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Manning Overboard

YOU OUGHT TO know your position is indefensible if Sat Maharaj is correct to oppose you. The apparent leader-for-life – one hesitates to call him the Trini Raj – of the (colloquially) Maha Sabha, Trinidad’s dominant Hindu organisation, on Wednesday launched what Shaliza Hassanali’s Guardian story yesterday called “an extraordinary verbal attack” on former Prime Minister Patrick Manning, branding him a racist in “a harsh assessment totally out of step with laudatory ones heaped on Manning in the week between his death and his burial”.

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​The Real Patos in the Fake Pathos

RATHER THAN join the hordes jockeying for advanced position in Trinity Cathedral at tomorrow’s state funeral by rewriting the late Patrick Manning as the Stepfather of the Nation, and not the man who built a palace for himself with taxpayers’ money – and started work on a church likewise – I reprint here my 2001 profile, which I think captured him as he remained. At his lowest political ebb, Read more

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