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Paras Ramoutar

May 30, 2017, marks another major milestone in the sociological development of the nation-state of Trinidad and Tobago. For on this day—May 30, 1845 to March 1917—some 147,597 East Indians were brought here by the colonial British Government to work on enhancing the agricultural capacity of this land.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Comparing the opening of the Brian Lara Academy/Stadium to the non-opening of the Couva Children’s Hospital is like the old adage of comparing apples and oranges. You see, a hospital is not just a building or even its equipment.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

I have always been an advocate for honouring regional citizens who have done us proud. Too often we plonk praise on the undeserving and ignore our treasures, then when a foreign entity celebrates them we rush to join the bandwagon.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

New buildings, tall buildings, however well designed or properly maintained are no real guarantee that civil behaviour will come from the occupants.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

As Mr Bumble said in Dicken’s novel, Oliver Twist, “The law is an ass”.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Is the Government deliberately misleading the population with regards to the Valuation Return Forms that are being sent out to people’s mailboxes?

Sunday, May 14, 2017

​The whole country owes a huge debt of gratitude to Reginald Dumas for mounting a legal challenge against the decision of the Attorney General to oppose his right, as a citizen of Trinidad &Tobago, to ask for a legal interpretation of a clause in the Constitution of T&T.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The President of the Bankers Association has defended the fees charged by putting forward that the banks are entitled to fees for services. This is disingenuous.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The picture shows a gaping hole on Laventille Road in Port-of-Spain. The hole was once home to a steel manhole grill similar to the one that is seen at the top of the photo.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

I wish to express my thoughts and concerns on the way racism is becoming one of the biggest problems of not only to our country but also to the world. Our society has become infected with racism. Not just hide-in-the-dark racism.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Somebody has to be driving that barge to Tobago. Is it humanly possible that an extra sitting area can be provided for the drivers to travel with their trucks at the same time? It will not be on par with the Hyatt Hotel, but anything to stop the whining will work.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Over 18,000 students around the ages of 10-12, some a bit over, wrote the SEA last Thursday and coming out of it were many jubilant faces, faces of relief more than joy or happiness.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Trinis could really take a lot. On Saturday night I was at MovieTowne Plaza and decided to fulfil my not-so-regular indulgence in a burger, having not had one in months. I went to a fast food outlet which I believe has decent burger, if there is such a thing.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

We are now hearing about job losses at TSTT. Who knows which organisation will be next. There has been an increase in unemployment in the country over the last few months and there seems to be no fixing of this problem. There are some consequences that go along with it.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

What has been referred to as the “mess” which has visited the Judiciary may have provided the opportunity for a long-overdue, in-depth review of the administration of Justice in Trinidad and Tobago.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Daily life in Trinidad and Tobago is hazardous to the health of the population. We are living in a time of tremendous stress and it is not being treated seriously. It is a fact that this population is living in an environment which places incredible pressure on national well-being.

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