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The Minister of Education’s assertion that teachers are partly to be blamed for the unsatisfactory literacy levels in the school system has some merit. Most teachers are trying their best, but unfortunately they may lack the requisite skills to deal with the language problems in their classes.

This may be due to the training they have received, to...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

I take in the the Dimanche Calypso Show every Carnival, not armed with the list of criteria the judges may have but simply to experience a special moment in the rendition of a calypso with a message poignantly compelling delivered in a style that is subtle and intellectually driven, with an...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

So, who decides which of our various multi-cultural national festivals are better for the country regardless as to the thinking of the Carnival believers? There is a lobby blames this season for the reason we are swimming in crime and murders.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

In speaking with colleagues and listening in on the ground floor, I am convinced that, regarding the FATCA bill, many Trinbagonians were subconsciously and unwittingly inspired to prayerful action as was the acting Police Commissioner who sought divine intervention regarding the epidemic of...

Sunday, February 26, 2017

People are increasingly out of jobs under this PNM administration. This callous PNM administration has effectively fired 60 On the Job Training (OJT) programme staff under the ruse of ‘restructuring’. From all information, this is nothing more than victimisation!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

I have chastised the police when it was warranted and have praised them when they were deserving. With regard to the incident of alleged bullying at the Mayaro primary school, I can see nothing in the police’s lack of action which would justify the police being called to account.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Clico Policyholders Group (CPG) has taken serious note of a recent headline in another newspaper which read Government exposed to shareholders, a reference to the shareholders agreement, which was signed in June 2009 between CL Financial (CLF) and the Government of T&T and has been...

Saturday, February 25, 2017

I would like to say kudos to the staff of the Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) at the POSGH who worked the night shift on February 3. My mom, Marjorie Popplewell, was assessed by Dr Donna Rampersad when we arrived and was rushed into the A&E for immediate attention.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Whilst I admit that on numerous occasions, I have criticised the Police Service for their perceived failure to protect our nation, to protect you and to protect me, it is imperative that we take the TTPS’ motto, To Protect and Serve, in its entirety.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

School is an institute of proselytisation and can be used as a tool for social integration. For parents, however, it also offers the perfect social corollary, as a place to shape children into model citizens of the world: responsible and law-abiding members of society.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

In her article covering Calypso Fiesta, T&T Guardian reporter Yvonne Webb wrote, “The sting and tongue-lashing, the baptism of fire reserved for politicians were sadly missing. The majority of the 41 calypsonians steered clear of bashing the Government.”

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

I was listening recently to the excellent plans from some of the more well-known all-inclusive fetes in T&T. Really impressive, good food, good music, “sober stations”, exit food stations. Never mind the high prices... after all, its Carnival, no recession here.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Speech Language Audiology Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SLAATT) wishes to advise the public to use hearing protection over the Carnival period.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

I am really sad that men are not admonished for feeling that women are their property and treating them as such.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

On February 17, 1985 I wrote a letter to the newspapers suggesting that Tobago should have its own Carnival and Steelband Panorama at a different time of the year, separate from Trinidad.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Remember the days of the small parties held in any house of any size in any part of T&T? Friends, family and neighbours only. No need for the police. You could park anywhere and your car would not be stolen. Not even a tyre removed.

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