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Editorial

Who is overseeing our nest egg?

Whenever we hear of the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund it brings to mind thoughts of the proverbial nest egg. A fund that’s there to be used sparingly to keep us afloat whenever we are in dire straits. With our country now starting to feel the effects of the ...

Amrit Maharaj

June 7th, 2016

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Are new bank charges profiteering?

Are new bank charges profiteering?

We join with all others protesting and objecting to the increase in bank charges. Banks, like other businesses do provide a service, and rightfully should charge fees for those services. But it seems to us that many of the fees introduced earlier this week, are are ...

Amrit Maharaj

June 6th, 2016

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Teenage Abortions

Teenage Abortions

A lot of talk has been taking place in the past few weeks regarding child marriages and of course it all links back to the protection of children. The Children’s Authority is just over one year old and has begun to deal with cases related to the safety and well-being of ...

Amrit Maharaj

June 3rd, 2016

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The Consumer has the Power!

The Consumer has the Power!

Have you ever gone to a retailer to make a purchase and felt you were being ripped off? Was it the general ambience of the establishment? Could it have been the demeanour of the characters within? Did the fact that there were no price tags on items raise a red flag? Well, ...

Amrit Maharaj

June 2nd, 2016

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The Consumer has the Power

The Consumer has the Power

Have you ever gone to a retailer to make a purchase and felt you were being ripped off? Was it the general ambience of the establishment? Could it have been the demeanour of the characters within? Did the fact that there were no price tags on items raise a red flag? Well, ...

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June 2nd, 2016

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An Unbecoming Indian Arrival Day Message

An Unbecoming Indian Arrival Day Message

The topic of the Hindu Marriage Act reformation has brought with it the expected heated discussions over the last few weeks since the issue became prominent. In a previous Editorial, we spoke of the need for its re-evaluation; the general consensus is that is it, like many ...

Amrit Maharaj

June 1st, 2016

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Enforce vagrancy laws now!

Enforce vagrancy laws now!

Seems to us that in this country, we have long passed the stage of the ridiculous. We’re now in nether-land. Aided and abetted by lawyers seeking work, and potentially the law courts taking rights and privilege to the extreme. A group of homeless people is suing the Port of ...

Amrit Maharaj

May 31st, 2016

664 comments

Don’t forget about Customer Service!

Don’t forget about Customer Service!

There have been recent developments regarding the issue of buying local and supporting businesses based in T&T, in an effort to help boost the economy in these harsh financial conditions. Sure, that’s a great way to go about as a country, moving ahead by supporting each ...

Amrit Maharaj

May 27th, 2016

571 comments

Hasty bilateral agreement?

Hasty bilateral agreement?

Our first reaction today could have been to express our views on the voice message making the rounds on Whatsapp and social media, purportedly claiming an attack on local malls in imminent. But it would be prudent to allow the protective services to investigate further ...

Amrit Maharaj

May 25th, 2016

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What’s Expected from Maduro’s Visit?

What’s Expected from Maduro’s Visit?

The plummet of world oil prices has dire repercussions not only for Trinidad and Tobago, but all economies that are dependent on this fossil fuel to generate the bulk of their revenue. The crisis plaguing neighboring Venezuela, a country with the largest known oil reserves ...

Amrit Maharaj

May 24th, 2016

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