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There is a conditionality attached to any national referendum. One assumes that populations of voters are generally literate people, and moreover, specifically literate on any referendum issue to be decided.  

Inevitably, however, the conditionality leads to a cocktail of calculated public information from the hands of political elites, uncaring...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

It is happening far too often that people in custody, whether in the nation’s prisons or in holding cells in police stations, are being found dead by hanging. Note that I am not suggesting suicide or murder, but found dead by hanging.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Many people in the public would have liked that the audits of the Education Facility Company Limited (EFCL) and all other audits of government ministries and state enterprises be automatically submitted to the DPP and the police service and probably in addition to the Office of the AG.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Ummah T&T Muslim Lobby Group condemns the attack and murder of 49 people by a deranged man who is being labelled as “Muslim,” over the weekend in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Ban ki-Moon, Secretary General of the UN, having to withdraw the name of Saudi Arabia as one of the nations guilty of atrocities against children in Yemen is not surprising, for his organisation stood to lose almost $700 billion in aid if it maintained its stance against that country. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

I like to think that I have a basic understanding of the political movements—the PNM and whatever form their opponents took—and the challenges that faced each of them during their existence.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

On behalf of my father and the Leelah family who live at Lawrence Park (Eden Rahim Park) and who are directly affected by the nuisance of the constant ball coming over the fence, and having to face the harassment of the players wanting to trespass on our property, I am pleading to the Arima...

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

In my years abroad and because of the adherence to the strict laws regarding equal opportunities in the United Kingdom regarding fair employment, I was privileged to work alongside many staff members who were LGBT. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Last Friday, the Caribbean Court of Justice gave their verdict in the Maurice Tomlinson v Trinidad & Tobago & Belize case, finding that he had not proved his case of discrimination due to immigration regulations in both countries that deny entry to homosexuals.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Mr Minister of Education, I think it’s time that all teachers and principals be held accountable for identifying each registered child who misses school when a note confirming their absence is not received from their parents or caregivers.

Monday, June 13, 2016

I usually find it entertaining to read the sometimes comical, neatly laminated “words of wisdom” and catchy one liners plastered all over the low ceiling interiors and almost every nook and cranny inside maxi taxis while travelling, but a visually-disturbing trip aboard a PBR maxi en route to...

Monday, June 13, 2016

Sporting confessions, a satirical piece:

Sunday, June 12, 2016

People always criticise the public healthcare system in T&T, but when our brother/son Kareem Abdool spent seven months in and out of several public medical institutions, our seven-month challenge was supported by the efficiency, professionalism, loving care, hard work, compassion and...

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Sad to say, Finance Minister Colm Imbert is deluded to suggest that spending $2.5b from the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund (HSF) to pay bills will save the country from plunging into a crisis.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

In addition to all the encomiums, praises, tributes paid to Muhammad Ali during and following the Muslim hour of prayer on Friday in Louisville, Kentucky, I add the following. 

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Oh! What a night for the homeless man seen sleeping in a drain in Port-of-Spain. The situation is totally out of control and has reached the critical stage of epidemic outbreak in the city. 

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