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The use of mass media to paint the last 18 years of Bolivarian Revolution as some sort of dictatorship is completely factually unfounded. In fact under the Revolution the Venezuelan people have had 16 elections since 1999, and former US president Jimmy Carter declared that the Venezuelan electoral system “is the best in the world.” 

I myself was...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Are we really in the 21st century, or am I just awakening from slumber in the 18th century?

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The United National Congress (UNC) has no clue about National Security in my humble view. I have seen too many instances of the UNC, both in government and opposition misusing or misrepresenting our national security apparatus.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

I believe in trade unions. Good, strong, inspiring, hardworking trade unions. The first union I ever joined was the Public Services Association immediately on getting my very first job. But the PSA of today is not the PSA of yesteryear.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

This week we saw a good example of picture being worth “a thousand words.” The picture in reference spoke volumes, insofar as it relates to at least one of the many challenges we face in this tiny nation: crime.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The late Kamaluddin Muhammad was very fond of quoting from two very famous poets of the Muslim world, both Iranian, and who both wrote their poetry in the Farsi language. Kamaluddin knew the language sufficiently well to quote them in Farsi.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

While the idea of consultations is a good one, consultations are not supposed to be an end in themselves. It’s what happens after the consultation. As far as we can see, from a historical perspective in T&T, the answer is nothing.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

What is it about tourism that has spawned this ridiculously high turnover of Tourism Ministers and TDC chairman, 5 of each in as many years.

Monday, May 16, 2016

As you exit the incoming immigration checkpoint at Piarco Airport the first thing you see is a cambio offering to sell United States currency at TT$7.50 to US$1.

Monday, May 16, 2016

In case you are unaware, this is a show aired Tuesday nights on state television. It reveals eye-opening methods of how to commit murder and get away with it. “Dexter” makes these murders palatable under the guise of yeoman service to humanity.

Monday, May 16, 2016

I write in response to an article published on Saturday May 7, in the Express newspapers. The title of the article was “Staff not sure when new principal will take over.”

Sunday, May 15, 2016

For years, one organisation in particular, along with several citizens, many defined as “prominent,” have been hollering for the introduction of speed guns as a panacea to deal with the carnage on the nation’s roadways.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

I would like to firstly commend the Government for having the will and courage to introduce speed guns in T&T. While there are many clamouring for raising the speed limit, there are many people who are satisfied with the present law of 80km/hr.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

I'm writing this letter in the hopes that the Minister of Works and Transport Fitzgerald Hinds, or the Prime Minister himself, investigate and correct the highly irregular occurrences taking place in the Licensing Office.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

At a meeting with the representatives from Chile, our government’s Multilateral Environment Agreements Unit reported on its implementation plan for carbon reduction geared towards transportation and the power generation industries in T&T.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

I am incensed! I generally do not share my personal feelings via traditional or social media, but feel strongly that the spotlight needs to be put on this issue repeatedly until it is addressed.

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