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Attorney Sophia Chote refuses to see herself as a hero. But in the eyes of Jareem Richards, she will forever be the lady who gave up her business class seat on a British Airways flight from London to accommodate his tired body.

Richards and Mrs Chote shared the flight home from London, where the young man had just won two medals, bronze in the men...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It’s welcome news that Ken Gordon is being considered as a new chairman of the troubled Integrity Commission. Mr Gordon has given significant service to Trinidad and Tobago both in the private and public sector and maintained a profile of service with integrity for decades.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Last week, the Daily Telegraph published an incriminating video of Caribbean Football Union delegates, some of who appeared to nod and laughing amiably as the voice of the former vice-president of FIFA, Jack Warner, seemed to be urging them to consider a financial gift “for the...

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Government’s proposal to increase the minimum National Insurance retirement pension from $2,000 a month to $3,000 a month “during fiscal year 2012,” is entirely laudable and its intention of broadening the country’s social safety net commendable.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The tide that turned against Dr Eric St Cyr, with his gratuitous identification of someone being investigated by the Integrity Commission he chaired, was simply too powerful for him to resist. He stumbled in this major office too many times in the past: He individually deemed...

Friday, October 14, 2011

Much has been said and written about the macro-economic elements of the budget having to do with investment, diversification, recharging the energy sector and the attempts to create what is being called a “new economic space.” However, there can be no ignoring a focus on the...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

 Finance Minister Winston Dookeran hasobserved on a number of occasionsrecently that the local economy has several“buffers” that have prevented the countryfrom feeling the full pinch of the globalfinancial troubles...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

 In his presentation of the budget for the 2012 fiscal year, Minister of Finance Winston Dookeran attempts to lay the foundation for the Trinidad and Tobago economy in the medium term but, in doing so, the country may be exposed to some significant downside risks if the world...

Monday, October 10, 2011

Directors appointed to the boards of state enterprises have always had to manage a delicate balance. As political appointees, they are expected to offer fealty to the party in power and some sympathy for its agenda for development.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The season of Nobel Prizes is upon us and major awards have so far been made for some stunning advances in the sciences, and it is only right and proper that earthshaking research which improves the lot of mankind should be rewarded.

Monday, October 10, 2011

On Friday, long serving Commissioner of Prisons John Rougier set aside the burdens of his long career in the public service and handed over the leadership of the Trinidad and Tobago prisons system to incoming Commissioner Martin Martinez.

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