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I am a Trinidadian living in the USA since 1969, and have always thought of my birth place as home, like any other person who feels a sense of belonging.

I have been travelling back to Trinidad on a yearly basis for Carnival and family. I understand, like in America, no one thinks to be patriotic where the dollar is concerned.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

There have been repeated calls for citizens to support the police in wrestling the crime problem, even up to Monday night in the conversations with the Prime Minister.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

​Here we go again—the predictable weeping and gnashing of teeth over the crime situation. Hang them high! Give us guns! Pray! Get the police to do their work! New crime strategy! And on and on.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Pan Trinbago’s ineptitude of staging Panorama is overbearing.

This competition is scheduled to begin at 9 am give or take a 40-minute delay. Timing is everything in show business.

So we have for each category:

a) set up time

b) announcement time

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

I could not agree more with the statement that with more than 50 murders for January 2017, the only thing happening is that drivers are being labelled as speeders and receiving heavy fines, bouffs and lectures for going 10 km over the overbearing 80 km speed limit.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

It was with some fanfare that the Minister of Finance recently cut the ribbon at the formal opening of the new corporate headquarters of the National Insurance Board at Queen’s Park East in Port–of-Spain.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Bullying in T&T has now become a national pastime. As in liming, drinking, partying we can now add constant bullying. And it is not just in the schools, but we can start right there. The teachers bully the children and the parents.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Faculty of Food and Agriculture and the School of Veterinary Medicine met recently with dairy farmers of the Cattle Farmers’ Association to decide on a plan to “stop the decline of and regenerate” the dairy industry in T&T.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Congratulations to Single Pan champions, Newtown Playboys, on their accomplishment. The question remains, are they willing to evolve? It seems that it’s time to change the band’s name. At last observation there are a number of female pan players in the group.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Now that the Cemex takeover of Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) is done and dusted, the question on the minds of the investing public is: Who’s next on the hit list of the unrelenting corporate raiders?

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Panorama 2017 got off the ground and is in full swing.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

During the ten days or so, there have been several newspaper reports of a decision to ban the sale of sugary drinks in the nation’s public schools.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

I just spent four nights at Crown Point Hotel, and was disgusted at the noise level at nights coming from extra loud music from some bars in the area. Sleep at night becomes difficult as the noise continues to 4.30 am.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

I must say well done to the few religious leaders who represent their organisations when it comes to the affairs of our country.

It is important for all of them to note that they too have a vital role to play in this nation going forward.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

It is commendable that the Prime Minster, during his statement on the recent murders, adopted a humanistic approach appealing to “all those young persons who are attracted to violent activity to reflect on alternatives which would provide more acceptable outcomes to their valuable lives.”

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The question is who are the people who should be hanged high? The police have solved (?) two of the 27 (at the time) murders committed in our fair country. Since that astounding claim, the number has doubled. It is doubtful whether any more have been solved.

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