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Ainsley & the Snails - A Modern Sculpture in Prose

ON WEDNESDAY MORNING, when I held my own private mental burial of Ainsley Chan in Barbados, it rained heavily, and the snails came out like the PNM faithful for the party leader’s birthday; and I tossed snails into a bucket and thought of Ainsley going into a bucket of his own and down into the only real estate any of us can ever truly own: six feet of worthless dirt.

Ainsley, who died on 13 October at a distressingly young 51, played a major part in many lives but few as pivotally as mine: for better or worse, without Ainsley Chan, I wouldn’t be writing in the papers today; and that’s better for me, even if worse for some (like the PNM/ UNC/ COP/ NAR/ WHAT-EV-AR faithful).

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TGIF - Delayed

Thank God it's Friday's column will be delayed by one day now it is being published in the Newsday. Check your Newsday paper or online today for BC's column Thank God It's Friday

Tomorrow you will find TGIF on bcpires.com and all subscribers will received their emailed copy.

In case you firetrucking care!

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Rottweiler Blues

JUST WHEN you think Trinidad can’t out-Trinidad itself any farther, Roodilal “Rood-Boy” Moonilal (who usually takes the most uppity position in the Opposition) drops a bombshell in the House of Representatives allegedly connecting Prime Minister Keith Rowley to thievery at Petrotrin.

It’s all an embarrassing mess, of course… but there’s a real delight for the aficionado of irony in there being a possibly bogus email at the bottom of Rood-Boy’s defamatory accusation because the last time a Parliamentarian was accused of bringing the House into odium by maliciously promoting a possibly bogus email, it was none other than… wait for it… Keith Rowley himself!
Betty-goaty; as they say in Tobago
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