Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Industrial Court is wrong

Dec. 18, 2016, 6:12 PM AST Comments

In all the years that I have been writing to the newspapers, it is only on two occasions I have found myself fleetingly concerned that what I was about to write, if published, could get me into “trouble”.

Is our democracy under threat?

Dec. 18, 2016, 6:11 PM AST Comments

I read with interest a letter in the Saturday Express of December 17 written by Linus F Didier and I have to agree with him in his assessment of the perception that our democracy is challenged with the issuing of the Industrial Court summons to the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, its CEO, a panell


‘Military’ police making matters worse

Dec. 18, 2016, 6:10 PM AST Comments

The political directorate must at some point come to the realisation that the appointment of former soldiers to lead the National Security Ministry is a blunder that is leading the country down a path that will continue to worsen the crime situation.


Hurting the people

Dec. 17, 2016, 5:57 PM AST Comments

Rph Marajal—Will banks and “big business” provoke instability in this country? Is the Rowley administration their accomplice?


This is not a fete in here…

Dec. 17, 2016, 5:54 PM AST Comments

Sophia Chote—The first time I entered the St Ann’s Mental Hospital was with Mr Desmond Allum SC. We were representing a man who had chopped a trespasser on his property to death. The client had been sent to St Anns’ for evaluation and report.


Fireworks in the tinderbox that’s T&T

Dec. 16, 2016, 9:31 PM AST Comments

These are ominous times and citizens and visitors alike face daily threats to life and limb, under conditions of questionable intelligence-gathering and data collection, not knowing whether systemic criminal networks perpetrated by groups and individuals are creating an ungovernable society causing


QRC needs our help

Dec. 16, 2016, 9:30 PM AST Comments

Any employer—government included —would want to hire the best persons to work in his business. Personality, disposition, educational achievements and skill levels attained in relation to the job on offer would play important roles in the hiring process.

To Sir, now gone

Dec. 15, 2016, 6:44 PM AST Comments

By Mark Wilson—ER Braithwaite, Guyanese author best known for his autobiographical novel To Sir With Love, died on Monday at the age of 104.


Grim message in ‘feeding frenzy’

Dec. 14, 2016, 8:19 PM AST Comments

In a recent letter noting the indifferent behaviour on our roads and on our beaches, I made a call for a sustained effort in our schools to prepare our young generation to critically analyse their behaviours and the world in which they live, applying logic and a sense of rightness in doing so, which


Keep all eyes on the goal

Dec. 14, 2016, 8:18 PM AST Comments

So we have a new coach for our senior men’s football team. There’s nothing we can do to change that. If we love Trinidad and Tobago and football we must support our team and coach Tom Saintfiet.



Local govt reform and garbage collection

Dec. 13, 2016, 8:56 PM AST Comments

The Saturday Express of November 5 had an article written by Anna Ramdass which references an address made by Prime Minister Keith Rowley in a public meeting in Arima on November 3.