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There are reports of an illegal quarry operating in the Matura forest. An excavator is on site, destroying the trees and digging for gravel. It’s been going on for months. The worst thing is that it’s happening in plain sight of the police. An investigation must start. It is alleged that Mack-sized quarry trucks park near to the Matura police station...

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Last Tuesday in the Senate, the Government made good on its promise to cease bringing to Parliament any legislation that may require a three-fifths majority in cases where it is possible that there might be the need for such a majority owing to the fact that there might be a human rights...

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Everybody knows that young black men are under performing academically. Everybody knows that more Indo-Trinidadian children are passing SEA and CXC. And everybody knows that Indos are vastly over-represented compared to Afro-Trinidadians at the tertiary level.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

“Irony of Ironies”, the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J Trump, is doing everything possible to turn the US into the kind of political backwater typical of “Third World” countries, the kind which the showpiece of Western democracy, the US, has warned against, and sought...

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Given the rampant corruption, nepotism, cronyism, favouritism and wanton wastage of the last government, it is understandable any government following in its path would have to make difficult and sometimes harsh decisions, but there is no excuse for the appalling manner in which the 114 Tourism...

Saturday, March 18, 2017

My daughter Jinaki, who will be four years old in May, is at that stage where children start mimicking the words of songs they hear around them. Most times, she will just pick up one or two lines and repeat them. Sometimes, she creates her own lyrics.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Perhaps it was because MPs were seeing each other for a second time for the week, that yesterday’s pre-Parliament mood had been light.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Anger sets in when the public is asked to assist in finding a child who goes missing and when the child is found no explanation is provided to them. This has been happening at a more rapid pace lately.

Friday, March 17, 2017

On International Women’s Day, one radio call-in discussion debated whether women and men’s biological differences meant that they are supposed to be unequal. As if equality requires biological sameness or, for women, that they be like men.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

During the Cultural Revolution in China, spanning the period 1966–1976, the keeping of pets was considered to be a decadent, bourgeois practice and was outlawed. It had clearly not helped that Confucius was thought to have been a lover of cats.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March 18, 19 and 20 of 2017 will mark three days of commemoration of the centennial of the abolition of Indian indentureship.

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