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Published:Thursday | July 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMTony Deyal, Contributor

The Queen's Park Savannah in Trinidad is one giant 'roundabout' or what in Britain would be called a 'Circus'. Since this term is best applied to politics,especially in this silly season with an election due on September 7, we have to think about...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMTony Deyal, Contributor

President Barack Obama used the N-word during an interview released Monday to make a point that there's still plenty of room for America to combat racism.The CNN story continued, "Racism, we are not cured of it. And it's not just a matter of it not...

Published:Friday | June 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMTony Deyal, Contributor

Whoever said life has its ups and downs was referring more to my weight than my fate. I am a yo-yo or hi-lo dieter, constantly up and down the food and supermarket chains.Recently, when I returned to Trinidad, I found that my waistline was within...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMTony Deyal

Earlier this week, I saw the Trinidad and Tobago Senate discussing the management and better legislation of gambling, and it took me back to the old days when we took a chance to play rummy under the neighbourhood street lamp and police raided....

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMTony Deyal, Contributor

This week, I felt like a mosquito in a nudist camp, I knew what I had to do, but I did not know where to start. Should I write about the pigeon suspected of being a 'spy' for the Pakistani authorities?The Times of India story is that a 14-year-old...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMTony Deyal, Contributor

We often hear that the female of the species is deadlier than the male. Instead of reaching for a cigarette or some other herbal relaxant, female tarantulas devour and eat their male sex partners, a case of having dinner after rather than before....

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMTony Deyal

One of the great double-binds in communication is the question, "Have you stopped beating your wife?" Whatever your answer, particularly in a society where domestic violence is a criminal offence, you are likely to put yourself into serious trouble.

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMTony Deyal

I read a lot as a youngster - consumed and devoured books by the day - and loved to torment a couple of my teachers with a saying I had picked up somewhere in the library: "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach." I got away with it, except for...

Published:Friday | May 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMTony Deyal

There is nothing like the first ball of the first Test of a series. There is no experience or feeling quite like it. Perhaps it is the many months of waiting and the rising excitement of the crowd that goes from murmur to expectant hush to the full-...

Published:Friday | May 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMTony Deyal

The third Test between England and the West Indies started yesterday, May 1, at Kensington Oval, Barbados. Twenty-two years ago, the second Test match between the West Indies and Pakistan went into its second day on April 24, 1993.I had started a...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMTony Deyal

The Nation newspaper published this article on March 30, 1993 and my column has appeared in that paper, the Trinidad Express, the Jamaica Gleaner and the Kaieteur News since then. My readers and I throughout the Caribbean and the diaspora have now...

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMTony Deyal

A road ran through it and two 'train lines', one that carried cane to the factory and another that carried the mail and passengers to Port-of-Spain and San Fernando, still the two largest cities in Trinidad. This was the village of Carapichaima in...

Published:Friday | April 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMTony Deyal

Regardless of how far-fetched, ridiculous, obscene or even groaningly gruesome a pun is, I have time for it. Even the one about the Bizarro Doctor to the little Bizarro Kid: "Hey, I haven't seen you for more than a year. You certainly gruesome!"...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMTony Deyal

Throughout the world, armed forces are divided into squads, brigades and platoons. In Trinidad and Tobago, however, they are divided into parties. Almost every day, the media blazon forth the exploits of various 'parties' of policemen who...

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMTony Deyal

Someone punched a hole in the fence surrounding a nudist colony. The police are looking into it. Three tons of human hair to be made into wigs were stolen today from a well-known Port-of-Spain salon. Police are combing the area. When thousands of...

Published:Friday | January 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMTony Deyal

Published:Wednesday | October 22, 2014 | 4:07 PMTony Deyal

Anyone who ever played on artificial grass, known as AstroTurf, knows that if you fall, skate or trip on the stuff, you get badly burnt

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