Friday, December 1, 2017

Water more than flour

Nov. 30, 2017, 8:43 PM AST Comments

IT did not take T&T social media creatives long to reverse vowels in Finance Minister Colm Imbert's “riot” statement of November last year to make the word “roti” and take it on a comedic journey.


Belize face-off follows CCJ ruling *

Nov. 30, 2017, 8:41 PM AST Comments

By Mark Wilson — Wilfred Elrington, foreign affairs minister of Belize, says he would not encourage anyone to follow his country in replacing the Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice as final court of appeal.


Complex crossroad histories *

Nov. 30, 2017, 8:39 PM AST Comments

By Wayne Kublalsingh — The recent funeral of my uncle Holly Kublalsingh, one of my father’s elder brothers, ninety-one, reminded me of our nation’s complex cross-cultural, crossroad, histories.

Great escape: corruption or incompetence?

Nov. 29, 2017, 10:27 PM AST Comments

THE mind-blowing ease with which remanded prisoner Vicky Boodram escaped unchallenged from the Women’s Prison at Golden Grove raises a slew of questions and concerns about the system and its ability to protect itself from being duped, whether from inside or out.


A different kind of tweet*

Nov. 29, 2017, 10:25 PM AST Comments

“THE president has absolute authority, unilateral power to order the use of nuclear weapons,” said Bruce Blair. The nuclear codes are “the length of a tweet. It would take them one or two minutes to format and transmit that directly down the chain of command to the executing comman


Flaws in the Constitution Amendment Bill*

Nov. 29, 2017, 10:23 PM AST Comments

IF we are to believe the Prime Minister, the Parliament will shortly be developing and, if consensus is reached, passing legislation aimed at giving Tobago more self-government than it currently enjoys.


Reshaping inter-regional trade and investment*

Nov. 29, 2017, 10:20 PM AST Comments

FOR decades, the Caribbean has been fixated on the need to export to, and import from its traditional markets in North America and Europe. It has also sought to encourage visitor arrivals from the same nations, and to buy from them billions of dollars in foodstuffs.

Take another look at immigration policy

Nov. 28, 2017, 9:49 PM AST Comments

THAT T&T nationals are involved in human trafficking, forced prostitution and exploitation of illegal immigrants’ labour should come as no surprise. The astonishment flows from the absence of structured national policies on migration in an age of globalism and large scale movements of people


Leave the Whe Whe alone*

Nov. 28, 2017, 9:47 PM AST Comments

HOW ironic it is that at the very moment when the operators of the National Lotteries Control Board (NLCB) are seeking to stamp out the very game from which the Play Whe was hijacked by the State, the board is declaring the highest profits ever in its existence. There are ads suddenly turning up on


Proposed economic rescue plan*

Nov. 28, 2017, 9:19 PM AST Comments

IN my last article published on November 14, I had outlined some of the actions the Government should begin doing if we are to establish a foundation for diversification and sustainable development. These include a managed devaluation of the T&T dollar, the establishment of a negative list for the


CJ Archie needs to clear the air

Nov. 27, 2017, 7:59 PM AST Comments

Express Editorial - CHIEF Justice Ivor Archie, by his actions, and his stubbornness in the face of increasing calls for him to clear the air on allegations against him, appears to be digging himself deeper and deeper into a hole, regarding credibility in the eyes of the public.


Bullying: The pre-psychosis trigger *

Nov. 27, 2017, 7:58 PM AST Comments

By Germaine Bovell-Pitt - The issue of bullying is of grave concern among school officials when considering the short- and long-term adverse effects it can have an individual, including his/her educational attainment