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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....

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.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Four per cent, strictly speaking, is a drop in the bucket save and except when it refers to a decline in the transparency ratings. And then it becomes an avalanche.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

In the 1990s (at least), the “merit system” was used to determine results of the various Carnival competitions (Calypso Fiesta, King and Queen of Carnival, Calypso Monarch, Band of the Year, etc). It was a far superior method to the one where high and low scores are discarded.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Carnival in my view, represents T&T’s opportunity to express itself with culture, innovation and music. This time affords us a unique opportunity to become true masters of our destiny.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Politicians here, especially members of the PNM, are always boasting about how well the nation has progressed since our independence. In my opinion, this is simply not true. When it comes to crime, self-discipline, morals, trust and ambition we are no better off than when we were a colony.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

How to prevent drug trafficking, the spate of guns available to the criminal class and human trafficking to and from T&T? Build the Maritime Security Wall.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The meeting held at the Hyatt by Prime Minister Keith Rowley on the failure of state enterprises performance berated chiefly the management of the various bodies. Prime Minister Rowley declared that these state enterprises were underperforming and failed to submit financial reports on time.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The recent Tobago House of Assembly (THA) election has resulted in Watson Duke as minority leader, giving legitimacy to his bold and outrageous style of leadership. The accused has risen above his charges and circumstances to celebrate a victory in Roxborough and Speyside.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

I have lived through the demise of Petrotrin, From ‘Texaco Must Go’ to ‘Privatize and Downsize’. I have seen it with my own eyes. I grew up, over the hill, at the back of it:

• diary and orchards bust, pangola grass overrun with bush and trees, cows gone;

Saturday, January 28, 2017

I do not have my PhD in Tourism Management as yet but I can tell you we are facing a serious deficit for Carnival 2017.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

As we get closer to Carnival this may be the right time to ask the video editors at our television stations to pay close attention to the Carnival features and programmes that they put out nightly.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Front page T&T Guardian, January 23: I am happy to read that this month, the Health Ministry intends to reduce the sugar put into school children’s meals. Please reduce the size of the meal also, to stop our children from eating too much and becoming fat.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

On Thursday, January 19, I got a disturbing calling from a neighbour who cautiously advised me that there are two armed men hiding in the bushes on the side of my neighbour’s fence. My neighbour is a business owner and his business is located downstairs of his home.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

In the midst of our grim situation, as a country we have a lot to be thankful for. In other countries there are food shortages and there is rioting and looting taking place. People don’t have basic amenities like toiletries.

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