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Group chairman and CEO of the ANSA McAL Group Norman Sabga has signalled the conglomerate’s intent to bolster its growth through a number of acquisitions soon to be finalised.

“We are looking at two acquisitions right now. One is pretty close to finalization which would give us greater reach across the Caribbean in the manufacturing sector and...

Sunday, March 12, 2017

While the research work on the cost of Carnival to the taxpayer and the financial returns now derived from it proceeds, we are faced with the single most important question of the Carnival: Do we want to celebrate it and all its artistic expressions as a people’s festival designed to fill the...

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Now that the Carnival season is over and the true state of our nation is before us in the cold light of day, if we truly care about our country, each other and our future, we as Trinbagonians need to send a clear message to every single person holding public office that enough is enough.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

I was lying on the bed reading with my son Kyle, who will be two years old in May, next to me, when he put his face close to mine and said: “Kyle Kijani Baldeosingh loves his Daddy.”

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Just how relieved Government was regarding Tuesday’s success of the FATCA legislation in the Senate could have been measured by a single standout action which occurred that night.

Finance Minister Colm Imbert thanking the Opposition effusively. An otherwise (very) infrequent gesture.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

There is no shortage of news in T&T that is either completely disheartening or exasperating. Abandoning the newspapers isn’t a solution because, as you know, news is merely a reflection of what’s happening in society.

Friday, March 10, 2017

What’s quite troublesome in T&T is the detection rate for this crime, that is, the proportion of person(s) found and charged for these crimes. It’s pretty low. In 2013, the detection rate was 4.5 per cent.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Organised by Christina Lewis, the first International Women’s Day (IWD) march in Trinidad was held in 1958. This years’ IWD march, which will be held tomorrow, almost 60 years later, speaks to continued work over these decades to make gender equality and equity and women’s rights, a reality.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Today’s Maha Sabha’s column was written by Pt Bhadase Seetahal Maharaj, president of the Pandits Parishad. This Council of Pandits, comprising almost 200 pandits, feel offended and insulted by calypsonian Chalkdust’s rendition, Learn from Arithmetic:

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Disclosure. During my last trip to Jamaica I had raw oysters at Port Royal served with a sauce that included a marijuana twig soaked in a concoction of honey, Scotch Bonnet peppers and spices. Yummy, and it also helped ease my sore throat and cough.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Just when you think Carnival is over and you’re swimming away, a fin pops up in the water. This fin is a letter to the editor by Mr Aiyegoro Ome, former president of NJAC and the NACC, headlined “Critics Essential to Developing Our Creative Arts” (March 1).

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