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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...

Thursday, December 26, 2013

I listened with interest to the “official” responses to five oil spills in the south western peninsula and none seemed to involve any semblance of culpability of the major players in oil production, only speculation that with the unprecedented number, it could only...

Thursday, December 26, 2013

I live in the lower part of Petit Valley. For several days we have been terrorised by fireworks and/or “bussin” bamboo coming from the hillside opposite. It is now 1.40 am and the sound of heavy artillery is still shattering the peace and tranquility of the night. This is Christmas Night!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

I feel compelled to write about an issue which has been bothering me for a few weeks now. I am referring to the sale of hops bread by a large manufacturer on the streets of Trinidad. (I’m not sure if they are doing this in Tobago). My concerns with this issue are:

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tourism means travelling for pleasure. Most people, at least once in their lifetime, get an opportunity to travel and become a tourist. The fact that millions of people from all over the world are able to travel makes tourism very important to every country.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

I am calling on the Supermarkets Association cabal, yes, cabal, to cease and desist from over-pricing all products sitting on their shelves.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

I have always believed that oil in the tank is money in the bank. Not in the environment. The massive oil spill that we are now confronting is a cause for grave concern. Our first priority is clean-up not allocating blame. What plans are in place to deal with the spill?

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Just like the Chaguaramas peninsula, the Asa Wright Nature Centre and the Caroni Swamp, I wish to exhort all environmental groups and concerned citizens to make the southwestern peninsula a priority area for 2014. Alas, it is an imperative to find the source of the leakage.  

 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

I always read Mary King’s essays to learn something about economics but  many of the comments seem to me to be premised on a very large population where there are a large source of very bright professionals.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Please be advised that we must be vigilant on how cleanup is handled, since we have now invited in a foreign company/companies to deal with it. During the 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a product called Corexit (which is a line of...

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

It is sad to see on the newspapers that you visited the scene of the oil spill almost one week after the fact. So sad.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

You editorial headlined Trusting a corruption index the challenge posed very pertinent questions about the proposal of the Integrity Commission to partner with UWI to produce a T&T Corruption Index. I go further to suggest that, if implemented, the idea would be another example of our...

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mr Freundel Stuart, in a cri de coeur called on UWI to put out graduates who are not simply looking for jobs but intellectuals who generate and elucidate ideas since we in the West Indies cannot afford to lose the...

Monday, December 23, 2013

The chaos and trauma that have been visited upon supermarket operators and some consumers with the announcement by the Prime Minister of a discount/rebate on some NFM products shows there was no planning by the government in the implementation of this measure.

 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The chaos and trauma that have been visited upon supermarket operators and some consumers with the announcement by the Prime Minister of a discount/rebate on some NFM products shows there was no planning by the Government in the implementation of this measure. ...

Sunday, December 22, 2013

To date, a hodge-podge of technology initiatives and projects have been suggested for education, security, and other government functions; but they’re applied with minimal effect. For instance, CXC, CAPE or other school syllabi are limited online. For example, T&T gave computers to all...

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