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Friday, June 22, 2018

I can’t resist but share my wondering on just how the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance are going to handle the failing grade from the labour movement and more importantly, the threat of strike by TTUTA if wage negotiations fail to resume!

Friday, June 22, 2018

While we are all flying flags of foreign countries that many of us have never even visited, let us also take the time to fly our own red, white and black and recognise Shannon Gabriel of T&T.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Having listened to a small fraction of the labour union leaders’ contributions and hearing the threats about “rest and reflection” (what a hope, the party boats are already preparing), I mentioned to a colleague that one lesson that should be taught in schools and universities was the ability to...

Friday, June 22, 2018

The warning from TTUTA president Lynsley Doodhai to the Education Ministry that teachers may not report for duty for the start of the September 2018 school term unless the Chief Personnel Officer begins negotiations with TTUTA is plain irresponsible.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

This is T&T where image is everything. The image of the collective trade unions as being bereft of basic intelligence and understanding of the true world of work, has slipped another rung.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

I think more parents who have children attending secondary school should encourage them to take advantage of the opportunities available in the areas of Technical & Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

Thursday, June 21, 2018

We are not likely to see any time soon any significant improvement in productivity in the public sector due to a number of factors including political, systemic, and cultural.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

I cannot allow the inaccurate and untrue statements from Independent Senator Paul Richards about the work of the Student Support Services Unit of the Ministry of Education to pass without commenting.

I am a former teacher and I know that his statements are false.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Petrotrin issue and the need to address it before it bankrupts the country was the subject of an address to the nation by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley in January 2017.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Father’s Day is here once again and many homes and families will be busy making all the necessary preparation for this special occasion. I know that for some there will be mixed feelings since they may have lost that special person or he may not be at home presently.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

We live, eat, and breathe domestic violence scenarios out here in T&T. The ‘I must have a boyfriend/I must have a girlfriend syndrome’ is eclipsed by the many May to December love affairs that end in tears.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Labour day will be celebrated once again this week on June 19, 2018, to be exact and it was declared an annual national holiday in the year 1973. It marks the anniversary of the day of the Butler oilfield riots which took place in the year 1937.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

With all that we are hearing being spent on the problem of the ever-growing crime situation in T&T, the results are far below par.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

We regularly have marches by concerned citizens protesting the rise in crime and criminality throughout the country. They never appear to be biased regarding political affiliation, religion or race.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

There has been public disquiet and a brouhaha about high public offices and pressing social matters within recent months—most notably the selection and approval of a Commissioner of Police and Deputy Commissioner of Police.

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