Monday, November 20, 2017

Letters

Future of our prison officers looks dim *

Nov. 20, 2017, 6:48 PM AST Comments

The tragic news regarding the murder of the two prison officers last month should serve as evidence of the urgent need to address the safety of prison officers outside of the workplace.



Sorry tale of spill after spill*

Nov. 19, 2017, 10:29 PM AST Comments

Every week we wake up to face another Petrotrin oil spill, or so it seems. According to Petrotrin’s media release, at 7.10 a.m. on November 16, an oil spill occurred at its Trinmar Soldado North Field operations.


And then there was none*

Nov. 19, 2017, 10:27 PM AST Comments

The pharmacy service in Trinidad and Tobago is in a critical state. The highest administrative office for pharmacy in the Ministry of Health–the Drug Inspectorate–has been completely denuded of staff over the last few years, so that it unable to efficiently carry out its functions.


Critical-thinking skills crucial*

Nov. 19, 2017, 10:26 PM AST Comments

As I listened to a prominent High Court judge calling for a “revolution” in thinking from his congregation at Marabella Presbyterian Church recently I shook my head in ambivalence, recognising the importance of what he was saying, yet knowing his call would likely have little effect.


Come on men...take the lead *

Nov. 18, 2017, 6:36 PM AST Comments

Today has been declared International Men’s Day, which is quite fitting when we understand that men do have a significant role to play in our modern day society.





Rescue wandering children*

Nov. 17, 2017, 9:37 PM AST Comments

On a daily basis and from just casual observation moving around the country, there are hundreds and possibly thousands of young persons of primary and secondary school age who are not attending any school for any legitimate reason.