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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...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Central Bank ought to be congratulated for its  decision to host a round table on the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund (HSF) last week. Among the objectives of the round table was to review the performance of the HSF since its inception on March 15, 2007.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The sharp increase in prisoners occasioned by increased police activity during the state of emergency (SoE) has introduced more than five hundred inmates to the prisons system out of more than a thousand held by officers.

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Government has wisely clamped down on scrap metal exports from this country as a first step in bringing the rule of law to this business.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Thursday’s haul of guns and ammunition in Rincon forest, Las Cuevas, was the largest since the state of emergency (SOE) was declared last month. The cache of arms was disturbingly impressive.

Friday, September 9, 2011

From all that has been said about the $21 billion contingent liability, which is the debt owed by the state enterprises and guaranteed by the central government, the country and economy are moving backwards to the late 1980s when more than 60-odd state enterprises had to be parcelled off in...

Friday, September 9, 2011

It is welcome news that the University of the West Indies, in conjunction with the two major media conglomerates in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean, the Ansa McAL Group and One Caribbean Media, have featured in at least financing the programme of journalism study at the St Augustine campus...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Government’s decision to liberalise the importation of foreign-used vehicles went into effect at the beginning of this month. In July, Cabinet agreed to move the age limit of these vehicles, which are imported from Japan and Singapore, from four to six year.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

On Sunday afternoon, in wrapping up the parliamentary debate on the state of emergency and its extension by three months, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced a package of measures aimed at allowing the State to maintain the upper hand against the criminal underworld.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A quiet thread running through this year’s national awards list was an emphasis on individuals who demonstrated significant and often crucial leadership in community and special interest projects.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Friday’s debate about the planned extension of the state of emergency was a largely ceremonial matter. The Government needs only a simple majority to pursue its actions in the interest of national security and its presence in Parliament already guarantees that.

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