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Until the minister and Ministry of Education recognise that the society as we know it is rapidly changing, that the family structure and dynamics as we know them are also changing, they will never recognise the need to change our archaic education system. Gone are the days where the “big stick” tactics worked. The population of T&T has outgrown its...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

I really can’t see any real or logical reason for the urgent desire to scrap the trial by jury system. This is a democratic nation where the jury system has always been an essential part of the legal apparatus.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Given the low esteem in which tourism has so obviously been held by successive governments, and the revolving political door that has resulted in the rotation of a half dozen tourism ministers, and as many TDC boards of directors over the last six years, the announcement of TDC’s impending...

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Victims of bullying in primary schools have now been more visible to the public. I have previously listed several research reports that found that bullying is widespread in the schools of T&T.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Our engineer Finance Minister, Colm Imbert, ignited a firestorm when he accused the last government of attempting to hide the losses of Petrotrin, which are really some $4.2billion (TT) between 2011 and 2016, since to him it should have been explicitly shown in Petrotrin’s books.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

This year as we celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, we stand behind women who challenge bias and inequality, campaign against violence, champion women’s education and who forge the advancement of women.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

We acknowledge the tremendous job done by SWAT men and women in uniform under the blazing sun and pouring rain at times to ensure the safety of everyone taking part in the biggest and most beautiful festival in the world, T&T Carnival.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Much of the news on Monday, March 6 focussed on groups of people praying about the upsurge of crime including but not isolated to crime/violence against women.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Nine-time National Calypso Monarch, Dr Hollis “Chalkdust” Liverpool, celebrated his 76th birthday and monarch win at his home on Sunday, March 5, in fine style among family, friends and neighbours.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Styrofoam, also known as polystyrene, a commonly used product in T&T has many detrimental impacts on our health and the environment.

This is especially so when heated, as toxic chemicals can seep out of it to contaminate our food.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

I refer to the column in the Guardian of March 6 where it refers to the Tax Appeal Board as a tribunal. Regrettably, this is not correct in the sense in which it seems to be intended.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Across the world, too many women and girls spend too many hours on household responsibilities—typically more than double the time spent by men and boys. They look after younger siblings, older family members, deal with illness in the family and manage the house.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made a clarion call and a tacit demand to the world in his 2017 International Women’s Day message when he stated, “Let us all pledge to do everything we can to overcome entrenched prejudice, support engagement and activism, and promote gender...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Over the years I have listened to calypsoes sung by the educator, The Mighty Chalkdust. His political commentaries have always come across as clean, clear, well put-together message, witty, imparting good advice etc.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The 1956 Calypso by Harry Belafonte was the first musical album in the United States to sell more than one million copies.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Is the Government and the Police Service really serious about implementing measures to curb the many allegations of abuse on the part of the police during search and seizure exercises, particularly in depressed communities?

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