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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...

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.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Is our drinking water deficient of lead and safe to consume? Does it meet the World Health Organisation’s potable water standards? Should we abandon platform?

Can we believe and trust our laboratory results here in T&T? Do we need international verification?

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

In 1993, Dr Ivan Chang-Yen, UWI Chemistry Department, confirmed high levels of lead were found in the soil and water in the Demerara Road, Wallerfield and La Chance Trace, Arima.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

In this article, I will confine my comments merely to the organisation of the Panorama finals competition.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Dr Terrence Farrell, Chairman of the Cabinet-appointed Economic Development Advisory Board, has voiced concern that in the last two years $3 billion from our foreign reserves went into foreign currency transactions ie supporting the TT dollar.

Monday, February 20, 2017

This is an open letter to the Minister of Education. Sir, can you please tell me what rationale was used to change the Creative Writing component of the SEA examination two months prior to the examination?

Monday, February 20, 2017

I would like to kindly appeal to the National Carnival Commission to seriously do something about the Road March competition.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Most readers would be aware Readymix (West Indies) Limited (RML) is a publicly-listed company, on the T&T Stock Exchange, incorporated and resident in the Republic of T&T.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Carnival is celebrated in a myriad of ways around the world. This festival is uniquely celebrated in Brazil, the United Kingdom, and the Caribbean however, it is arguably a quintessential example of popular culture in T&T.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

We have been witnessing an increase in violence against women in the last few months, which is quite troubling. What will cause a man to physically harm a woman to the point of slitting her throat is the question many have been asking.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

We have had such an upsurge of abuse handed down to females over the past few years in T&T that it makes one wonder what has gone wrong that women can be treated with such brutality at times.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

I am a Trinidadian living in the USA since 1969, and have always thought of my birth place as home, like any other person who feels a sense of belonging.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The choice of weapon used to commit murder in T&T is the gun, and presently the country is saturated with these. Since Tommy was a little boy we have been hearing that this is due to our unprotected sea borders and close proximity to the Venezuela mainland.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

There have been a couple of big news stories in the press recently, on the face of it unrelated, but I am wondering if there is not an important link between them which could be of huge future significance to this country, and indeed the region.

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