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In a few days we will elect a government that will be in power for five years. It will affect our lives in fundamental and critical ways. We hope it will be a good or better government, but voting alone and hoping do not necessarily make it so.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The statement made by acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams that serous crimes is dropping is so incredibly ridiculous, even laughable if it wasn’t so serious, it simply defies logic. The murder toll so far stands at 200, and we are only in July.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Almost four months ago I wrote to the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers association (TTMA) requesting them to change the proposed venue of their major trade show (TIC) from the so called João Havelange Centre of Excellence. 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Allegations of embezzlement regarding the Children's Life Fund (CLF) are disturbing. If these claims are true then it signals a red flag that is larger than life, our entire society must take note of this development.

Friday, July 10, 2015

I read in the daily newspapers recently that the City of Port-of-Spain intends to honour our first Miss Universe winner, Janelle Penny Commissiong-Chow by adding her name to Queen Street in downtown Port-of-Spain.

Friday, July 10, 2015

I am writing this letter in response to a previous letter entitled “Political Battered Wife Syndrome.” The letter is disconcerting to say the least.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Rowley is a geologist. It’s strange, since succeeding Manning, he didn’t apply his skills to map out how the PNM will strike oil in September 2015 and how it will avoid a blowout. The PNM’s list of assembled candidates indicates serious scraping of the bottom of the barrel; cutting edge...

Thursday, July 9, 2015

I am flabbergasted by the uproar from certain quarters at the statement made by His Excellency referring to “rum shop talk”. The phrase simply alludes to views and comments made by patrons at bars when during a lime and under the influence, express often with expletives albeit on serious issues...

Thursday, July 9, 2015

In typical battered wife syndrome, it would appear that the breakaway faction of the Congress of the People (COP) aka the Alliance of Independents (AOI) aka the Third Force Movement, is allegedly willing to take more blows from the United National Congress (UNC). In May 2010, the COP entered...

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Violent crime will increase here simply because in the first place we have no effective deterrent.

Imprisoning our local murderers for life on this island has no effect whatsoever on containing the murder rate.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

I am extremely pleased to see that the inter American Commission on Human Rights has thrown down the gauntlet to T&T to initiate reform for abolition of the death penalty.

And so I reiterate my long held view that capital punishment has no place in a civilised democratic society.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

As we enter into my least favourite season in Trinidad and Tobago, Election season, I wish to publicly state my utter disgust at some of our nation’s politicians and the distasteful approach to politics that they have taken.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The USA has legalised same-sex marriage. Of course, this decision has sparked debate, concern and in extreme cases outrage from the religious side. Across the Caribbean, discussion is now in full swing about the morality of pro-LGBT legislation.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

As I live and breathe, is there no end to the drivel that spews out of the mouth of Jack Warner? I refer to media reports that he will deal with the President of T&T in the fullness of time and alluding that he is a one-term president.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

I am quite perplexed and disappointed after reading the interview conducted by your Clevon Raphael with Mr T Hamel- Smith and published in (Sunday) Guardian.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Selecting candidates used to be an informal tap on the shoulder or a phone call but the electorate has become more cynical and party members more involved.

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