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The chairman of the Regional Carnival Committee, whose stick-fighting championships concluded last week, has given the assurance that this martial tradition will survive as part of the culture of Trinidad and Tobago. Lennox Toussaint based his conclusion on the premise that more young people were getting interested in stick fighting. Yet it remains an...

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Did Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley give perpetrators of crimes against women a get out of jail card during the first of his National Conversations on Monday night?

Friday, February 10, 2017

It would appear that no Carnival can pass without the bacchanal associated with the season occurring within at least one of the stakeholder fraternities involved in the festival’s management.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

While the offer by Mexican cement giant, Cemex, to acquire a majority stake in TCL may have grabbed the business news headlines in the last two months, there was another development in local cement distribution that is likely to provide benefits to users of the commodity.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

No one in this country expects Prime Minister Rowley to dictate their choice in men. Nor is there an expectation that he, physically, can stop an abuser bent on shedding blood.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

We have plenty to be proud of when welcoming tourists to our islands. Stunning beaches, clear seas, dense and biodiverse green spaces, amazing natural landmarks, beautiful buildings and even unusual natural landscapes like a pitch lake and mud volcanoes.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Some Muslim spokespersons last Friday raised legitimate concerns about proposed legislation that will target terrorists from T&T. “This proposes violation of our rights, freedom of movement and travel to worship,” complained Islamic Missionaries Guild head Imtiaz Mohammed.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Although he was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer two years ago in January 2015, Angelo Bissessarsingh’s death on Thursday last, at the young age of 34, shocked and saddened thousands of people throughout the length and breadth of T&T, and in the diaspora.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

The brutality of the bullying attack on a nine-year-old Mayaro schoolboy has once again brought national attention to a problem that has been simmering at schools across the country for decades.

Friday, February 3, 2017

The murder of 25-year-old Nadia Simms has been the latest in a long string of brutal attacks against women which have shocked the country.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Finance Minister Colm Imbert was on the right track on Tuesday when he said that pushing back the official retirement age to 65 from 60 was “an important matter that requires careful consideration and discussion.”