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What bush fires say about us

What bush fires say about us

The 2017 bush fire season is leaving an unfortunately literal mark on Trinidad and Tobago. Every day a new blaze can be seen, and still, the cost of these is lost on us. And we don’t mean fiscal cost, because there is something much more valuable than money. That is the ...

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April 27th, 2017

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Does our shabby landscape reflect our social fabric?

Does our shabby landscape reflect our social fabric?

Last Saturday, a newspaper columnist described the Queens Park Savannah as the number one national park in Trinidad and Tobago. And in spite of its beautiful, blooming pink and yellow pour trees, he also described the Savannah as a first class slum…….a national disgrace! ...

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April 26th, 2017

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Not Yet, Mr. Minister

Not Yet, Mr. Minister

Another embarrassing moment occurred late last week, involving our Education Minister, regarding the appointment of the next UWI Chancellor. The appointment of a Chancellor is done by the University Council and it appointed a Search Committee which had been deliberating ...

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April 25th, 2017

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Is This A Friendly International Smokescreen?

Is This A Friendly International Smokescreen?

Other than the outrage over the requirements for compliance with the new property tax, the other topic that seemed to occupy the minds of Trinbagonians over the weekend was the proposed opening of the Tarouba Stadium on May 13. Apparently, the new infuriation began late last

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April 24th, 2017

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ARE WE BEING ASKED TO ‘EXPOSE OURSELVES

In all 3 daily newspapers on Wednesday you may have seen a full page notice to property owners outlining certain facts and possible obligations under the proposed new Property Tax legislation. Chief among them is the completion of a Valuation Return Form. And curious as we ...

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April 21st, 2017

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For The Sake Of Our Children…

For The Sake Of Our Children…

School indiscipline is more than just children displaying violent behaviour. It reflects our current reality as a society. This very fact was explicitly pointed out by the Education Minister during a media conference on Wednesday. The Minister quite rightly stated that ...

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April 20th, 2017

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Sacrilege

Sacrilege

A four day weekend has passed: the Christian community celebrated Easter, while the kids are still at home since school is out for a two-week period. Despite it being a holy weekend though, the madness continued. Over the same weekend, citizens were made aware via the media ...

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April 19th, 2017

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Super Fast or Super Slow?

Super Fast or Super Slow?

In previous Editorials, we tackled the inter-island travel woes, which continue to be a headache for passengers as delays and cancellations usually lead to much inconvenience. This time around, we’re talking about the mass inconvenience if the country has no dedicated vessel

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April 18th, 2017

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“Pssstttt…”

“Pssstttt…”

Did you know there is NO law in T&T dealing with sexual harassment? This stark reminder came this week from the Equal Opportunities Commission during a workshop focused on this issue. The event was meant to emphasize that while there is no law, persons who feel wronged ...

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April 13th, 2017

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Look Closer at “Fugitive” Cop’s Claim

Look Closer at “Fugitive” Cop’s Claim

It took a brave man to do what this man did last week. A video of man claiming to be a former police officer went viral last week. What was interesting and equally startling about it were his claims that he sought refuge in Canada over the last 4-and-a-half years because of ...

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April 12th, 2017

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