When Ian Ali, well known teacher, author and chess player, was asked by the T&TCA earlier this year to write a history of the sport in Trinidad and Tobago he readily accepted.
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Put political differences aside to save T&T
For the past eight years I have been pleading in this space with the Government and the Opposition to put aside their political differences and unite in a meaningful manner to put the criminal elements on the run. Except for sporadic occasions, mainly through the legislature, when the opposition would vote in favour of some of the measures put forward by the Government to tackle the crime spree in T&T, this coming together to defeat one common enemy has largely been ignored.
This is why last week I happily read a despatch from Caracas, where the President of Venezuela, recognising the danger that was being wrought on the country by the criminals where murders have been on the rise, have agreed to temporarily forget their political differences and unite in order to save their country from going under due to the rampaging criminals.
Their united attack on the savage brigands was triggered by the national outrage following the murder of a former beauty queen and her husband.
How much more savage can our home-bred murders become as they successfully prosecute their seemingly unbridled murderous attacks on men, women and children before Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and leader of the loyal opposition Dr Keith Rowley follow suit and hold regular brainstorming sessions on dealing with these heartless vagabonds who are making no distinctions in executing their targets at will?