Editorial

TURNING A BLIND EYE TO ANOTHER CRIME

TURNING A BLIND EYE TO ANOTHER CRIME

We are inclined today to bring to the fore a topic that will surely stimulate heated debate, or more likely, controversy. Found along most major highways, especially where traffic congests on a daily basis, are peddlers of nuts fresh and salt, drinks – cold in the ice,

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April 26th, 2018

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The Trini Obligation to  Venezuela

The Trini Obligation to Venezuela

By now, most would know about the situation in neighbouring Venezuela. Hyperinflation coupled with political turmoil has created an environment that even the tough are struggling to survive in. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos recently said that “Venezuela is on the ...

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April 25th, 2018

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Ramp Up Distribution of Firearm Licences

Ramp Up Distribution of Firearm Licences

Gun violence remains high, and persons are being murdered on a daily basis, through illegal firearms acquired through the black market. And these disgusting criminals continue to thrive. Sure, there have been a high number of gun seizures by the police in the past year or ...

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April 24th, 2018

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Why Such A Brutal Attack On His Mom?

Why Such A Brutal Attack On His Mom?

Late last week we learnt of a very distressing situation in central Trinidad where a teenager attacked his mother with a cutlass, inflicting life threatening injury because she reprimanded for some reason she thought was of importance. It was reported that, in a fit of rage,

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April 23rd, 2018

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Invest In The  Recession

Invest In The Recession

Where are we going as a country? Where do we want to be 5, 10 or 15 years from now? Are we really focusing on the energy sector to carry us through the next few generations? We keep asking ourselves this, and we seem to get the same indication from those in charge, whoever ...

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April 20th, 2018

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The TTPS Stats Tactic

The TTPS Stats Tactic

Dear TTPS, please stop hiding behind statistics. During yet another weekly media briefing, the Service tooted its own horn regarding its successes in reducing crime. Now we have to give Jack his jacket. Yes, certain serious crimes are down between 2017 and 2018. So far for ...

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April 19th, 2018

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Laws Mean Nothing Without Enforcement

Laws Mean Nothing Without Enforcement

It comes as no great bombshell to hear that the United States government is concerned with yet another aspect of governance in good ole T&T. Some months ago we were hearing that authorities had buried their heads in the sand when it came to the issue of nationals who had

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April 18th, 2018

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NO SHORT-TERM FIX FOR SCHOOL VIOLENCE

NO SHORT-TERM FIX FOR SCHOOL VIOLENCE

It’s officially back-to-school as of yesterday. The characteristics that accompany a return to the classrooms, traffic and all, also made an unwelcomed return. With the final term of the academic year commencing, it’s crunch time for those students in the hot seats, i.e. ...

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April 17th, 2018

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Why Can’t We Live and Let Live?

Why Can’t We Live and Let Live?

Much debate has been stirred with the hallmark ruling in favour of activist Jason Jones and the buggery law in this country, the enforcement of which remains quite rare. Basically, it means the law criminalising the act of buggery is unconstitutional. Many chastisers have ...

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April 16th, 2018

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SIMILAR ISSUES BUT WORLDS APART

SIMILAR ISSUES BUT WORLDS APART

According to news reports from Toronto this week, 68 hundred Canadians have lodged complaints to the Telecoms authority there in the past six months! The complaints were all over the poor services offered by Internet and Mobile phone service providers. The providers being ...

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April 13th, 2018

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