Editorial

Dr. Gabrial’s Rants

Dr. Gabrial’s Rants

We are yet to see any outright public condemnation by other media of Dr. Dhelia Gabriel’s racist rants. Sure, they reported fully what was allegedly said, including the Health Ministers response. But both, not good enough. To be fair, one paper blamed the system for allowing

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June 22nd, 2018

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Selective Football Fanaticism

Selective Football Fanaticism

It’s World Cup season, that beautiful time that comes along once every four years. And though we’ve been absent from all but one tournament so far, we as Trinis still have the sides that we would back, no questions asked, win or lose. Sometimes we back them for the talent on

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June 21st, 2018

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The Irrelevance Of Service Commissions In Today’s World

The Irrelevance Of Service Commissions In Today’s World

Businessman Frank Mouttet may be right. And there is a large number of people, grown-up since Independence in 1962, who tend to agree with him. He says in a recent letter to the newspapers “the Service Commissions have destroyed our country, the most egregious imposition on ...

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June 20th, 2018

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Banning Android Boxes Won’t Fix Poor Local Content

Banning Android Boxes Won’t Fix Poor Local Content

We are absolutely against attempts being made to scapegoat the use of Android Streaming Boxes as the cause of the slow and painful death of television and cable tv as we know them. Calls are being made by those with biased motives, and local operators of Cable and TV ...

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June 19th, 2018

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Why Shouldn’t We Want To Pay Property Tax?

Why Shouldn’t We Want To Pay Property Tax?

We’ve written quite a lot about the re-introduction of Property tax to the range of taxes citizens are liable for in this country. On reflection, maybe the previous regime which abandoned it, was short sighted in that having done away with a mere few dollars here and there, ...

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June 18th, 2018

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Appreciating Each Other

Appreciating Each Other

Trinidad and Tobago is a beautiful multicultural society. And we would like to think that it is also a tolerant one, where the various cultures also live in peace and harmony. That perception however has been hit hard in recent times, by some persons who feel they can say ...

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June 15th, 2018

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Challenging Our Right to Better Service

Challenging Our Right to Better Service

Another day, another uproar. This time, it has to do with reports of possible regulations to govern the use of Android boxes in Trinidad and Tobago. According to media reports, the call for such measures originates with subscription television providers, who reported a drop ...

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June 14th, 2018

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Two For One

Two For One

Commentary on instances of shootings in recent weeks or months have lamented the deaths of young, innocent boys, doing no more than opening their front doors, or sitting on their front steps playing with electronic tablets. That type of commentary comes often from either ...

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June 13th, 2018

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Social Media’s  View Of Police Credibility

Social Media’s View Of Police Credibility

The latest social media debacle that has confronted the local police service is the pictures that surfaced over the weekend of a marked patrol vehicle sunk in the sand on a beach. It is alleged that officers were investigating reports of guns and drugs on the beach when ...

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June 12th, 2018

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Our Lingering Race Issue

Our Lingering Race Issue

After half a century as an independent country, we here in Trinidad and Tobago still cannot seem to come to terms with our multi-cultural background. And what’s worse, we are hypocrites about it. How many times have we been proud to claim a Trinbagonian who has done well for

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June 11th, 2018

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