January, 2014

 

Ringside at the Pappyshow

What some societies call a “seer” or soothsayer, clairvoyant or prophet, we in Trinidad call a “see-ah” man.” When I was young and someone lost an article, money, spouse or any other significant or sometimes increasingly insignificant object, that person visited the obeah or “seeah-man” to find out the truth and sometimes inflict the appropriate or grossly overweighted punishment on the person fingered by the seeah-man. When people wanted to harm someone they believe had harmed them or when they wanted an object belonging to the other person, including saidRead More

Tony Deyal

About Tony Deyal

Tony Deyal is a Caribbean journalist who believes laughter is the best medicine.


No Case Like Holmes

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson

One of the lessons one learns from cable television is that there are Desperate Housewives everywhere. However, there was none as desperate as I was on New Year’s Day 2014 and while we were not in search of the same thing, no housewife in New York, Dallas or Beverley Hills was as frantic as I was to find the object of my desire. This was no mere act of desperation akin to “Desperately Seeking Susan” but I spent several Desperate Hours and took many Desperate Measures looking for a particularRead More

Tony Deyal

About Tony Deyal

Tony Deyal is a Caribbean journalist who believes laughter is the best medicine.


Road Worriers

Christmas generally comes with a crash and goes out with a bang. There is a direct relationship between the season of goodwill towards all men and an increase in vehicular traffic, congestion and accidents. Had the nativity taken place this year, the three wise men may never have arrived in Bethlehem safe and on time with their gold, frankincense, myrrh and tempers intact. What compounds the problem is that the spirit of Christmas is generally plural and consumed in large quantities, and that the designated driver, confident of his abilityRead More

Tony Deyal

About Tony Deyal

Tony Deyal is a Caribbean journalist who believes laughter is the best medicine.