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The Health Social Workers Association of T&T (HESWATT) has noted with grave concern the issue of economic migrants from Venezuela. Reports have pointed to an increase in Venezuelan nationals arriving on our shores. 

We must not succumb to the temptation to view our closest South American neighbours as “burdens,” which appears to be the tone in...

Sunday, May 22, 2016

While the rest of T&T is enjoying the new competitive advantage of an open telecom market, with both Digicel Play and Massy Communications entering the market by providing both cable TV and Internet services, residents of Oasis Greens, the new and much talked about HDC housing development in...

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Earlier this week at the UWI forum on Privacy and Law Enforcement, I presented the Attorney General with a scenario regarding the SSA and its contravention which resulted from the massive indictment on the Police Service that came from the Prime Minister.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

In the midst of the debate and discussions on Child Marriage, Rescue Mission, a FBO/NGO supports the position to review this law to accommodate the Marriage Act of T&T. This law introduced during the colonial rule to accommodate the practices of that time served its purpose.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

It was indeed amazing to read recently that former Minister of Local Government, Dr Rambachan, propose to “fiercely reject any attempts to expand the Forres Park facility (landfill) and will support the idea of a modern facility to dispose of garbage and at the same time produce by-products”.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

I must compliment the Chemistry, food and Drug division of the ministry of health for removing an unnamed brand of bottled coconut water from supermarket shelves because of its false labeling and contents.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

With statistics showing approximately fourteen thousand Venezuelans visiting our shores in a very short space of time, I believe it is something we should be concern about.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Hindu Women’s Organisation of T&T maintains its demands for the Marriage Acts of Trinidad and Tobago to be amended. 

Friday, May 20, 2016

I do not support child marriages.

Friday, May 20, 2016

The YWCA recognizes that child, early and forced marriage is a human rights issue that affect the rights of women and girls.

Friday, May 20, 2016

The Archbishop of Port of Spain (as part of) the religious organization MOST notorious for raping young children is alarmingly hypocritical and i want to take him to task.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Whenever I wake up to news reports such as the Prime Minister declaring that crime is now apparently "unacceptable", it makes me want to just go back to sleep and never wake up again. To suggest that crime has only just become "unacceptable" means that it was once acceptable, and I can't for the...

Thursday, May 19, 2016

I have listened to the leader of the Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO) Brother Harrypersad Maharaj’s defence of the Marriage Act of T&T which allows a child as young as 12 years old to marry. Bro  Maharaj’s arguments were that age was not a determinant of maturity. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

There is much furor with respect to the Muslim and Hindu Marriage Ordinances and a buildup of hype on social media with respect to child marriages. I have been a Muslim Marriage officer for more than forty years and during that time I have never been approached to perform a child marriage. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

I cannot believe this is even up for debate. In Trinidad and Tobago, the constitution states that a CHILD, which is defined as a person under the age of eighteen, could be legally married once their parents or guardians have given permission/ consent for this to happen. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Diego Martin United Church is not a member of the Inter-Religious Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago, but is the only fully ecumenical Church and congregation in the country, founded by the Methodist, Moravian and Presbyterian Churches, and thus believes itself duty-bound to respond to...

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