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Sixteen-year-old Rachael Ramkissoon was murdered by someone who knew that criminal detection and prosecution in this country is weak, someone who understood that technicalities and sloppy evidence-gathering often set killers free in our courts, that weak policing is more the norm than the exception, and that equipment purchases in national security have...

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

By today most of us would have gone through the Christmas feast leftovers, the children are enjoying their new toys and, for some, the relatives may be now overstaying their welcome.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Save in advanced nations like the Netherlands, rehabilitation of criminals is fulfilled more by rhetoric than effective programmes.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

At its core, the story of the birth of Jesus Christ is about a baby born in the humble circumstances of a manger, where cows and sheep sleep, and the impact that one of his principal messages, 'Do unto others, as you would have others do unto you' has had for more than two millennia.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

As the scent of black cake and ham wafts from ovens this Christmas Eve, the somewhat sour economic reality of 2016 will be temporarily pushed from our minds. But 2017 is coming and while hope prevails, there is no guarantee of an increase in T&T’s fortunes.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

At a time of increasing anguish and cynicism about the likelihood that T&T is losing the war on crime, the decision by the Ministry of National Security’s Counter Trafficking Unit (CTU) to co-ordinate and lead raids on a Port-of-Spain restaurant on Monday and Tuesday is a welcome morsel of...

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Now that the children are home for the school break and many workers are taking time off ahead of Christmas, our usual daily stresses, like the early morning and evening traffic, pick ups and drop offs, work commitment etc, begin to be replaced by another set of challenges.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

The lack of progress into the investigation of the two-week-old murder of Shannon Banfield has further diminished the already tattered reputation of the T&T Police Service (TTPS).

Sunday, December 18, 2016

As T&T gets ready to mark this year’s Christmas and Old Year’s festivities, many of its citizens will look back on 2016 as something of an annus horribilis (horrible year), to quote the phrase popularised by Queen Elizabeth II in 1992.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

The subpoena served by the Industrial Court to the CEO of the Chamber of Commerce, Gabriel Faria, businessman Frank Mouttet and attorney Derek Ali centred on comments made by Mr Mouttet regarding his views on the court’s approach to industrial matters is, in the opinion of this newspaper, deeply...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

On Monday, as he wound up debate on the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Finance Minister Colm Imbert expressed frustration with the Opposition and declared: “I am ashamed to be a Parliamentarian.”