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The use of mass media to paint the last 18 years of Bolivarian Revolution as some sort of dictatorship is completely factually unfounded. In fact under the Revolution the Venezuelan people have had 16 elections since 1999, and former US president Jimmy Carter declared that the Venezuelan electoral system “is the best in the world.” 

I myself was...

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Against a background of nine murders in the first three days of 2014, I think it is instructive that already, after about three weeks, five suspects are in the hands of the British police for the PearD cocaine laced murder, bearing in mind that it was not such a clear-cut offence like one being...

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Over the past few years the T&T Police Service has come in for a lot of criticism present company included, but when one thinks out the situations carefully, one also has to lay blame at another public service department. This time fingers should also be pointed at the Custom and Excise.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

My attention was drawn to a story, complete with photograph, which was published in the London Guardian on December 27, showing a group of hunters on horseback, attired in traditional fox-hunting uniforms, with dogs trailing on their way to the Avon Vale Boxing Day Fox hunt in Wiltshire, England...

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Seven murders in two days. Madness! What is behind this bloodletting? Have we lost all sense of reason and restraint? Who is doing this killing and why are they still walking around upright? Where did this violence come from? Who created the gang culture?

Saturday, January 4, 2014

In joining the national community in paying tribute to national icon, Mrs Therese Mills, I would like to fill a significant gap which is missing in her published resume. Trinidad Tesoro Petroleum Company Limited of Santa Flora, had the honour and privilege of obtaining the services of Therese...

Friday, January 3, 2014

The nation’s roadways now have been curiously been converted into killing fields with reports surfacing everyday of accidents and fatal crashes, only explained by “the driver lost control of the vehicle…” Too often we read and shake our heads as the nonsense...

Friday, January 3, 2014

The West Indies cricket team is currently embarking on another overseas tour of New Zealand and which has been going through a major crisis for the past 20 years. As usual, the selectors continue to make the same mistakes tour after tour.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Mr PM of the St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, you have it completely wrong. The PM of T&T did not use her personal funds to send help to the people of St Vincent. The aid came from the taxpayers of T&T. So if you insist on naming a village in thanks for the aid you...

Thursday, January 2, 2014

As has become the tradition, citizens by the thousand are beginning to ring in the new year with a bang (no pun intended) and many people are already extending best wishes and the hope for a better 2014. The Police Service has made a rather silly pronouncement that firecrackers are illegal and...

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Persons Associated with Visual Impairment (PAVI), on behalf of the community of persons with visual impairment, condemns the act of murder, perpetrated against Curtis Lewis, who was visually impaired. He was known in the community by many, who together with the rest are saddened by this...

Thursday, January 2, 2014

I do not know Ryan Rampersad, but I have been following his progress in the newspapers since he was seriously injured in the Sea Lots accident. I do not know Dr Peter Poon King either, but I...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

It is with deepest sadness that the COP Youth Congress received the news of the passing of chutney artiste, Rajin Dhanraj last Thursday. The loss of this young life which held immense potential has deprived T&T’s chutney art form of one of its upcoming stars.

 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The headline and lead story in one daily newspaper on Old Year’s morning was that fireworks and scratch bombs are illegal.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

I love fireworks! The seasonal, spectacular display (and accompanying temporary noise) that is used to mark a truly special occasion never fails to fascinate me! What, however, is even the purpose of scratch bombs?

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

While looking at a CNN news clip just after Christmas on war-ravaged Syria, what made an indelible impression on me were the numbers of children out in the field and in the cold, some alone, some at the side of their parents with seemingly no where to go. 

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