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I wanted no details before as I wanted my involvement in the ugly impasse to be clear, to intervene against racism and bullying. Now that the matter has been ‘settled’ in the public domain I chose to get more informed, and after reading a detailed, unbiased account of what took place in the gymnastic imbroglio I am of the view that Thema Williams may...

Saturday, April 16, 2016

How many times have we read in the newspapers that vastly different sentences were given out by judges and magistrates for what we believe were similar crimes and offences? This includes the very controversial issue of granting bail. Does social class of the offender make a difference?

Saturday, April 16, 2016

I refer to Page A18 of the T&T Guardian on April 7, 2016 in an article by Kevon Felmine titled “Worry over mid-term tax increase casino workers fearful of job loses” in which Mr Joshua Johnson, assistant secretary of the Union of Members Club and Lottery Workers is reported to have said “...

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Minister of Labour has comforted the trade unions with Government’s intention to examine all worker-related legislation to ensure there will never be another ArcelorMittal travesty. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Permit me to offer my two cents on this Dwyane Bravo Adidas issue. Being a graphic artist for more than 30 years, I can tell you that a caricature is my favourite thing to do.

Friday, April 15, 2016

I fully agree with PM Rowley in his speech at a recent meeting about the police, that “there is no accountability in the system and the people who should be in charge are hiding in the shadows.”

Friday, April 15, 2016

Why is Dr Rowley blaming the heads of the nine police divisions now? This is nothing new. Crime took off on this island after our independence when the PNM took control of this nation, and ever since it has been increasing. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Because of the easy access to education now there are those without ambition who do not appreciate that this is the way to succeed in life’s journey to maintain a family and themselves in time to come. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

I have tried many ways of highlighting this total waste of water 24/7, over many years. 

I have tried posting messages on the gate at the sub-station in Cascade, sending emails to WASA and posting on Facebook—all to no avail.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Traffic wardens attached to the Gasparillo area are committing traffic offences. Legal Notice 21 of 2016 prohibits vehicles from making a right turn from Bonne Aventure Road onto Harmony Hall Road from 6 am to 9 am and from 2.30 pm to 6 pm. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

There continues to be controversy in respect of the Property Tax much of which, in my view, has its origin in a misconception of the purposes which taxes as these ought to serve within the context of overall general taxation within the country. 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Investment opportunities only exist if it can produce returns on investment (ROI), after paying its legitimate obligations. It must offer capital gains—growing the investment value and dividends payouts—paying for the use of the investment funds, generating a competitive yield. 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The proposed seven per cent Internet surcharge on Internet purchases proposed by the Minister of Finance, is discriminatory since it selects certain people to be taxed claiming that this measure will stop the foreign exchange “leakage.” And herein lies the deception since this is a clear pretext...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Innovation and clever incentives are required to grow the economy. I think that our citizens are hungry for a more pragmatic and concrete discussion on how we can navigate the stormy seas ahead. We need more than radio call-ins and random polls.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The wrecker was working tirelessly these past Sundays, happily wrecking cars on Maracas Beach in areas free from “no parking” signs.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

I am aware that the electricity commission closed the Port-of-Spain plant but have they closed down completely, or is it the normal Third World “catch tail” to access a service from them for which taxpayers have paid. 

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