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Foreign investors, petroleum companies, have discovered large deposits of petroleum off the coast of Guyana. Guyana with a population of fewer than one million people is poised to become the richest plantation in the region, as we preside over the depletion of these natural resources in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T), a country which now has to import...

Friday, July 4, 2014

The number of unsolved crimes has increased dramatically over the last decade in T&T. Although law enforcement agencies have strived to combat criminals and bring them to justice, the majority of cases go unsolved, unprosecuted or unconvicted.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

That CAL continues to fly is so important to all of us that the reasons for the sick-out on July 1, should be made known to the public.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The recent statement by Senator Camille Robinson-Regis in the Senate during the debate on the report of the Salaries Commission and the Judges Salaries and Pensions (Amendment) Bill that public comments on the issue had “resulted in some rats coming out of their holes” was to be deeply regretted...

Thursday, July 3, 2014

It was 2002, the year of Ronnie Mc Intosh’s Biting Insects. The young Surinamese were dancing in the aisle of the aircraft and singing that popular calypso with much gusto.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The March 2015 deadline for the completion of the San Fernando to Point Fortin highway will not be met as Works and Infrastructure Minister Dr Surujrattan Rambachan admitted that the $7.5 billion project will run into 2016. Nevertheless, Rambachan said drivers would...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Please help! We should not be held to ransom for public services. We pay our taxes for these essential services. I am due to travel (medical reasons/holiday) on Thursday and applied for my passport (renewal) some two months ago. I have been met with locked doors at the San-Fernando office.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Should Cepep or URP be counted as employment? Or are they “created work?” Why are individuals more keen on these forms of employment rather than those of a more permanent type?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

In recent times we have witnessed the blame for criminal activity falling on the police as they have been involved in various mishaps resulting in the loss of civilian life. Fighting crime, however, is not and should not be the responsibility of any one person or group of people.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

T&T is a culturally vibrant country well equipped with an abundance of human and natural resources.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

It is amazing to see the type of responses to the debate on the Judges Salaries and Pension (Amendment) Bill and the Retiring Allowances (Legislative Service) Bill before the Parliament.

Monday, June 30, 2014

I wish to make some suggestions regarding the distribution of national scholarships for our CAPE students. At present most of the scholarship winners come from prestige schools which are the denominational schools, and these are the schools which get the most brilliant students from the SEA...

Monday, June 30, 2014

Judging from the number of persons who contacted me to suggest that I write part two, it would appear as though my last column, Lucrative Pensions of MPs, has struck a chord with readers. Many people have asked me to go into more detail, but before I do, I must warn that the pedestals, on which...

Sunday, June 29, 2014

I would like to ask a public question: Why are there so many rusting ships along the coast of Trinidad? I took a trip to San Fernando using the water taxi (which, by the way, is one of the best initiatives of this Government to ease up traffic on the highway, especially to go into and out of...

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Radix malorum est cupiditas: Greed is the root of all evil. Many of us from the “old school” would probably remember this poignant message from Chaucer’s Pardoner’s Tale illustrated through the dramatic story of the Three Rioters, who in searching for Death, abandoned the latter, having found a...

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Today, Saturday June 28, makes four days without any water—despite the fact that there is a reservoir on Hololo Mountain Road. Not a word from the honchos at WASA, although there is a Communication Department staffed with “specialists.” They are not informing us about the reasons for the...

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