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Close down the garbage dumps and create a landfill free society. Sweden did it, and so can we. A landfill free society means that less than one per cent of household waste ends up in garbage dumps. Each and every refuse item gets turned into something else such as new products, raw materials or energy from biogas. A landfill free society has many...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Put God on TTPS Payroll. Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Wayne Dick last year revealed that God had helped him to be astute, as well as arrest and charge a suspect in the Shannon Banfield murder.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A woman, Michaeline Wall, a disabled person was convicted a few weeks ago (Guardian, February 11) for marijuana offences. It passed relatively unnoticed in the gush of Carnival, Trump and Fatca mush.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

In November 1969 Phillip’s Petroleum (now Conoco Phillips) discovered the Ekofisk field in the Norwegian North Sea. The following year British Petroleum discovered the Fortis field and in 1971 Shell and Exxon discovered the Brent oilfield.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

We chose a bad night for a panyard lime. Junior Panorama was the next day. Most of the panyards were empty of instruments and players. Surely it would not be too difficult for Pan Trinbago to advise that certain bands would not be practicing a particular night?

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Following the 19-hour Panorama Savannah party, the half-a-dozen calypsonians suing TUCO over its Dimanche Gras selections, and whatever controversy over-costumed bands or street violence emerges today and tomorrow, later this week into next, there will be ample public commentary and handwringing...

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Anyone who read my column printed last Ash Wednesday knows of my contempt for Carnival. I’m sorry to say that my attitude towards it hasn’t gotten any better.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Last Sunday, President Donald Trump called Prime Minister Keith Rowley to have a discussion. The release from the Office of the Prime Minister was particularly opaque, while the Washington Post provided more details.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Most people believe that they can tell when someone is lying to them. Most people are wrong. Simple logic shows this must be so: for, if you could know when other people are lying, then other people would detect your lies as well. But aren’t your own lies believed most of the time?

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Having received several quality responses from people involved in the tourism industry to last week’s column, many of them articulating what has been proposed for tourism development here over the last 40 years, I have concluded that the problem standing in the way of development of the tourism...

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Too often, we hear politicians using defeatist language when explaining their failure to deal with the crime epidemic ravaging T&T.

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