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No right-thinking person would have been surprised at the recent resignation of former Justices of Appeal Roger Hamel- Smith and Humphrey Stollmeyer as members of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC). Indeed, both gentlemen, who have doubtlessly served this country well, have been subject to such vilification to the extent that they have...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

“Staycations” or “Leave to get away”. Either one is simply a marketing catch phrase for domestic tourism.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The population has been eagerly awaiting the time when politicians who are accused of blatant acts of corruption will see their day in court.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

With the break-up of the West Indies Federation on May 31, 1962, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Barbados and Jamaica opted for the establishment of Caricom to further enhance Caribbean integration.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The government is desperately in need of income. Property tax is one of the potential sources of income.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

As I read and observe the firestorm which has erupted around Messrs Cedric Burke and Kenroy Dopwell, I cannot help but wonder whether we as a people are not totally misreading these two gentlemen and their role in our society.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

The SEA debate continues to rage on! Every year some members of society engage in incessant banter about the exam believing it to be too demanding, too difficult and too traumatic for our young ones. They go on and on relentlessly urging the Ministry of Education to remove it.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Some years ago, a political decision was taken to place all SEA candidates in secondary schools. Although politically attractive, it resulted in some candidates being placed who did not have the required competencies to manage the work at secondary school.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

The recent innovation conference hosted by UWI, the Economic Development Advisory Board and the Ministry of Planning introduced the Policy Division of the University of Cambridge Manufacturing Group.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

CNC3 News reported on July 6, 2017, that a six-year-old boy was molested by a senior member of a church in Chaguanas. The attacker was known to the child’s family, which is common in many cases of sexual abuse.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

After taking in the Anthony Bourdain show on T&T, most citizens focused their attention on the comments made by Mario Sabga Aboud and Peter George senior. However, what was said by Muhammad Muwakil should also be of real concern to all of us.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Congratulations to the students, principal and staff (especially the Standard 5 teacher Mr Ramsaroop) of St Clement’s Vedic School for a job well done in the 2017 SEA exams.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

The population’s enthusiasm for plastic recovery exceeds by far the Government’s. Since January 2016, the Plastikeep Recovery Programme has been waiting for Government to make a decision on the future of Plastikeep. Since this date the programme has not been funded.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Many students in our primary and secondary schools do not possess age appropriate literacy skills. The Minister in the Ministry of Education, Dr Lovell Francis, recently deemed this situation as “a crisis more serious than the oil and gas problem.”

Saturday, July 8, 2017

In Exodus chapter nine, verse 12 of the Bible, it is said that “God hardened Pharaoh’s heart”. I sometime wonder if that is where we in Trinidad and Tobago got the term “harden” meaning stubborn.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

“Police have charged Rayad Mohammed, the man who wrote a Facebook post directed at Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, his wife and daughter.”

Meantime real acts of crime are detected at under 11 per cent. The murder toll is 255. None of the murderers forewarned using social media post.

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