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Paras Ramoutar

May 30, 2017, marks another major milestone in the sociological development of the nation-state of Trinidad and Tobago. For on this day—May 30, 1845 to March 1917—some 147,597 East Indians were brought here by the colonial British Government to work on enhancing the agricultural capacity of this land.

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

On January 10, 2017 Cabinet appointed a seven-member Police Manpower Audit Committee. We are now rolling out several data-gathering projects to help capture public concerns and recommendations for improving police performance, integrity, accountability and morale.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Every year Muslims throughout the world eagerly await the glorious month of Ramadan. For the last two months, they have been supplicating to their Creator to bless them during the preceding months of Rajab and Shabaan and to allow them to reach Ramadan!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Here we go again, more or less accepting the first issue of the various cock and bull stories coming our way about the two PNM politicians squandering taxpayers’ money.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

EVOLUTION

We sailed the Kala Pani

In ships so small and frail

We braved the monsoon’s tyranny

Most times we had to bail

But came we on to West Indies

From famine and from jail

Because the British sahibs say the coolies mutiny

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Were I ever to contemplate a life of crime, my biggest fear would not be getting caught and being punished but rather, what I may have to endure before I ever get to trial.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

We are a country of protesters. Certainly some things should be protested and protested vehemently against. However, what of those that merit support?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

African Liberation Day was established by the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on May 25, 1963. The OAU became the African Union in 2002 and has continued to observe and recognise African Liberation Day.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

I must say that it is nice to see that the Cascade bridge has been recently re-painted in the standard black and white colours. Although not an expert, I expect that the contrasting black and white decor will make the bridge more discernible at night.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sean Luke was killed in March 2006 and the trial of his murderers is yet to start. It was adjourned to June 13, 2017. This is over ten years they are in Remand Yard.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

For the longest while I have been hearing about the state of NIB’s coffers, with particular reference to the level of contributions being made by our working population. What is being disclosed at this present time is certainly no news.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

China’s Jiaozhou Bay Bridge is about the same length of the highway to Point Fortin. It was built in four years and the project, constructed over the sea, was completed at a cost of approximately 12 billion TT dollars.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Minister of National Security,

Dear Sir, The attached photograph was taken at Piarco Immigration on the evening of May 21, 2017.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The committee appointed by the State to find a replacement for the Super Fast Galacia should consider viewing demonstrations of hydrofoil passenger and cargo crafts. These vessels, once under way, can lift their hulls out of the water by deploying underwater wings.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

I have a chequing account with a major local bank. I withdrew my last $20 from the account using the bank’s ATM. On checking my account a couple days after I discovered that I now owe the bank $38.50.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

For once in my life I believe the justice system is for the man on the street and on this rare occasion I agree with the opposition to axe the tax.

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