Dec. 19, 2016, 6:48 PM AST Comments
By Raffique Shah—I cannot leave the crime scene after apportioning blame for the crisis to the politicians and the police, but not fingering the even more culpable culprits—dysfunctional families and communities that are breeding grounds and safe havens for criminals.
Dec. 19, 2016, 6:47 PM AST Comments
By Norman Gabriel—As millions across the world watched what they believed to be an unfathomable, slow-motion train wreck grind to a chilling halt at the door of the White House, half of America and all but one news network, stood bewildered and wondered two things: how did we get here, and how
Dec. 18, 2016, 6:19 PM AST Comments
Once again, another attorney general is promising a suite of legislation to tackle crime. Come January, according to AG Faris Al-Rawi, “sweeping legislation” targeting “the dollars behind crime” will be laid in Parliament.
Dec. 18, 2016, 6:17 PM AST Comments
Canada's Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, who heads an independent federal government agency, has requested that the country's prime minister, Justin Trudeau, formally appear to answer questions arising out of what is being deemed the “cash-for-access fund-raisers” scandal.
Dec. 16, 2016, 9:42 PM AST Comments
WHATEVER progressive new ideas the Rowley administration has for local government, a take-charge spirit of self-direction is not one of them. This impression was left on Tuesday, when the Prime Minister took the Port of Spain City Hall stage to issue what was heard as a “directive” or a
Dec. 16, 2016, 9:36 PM AST Comments
On December 13, the US Congress sent to President Obama The United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act of 2016 for signature into law. This extraordinarily important development comes just as a new US administration is about to take office. Uniquely it offers the Caribbean, unlike any other pa
Dec. 16, 2016, 9:33 PM AST Comments
Wherever we came from to the Caribbean, rice quickly became a staple. You can have it with peas in some countries and you can have your peas with rice in Jamaica, you can have “pelau” (pronounced “pay-lawh”), pilaf, fried rice, dirty rice (in the Popeye fast food chain) or in