Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Features

The Hardest Hard, still tough as nails*

Feb. 20, 2018, 10:3 PM AST Comments

After 50 years of service to the nation, you would think one would be ready to call it a day and ride off into the sunset. Not so for former Arima mayor and retired People’s National Movement (PNM) general secretary Ashton Ford, who is known to his fellow Arimians and PNM colleagues as The Har

Save the nurseries from HDC*

Feb. 20, 2018, 9:19 PM AST Comments

I continue to agonise over the potential and actual destruction and bulldozing of the beautiful natural and plant assets domiciled at the St Augustine Nurseries. This part of our landed patrimony was in fact a workshop of nature, generating flowers and food to all who visited. The area of the St Au


Create path to sustainable jobs*

Feb. 20, 2018, 9:18 PM AST Comments

As a concerned citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, I wonder if there is any real plan for diversification of our economy. I hear of plans to promote tourism in our twin islands. All well and good, but I don’t see how this will be successful. The high level of crime of all kinds, especially in Tri


Police have failed... again*

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

There is no excuse for the unrest that developed in East Port of Spain on Monday. While the apologists and psuedo-political activists are going to join partisan commentators in trotting out nonsense like “this was a cry for help” and the persons who were seen accosting the police were r

When Neville Jules ruled*

Feb. 20, 2018, 9:6 PM AST Comments

On Jouvert morning of 1958, Neville Jules led the Trinidad All Stars steelband to conquer the city with its rendition of “Minuet in G”. Yes, that’s 60 years ago. Jules related in an interview in 2002 that the previous year, Cross Fire steelband of St James ruled the city with its v


$51b and pension funds*

Feb. 20, 2018, 9:3 PM AST Comments

I refer to an article en­titled “Government spends $51 billion on pension funds, says Imbert”, published in the Sunday Express. In that article, it is reported that I said the Government had alrea­dy spent $51 billion on pension funds dives­ted over almost 200 active pension plans.


Widowed lawyer forms support group

Feb. 20, 2018, 1:43 PM AST Comments

By Kimoy Leon Sing - For the men and women that have lost a spouse, life is not only challenging but at times can also be unkind says San Fernando-based attorney Soraya Nanan.


East POS Protest In Photos

Feb. 20, 2018, 10:18 AM AST Comments

Here are some of the photos captured by Express Photographers at the East Pos Protest, following the killing of 25- year-old Akel Isiah James, aka "Christmas".


No, Fidel Castro is not Canada PM Trudeau's father

Feb. 20, 2018, 8:49 AM AST Comments

A story claiming that Fidel Castro was the father of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not true. The Canadian government denied it, Cuba has never claimed it and Trudeau's parents never visited Cuba until several years after Justin Trudeau was born.



Afro Queen of Windward*

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

THE Windward Afro Queen and Calypso Monarch competition took place on February 10 at Cyd Gray Sporting Complex in Roxborough.