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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, March 12, 2017

Whatever the facts behind the teachers’ protest and the students’ pelting incidents at the Ste Madeleine Secondary School last Monday, the issue would probably have never reached that unacceptable stage had proper communications protocols been in place.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

The publication by the Central Bank on Friday of the March 2017 Economic Bulletin provides the population with an initial and preliminary reading of the central government’s fiscal position for the first three months of the current fiscal year.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

West Indies fans have been down this path before—yet another series, yet another whitewash by an opponent we once dominated.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Mr Garcia has considerable experience as an educator at the primary and secondary levels, so he should share his knowledge of these matters to dispel growing concerns about safety in the nation’s schools.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

If Finance Minister Colm Imbert’s comments on Petrotrin in the Senate on Tuesday have done anything, it would be to clarify that the 100 per cent state-owned company is in very deep financial trouble.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Be Bold for Change, a theme for today’s observances of International Women’s Day, has a particular resonance in T&T where there are so many shortcomings in the areas of safety and economic empowerment as they relate to women.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Sunday Guardian story on the decision by Methanol Holdings Trinidad Limited (MHTL) to mothball two of its five plants will no doubt worry those who work directly and indirectly for the company.

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Opposition United National Congress must have realised that its political image will be significantly affected by how it chooses to vote, or not vote, on the amendments to the Marriage Act now being debated in the House of Representatives.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Last week, president of the Public Services Association, Watson Duke, issued a veiled threat of industrial action at the nation’s hospitals over the Government’s non-payment of the balance of the backpay owed to employees of the nation’s regional health authorities.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The technology that has simplified so many areas of life is the same technology being exploited by criminals for easier access to victims. This is particularly true for offenders who prey on children.