Sunday, February 19, 2017

How to follow the money

Feb. 17, 2017, 9:40 PM AST Comments

I congratulate our Attorney General on his “follow the money” initiative as one of the tools in the fight against crime. I disagree, however, that any new legislation needs to be passed. Trinidad and Tobago has all the laws we need. We simply need to have them enforced. The Board of Inla

Late SEA change unfair

Feb. 17, 2017, 9:38 PM AST Comments

This is an open letter to the Minister of Education. Sir, can you please tell me what rationale was used to introduce a change to the creative writing component of the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination. On February 9, a meeting was held with primary school ­principals and a directive


Dogs deserve caring, not cruelty

Feb. 17, 2017, 9:36 PM AST Comments

It is appalling and unbelievable the manner in which some dog owners ill-treat their animals. I have seen the following: a woman driving a four-by-four vehicle with a man sitting at the back with his foot hanging out and more or less dragging a dog behind the vehicle. The dog was obviously under gre


Obstacles to national service

Feb. 16, 2017, 7:0 PM AST Comments

The idea of compulsory national service for young citizens aged between 15-25 who are not engaged in studying and who might also be unemployed is a good one. It will eliminate the stench of criminal behaviour now being experienced. Posited by former mayor of Port of Spain, Louis Lee Sing, some years

March to a new beat, please

Feb. 15, 2017, 8:16 PM AST Comments

I would like to appeal to the National Carnival Commission to seriously do something about the Road March competition. For quite some time, the competition has been narrowed down to a one-man or two-person show and it has now become extremely boring and repetitive. As a matter of fact it has been li


Don’t let them jam and wine on you

Feb. 15, 2017, 8:14 PM AST Comments

Given what all the women liberators are saying about the murders of young girls and women, and their idea that women can do what they want, can wear what they want, can go where they want, and own their own bodies, I hope these women’s lib champions are telling the women masqueraders this year


Test politicians first

Feb. 15, 2017, 8:13 PM AST Comments

It has been reported that Senator Wayne Sturge is recommending that cops be subjected to a lie detector test to determine if the source of their wealth is above-board.


From a woman who ‘ran away’

Feb. 15, 2017, 8:11 PM AST Comments

Almost every day now I open my Express and see and read with utter disgust the totally bigoted comments of some of our male, and to a lesser extent female, citizens regarding the issue of domestic violence and murder in this country.

Tough times, tough measures

Feb. 14, 2017, 9:25 PM AST Comments

Prime Minister keith Rowley, I write with a heavy heart due to the crisis Trinidad and Tobago is in. Long ago, when growing up, I remember there might be one, maybe two, murders per week. When a murder occurred, it was something that was on your mind for days, such was the rarity of such an occurren


What about other sugary stuff?

Feb. 14, 2017, 9:23 PM AST Comments

T&T is indeed getting developed. Whatever that means. Now we see our politicians showing how much they care about the health of our already terminally ill nation. They have begun a ban effective April 2017 on sugary drinks and other drinks in all Government and Government-controlled schools. But ju


Ladies, know when to run away

Feb. 14, 2017, 9:22 PM AST Comments

Several years ago one of the pioneers of women in calypso, Singing Francine, had a hit called “Run Away, Run Away”, in which she said, “Dog could run away, cat could run away, you could run away too”. That is all the Prime Minister was saying. He did not say that the men who


Our school registration woes

Feb. 12, 2017, 9:17 PM AST Comments

I WISH to ask a few questions of our Education Minister and to make what I consider fair comments. I do this in light of the minister’s complaint that too few primary school registration forms are being made available and his statement that children living in a school’s catchment area sh


In defence of common sense advice

Feb. 12, 2017, 9:16 PM AST Comments

When I was a child, there was an old cousin who often regaled us with pearls of wisdom gleaned from his life experiences. One of these was, “sense make before book”. I have lived to see the truth of those words.