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Friday, August 17, 2018

In many first world countries, key functionaries are appointed from the bosom of partisan politics—namely by elected officials. Due to space limitations, let us look at the United States of America.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

I was very concerned reading recent news reports that the MP for Laventille West was chased out of a community in his constituency by a band of men who were aggressive and threw muddy water at him.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The criticism of the Prime Minister (PM) will never cease. Some of it can be considered fair, and some unfair and mischievous. That is all a part of the territory and Dr Keith Rowley was aware of this before accepting the portfolio of leader of the People’s National Movement (PNM).

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The news of the death of VS Naipaul jolts global attention upon this Nobel Prize laureate, in terms of his life and legacy.

Monday, August 13, 2018

The news that Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad “Vidia” Naipaul has died leaves a void that supersedes the realm of literature. As our only Nobel Laureate to date, Naipaul’s creative voice encapsulated the colonial and postcolonial experience which extended beyond the Caribbean and his generation.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

For far too long there has been a misconception going around, even a core conviction, that children come into this world much like a formless lump of clay for want of a better description.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Many small business owners, we have heard reported, lost their businesses, when the State is their biggest client, because the State is very casual about paying its bills.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

The crime situation is so appalling that the nation breathed a sigh of relief with the confirmation of a Police Commissioner. The new commissioner has to muster and use all of the leadership and managerial skills he has acquired if he is to make an impact.

Friday, August 10, 2018

In the justice system of Trinidad and Tobago, we have been critical of the performances of the Judiciary, the lawyers and the police.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Within the last few years, the international LGBTQIA community has been aggressively fighting for sexual freedom in some jurisdictions abroad to the point of using jurisprudence to force persons or businesses to submit to their will, even if it means having to compromise their religious beliefs...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

I was not aware that Minister Anthony Garcia was referred to the Integrity Commission by former minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh. However, I was happy to read the case was dismissed and Mr Garcia was cleared of any wrongdoing.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

I am happy to see some teachers at Russell Latapy Secondary School are dedicating their time this vacation to help students who will start their secondary education there in September.

The students wrote the SEA exam and scored below 30 per cent and were placed at the school.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

I have no doubt that in the past week, both the incoming Minister of National Security as well as the Police Commissioner-designate have both been privy to advice—both solicited and unsolicited—as to how the issue of crime can be quickly brought to heel in Trinidad & Tobago.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

I very much regret having to add to the matter of the recent approval by the Parliament of a Commissioner of Police, in particular, the issue as to the integrity of the process by which the selection was made.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Scandalous amounts of money being paid in overtime for police officers running into millions cannot be supported.

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