Editorial

WASTED FUNDS ON ANCIENT IDEOLOGIES

WASTED FUNDS ON ANCIENT IDEOLOGIES

Last week, there was again discussion in the Senate about the over-abundance of UWI graduates, particularly in the medical field. And the discussion seemed to zero in on the government’s responsibility to find jobs for these graduates. We didn’t know of this responsibility. ...

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July 3rd, 2018

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LAWLESSNESS VS LEGISLATION

LAWLESSNESS VS LEGISLATION

Do we have enough fingers to count the instances in which police proclaimed that a particular suspect was known to them as a gang leader? We hardly doubt it. It’s something we hear quite regularly and always wonder about its absurdity. Late last week, we again heard ...

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July 2nd, 2018

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Start Recycling Now!

Start Recycling Now!

With news that the Beetham Landfill is literally running out of space, the only solution would be recycling, which we believe should become part of our local culture, as quickly as possible. How can we do that? This is the main question! Trinis can be filthy. Visit our ...

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June 29th, 2018

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The Disdain That Accompanies Elections

The Disdain That Accompanies Elections

The local elections machinery is heating up again along the East-West Corridor and with it we see some of the regular distasteful practices emerging, much to our discontent. A short drive through Barataria alone over the past week, announced clearly, the lack of respect for ...

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June 28th, 2018

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The Perks of being a Politician

The Perks of being a Politician

What should be done with Ministers who are embroiled in court matters? That’s the age old question that remains unanswered here in Trinidad and Tobago. Recently, National Security Minister Edmund Dillon was a defendant in a case in the United States, where he was accused of ...

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June 27th, 2018

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BETWEEN AN EDUCATIONAL ROCK AND A HARD PLACE

BETWEEN AN EDUCATIONAL ROCK AND A HARD PLACE

The value of a sound education can never be overstated. It is revered as the key to success, the way out of poverty. Failure to reach one’s educational goals can surely bring unparalleled disappointment. Most of us have been there, failing an exam or falling short of a ...

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June 26th, 2018

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The treatment of T&T’s Asylum Seekers

The treatment of T&T’s Asylum Seekers

One should always keep track of what’s happening around the world. Global happens may seem far away and arbitrary to us, but in some cases the ripple effects can affect us. Otherwise, it’s just nice to expand our thoughts beyond our own borders, and just be aware of what ...

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June 25th, 2018

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Dr. Gabrial’s Rants

Dr. Gabrial’s Rants

We are yet to see any outright public condemnation by other media of Dr. Dhelia Gabriel’s racist rants. Sure, they reported fully what was allegedly said, including the Health Ministers response. But both, not good enough. To be fair, one paper blamed the system for allowing

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June 22nd, 2018

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Selective Football Fanaticism

Selective Football Fanaticism

It’s World Cup season, that beautiful time that comes along once every four years. And though we’ve been absent from all but one tournament so far, we as Trinis still have the sides that we would back, no questions asked, win or lose. Sometimes we back them for the talent on

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June 21st, 2018

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The Irrelevance Of Service Commissions In Today’s World

The Irrelevance Of Service Commissions In Today’s World

Businessman Frank Mouttet may be right. And there is a large number of people, grown-up since Independence in 1962, who tend to agree with him. He says in a recent letter to the newspapers “the Service Commissions have destroyed our country, the most egregious imposition on ...

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June 20th, 2018

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