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I am confident that by now most are aware that my portrayal for the 2016 Conventional Individuals competition which was held on February 4 was debarred from competing due to my not having “registered” with the NCC, although I was registered with the NCBA for the said competition. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

With our energy prices now dipping well below the budgeted prices, it is no secret that our energy-based economy is in for challenging days ahead.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Football is my favourite sport bar none, it has been my favourite sport since I was 11 years old. Although there is a very large base of football fans in this country I find it increasingly difficult to have conversations about football with anyone.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

We must slow this economic free fall but we must do it sensibly.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Permit me the opportunity to highlight a few facts with respect to the new property tax which will be imposed in the not too distant future. Firstly and most importantly, salaries have not kept pace with the appreciation of properties in T&T.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Like the Prime Minister, I believe that Carnival should not be any government’s priority. Who want to play mas, let them play. Who want to fete, let them fete. Who want to organise shows and charge a fee, let them do so. But not at taxpayers’ expense. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Government seems to be on an ongoing plan to implement revenue related strategies which they say have become necessary because of the depressing oil and gas situation, exacerbated in no small measure by the alleged irresponsible spending of the past administration, case in point being the...

Sunday, January 17, 2016

It is surprising that the head of the Police Service Social and Welfare Association should be involved in deciding the suitability of a local firm to pronounce on a choice for Commissioner of Police and apply for consideration for this position.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

If the citizenry of T&T are not mindful and careful of the day-to-day activities by elements designed to disrupt a “working government structure” that is in place to carry the country forward, then a work in progress is very far off, and in so doing it can impair and damage the status of...

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Today, on the way to buy newspapers, I was entertained by Bro Valentino singing one of his classics: Dis place nice. For those of us who still love vintage calypso, the words to this song are as close as you would get to a perfect description of our society.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

It is amazing how the citizens of this wonderful island continue to be divided politically. On one hand there are those who can see no wrong by their political party and would do all to defend their sometime blatant disregard for integrity.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

In May 2015, I penned a letter that directed attention to what I had dubbed “The Jewel of the East”—Trincity, which after 50 years, has become a “development of prime attraction.” In so doing, I paid tribute to the “pioneers” whose perseverance has resulted not only in an “amalgam of housing...

Sunday, January 17, 2016

I am responding to a letter written by Dr Anton Cumberbatch which appeared on Friday’s Guardian, congratulating the Prime Minister on getting it right for linking imported food and ill health. 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Like letter-writer Linus Didier, I too was flabbergasted by the Government’s decision to charge VAT (Value Added Tax) on butter (healthy) but not margarine (unhealthy).

Saturday, January 16, 2016

I wish to publicly congratulate the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) for its bulk garbage removal programme which occurred from December 1, 2015 to January 10, 2016. 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

To the blindfolded political party activists and supporters, I wish to kindly ask that you consider the fact that regardless of how we vote, we have to face the challenges of survival together. 

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