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Editorial

“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...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The president of Public Services Association (PSA) has promised that today’s demonstration by workers to protest the Government’s offer of a five per cent increase for public servants for the period January 2008 to December 2010 will attract close to 25,000 workers.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tributes continue flow in for the late Sir Ellis Clarke, the country’s first president, as a condolences book was opened at San Fernando City Corporation yesterday.

Monday, January 3, 2011

“Crime remains our major challenge,” Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar noted as she began her comments on that topic during her end of year address to the nation.

Monday, January 3, 2011

In the 2010-2011 address to the nation on Old Year’s evening, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar refreshed her commitment to implement change in Trinidad and Tobago.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

In an interview which was published two days after he demitted office as President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in March 1987, Sir Ellis Emmanuel Innocent Clarke was asked to offer some thoughts on what would be an appropriate epitaph for him.

Friday, December 31, 2010

In her annual Christmas message for 1992, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, having suffered during the preceding 12 months a series of unfortunate events, including a fire at Windsor Castle and the marital woes of her children, described that year as an “annus horribilis”—“… [this] is not a year I...

Friday, December 31, 2010

Acting as if Tobago’s tourism does not have enough problems of its own, the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) and the central government, inclusive of the previous government, have acted in such a manner as to drive British couple Peter and Murium Green into telling the world about...

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The immigration laws of the US which allow the federal government to deport people convicted of criminal offences “are often excessively harsh and in need of modernisation.” These were the words, not of a Caribbean leader whose national has been summarily and illogically deported...

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Trinidad and Tobago’s new Commissioner of Police, Canadian Dwayne Gibbs, has been on the job for over three months now and clearly, in the normal course of things, an assessment of his performance would be in order.

Monday, December 27, 2010

There have been aspects of the plans of newly appointed Mayor of Port-of-Spain, Louis Lee Sing that have raised concerns, but his efforts on the issue of street vendors have been firm, measured and sensible.

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