Thursday, March 23, 2017

Letters

The ‘big stick’ approach will fail

Mar. 22, 2017, 10:8 PM AST Comments

Until the Minister of Education Anthony Garcia recognises that the society as we know it is rapidly changing, that the family structure and dynamics as we know it is also changing, he will never recognise the need to change our archaic, asinine education system.

Plenty seasoning will kill the germs!

Mar. 22, 2017, 10:5 PM AST Comments

If people in T&T can buy and consume wild meat and oysters from swamp land, with unmeasured amounts of bad bacteria and still live to tell the story, we can also kill off the bad meat corned beef with plenty seasoning. The seasoning-down of the germs is the answer.


Clear sign of confusion

Mar. 22, 2017, 10:4 PM AST Comments

There is a sign above an entrance-way on the main building at Tobago’s Store Bay beach facility. The sign reads, “Public bathrooms & change rooms are located at BLOCK D”.


Diversification drive stillborn

Mar. 21, 2017, 10:5 PM AST Comments

Here, in the throes of depressed oil and gas prices, woeful production and maintaining the status quo in an unproductive and complacent public service, we stand in a state of flux just waiting for prices to rise for a very finite resource.

Raw deal for Maracas beachgoers

Mar. 21, 2017, 10:4 PM AST Comments

We say we are serious about tourism but let’s take a look at Maracas beach, which used to be the best beach in Trinidad. Parking is horrendous because the parking lot is uneven, frequently flooded, and parking spaces are severely limited due to construction work taking place at one end. This


Ministry unfair to change SEA essay choices

Mar. 21, 2017, 10:3 PM AST Comments

It is difficult to comprehend the thinking of the Ministry of Education with regard to its 11th-hour decision to alter the pattern of essay choices for our SEA pupils this year. Following the ministry’s original instructions, teachers had been preparing the pupils to write either a formal lett


T&T sinking into abyss of lawlessness

Mar. 20, 2017, 8:2 PM AST Comments

Where to begin? I will first comment on the ongoing scenario of contractors paying “hush money” or “coward money” or however one wants to label it, in order to carry out their work when contracts are awarded to them.


New bills will grease the wheels of justice

Mar. 19, 2017, 10:25 PM AST Comments

The criminal justice system has been long maligned as ineffective. The primary reason for this unfortunate characterisation stems from the painstakingly slow process by which justice is dispens



The importance of trial by jury

Mar. 18, 2017, 7:12 PM AST Comments

Abolishing trials by jury is a mistake. The purported rationale for such abolition is the length and delays that accompany such trials. However, this is not the jury's fault.