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Until the minister and Ministry of Education recognise that the society as we know it is rapidly changing, that the family structure and dynamics as we know them are also changing, they will never recognise the need to change our archaic education system. Gone are the days where the “big stick” tactics worked. The population of T&T has outgrown its...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Watching the volatility of the protest Tuesday outside Parliament I wondered how we would have reached this point and where would all this lead. We have had protests before involving both sides of the political divide, but never really like this, and I wonder at the follow-up to this in or...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A major disadvantage of the runoff vote is that it will change the way people vote a second time.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

It is quite incredible that there are no dogcatchers in the Chaguanas Borough council!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

At 21, Sacha Roopnarine is healthy and happy. Life could not be better. But it was a rough journey for the girl from La Romaine who battled with her health issues for quite a while. “My life was nothing short of misery,” she recalls. At 13, Roopnarine fell ill with stomach problems.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It is a mistake to assume climate change is behind recent extreme weather events.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

“She should be magnanimous in victory.”  This is the online Oxford Dictionary example of how the word “magnanimous” is used. The meaning of “magnanimous” according to this dictionary is: “Generous or forgiving, especially towards a rival or less powerful person.”

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It is bewildering to hear the Attorney General, who is supposed to be a power separated from the executive and legislature but in fact a member of the politics of the government, come out to attempt to clear his name.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I am no IT expert like the vast majority of our citizens, however, I do possess common sense like they do. Common sense is not goat sense, which I think the AG apparently feels we possess.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The evidence of the determined efforts to hoodwink the people on the controversial runoff proposal just keeps coming, the latest being the just-announced Mori telephone poll, from a sample of 512 respondents, mind you, showing majority support in favour.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mr Manning gave as his reason for not accepting the award, the fact that many things were said about him during the last general election by the Opposition.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

How disappointing that Mr Patrick Manning should refuse to accept the highest award of T&T, offered to him by the Prime Minister. Whether we like it or not the Prime Minister represents each and every one of the electorate and as such demands the respect of all citizens of the Republic.

Monday, August 25, 2014

While we all agree that change is an inevitable process to human progress, history is replete with instances of people who advocated change who were persecuted and hounded by the authorities for proposing that change. Galileo was persecuted and excommunicated by the church for proposing the...

Monday, August 25, 2014

A relative of mine bought a folding pocket knife with a three-inch blade. When he returned to Trinidad the customs officer pulled him aside and questioned him about this knife because the brand was Smith and Wesson. The issue was that Smith and Wesson also made guns.

Monday, August 25, 2014

While understanding the importance of all the major issues pertaining to constitutional reform, I must acknowledge one other area of national and cultural interest that has been present in our newspapers—Carnival costumes—or should I say “lack thereof.” 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Following are four rock-solid reasons why the Government’s proposed runoff vote is sheer, undeniable nonsense. 

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