Have you ever gone to a retailer to make a purchase and felt you were being ripped off? Was it the general ambience of the establishment? Could it have been the demeanour of the characters within? Did the fact that there were no price tags on items raise a red flag? Well, ...
June 2nd, 2016
The topic of the Hindu Marriage Act reformation has brought with it the expected heated discussions over the last few weeks since the issue became prominent. In a previous Editorial, we spoke of the need for its re-evaluation; the general consensus is that is it, like many ...
June 1st, 2016
Seems to us that in this country, we have long passed the stage of the ridiculous. We’re now in nether-land. Aided and abetted by lawyers seeking work, and potentially the law courts taking rights and privilege to the extreme. A group of homeless people is suing the Port of ...
May 31st, 2016
There have been recent developments regarding the issue of buying local and supporting businesses based in T&T, in an effort to help boost the economy in these harsh financial conditions. Sure, that’s a great way to go about as a country, moving ahead by supporting each ...
May 27th, 2016
Our first reaction today could have been to express our views on the voice message making the rounds on Whatsapp and social media, purportedly claiming an attack on local malls in imminent. But it would be prudent to allow the protective services to investigate further ...
May 25th, 2016
The plummet of world oil prices has dire repercussions not only for Trinidad and Tobago, but all economies that are dependent on this fossil fuel to generate the bulk of their revenue. The crisis plaguing neighboring Venezuela, a country with the largest known oil reserves ...
May 24th, 2016
There’s always a razor thin line when discussing freedom of information. Especially when it comes to criminal court cases. Because freedom of information exists in conflict with the right to privacy. Case in point. It’s been a few days since a 39 year old man first appeared
May 23rd, 2016
Protect our children. This statement has been bandied about time and time again, including recently. Shockwaves were sent thorough the country just a few days ago, when the story broke about a grown man who was caught allegedly sexually abusing two young girls in his van. ...
May 20th, 2016
As the price of petroleum remains depressed on the world market, oil dependent nations continue to reel under pressure. Venezuela is the most glaring example of a nation suffering untold hardship. With its economy near complete collapse, its people are fleeing in droves as ...
May 19th, 2016
Ever so often, information circulates that tends to leave us aghast and scratching our heads. Yesterday was one such day. Daily newspapers reported that IRO Head Brother Harrypersad Maharaj stated the Marriage Act of this country should be left alone, implying basically that
May 18th, 2016