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Almost every reader will agree that one’s home is an extension of its occupant’s personality and indeed the lack of one could negatively affect any person’s well being. As we always say, a man’s home is his castle. In fact, a good gauge of a community’s desirability is reflected in the quality and standard of the houses therein.

Friday, September 19, 2014

I would like to tell Dr Kublalsingh that I admire his strength and his desire to fight to the end for his convictions. He is indeed a person who is willing to give his all for whatever cause he believes in.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Last week, Finance Minister Larry Howai delivered this country’s largest budget to date, $64.6 billion. Unfortunately for young people like me, this level of expenditure will not last forever.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The PP administration has announced underprivileged moms will receive $500 to help with their newborns’ needs.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I wish to suggest to the Government to put forward a proposal to legislate flexible working hours for public servants who endure the torturous traffic in the daily commute from South to Port-of-Spain. On a typical work day the traffic is almost unbearable.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Most people, on appointment to high public office, regale us with platitudes of commitment to getting the job done, of dedication to country, and expectations of full co-operation from relevant stakeholders, etc. However, on resignation (especially sudden) from such offices before completion of...

Thursday, September 18, 2014

For the first time, this year I opted to attend the annual University of the West Indies Freshers Fete which was scheduled for the Friday of the first week of school and was hosted by the UWI Guild Committee. ...

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Former British Prime Minister Mr Gordon Brown, speaking on the eve of the referendum in Scotland to decide whether to separate from the United Kingdom or not says, “let no neo-nationalist put asunder what we have built together.”

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I am writing to express my frustration with the On-The-Job Training (OJT) programme. I am a past trainee who is yet to receive my stipend for the last month of service. What disheartens me the most is the lackadaisical manner in which the situation is being dealt with.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

There is no reason for Maraval to have traffic as the solution has been known for years. What we need is the political will to have the needs of the many put ahead of the desires of the few. Imagine driving to and from Maraval with this as a traffic plan:

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

As a trained economist, I am cognisant of the concepts of scarcity and opportunity cost. This is the cornerstone of the study of economics, the fact that resources applied to one use cannot be applied to other uses. In other words, nothing in this life is free.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I feel compelled at this time to articulate my perspective in relation to the issue as a current resident of the community of Lower Maraval, without fear of retribution, for it is an issue that I am very passionate about. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

About six weeks ago I was happy to see that the area in which I live was sprayed. Since then, and many showers later, there is no more spraying taking place. Now with so many cases of Chikungunya virus being reported in the West, it seems only logical that spraying should continue. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, provides, “The genesis of the armoured personnel carrier (APC) was on the Western front of World War 1.” It goes on to describe it as “...a type of armoured fighting vehicle designed to transport infantry to the battlefield.”

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Centre for Socially Displaced Persons (CSDP), also called Riverside Plaza, is located directly opposite Besson Street at 1 Town Council Street, Port-of-Spain. It houses hustlers, the disenfranchised and dispossessed, ostracised homosexual men, deportees, drug addicts, alcoholics, the...

Monday, September 15, 2014

Some three weeks ago, this writer had made the point that, with general elections in the offing, it would have been foolhardy to expect the Minister of Finance to embark resolutely on any series of measures which could have put the economy of T&T on an even keel. 

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