part of a panel at a weekend-long series of events and celebrations to mark the 100th issue of the groundbreaking Wasafmore..


If these cul-de-sacs could talk

If these cul-de-sacs could talk, they would tell you to never leave home. Would they be right? The quiet privacy of a dead-end road, with a cul-de-sac at the end, brings up thoughts of the laughter of children and grassy lawns, and an illusory sense of smore..


Shut up, don’t repeat

Institutions, especially public institutions, have rules to help preserve their character and objectives. Parliament is one such institution whose standing orders regarding dress, conduct, speech, etc are jealously guarded by presiding officers and the Pamore..


Reading lists

Last week, a LoopTT headline popped up when I searched the BBC’s list of 100 most influential books. VS Naipaul Makes BBC’s list of 100 most influential novels. I felt affronted. And I steupsed. “I don’t like the use of that word ‘makes.’ Makes?” I saimore..


This is why I won’t vote

Caribbean electoral traditions include linguistic legerdemain where facety wit turns the most offensive or politically incorrect utterance into something you can’t help smiling at, even if in secret. That’s the point. To say things that would otherwise bemore..


Sat's passing leaves void in education

THE EDITOR: The passing of the secretary general of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha, Satnarayan Maharaj, leaves a void in the field of education that will be very difficult to fill. He was a fearless fighter for his cause and this was clearly shown in his more..


MPs should live in their constituency

THE EDITOR: A report in the newspapers revealed, to me, that MP for Princes Town, Barry Padarath, actually lives in Couva. (I’m sure there are other similar examples so I’m not picking on Padarath, just using him to make a point.) And I wondermore..


Lot to like about the PM

THE EDITOR: The Prime Minister jolted me out (of) an apathetic slumber with his recent comment about the elites who cry down this country, even calling it a failed state, while sucking the land dry and not living up to their social obligations. Now, corrmore..