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Tony Rakhal-Fraser

Sunday, November 12, 2017
The recent recognition by the University of the West Indies and the University of Trinidad and Tobago of significant national and international contributors to the West Indian and world civilisation i
Sunday, November 5, 2017
The issue facing the United States of America, and by extension the rest of the world, given the economic, political, military and cultural power and influence of the USA in 21st century civilisation,
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Caricom and the wider Caribbean must now mount a case for compensatory support from the international community, especially the industrial world, those countries whose industrial gases and waste are d
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Being recognised with the honorary Doctor of Letters degree by the University of the West Indies is the “sweet” culmination of a life started as a “country bookie”—incapable of sophistication; a stree
Sunday, October 22, 2017
How do people and national development suffer from parties paying back debts to political investors in their campaigns is today’s follow-on from last week’s column which showed how governments pay bac
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Here is something of the anatomy of campaign financing: how it feeds corruption and criminality; stokes tribal contentions; distorts the economy; contributes significantly to social disequilibrium; an
Sunday, October 8, 2017
In choosing his theme for budget 2017-2018, “Changing the Paradigm: Putting the Economy on a Sustainable Path,” Finance Minister Colm Imbert got what the objective should be right.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
The priority should not so much be to swear to protect Trinidad and Tobago from having to turn to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to supplement the stock of foreign reserves; rather, the focus o
Sunday, October 1, 2017
A week ago today Germany put a far right party, Alternative for Germany (AFD), into its Parliament, the Bundestag. The last time that happened was more than 50 years ago.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
There is more than a shade of Orwellian doom to this hurricane and earthquake season.