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Group chairman and CEO of the ANSA McAL Group Norman Sabga has signalled the conglomerate’s intent to bolster its growth through a number of acquisitions soon to be finalised.

“We are looking at two acquisitions right now. One is pretty close to finalization which would give us greater reach across the Caribbean in the manufacturing sector and...

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Did anyone happen to notice the grammatical faux pas I made in my column two weeks ago (February 26, 2017)? In the eighth paragraph, I wrote, “…the prospect of a third-party option continues to be a much sort (sic) after necessity.” The correct word should have been ‘sought’.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Last week, the Sunday Guardian revealed the existence of a contract between an entity called The Group DC led by Arthur Collins and based in Washington, DC, and the Ministry of Finance that was signed on October 31, last year by Ms Suzette Taylor-Lee Chee, Ag Permanent Secretary in the Ministry...

Sunday, March 12, 2017

In anthropology, it is a basic principle that the anthropologist must divest herself of her cultural biases in order to fully immerse herself in the society she is studying.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

While the research work on the cost of Carnival to the taxpayer and the financial returns now derived from it proceeds, we are faced with the single most important question of the Carnival: Do we want to celebrate it and all its artistic expressions as a people’s festival designed to fill the...

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Now that the Carnival season is over and the true state of our nation is before us in the cold light of day, if we truly care about our country, each other and our future, we as Trinbagonians need to send a clear message to every single person holding public office that enough is enough.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

I was lying on the bed reading with my son Kyle, who will be two years old in May, next to me, when he put his face close to mine and said: “Kyle Kijani Baldeosingh loves his Daddy.”

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Just how relieved Government was regarding Tuesday’s success of the FATCA legislation in the Senate could have been measured by a single standout action which occurred that night.

Finance Minister Colm Imbert thanking the Opposition effusively. An otherwise (very) infrequent gesture.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

There is no shortage of news in T&T that is either completely disheartening or exasperating. Abandoning the newspapers isn’t a solution because, as you know, news is merely a reflection of what’s happening in society.

Friday, March 10, 2017

What’s quite troublesome in T&T is the detection rate for this crime, that is, the proportion of person(s) found and charged for these crimes. It’s pretty low. In 2013, the detection rate was 4.5 per cent.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Organised by Christina Lewis, the first International Women’s Day (IWD) march in Trinidad was held in 1958. This years’ IWD march, which will be held tomorrow, almost 60 years later, speaks to continued work over these decades to make gender equality and equity and women’s rights, a reality.

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