Editorial

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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Understanding Autism

Understanding Autism

April is Autism Awareness Month. And it is time we start understanding what this condition is. Trinidad and Tobago still has a taboo rife with stereotypes when it comes to mental illnesses or mental conditions. Autistic persons are misunderstood simply because many citizens ...

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April 12th, 2018

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No More Harassment!

No More Harassment!

A Minister has been fired, one day after being reassigned within the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. It followed reports of sexual harassment allegedly against Darryl Smith during his tenure at the Sports Ministry. There were heads turning, wondering why Smith was simply ...

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April 11th, 2018

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Time For Ole Talk Done!

Time For Ole Talk Done!

From time to time, newly elected officials or those seeking election, and City mayors, particularly those in San Fernando, Arima and now Port of Spain, threaten owners with seizure of property if they fail to clean up or maintain them. A few years ago, the San Fernando Mayor

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April 10th, 2018

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Why The Secrecy?

Why The Secrecy?

Once again the population is left like a bunch of fools wondering what went on and asking questions about what should have been a straightforward case of public knowledge. It is very much understood that those in pubic office hold a responsibility to be as transparent as ...

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April 9th, 2018

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