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“Following orders” is the timeworn excuse given by Education Minister Anthony Garcia in explaining the gaffe over his premature announcement last week that businessman Robert Bermudez was the new chancellor of the University of the West Indies.

“I was directed by the Cabinet to make such a statement,” Mr Garcia told the Parliament last Friday in...

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Friday’s announcement by the Central Bank that its Monetary Policy Committee decided to maintain the repo rate at 4.75 per cent would have involved the committee weighing two powerful concerns.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

The news about T&T’s energy sector hasn’t been good since late 2014. A precipitous drop in crude oil prices, further exacerbated by decreased production, ongoing gas curtailments and shortfalls in gas delivery have taken a severe toll on the economy.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Sporting fans may still be reeling from Trinidad and Tobago’s 1-0 loss to Mexico in their crucial Concacaf Zone final round 2018 World Cup qualifier at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Tuesday.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Yesterday’s agreement between the Oilfield Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) and Yara Trinidad Ltd, to grant a seven per cent wage increase to workers at the three-plant ammonia complex on the Point Lisas Industrial Estate, is of much greater national significance than the 180 workers affected might...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The spate of killings over the past few days, concentrated mainly in the troubled community of Enterprise, Chaguanas, have once again drawn attention to the nation’s rampant gang problem.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

One hundred years ago yesterday the then Viceroy of India, Lord Chelmsford, formally ended the practice of indentured labour, which started in the 19th century.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

It is, by definition, true that every bully has a behavioural disorder.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

On Thursday last, Finance Minister Colm Imbert proposed to give serious consideration to providing T&T’s manufacturing sector with priority access to foreign exchange.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

One of the great ironies of life in T&T, where the national instrument, the steel pan, is a recycled product made from discarded oil drums, is that a culture of recycling has never taken root.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Reports are that the 16-year-old was killed behind the school in an area accessed through a hole in the fence.