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Recent polls which were published in the newspaper state that the ratings of the Prime Minister has gone up yet the election race is too close to call because the overall rating of the Government has dropped. How can the rating of a Prime Minister go up but her chances at the polls be reduced? I thought this was a contradiction, but on closer inspection...

Friday, April 17, 2015

Our traffic burden is becoming more and more problematic. We who journey along the east-west corridor daily, living in the east and working in the west, waste close to four hours in traffic.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

I was driving down Richmond Street one day and observed two boys, ages 10-12, having an altercation on the sidewalk. They looked like they were brothers but were having quite an argument. When blows started to ensue, one of them who had an umbrella in his hand, hit the other boy.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The recent uproar and wave of support from Trinis in particular, at Destra Garcia’s recent call for the fence removal incident at Bacchanal Jamaica carnival event, is irrational and moreover misplaced. In my view, the fence, barrier, segregation etc, between VIP and General is but a smoke screen

Thursday, April 16, 2015

I note where the cacophonic duo, Rowley and Roget, is at it again trying to distract the audience from enjoying the acatalectic symphony composed by Kamla in 2010 and conducted by her in true virtuoso fashion since then. The Guardian reported Rowley decided to modify the PNM’s fœtal labour policy

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A character in the hugely popular HBO series, Game of Thrones, remarked, “Politics is the art of compromise.” Immediately I started to think about own political quagmire. In Trinidad the political parties need to come together or compromise to defeat the PNM.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

What really going on at NIB? I applied for my pension in July last year. The clerk who attended to me said that my application was in order—I have adequate contributions and everything else was satisfactory. She told me that I would receive my pension in two to three months’ time. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Chaguaramas is a wonderful place. And as more and more people realise that and visit the beaches, marinas, zip line, golf course, restaurants and bars, it has literally become hell to enter and leave.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Every time I see WASA’s advertisements boasting of improved delivery, I feel for the people of Habakkuk Gardens, Las Lomas and the residents of upper Mundo Nuevo and Lee Kam Trace in Mamoral, who not only do not have a reliable truck-borne water supply, but do not even have water lines running to

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The England Test team is currently in the Caribbean for a three-Test series. This is to be followed by the Australians for a two-Test series.

To the West Indian cricket fans who are excited about these matches and hope that our team performs well, let’s face reality.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

It seems good that the recent Easter and even Carnival periods in Tobago were booming. Flights and sea travel trips were booked solid. However, these travel fees are heavily subsidised by the Government, and by extension, the taxpayers.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

There are some “politically discerning” people who would agree that there is a plan afoot to reshape the People’s National Movement (PNM) election strategy to suit the needs of the Government. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Many of the public servants at the ministry of Education and Ministry of Finance with responsibility for gratuities and pensions cannot tell their elbows from their pillows. These include especially permanent secretaries and heads of departments.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I decided to analyse the statement that Vernella Toppin made in the Parliament about Dr Rowley, but after in doing so, I realised this is what politics is about. People dig up your past, they want to know the kind of person that will be representing them.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A straight case of abuse of power

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

As T&T moves inexorably closer to the impending and eagerly anticipated general election, it is interesting to step back and take a look at the political landscape in two other countries where election winds are blowing.

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