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School is an institute of proselytisation and can be used as a tool for social integration. For parents, however, it also offers the perfect social corollary, as a place to shape children into model citizens of the world: responsible and law-abiding members of society. However we chose to rationalise its efficacy, we go because we are mandated to do so....

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The recent constitution amendments, especially the one with regards to a runoff election has caused much controversy over the few days. The loudest voices in the media are arguing that it represents a threat and an assault on the democratic process.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Mary K King

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I am convinced that politicians are an insult to my intelligence!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Twenty-five years after Brother Valentino’s Stay Up Zimbabwe was played on local airwaves, the people of Zimbabwe heard his song for the first time, in May.

Monday, August 11, 2014

I travel quite frequently and, for the most part, my hotel booking or rental car arrangements have usually gone off without a hitch.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Box drains are contributing to flooding. We are building box drains all over, which makes the water run much faster to the streams and rivers, causing major flooding and at the same time stifling the earth of much needed water to replenish the aquifers. My suggestion is to build box drains with...

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Explanatory Notes to the Constitutional Amendment Bill state: “The petition would need to (be) supported by at least two-thirds of all the persons who, on the date of issuance of the petition, were registered voters in that constituency.” How does the percentage of vote required for recall (...

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The recent attention focused on the tragic death of Dana Seetahal in the local media, academia and general community has been heartening. We know now that the T&T Police Service is not cash strapped, overburdened or totally asleep (as one is sometimes forced to...

Saturday, August 9, 2014

I got up this morning to the sound of my name jumping up in what sounded like somebody putting down a scolding on children who had committed some naughtiness. 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s early arrival for last Monday’s opening of the parliamentary session bespoke that something more than a mere formal occasion was about to be spotlighted. The disclosure came shortly after, interrupted briefly as former MP Anil Roberts’ resignation letter...

Friday, August 8, 2014

The government’s decision to attach the heretofore undiscussed runoff poll policy to the already accepted term limits, fixed election dates and recall legislations undermines democracy, stifles choice and limits our political development past the two major political parties and should be...

Friday, August 8, 2014

While contemplating recent developments in our country’s foreign relations and foreign policy, I was moved to an exchange of views with eminent former diplomats of the T&T Foreign Service. These exchanges allowed me to refresh my memory in matters of the Foreign Service.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Please, Mr Minister of Health, stop cracking funny jokes, I know you as a serious person, but now I see you are joining the cast of Comedy Festival.  I laughed so much when I read the article where the minister said that T&T is prepared for the Ebola virus.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

What a pleasure it was to see and hear the celebrations of our Emancipation! The depiction of our history was very informative and dramatic. We are now in the month of August, when we celebrate our Independence. The drama should continue to show how our nation has evolved through the years.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Dear Minister Khan, as the Ebola virus spreads rapidly through Africa, our tiny island nation, far across the Atlantic, seems relatively safe from the deadly disease—for now. Our country is currently battling the Chikungunya virus. However, there also exists the frightening reality that Ebola...

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