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One five-year term of extremely poor governance practices—a period during which corruption reached the level of legislation in the national Parliament and became deeply entrenched in several aspects of governmental and institutional operations, a time when negative race relations, exacerbated by government appointments, financial allocations and...

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I think it was a former PM who once referred to T&T as “a little black speck” somewhere in the Atlantic? A speck of little importance, despite having a transient advantage in petroleum and gas, now fast fading, to the world’s major countries. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

It is a truism that governments are responsible for providing educational facilities for all of its citizens, at least up to the primary level. This is to ensure that all and sundry should be able to read and write. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

There will always be a debate about what is natural versus what is anthropogenic. Tropical Storm Erika caused havoc and death in Dominica. It was not an exceptionally strong weather system.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

A recent Trinidad Guardian report estimated that, over a six-day period, the People’s Partnership had outspent the PNM in traditional media advertising by six to one. Of the estimated $5 million in advertising expenditure, the PP was responsible for $4.3 million, the PNM a meager $700,000.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

If you live in a safe UNC seat, you should vote PNM; and if you live in a safe PNM seat, you should vote UNC. Doing anything else is a waste of a vote.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Lawrence Lessig is a professor of law at the Harvard Law School and the director of the Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics. He is a political activist who takes on both sides of the political aisle.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Some people took offence at my blanket statement about party supporters being “sycophantic and illiterate” in last week’s column. I apologise for that blanket statement to the people of this country. I want to put the statement in context, something I failed to do last week.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The launch of the People’s Partnership manifesto on August 7, and the launch of the PNM manifesto on August 20, has pushed the general election campaign into a phase that can be called “manifesto wars.” 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

How exhausting it is, the leech stuck to society’s flesh draining its energy. It is the friend of poverty, in all that poverty means—from those without access to the basic needs of life to those poor in willpower.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Kevin Baldeosingh

Would you like to raise a smart child? Then don’t call him smart. Especially if he’s smart.

Several research experiments have shown that praising children for being smart when they are successful at some academic task can lead to the child slacking off later.