Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Dillon beyond the boundary*

May 16, 2017, 9:8 PM AST Comments

The Brian Lara Cricket Academy has had a costly and politically embarrassing history. Estimated to cost $275 million in 2005, the cost swelled to $885 million by 2010 when the People’s Partnership government, having used it as a potent symbol of wastage and corruption associated with deceased

Caricom’s tragic failure*

May 16, 2017, 9:2 PM AST Comments

COME August this year, the Caribbean Community (Caricom), which exists as the sole primary vehicle for intra-regional trade, economic and functional social cooperation, will be 44 years old, with all of its member states, except tiny Montserrat, being sovereign nations of the British Commonwealth an


New life beckons, for CJ and Marcia*

May 16, 2017, 9:0 PM AST Comments

Someone identified in a news story in the Sunday Express of April 30 as a former chief justice who did not want to be named, had this to say about the current imbroglio involving the current Chief Justice, the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC), and two former magistrates who were promoted


The case for CJ Ivor Archie*

May 16, 2017, 8:58 PM AST Comments

The concern expressed by 11 Senior Counsel over the still-born appointment of chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar as a judge and the consequent quagmire that it has spawned is understandable. That the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC) fell into grievous error over the appointment of Ayer

Jlsc must release tribunal report

May 15, 2017, 11:1 PM AST Comments

Once again, the Judicial and Legal Service Commission is in the cross-hairs for lack of transparency in a matter of intense public import. This time, the questions are swirling around yet another recent appointee to the Bench, Avason Quinlan-Williams, whose conduct in the Magistrates’ Court ha



Tribalism among Indians *

May 15, 2017, 10:58 PM AST Comments

By Raffique Shah — I did a double-take upon reading Freddie Kissoon's post-May Day column in the Kaieteur News of Guyana.


That Massy-TSTT deal*

May 14, 2017, 9:2 PM AST Comments

The disclosure in this newspaper yesterday, by the chairman of the Massy Group, that the recent sale of Massy Communications to the Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) would save the conglomerate from further haemorrhage is a fresh eye-opener on this transaction.


Kamla and Trump*

May 14, 2017, 9:0 PM AST Comments

Some four years before US President, Donald Trump’s communications team started using “fake news”, “alternative facts”, “post truths” and “post factuals”, the People’s Partnership government was using those same concepts, quite surreptitiou


The most irresponsible forex management*

May 14, 2017, 8:58 PM AST Comments

About six weeks ago, in a post-Cabinet news conference Finance Minister Colm Imbert disclosed that he was seriously considering giving manufacturers priority in the allocation of foreign exchange (forex). According to newspaper reports he stated, “It can’t be that all forex can go to thi


Make every day Mother’s Day*

May 14, 2017, 8:57 PM AST Comments

The pain a woman endures when she goes into labour should be something that all eyes see. Every man, every child should have those screams of tortuous pain forever ingrained in their minds. Then, maybe they’ll realise that every God given day should be Mother’s Day.


Not even a little beg pardon *

May 13, 2017, 7:31 PM AST Comments

Martin Daly—My deceased mother, Celia, had a number of priceless expressions. Many of them applied to persons who got “too big for their boots”.