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Almost every reader will agree that one’s home is an extension of its occupant’s personality and indeed the lack of one could negatively affect any person’s well being. As we always say, a man’s home is his castle. In fact, a good gauge of a community’s desirability is reflected in the quality and standard of the houses therein.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Property Tax did not come as a thief in the night. We knew for the longest while that it was there in the making. It is now upon us and we simply cannot dodge the bullet. The fact is that our Government needs to find ways and means to pay the country’s expenditures.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Year after year, we the hapless citizens of T&T hear of the unending gun battles between the unruly ISIS gang and the Rasta city gang of Enterprise, Chaguanas, followed by the inevitable photos of endless dead bodies on the roadside.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

I wish to comment on some issues gnawing at our economy: foreign exchange, diversification and government debt and budget deficit.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

“Persons come into the fibre of our lives and their shadow fades and disappears.” So says a popular Catholic hymn, except his shadow never faded nor disappeared. I first met Paul Marchan about five years ago when I was parish priest in Siparia. His first cousin was an altar server.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

We are quick to condemn and complain when things are not efficient, but in the same mode we must congratulate and compliment when things are excellent.

I dealt with Caribbean Airlines on its flight from Piarco to Toronto on Wednesday morning.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

On Carnival Friday evening a relative went to the airport to pick up two friends arriving from Maimi at 3.20 pm. She arrived at the airport at 4 pm allowing 40 minutes to clear immigration and customs. The flight arrived on time.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Trustees of the Guardian Neediest Cases Fund (GNCF) expresses its deep appreciation to each and every person who made donations in 2016.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Last night, a literal thief in the night stole my car out of the driveway. I did not hear anything. I couldn’t have, because my ill husband was fighting dementia demons and creating his own noise. As soon as I discovered the car missing, I called the police.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

On March 13, the finance minister, also referred to as corporation sole, opened the Additional Public Offering (APO) of 48, 495,665 shares in majority-owned banking group First Citizens at a price of $32 per share.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

On reading of all the murders in T&T Guardian newspaper on a daily basis over the last 18 months and witnessing the irrational behaviour of a lot of people in public places, I have concluded that T&T has slipped into the worst situation I have ever seen.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

It is a tragedy what took place in London this week. In this latest terrorist attack lives were lost and many people were injured. I cannot understand how anyone could see this as being okay to do to a fellow human being.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

School violence is increasing at an alarming rate. It is difficult to pinpoint the cause of school violence because it is a multifaceted problem.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Until the minister and Ministry of Education recognise that the society as we know it is rapidly changing, that the family structure and dynamics as we know them are also changing, they will never recognise the need to change our archaic education system.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

We say we are serious about tourism but let’s take a look at Maracas Beach, which used to be the best beach in Trinidad.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

“Aye bro that’s my car!” I hurled towards the apathetic driver, like a series of well-timed expletives. He acknowledged my claim of ownership by stepping on the gas; the race was on. Keys in hand and arms raised to the sky, I found myself chasing after this now infamous vehicle clad in white.

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