The Start (HOPEFULLY) Of Better Governance
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The Start (HOPEFULLY)  Of Better Governance

The Start (HOPEFULLY) Of Better Governance

The start, hopefully, of a better working relationship between the Government and the Opposition. Tuesday’s meeting between Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar was monumental, not because of any agreements made, but the attitude that ...

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July 20th, 2017

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Two Heads, Should Be Better Than One!

Two Heads, Should Be Better Than One!

Much has been made over the last week or so of the meeting between the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition, and rightly so. On the surface, it’s an applaudable move by the Prime Minister, asking to meet with the Opposition Head on matters of immediate national ...

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July 19th, 2017

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Health Care Battles

Health Care Battles

In Trinidad and Tobago, having an illness or ailment is simply part of the battle for recovery. The main challenge is access to proper treatment. Cancer patients can attest to this. Recently, we heard from a cancer patient in remission. As part of his treatment, he had to be

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July 18th, 2017

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Conversation Or Quarrel? You Be The Judge

Conversation Or Quarrel? You Be The Judge

How many times have you looked at something and recognised immediately that it was mislabelled? That is, it was misrepresenting what the product or service actually was. Have you ever wondered how could the supposedly ‘learned individuals’ who packaged the ...

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July 17th, 2017

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The return of the real West Indies?

The return of the real West Indies?

Alas! The future of West Indies cricket seems a lot less bleak, now that we know the core players have returned. Cricket West Indies on Thursday announced that significant progress was made in negotiations between players and the board. The players up for selection once ...

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July 14th, 2017

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Time To Talk Real Issues

Time To Talk Real Issues

Finally! After much physical and mental suffering by the people of Trinidad and Tobago, the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader have agreed to meet to discuss matters of “national importance”.  The invitation was extended yesterday by PM Dr Keith Rowley, and was ...

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July 13th, 2017

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Living Dangerously

Living Dangerously

In Monday’s Editorial, we spoke of the dire need for redress regarding the general attitude towards health in this country. Mention was made of another frightening issue with more immediate implications which we will now explore. The Institute for Economics and Peace issued ...

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July 12th, 2017

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Wanted! Men and Women of Real Integrity

Wanted! Men and Women of Real Integrity

According to the dictionaries, the meaning of the word “INTEGRITY” is the quality of being honest, with strong moral principles and moral uprightness, and a person deemed to be accurate and truthful in one’s actions. Our Integrity Commission was created 29 years ago to keep ...

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July 11th, 2017

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We Are What We Eat!

We Are What We Eat!

Trinidad & Tobago has the second-highest death rate from heart diseases amongst the 34 countries in the Americas, bettered only by Guyana. This according to a presentation at a conference last week, one which was inspired mostly by a health status report headed by the ...

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July 10th, 2017

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Improving the SEA score

Improving the SEA score

Every year at the release of the SEA examination, there is the ritual of looking at the scores, comparing the statistics and identifying the areas that need improvement. With over 18 thousand Standard 5 pupils writing the SEA exam this year, 2,170 of them earned less than 30

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July 7th, 2017

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