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Sometime last year, it appeared that the Chief Justice got up one morning and decided to raise the issue of child marriages. The Attorney General immediately created a bandwagon upon which the media rode frenzy throughout the population. To date, the statistics which the Attorney General relies upon still begs the following pertinent questions:

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

The obsession of politicians and parties with gaining and holding political and state power to satisfy narrow interests is endangering modern civilisation.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Last week, during the consideration of the Miscellaneous Provisions (Marriage) Bill 2016, the Attorney General sought the removal of the Preamble to the bill as well as the certificate that confirmed that Parliament was being asked to enact the legislation by a three-fifths majority because it...

Sunday, January 22, 2017

That it is morally wrong to marry off 12-and-14-year-old girls is irrefutable. That is why the people wanting to retain these antediluvian laws have to resort to superstition and sophistry to make their arguments.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Are our leaders listening to the cries of the people in T&T? Are they hearing the excruciating pain of the youth, the elderly, mothers, fathers, friends, co-workers, and neighbours who have lost loved ones?

Saturday, January 21, 2017

My 20-month-old son Kyle is at that interesting stage of developing a sense of humour.

This week he told me, “I want milk.”

“You want milk?” I asked, just to make sure.

He narrowed his eyes and deepened his voice and replied, “I want mik.”

Saturday, January 21, 2017

If Parliamentarians had expected to be viewing US President Donald Trump’s inauguration yesterday, they found themselves instead in the Parliament chamber, doing emergency work.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

It’s no secret poor productivity is a defining characteristic of this country. Late to work, early to leave and little meaningful effort in between. Add to that the counter-productive affinity for meetings which we don’t understand are a means to an end and not the end in itself.

Friday, January 20, 2017

The murder of Shannon Banfield in December, 2016 created somewhat of a nationwide panic and generated much talk about the safety of women in T&T. Women seem to be in the spotlight even more of lately as prime targets for violent crime.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Regrettably, it is uncertain whether Tuesday’s Senate vote on the Miscellaneous Provisions (Marriage) Bill 2016 will actually lead to protection of girls from too-early marriage.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

So, the Ministry of Works and Transport is learning rather belatedly that its job, if properly executed, requires a minimum amount of capacity in the area of research and development.

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