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Medscape is a web resource for physicians and health professionals. It features peer-reviewed original medical journal articles. 

A recent review entitled, Is the Digital Rectal Exam Necessary All the Time, got my attention and given the current heightened interest in the topic in respect of prostate cancer, I now share the unaltered version below...

Sunday, August 7, 2016

I recently read an article in all the dailies where the Minister of National Security goes on record as saying “Trini Isis” can be arrested if there is evidence to suggest they were involved in terrorist activities. Mr Minister, sometimes I wonder if you think before you speak.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

As you exit the incoming Immigration check point at Piarco airport the first thing you notice is a cambio offering to sell you United States currency at TT$7.50 to US$1.00.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

I am writing to express my complete dissatisfaction with the position you have taken regarding the non-payment of outstanding monetary entitlements to "assenting" Clico policyholders.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Fazal Karim

The Keith Rowley-led administration has betrayed the nation yet again!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Last week’s media reports of raw sewage making its way into the sea at Maracas Bay must have been so alarming to much of the national community.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

A substantial decline in government revenues has brought into sharp focus its ability to continue financing a number of transfer payment programmes including the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (Gate).

Saturday, August 6, 2016

The GORTT programme of assistance for tertiary level studies to nationals brings into sharp focus the question: What is the issue being addressed?

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Robert Nesta Marley, in Redemption Song, sang “emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds…” This can only be achieved through accessible sustained educational pursuits but the recent disclosure of the proposed Gate restrictions is a step in the wrong direction...

Saturday, August 6, 2016

The present government’s philosophy on Gate, in keeping with its welfare leanings, is simply that any child/person who can qualify for tertiary education should be afforded that chance via government subsidy. 

Friday, August 5, 2016

I would like to first congratulate the members of the media present at the Post-Cabinet Press Conference on the quality of their questioning of Minister Anthony Garcia following his announcement on the future of the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (Gate) programme.

Friday, August 5, 2016

On this day in 1990, I was heading to the Hasely Crawford National Stadium to meet some friends. T&T Soca Warriors were scheduled to play and a big crowd was expected to show up for the Friday afternoon clash.

Friday, August 5, 2016

In these difficult economic times, our government is correct to establish clear policy as to how we should weather this storm created by low energy prices. To its credit, this administration has articulated such a strategy albeit a short term one.

Friday, August 5, 2016

With regard to road maintenance and repair, I can concur completely with what Mr Walters wrote in the letter headlined, Tobago road infrastructure deplorable. I live in San Fernando. 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Education is undeniably the cornerstone of a genuine democracy. It equips citizens to better discharge their civic duty and effectively govern themselves. It arms them with the power that knowledge and information provide.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

As a student nurse in the UK, I kept count of the number of bodies I helped prepare for collection by the mortuary attendants. One winter’s night I racked up a total of eight  patients spread over three separate floors. Just over one year, when this total was 50, I stopped counting.

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