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Attorney Sophia Chote refuses to see herself as a hero. But in the eyes of Jareem Richards, she will forever be the lady who gave up her business class seat on a British Airways flight from London to accommodate his tired body.

Richards and Mrs Chote shared the flight home from London, where the young man had just won two medals, bronze in the men...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Majority state-owned national carrier Caribbean Airlines and its predecessor company BWIA have provided exceptional service to the population of Trinidad and Tobago and the wider region for many decades.

Friday, September 16, 2011

A little over one year ago, on September 8, 2010, Finance Minister Winston Dookeran stood up in Parliament during his presentation of the 2011 budget and proposed a resolution of what he described as the Clico fiasco that involved paying off the holders of short-term insurance...

Friday, September 16, 2011

The decision of the Government to increase the areas of the country to be placed under curfew is indication enough that the Cabinet, presumably led by the Minister of National Security and in conjunction with the security forces, is thinking proactively of the security situation...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

 Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar put her finger on a hot-button issue at the opening ceremony of the Caribbean-China trade conference on Monday when she noted the huge gap which exists between the imports of the Caribbean from China and the region’s exports to the far-eastern giant. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

 With the declaration of the state of emergency, the major public focus is now on the effectiveness of the state of emergency and criminality in general. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Central Bank ought to be congratulated for its  decision to host a round table on the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund (HSF) last week. Among the objectives of the round table was to review the performance of the HSF since its inception on March 15, 2007.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The sharp increase in prisoners occasioned by increased police activity during the state of emergency (SoE) has introduced more than five hundred inmates to the prisons system out of more than a thousand held by officers.

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Government has wisely clamped down on scrap metal exports from this country as a first step in bringing the rule of law to this business.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Thursday’s haul of guns and ammunition in Rincon forest, Las Cuevas, was the largest since the state of emergency (SOE) was declared last month. The cache of arms was disturbingly impressive.

Friday, September 9, 2011

From all that has been said about the $21 billion contingent liability, which is the debt owed by the state enterprises and guaranteed by the central government, the country and economy are moving backwards to the late 1980s when more than 60-odd state enterprises had to be parcelled off in...

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