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Ask anyone in the larger art world about Trinidad and Tobago, and they will gladly inform you that Peter Doig is from there. Thank God for Peter Doig putting us on the art map. 

A few other names like Chris Cozier, or Che Lovelace, are familiar to the art world outside the tiny T&T context. But there are many more T&T artists for the world...

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Forget about the nonsense talk about living in a throw-away culture. Here we are in the rainy season of 2016 and the cry mirrors the shame of the past ten years. There is the annual flooding in the city. When the water subsides garbage of all description covers the streets everywhere. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

I wish to commend the government on this occasion for their recommendations for the reform of the Gate programme.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Economic success must be managed as it has the potential to carry with it many risks. The “middle income trap” is a situation where a country can become stuck after achieving a certain level of income.

Monday, August 8, 2016

The death of the UNC started with the move to get rid of Basdeo Panday and replace him with Kamla Persad-Bissessar. The party went into decline after that, even though it won the election.

Monday, August 8, 2016

While the recent proposed changes to Gate have been generally welcomed, I refer specifically to the intended provision which reads “Effective 2017, funding for postgraduate degrees will be available to students whose programmes are in alignment with the country’s developmental needs.” 

Monday, August 8, 2016

I viewed the questioning of the mother of the young man attached to Isis who was responsible for making some very fearful statements. While many may have felt anger towards her, I saw mother just trying to protect her son. 

Monday, August 8, 2016

It takes genuine dedication and an ironclad stomach to venture into the field of Forensic Pathology. A specialist post graduate medical career choice, it is highly paid but undersubscribed for obvious reasons. One would have to especially love the work to be able to sleep soundly at night.  

Monday, August 8, 2016

The value of saving money can be considered worthless. We only see the value of money when it is spent and we receive a form of return on its expenditure. 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

For some time and well into the foreseeable future, Trinidad and Tobago, its government and people, will be forced to negotiate life in an era of protracted belt-tightening.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

I recently read an article in all the dailies where the Minister of National Security goes on record as saying “Trini Isis” can be arrested if there is evidence to suggest they were involved in terrorist activities. Mr Minister, sometimes I wonder if you think before you speak.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

As you exit the incoming Immigration check point at Piarco airport the first thing you notice is a cambio offering to sell you United States currency at TT$7.50 to US$1.00.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

I am writing to express my complete dissatisfaction with the position you have taken regarding the non-payment of outstanding monetary entitlements to "assenting" Clico policyholders.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Fazal Karim

The Keith Rowley-led administration has betrayed the nation yet again!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Last week’s media reports of raw sewage making its way into the sea at Maracas Bay must have been so alarming to much of the national community.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

A substantial decline in government revenues has brought into sharp focus its ability to continue financing a number of transfer payment programmes including the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (Gate).

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