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NO House, Land, Million Dollars or National Holiday

NO House, Land, Million Dollars or National Holiday

  We wrote earlier of the joy we share with the rest of citizens over the gold run by our 4×4 relay team. We said then “our hearts are swollen with pride, and not sunk with with the disenchantment of the plight of crime and corruption in which we find ourselves”. ...

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August 18th, 2017

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Take Care of our National  Bird

Take Care of our National Bird

This editorial is one of disappointment and heartbreak. On Monday evening, the Agriculture Minister posted photos on social media showing feathers and the decapitated head of a Scarlet Ibis. Yes, our national bird. He says the find was made after a short chase in a protected

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August 17th, 2017

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Set Sail For Another Inquiry

Set Sail For Another Inquiry

It’s not often you hear a Prime Minister Make public calls to members of his team to ensure their principles are not compromised, especially when it comes to a situation that has become a fiasco of sorts. The inter-island ferry issues have become a constant headline in the ...

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August 16th, 2017

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Not The Usual Headlines

Not The Usual Headlines

Headlines yesterday strayed from the usual – they were not dictated by murders, theft nor scandals, but instead beamed national pride. Newspaper covers were embellished by the news of T&T’s Men’s 4x400m relay team capturing Gold at the IAAF World Championships over the ...

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August 15th, 2017

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Wrecked

Wrecked

Recent statements have been made by the Police Complaints Authority regarding the wrecking of vehicles, and the police officers’ responsibilities in these situations. The PCA said a number of reports have reached their desk regarding officer’s who are allegedly not making ...

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August 14th, 2017

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Help Us Rise Rather Than Hold Us Down

Help Us Rise Rather Than Hold Us Down

Editorials have been written, letters sent to newspapers, and the talkshows on radio and television all have had their say. The Topic? Ancil Roget’s call for a boycott of what he calls “ the one percent of money and power in this country. Headlined “dare to dream” a fellow ...

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August 11th, 2017

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A Fishy-Smelling Ocean Flower

A Fishy-Smelling Ocean Flower

What seemed to be a temporary answer to the dysfunctional state of transportation on the inter-island sea bridge has grown into an even more complicated debacle. Recapping, the Port Authority contracted Bridgmans Services Group LP to provide inter-island ferry services using

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August 10th, 2017

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Respect The Uniform!

Respect The Uniform!

Citizens are split over the photo of a policewoman posing on a couch. The officer, dressed in her full uniform, is lying on the sofa, with one leg in the air. The setting is undetermined. Regardless, does that even really matter? The fact remains that this officer clearly ...

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August 9th, 2017

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Death By Debt”

Death By Debt”

Sri Lanka’s population is just over 21 million, and it’s about 37 times the size of Trinidad and Tobago. Its total national debt stands at 64 billion and ninety-five percent of its government income goes towards repaying loans! What has perked worldwide interest recently is ...

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August 8th, 2017

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Are You Willing To Pay For Someone Else’s Stupidity?

Are You Willing To Pay For Someone Else’s Stupidity?

Anyone who perused the news last week would have observed a series of stories, although not associated in any way, that had similar conclusions. On at least  three occasions that we saw, there were court matters against the State or its agents in which the plaintiffs were ...

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August 7th, 2017

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