Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Editorial

Where are the body cameras?

Feb. 20, 2018, 9:55 PM AST Comments

Should law enforcement, and its thin oversight mechanisms, keep faith with history, the East Port of Spain community and the rest of the population will never know for sure from whose gun the bullets came that entered the leg of an innocent citizen during Monday’s protest in the capital.

T&T and Jamaica mocking the CCJ?*

Feb. 20, 2018, 9:54 PM AST Comments

NOW that arrangements are being finalised for the appointment of a new president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), fresh discussions will inevitably arise about the continuing dependence by some Caricom states on Britain’s Privy Council as their court of last resort instead of extending


The disappearing plot*

Feb. 20, 2018, 9:31 PM AST Comments

Contrary to all that we have been ordered to accept, with the developments between Carnival Thursday and Sunday February 18, regarding the alleged plot to destabilise Carnival 2018, this is way beyond laughable. It is disconcerting, on multiple fronts.


Xerox insists: You can’t xerox a document*

Feb. 20, 2018, 9:26 PM AST Comments

In previous articles on the theme of brand names used as generic product names I referred to several local and international instances of this practice. To refresh readers’ memory a trademark or brand name which is used as the colloquial or generic name for a product or service can be referred

Let the music play on*

Feb. 19, 2018, 6:52 PM AST Comments

Express Editorial-Among the many noteworthy elements of Carnival just concluded, were the huge numbers of young people in the steelband Panorama competitions.




Outrageous conduct

Feb. 18, 2018, 7:48 PM AST Comments

Whether it was released to a random list of addressees or to a closed social media group of friends, the voice note complaint by a presumed police officer describing her encounter with the wife of a former government minister betrays a shockingly unprofessional attitude that must not be tolerated. E


Cops must apologise to Sando Mayor*

Feb. 18, 2018, 7:46 PM AST Comments

I know that throughout the year the soca songs of Kes’ “Hello”, Patrice Roberts’s “Like it like That”, Voice’s (Aaron St Louis) “Year for Love” and Erphaan Alves’s “Overdue” will be swirling around in my head. The beauty of thei


Fighting terror or playing ole mas?*

Feb. 18, 2018, 7:44 PM AST Comments

Our Prime Minister would have us believe that what his Government described as “a terroristic threat to disrupt the Carnival through violence” was no joke and that it is folly to believe that there was no threat. I certainly would like to give our Prime Minister the benefit of the doubt


Profit over peace is wrong*

Feb. 18, 2018, 7:42 PM AST Comments

Over the years there has been an upsurge in fetes being held in residential areas which quite frankly should not be. Why do people have fetes? The simple answer is to make money. But why must my peace be threatened over profit?


Public confidence is at stake

Feb. 17, 2018, 6:18 PM AST Comments

Express Editorial - WHETHER a terrorist attack on Carnival was successfully thwarted or never existed is open to public conjecture following the release without charges of all but two persons detained in connection with the alleged conspiracy.