Editorial

Upping the Ante for the  TTPS

Upping the Ante for the TTPS

There are good officers and there are not so good ones. Regardless, the fact remains that police personnel in this country are not held to the highest intellectual standards. Many Trinbagonians hold a stereotype to the job – most feel that persons enter the service ...

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December 14th, 2017

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Taxing Our Way Out Of Economic Mismanagement

Taxing Our Way Out Of Economic Mismanagement

We are somewhat confused at the National Lotteries Control Board’s concern over the recent taxation regime proposed to be implemented after the turn of the new year, and the effect of such on its functionality. The Board was reported as saying that losses would be ...

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December 13th, 2017

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Victims Of A Cruel Political Game

Victims Of A Cruel Political Game

We’re in a truly sorry place, and have been for a few years. A place in which we are not likely to solve any of our serious national problems because of dumb-arsed thinking by our politicians on both sides of a stupid divide…a divide which keeps an illiterate, but powerful ...

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December 12th, 2017

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Failure At The Highest Level

Failure At The Highest Level

Another failure by those in authority came last week with Anti-Gang legislation not being passed in the Parliament. The Opposition failed to support the bill in the end, even though according to the Chief Whip “the spirit of the debate had been one of camaraderie”. This ...

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December 11th, 2017

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Keep Children Off Social Media

Keep Children Off Social Media

We live in the age of social media. And the question these days is: Should children be allowed to have social media accounts? The debate was kicked up a notch this week, after Facebook launched Messenger Kids. It’s a messaging app targeted at children between 6 and 12 years ...

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December 8th, 2017

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Animal Cruelty Gone Unnoticed

Animal Cruelty Gone Unnoticed

A social media viral video had viewers grimacing in disgust last week over what appeared to be dogs and other animals dying from poisoning outside a Pricemart outlet. Accompanying the video were insinuations that the company was the perpetrator of the dastardly act to rid ...

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December 7th, 2017

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Enough Is Enough!

Enough Is Enough!

The stance of silence adopted by our Chief Justice is bewildering. His posture of ignoring the swirl of public discussion, seems to be nurturing and fomenting grave, scandalous thoughts, and rumour. Added to which is the curiosity of decent minded people. But his friend has ...

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December 6th, 2017

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The Not-So-Great Escape

The Not-So-Great Escape

To say the events surrounding the escape and subsequent recapture of Vicky Boodram were nothing short of a movie plot would be quite accurate. Behind bars, this wily woman was able to befriend people in the right places, and the plan she concocted would have successfully ...

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December 5th, 2017

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Time To Set The Bar Higher!

Time To Set The Bar Higher!

We need to accomplish more than what is simply expected. This rings especially true for crime detection in this country. Year after year citizens are appalled to learn of the detection rates achieved by police. In the first half of 2017, the Police Service revealed an ...

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December 4th, 2017

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Relocate them!

Relocate them!

One of the local newspapers recently said it did not think shooting Beetham gangsters and delinquents, as suggested by Rafique Shah, or relocating all residents of the estate, were good ideas, nor would those ideas solve the recurring problems created by from within that ...

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December 1st, 2017

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