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It seems we have a new word for plagiarism—it’s called “sampling.” So KI (Kris Persad) “sampled” Jab Gori Ne from the 2000 Bollywood movie Bulandi, called it Same Gyul Twice and won the Chutney Soca Monarch (CSM) in 2016.

In 2012, he “sampled” Dekhta Hai Tu Kya from the 2008 Bollywood movie Krazzy 4 and came up with Single Forever, another winning...

Monday, June 23, 2014

Expressing “concern” by the Salaries Review Commission (SRC) would be the mother of all understatements. Words like appalled, disgusted, horrifying and traumatised would have been more accurate in this instance.

 

 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

For what it is worth, I wish to add my voice as a citizen to the growing chorus of members of civil society who are against (and rightly so), the manner in which the Government, aided and abetted (whether wittingly or unwittingly) by the Opposition, is not only seeking to implement major pension...

Sunday, June 22, 2014

It is not illegal, definitely self-serving and unconscionable, in many ways unethical, and above all, enlightening.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

There should be high support for the Judges Salaries and Pension (Amendment) Bill and the Retiring Allowances (Legislative Service) Bill, which proposes pension increases for judges and parliamentarians. The public should take the time to read the book entitled Disrobed: An Inside Look at the...

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Mr President, we can never forget your inaugural address, especially that part in which you said that you had powers we did not know of. However, there is one power which we all know that you have.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

It really is amazing how in a small country as ours, there is such a high percentage of missing persons. Such a percentage should not exist at all. Once in Trinidad it is a known fact that you cannot hide, as you are sure to be spotted by some familiar face or associate.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

I wish to suggest to the Director of Highways Division that he consider restricting parking along Crystal Stream between the Diego Martin Highway and Morne Coco Road to facilitate the free flow of traffic until the highway construction is completed. This is a narrow road and when motorists park...

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Bill of Rights under our Republican Constitution guarantees inter alia the right “to join political parties and to express political views”—section 4. In turn, the right of expression must be respected, with due regard to the rights of others to do likewise. Why...

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Body cameras for police seems to be the latest in a series of attempts to ensure that they act in the best interest of all citizens (themselves included) in any situation.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

A newspaper article stated “New legislation increasing the pension for judges and parliamentarians will not have a big impact on the Treasury just yet because it doesn’t apply to that many people, Finance Minister Larry Howai said yesterday.” Will this motivate a more hard working, self-driven,...

Friday, June 20, 2014

Even this early in the game, it would appear that both the Independent Liberal Party (ILP) and the Congress of the People (COP) see themselves as necessary political appendages to either the United National Congress (UNC) and the People’s National Movement (PNM). The PNM has always “flown solo”...

Friday, June 20, 2014
Every day we are seeing more and more immigrants of all nationalities entering, apparently illegally, into T&T.
Friday, June 20, 2014

It brought a smile to my face when I looked at the evening news on June 18. There was ex-comrade Errol McLeod speaking, in measured tones of course, about not attending the Labour Day parade.

Friday, June 20, 2014

On Thursday June 12, you published a letter from Gillian Field, mother of Narissa Marie Field who was involved in a vehicular accident on May 31, and subsequently passed away at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital. On behalf of myself and family, I would like to extend condolences to the mother,...

Thursday, June 19, 2014

T&T must push forward in building its resilience to seismic hazard to ensure that progress towards sustainable development is not set back by a major earthquake. 

 

 

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