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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Having written in my last letter of the inevitability of corrupt politicians continuing in office ad infinitum because of a politics of profit both for “leaders” and supporters, sustained by the phenomenon of mindless tribal voting, the question to ask is whether there is hope for this beautiful...

Friday, March 16, 2018

As a former teacher, I am totally disappointed over the decision by the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) to encourage teachers to resist efforts by the Ministry of Education to ensure clinical supervision is conducted in our schools.

Friday, March 16, 2018

It is time the police in T&T acknowledge the fact that when placing a restraining order the man should be closely monitored. The order could mean certain death for some women. This tardiness in following up on complaints makes our police seem unprofessional.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The population of Tobago is around 60,000, approximately 1/25th the population of Trinidad and Tobago. It is given by law, four per cent or $2.4 billion of the annual budget in direct cash in quarterly instalments.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Let’s see now what other entity the Government can “buss.” The oil business that has been one of our standard bearers has “gone through” and is costing the taxpayers billions, with a little help from the OWTU.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

We were about to travel to Tobago for our usual Easter vacation when the ferry fiasco occurred—again.

The same thing happened to us late last year and we forced to cancel our trip and, needless to say, we will be cancelling again.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Unquestionably, the desired change in the behaviour of our men towards our women in society would require more Herculean and concerted efforts than penning a letter–but it is a start.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Recently Mr Gregory Wight wrote an article alluding to very disruptive conditions in our country re crime which is like quicksand pulling everyone down with it, and an economy in tatters—still without any diversification plan in place.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Last Saturday morning I received a phone call from my fiance, employed at The UWI, St Augustine campus, that he was feeling unwell and was being taken to the Health Services Unit (HSU) located on campus.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

It is often said that a soft word turns away wrath; but it seems to me that this advice is not really taken into consideration by many, including our politicians.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Last Sunday I took my kids to play phagwa at Reform Recreation Ground. They came home from school during the week with fliers stating that the councillor for that area was hosting phagwa celebrations for the second consecutive year.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

The recent application by the Chief Justice (CJ) to proceed on sabbatical leave for a period of six months just when there are serious pending matters hanging over his head is clear evidence of his fragrant flouting of the system.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

The following is an unsolicited, unpaid comment from an interested onlooker.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

In these harsh economic times where our government is urging citizens to tighten their belts, there are many areas in which I believe no value for money is being gained. The payment of very handsome salaries to our senators in Parliament is one such area which I think needs to be reviewed.

Friday, March 9, 2018

This lull between the tragedy that is Carnival and the upcoming Easter weekend may the best time to comment on something which has occupied my mind for some time: the National Awards.

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