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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, January 21, 2017

Yesterday’s inauguration of Donald J Trump as the 45th president of the US requires the administration in Port-of-Spain—and other governments throughout the region—to be strategic in the protection and promotion of Caribbean interests.

Friday, January 20, 2017

There are serious questions about the capacity of the police to work efficently, either on it's on or in collaboration with other national security agencies. Therefore, the public at large will take little comfort in the latest plans announced for a war on crime. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Works Minister Rohan Sinanan is late with his response to the arrival of Uber in T&T.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

We now have both the Government and the OWTU making their positions clearer about the future of Petrotrin, following the strike that never was.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sixteen-year-old Rachael Ramkissoon was murdered by someone who knew that criminal detection and prosecution in this country is weak, someone who understood that technicalities and sloppy evidence-gathering often set killers free in our courts, that weak policing is more the norm than the...

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The announcement last week of the decision by the local arm of Canadian-owned, regional banking giant RBC to offer voluntary separation and early retirement packages to specific groups of employees within its T&T operation should come as no surprise to anyone objectively analysing the income...

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The full potential of T&T’s tourism sector has never been realised because the industry, always in the shadows of oil and gas, has never been given serious consideration as a potential driver of the country’s economic growth.

Friday, January 13, 2017

The possibility of a perfect fit between the T&T’s senior men’s team and coach Tom Saintfiet had been a long shot at best.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

It is now do or die for Petrotrin