Sunday, July 23, 2017


Can-do spirit in ‘church’ schools*

Jul. 21, 2017, 11:46 PM AST Comments

I read with interest the Letter of the Day by Chandradath Madho in the Express of July 7, headlined “Lessons we can learn from faith-based schools”. First, congratulations to all those SEA (Secondary Entrance Assessment) achievers—pupils, teachers, schools and parents. I have no re

Tell us about Buller and the others*

Jul. 21, 2017, 11:43 PM AST Comments

I have been reading with great interest the exchanges on the renaming of Queen Street. In particular, I have noted the reported comment by Port of Spain deputy Mayor Hillan Morean (July 19, Express) that his City Corporation is “recognising our modern history while keeping colonial history int

Why withhold CLICO info?*

Jul. 21, 2017, 11:41 PM AST Comments

The approach of the Government to the Clico impasse leads one to believe that there really is no intention to bring this mess to a conclusion. The refusal of the State to release any information on the financial condition of the company, despite the expenditure of vast sums of money on audit after

Prince, Duke too *

Jul. 20, 2017, 8:20 PM AST Comments

Despite receiving a timely lesson from eminent historian Michael Anthony on the issue...

What we have become

Jul. 18, 2017, 11:48 PM AST Comments

Alas chivalry is not dead! But a chivalrous young man is no longer with us, his life snuffed out by someone who does great disservice to the word, m-a-n. It is with a sense of total disgust that I read page 8 of the Express of July 18. The stories on that page are a chilling reminder, if one is at

TSTT, I can’t*

Jul. 18, 2017, 11:47 PM AST Comments

I decided to go public after many days waiting for a return of Internet service from the Telecommunication Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT). A few days elapsed after my first complaint when TSTT sent out independent contractor technicians who confirmed that my modem was shot. Overall more th

Illegal ‘roadworks’ a headache for us*

Jul. 18, 2017, 11:45 PM AST Comments

I write concerning an activity which I believe is illegal and which is gaining momentum in many communities across Trinidad and Tobago. I am also of the strong belief that the authorities under whose purview this activity falls or those who are entrusted with the curtailment of this dangerous activi

Penmanship adding to SEA pressure*

Jul. 18, 2017, 11:43 PM AST Comments

I would like to find out from the Minister of Education why penmanship is now being made part of the marking scheme for the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exam. Suddenly there is a mad rush for the purchase of a particular cursive writing exercise book. While penmanship is a crucial aspect from