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A little more than a week ago, the Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlan announced that she will be retiring December 15, 2017. According to top Canadian jurists, her unexpected retirement will be a dramatic loss for the Canadian Supreme Court. Since joining the Supreme Court in 1989, she has heard more than 2,000 Supreme Court appeals and written...

Saturday, June 17, 2017

For some reason the armed robbery of Father Clyde Harvey triggered reactions of shock from members of the public. It seemed inconceivable to many that criminals would target a man of the cloth. Father Harvey is, unfortunately, as eligible as any of us to be targeted by criminal predators.

Friday, June 16, 2017

An historic victory was won last week when child marriage was pro­hibited by amendments to the marriage laws of T&T.

This was a victory for the women’s movement, support­ed by male allies and working across race, class and religion, despite how fraught that can be.

Friday, June 16, 2017

I waited in vain for the outrage that should come from a civilised society, with the revelation that in our justice system, there are young men, who at 11 and 13 years of age, were charged with a crime, and after ELEVEN years, their cases have not yet begun.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Last week I alluded to the public’s perception being a possible applicable test in determining the scores of the Chief Justice and the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC) as well as a yardstick against which the confidence reposed by the public in the Judiciary could be measured.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

From what I now belatedly understand, T&T officially follows internationally accepted guidelines for patient care in the state system.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

It is illegal to drive over 80km on the highway, to drink alcohol and drive or to commit murder, yet we can all agree that each of these happen as though there were no laws against them.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

LONDON— In the big book of political blunders, Theresa May’s decision to hold a snap election to solidify her Brexit mandate will rank among the most memorable — and the most unnecessary.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

I’ve been looking with some interest at two political dramas unfolding over the last months. The first, of course, is the Strangelovean insanity that is the Trump presidency.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Climate change is a clear and present threat facing all of us today. So we must ask ourselves what kind of world we will leave for our children if we do not take decisive actions now.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

There is a body lying in the Savannah. It’s about 30 metres away, on the grass under the poui, the ones that everyone love to photograph. There is a full moon but it is dark under the tree. The lower half of the body is covered with a whitish piece of cloth.

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