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Monday, September 3, 2018

Having read closely two recent articles on the Petrotrin crisis written by Raffique Shah, I would like to add to the chorus of voices expressing grave concerns as to the economic future of Trinidad and Tobago in light of the impending financial meltdown of Petrotrin.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Just when you thought that the multi-billion-dollar failure of Petrotrin would have taught our Government a lesson, which is, that Government should not be involved in running any business that competes with free enterprise, they up and decide to make a grand entrance into the world of news.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

It is easy to be seduced by big words. Big words such as democracy, emancipation, and independence have the ability to make individuals swoon at their prospects.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Due to the structural damage to the buildings caused by the recent earthquake it is imperative workers only return to work if and when given the all-clear by competent authorities. All damage might not be visible to the naked eye. Returning to unsafe buildings is not the way to go.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Over the years, contractors have made a killing putting up shoddy houses and painting them in pretty colours. I might stand accused of bad mouthing but the truth will have to set some people free.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

I write to ask that the Minister of Works visit Couva to view the state of Camden Road and the Connector Road from the Rienzi Complex traffic light to the back roads leading to the Industrial Estate in Pt Lisas.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

I noticed the group of private secondary schools owners has rejected the latest offer from Government and are now calling on parents to help them pressure the Government for the $5,700 fee they are demanding.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

American screenwriter and producer Chuck Jones said of those who love to be in performance evaluation mode and always criticise: “Anyone can negatively criticise—it is the cheapest of all comments because it requires not a modicum of the effort that suggestion requires.”

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

It is noteworthy that the announcement of the planned shutdown of the refinery of Petrotrin has emerged in the week of the observance of Trinidad and Tobago’s 56th anniversary of political independence.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Since when is it possible to drive a car without an engine? How can displaced patients from Port-of-Spain General Hospital be accommodated at Couva? Is there anyone working there to even open the front gate?

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The deal between Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela, while it appears to be made in Heaven, may turn out to be hell on Earth. It all depends upon the currency in which Venezuela will be compensated or the supply of the gas.

Monday, August 27, 2018

A truly silly ‘water feature’ appears on Maracas Beach, as boldface as the uglier ‘Orchard’ bench next to it, pretending to add something, supposedly sweet, to what was already naturally there.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Everything happens in a moment. This is the moment when taken becomes the turning point in one’s life. It can also affect a country. Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan has seized such a moment and has made her move that will transform the politics of Trinidad and Tobago.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Can you imagine a world where every single person had one religion, one belief, one culture, one set of traditions, and opinions? What a dull and boring world that would be!

Monday, August 27, 2018

I thought it hilariously funny as I watched the Rastaman “beating a hasty retreat,” hurdling through the murky waters.

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