Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Letters

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.




Stats showing poor PNM track record*

Feb. 19, 2018, 6:35 PM AST Comments

Spokespersons for the People's National Movement have recently been asserting that the PNM has governed Trinidad and Tobago marvellously over the past 50-plus years.


Trinis becoming numb to murder*

Feb. 18, 2018, 7:40 PM AST Comments

THE year 2017 ended with 494 human deaths in Trinidad and Tobago that were identified as murders. As at Saturday, February 17, 2018, there have been 82 human deaths in T&T that have been identified as murders. Every day in Trinidad and Tobago is a day that a murder is reported in the news, to the po


‘All’ are not equal when we start to question*

Feb. 18, 2018, 7:39 PM AST Comments

The majority of people in any society are coerced, conditioned and/or educated to accept how things are. The majority, therefore, acquiesce—even if by doing so it brings about their enslavement and death. However, within any society, there is that contumacious minority who question—and i


Let’s be proud of T&T*

Feb. 18, 2018, 7:37 PM AST Comments

The letter from GA Marquez in Wednesday’s Guardian related everything negative about T&T. Let us be proud of our home country T&T, and stop bad-mouthing it everywhere we go. If living overseas is better for GA Marquez and other T&T folks, so be it, but most Trinis who live abroad want to come


$51b held in pension funds*

Feb. 18, 2018, 7:36 PM AST Comments

I refer 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. However, I