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More than one in ten leatherback turtles that nest in Trinidad dies here, according to Dr Scott Eckert of Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network (WIDECAST). Eckert: “The data is very solid on this. About 3,000 leatherbacks are entangled per year and mortality is about 30 per cent—or 1,000 leatherbacks. This represents between ten per cent and 12...

Monday, May 25, 2015

Quite recently, the director of Partners in Learning at Microsoft Canada said at a seminar in Vancouver, “Our schools are like jails—brick walls, colourless, not very engaging or exciting.” Tablets and styluses were recommended.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hoping to get through bill paying, banking and other mundane tasks as quickly as possible, I leave the house before eight am, anticipating being first, second or third in line at the first establishment on my list. On the way to Scarborough I stop at the gas station.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Fire is devastating. It hasn’t touched my life, but last weekend reminded me how easily it could.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Cybercrime Bill, which has had its second reading in the House of Representatives, contains a number of provisions that no one could really quarrel with.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Earlier this week, three teenagers were arrested for having sex with a 15-year-old girl. One of the boys who was charged is 15 years old.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

For David Granger, it was a good week. Indeed, weeks don’t come a lot better.

Saturday: he was sworn in as president of Guyana, after a long, tough campaign.

Wednesday: ExxonMobil announced Guyana’s first-ever significant oil find. It looks like a biggie.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

I came across a meme that read: “Politicians and diapers need to be changed for the same reason.”

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The decision by former deputy chairman Sebastian Ventour to resign his position on the Integrity Commission in expressing his disagreement with the other members of the commission has severely compromised the emailgate affair.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Whoever wears the cap of government after the general election will do well to focus on two priorities. One is accelerating the pace of restructuring the economy, and in planning to do so, a major plank will be the labour force.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

“Welcome back from your ‘vacation’...!”

That pre-session greeting from People’s Partnership MPs Roodal Moonilal, Rudy Indarsingh and Winston Peters to the People’s National Movement’s eight MPs was among the banter marking the PNM’s return to Parliament yesterday.

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