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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Continuing from last week on the issue of medical negligence, there is also the more recent 1998 case of Rana Ramlal-v-South West Regional Health Authority, Dr Patricia Deonarine and Attorney General where the plaintiff was a 19-year-old, who, being 18 to 20 weeks pregnant,...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

An inspired author looking down through the stream of history stated: “The present is a time of overwhelming interest to all living.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Back in 1998-99 there was considerable controversy surrounding the policy decision by the then Government to introduce a system of departmental joint select committees to oversee the work of government agencies and departments. At the heart of that controversy lay the issue of whether or not the...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Big men feeling small
Weak ones standing tall
I will watch them fall
They won’t go when I go
And I’ll go where I’ve longed
To go so long
Away from tears
Unclean minds mislead the pure
The innocent will leave for sure
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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Rumours circulating around the House of Representatives yesterday that Nizam Mohammed had been “axed” to resign as Police Service Commission chairman, turned out to be merely a part of observances that usually mark occasions such as yesterday. April Fools’ day. So far.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Ohhhhh snap! Now he gone and done it! When outgoing PSC Chairman Nizam Mohammed spoke before the joint select committee of parliament, he struggled to convey an appreciation for the sensitivity of race.

Friday, April 1, 2011

On Tuesday, the children of Trinidad and Tobago sat the Secondary Entrance Assessment examination, formerly the 11-Plus, which determines which school they will enter in adolescence and, by extension, whether they will own a BMW or wash cars in adulthood.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Nizam stepped out his crease, made a wild vup in an attempt to score a six for ethnic balance in the Police Service and was promptly stumped by all the political wicketkeepers in Trinidad and Tobago.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Racism is a lingering form of tribalism that still hovers over the T&T society waiting to unleash its fury as it is poked and prodded.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Mindful of the fact that the recent utterances of the Chairman of the Police Service Commission and the impact, if any, they will have on the position he currently holds, is a matter that has rightly been placed for determination by the President of the Republic, I decline to...

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