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Editorial

The passage of the Miscellaneous Provisions (Marriage) Bill, 2016 in the Senate on Tuesday represents just one of the series of hurdles to be crossed in dealing decisively with the issue of child marriage, as well as the broader, more critical matter of how women and girls are treated in this country.

The Bill, which now goes before the House 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.”

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

It’s not surprising that when the nation is shocked by another horrific murder, calls for the death penalty come to the fore again.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Saturday’s report in the T&T Guardian that 45 women have been murdered in this country for the year is another sickening and outrageous statistic in what has become a year of unrelenting brutality.

Monday, December 12, 2016

The competence, or lack thereof, displayed by the T&T Police Service has become the main focus of criticism in respect to the Shannon Banfield murder.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Given the extreme importance of the passage of a new Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEA) Act by both Houses of Parliament as soon as possible, the outcome of the debate on this matter at Friday’s sitting of the lower house was an indictment of all concerned: the Speaker, the Government,...

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The murder of Shannon Banfield, whose body was found in a storage area upstairs IAM and company on Charlotte Street Thursday afternoon, stands as a tragic footnote to local commemorations of 16 days of activism—a period of special activities and observances that started on November 25,...

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