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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

At one all, with political extra time ending with the general elections in 2020, it is far too early to predict who will win the political Golden Ball.

Anything could happen in the next 24 months.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

So we are back to the politics and games of the marginal seats.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

In a Twitter post dated 15/07/18 by Finance Minister Colm Imbert, he states: “Contrary to fake news being circulated by desperate opposition activists, the Galleons Passage is currently sailing comfortably at 7 knots towards Port-of-Spain. ETA to the pilot station is July 16th at 1400LT.

Monday, July 16, 2018

I would like to know what the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) is doing about the regular increases in cable and internet bills recently. One provider has increased its prices twice in one year, with the new increase due August.

Monday, July 16, 2018

On Monday morning, we learned that “a major police operation involving elite units within the Police Service was underway all geared towards recovering a cellular phone…” stolen from a minister’s son. The cellphone, we were told, was stolen during a robbery a couple days earlier.

Friday, July 13, 2018

The Alpha Theatrical Dance Company (ATDC) , founded by Beverley Ann Ottley in 1993, is hosting its annual dance production Dance 25 at the Naparima Bowl, San Fernando, on July 21-22.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Petrotrin is the subject of constant public discussion. “Experts” continuously malign the reputation of the company and its workers but whatever their intentions, it is important that the other side of the story be told.

Friday, July 13, 2018

If promises were revenue in the treasury our twin-island of Trinidad and Tobago would not be having any financial problems. If it is one thing we are full and overflowing with is promises and the area of crime is no exception.

Friday, July 13, 2018

The headline in the daily newspaper claimed that a $14,000,000 walkover is to be built for pedestrians using the water taxis in Port-of-Spain. That’s 14 million dollars!

The first paragraph of the article states that the walkover will be 40 metres long. That’s approximately 130 feet!

Friday, July 13, 2018

I supported England for this year’s FIFA World Cup but in Qatar 2022 I am hoping to support team T&T. The Trinidad and Tobago football team made it to the World Cup of Football on one occasion and it is possible to do it again.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Judging from the responses of many citizens with regard to the reasons for widespread flooding in the country recently, the recurring theme is that garbage disposal in watercourses is the cause. Such a view is both common and simplistic.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

In his column of 07/07/18, Maha Sabha leader Sat Maharaj continues to propagate the historical falsehood that the ancient population of India was entirely indigenous and that there was no migration of Aryans into the sub-continent.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

When psychologist Philip Zimbardo delivered a TED Talk on ‘The Demise of Guys’ he joked sarcastically that apart from “flaming out academically” there was “not that much of a problem” faced by men.

Monday, July 9, 2018

1) Just like Spain four years ago and Italy in 2010, Germany proved that defending champions are now doomed to exit the World Cup at the group stage.

2) As the defending champions, not winning your opening game at the World Cup is usually a bad omen.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Lots of what is written fall on deaf ears because not everyone welcomes advice, especially those in high positions, but that is no excuse to stop writing and expressing your thoughts with the attempt to change things. Ray Bradbury once said, “You only fail once you stop writing.”

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