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Like domestic violence, the belief by some women that they are lesser mortals and cannot face the world without having a boyfriend, is not unique to T&T. But we have to admit that Trinbagonian women appear particularly susceptible.  

Having a child is also another badge of honour that is no big thing if the father is employed and “passing the...

Saturday, September 21, 2013

I was not surprised when the St Vincent PM sought to bring decriminalisation of marijuana to the regional agenda. I believe that the hidden agenda was to bring his country’s very substantial marijuana production from the informal sector into the legitimate economy....

Saturday, September 21, 2013

I have been listening on and off to the budget debate over the past week. While both sides were very vocal about how many roads were or were not paved, the Venezuela/TT gas field and many other “spicy” topics, one thing slipped by very quietly.

Friday, September 20, 2013

The country has to be grateful to the Chief Justice Ivor Archie for putting on the table for discussion, the question of  the decriminalising of marijuana. May I respectfully suggest that his proposal does not go far enough, and may well turn out to be a monumental waste of time and effort.

Friday, September 20, 2013

On the issue of my presence at a PNM function and being requested to say a few words at the occasion, I wish to recount some historical facts about my association with the UNC. I was a founding member of the UNC in 1989 and served as its General Secretary for two years.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Minister Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan in her budget presentation said that government revenues from the non-energy sector have exceeded those of the energy sector (62 per cent to 38 per cent) and this demonstrates that the Government has...

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Senior Counsel Israel Khan may find the CJ’s suggestion for the decriminalisation of possession of small amounts of marijuana “total madness”, however, were we to follow the CJ’s suggestion I’d be willing to bet that the price of marijuana would drop forthwith and,...

Thursday, September 19, 2013

As is customary, I read the Chief Justice’s speech delivered at the opening of the new law term and I must say I was most shocked this year. Usually, I am impressed with the his speech but this year I was most disappointed.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Herbert Volney despite his recent “hot mouthed” statements about challenging any move by government to remove him as MP for St Joseph, has suddenly accepted the inevitable.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

What goes up must come down and what comes down must wend its way to the place where it can ascend again to complete the natural cycle.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I refer to an article written by Gail Alexander regarding my contribution on the 2014 budget, where I had quoted prices for tickets on Caribbean Airlines from various destinations in North America.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dr Rowley, Opposition Leader in the Lower House, claimed during his response to the Minister of Finance budget speech that the incumbent government dumped the PNM’s Vision 2020 and has put nothing in its place. This is not strictly correct.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The competence of the stewards on duty on September 14 has been called into question following two dubious decisions. In the first instance, they took a decision to unilaterally remove all races from the turf track without any justifiable reason whatsoever. In keeping with the established...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

What does T&TEC have against the residents of Petit Valley? For the second straight week and the fourth in the past seven-eight weeks, electricity has been cut from 7 am on a Sunday morning!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
It is good for a change to see a public figure openly acknowledging his limitations, but in the same vein, Minister Roberts’ admission that his budget allocation for sport of $700 million is “all that they can handle” is in itself an indictment on him and his...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

How many more people have to be killed crossing the Beetham Highway before the government does something? Why are they crossing? On the south side is only bush and a garbage dump, no groceries, parlours or stores.

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