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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...

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Is there anyone who approves of Commissioner of Police Dwayne Gibbs? On the evidence of recent statements by Police Service Commission Chairman, Professor Ramesh Deosaran, that number is trending to zero.

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Friday, February 24, 2012


Thursday, February 23, 2012

The most noteworthy administrative-cum-management aspect of the Carnival had to do with the National Carnival Bands Association (NCBA) taking the initial decision to disqualify the band Tribe for disobeying the route rules in that it went up Frederick Street, notwithstanding the firm stipulation...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fete over and back to work” was the famous quip of then Prime Minister George Chambers and it came at the end of the first oil boom 1974-1982. The world economy is in no less a difficult position today than it was then.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I was looking for five finalists from the other islands. We usually allow five to participate in the finals, but there are only three because I was not satisfied.—William Munroe, producer of Trinidad and Tobago’s 2012 International Soca Monarch Contest, last Friday.  


Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Monday, February 20, 2012

The newly appointed board and senior managers of the Tourism Development Company (TDC) pointedly chose Saturday morning, at the National Carnival Commission’s suite at the Grand Stand in the Queen’s Park Savannah to commit to creating what it described as “sustainable employment opportunities”...

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The appearance by Nelson and Superblue also served as a reminder that our greatest soca stars are fading now and deserve not just an opportunity to show their work to a new audience, but an effort at preserving their life’s work.



Saturday, February 18, 2012

The decision by the executive of the Oilfields Workers Trade Union (OWTU) to accept a nine per cent increase over the period 2008 to 2011 for the 5,000 employees of Petrotrin is worthy of high commendation.