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Why is it that what was once a leisurely drive to Maracas Bay on an evening or weekend has now turned into a nightmare? Firstly one has to endure at least 35-45 minutes of traffic before getting to the beach itself. Then there is the headache of actually finding a park. 

With the recent renovations that has been going on or rather supposed to be...

Friday, July 22, 2016

Government has no clue how to stop reckless driving, the real problem on roadways. You see, the state’s tool of choice to manage road problems is speed guns. But foreign made and imported speed guns are not calibrated to detect reckless driving.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

When the 2016 Olympic Games start in Rio, Brazil, on August 5, people everywhere—even those who don’t usually follow sports—will be glued to their televisions.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

You read and you hear on the news the horrors that people have to go through most of the time to get from Trinidad to Tobago and Tobago to Trinidad, whether by boat or sea. Why can’t we get it right?

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Gas station owners across the country, especially the ones without convenience stores, are on the verge of closing their doors and handing back their stations to NP (T&T National Petroleum Marketing Company).

Thursday, July 21, 2016

I see the Opposition, tertiary level institutions, student bodies, amongst others dramatically voicing their opinions of the government “undecided” decision to make changes to the Gate programme.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Clico Policyholders Group (CPG) regrets to record our grave disappointment and feeling of betrayal with respect to Finance Minister’s recent announcement that all “assenting” policyholders who accepted the Government 2011 offer do not form part of the Clico Resolution Plan and as such will...

Thursday, July 21, 2016

What if I told you that without even looking at the report submitted by the Task Force on Gate that was commissioned to review it, that there was a way  we can reduce government contributions without affecting the students who were pursuing tertiary level education? 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The statements by Dr Jerome Tellucksingh, echoing those of the Government that Gate promotes “brain drain,” is most unfortunate. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

I am a student at an accredited tertiary level institute. I am one of the very many citizens of this country to benefit from the Gate programme. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

It is always humorous but still disturbing, how politicians find anything to use when trying to score political points. Is the opposition really trying to cry wolf on the Gate programme to win support?

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

I have always enjoyed reading John Bell’s letters to the press on tourism matters, and his contribution of yesterday was no exception. Indeed it was one of his best and one hopes that PM Rowley has taken note. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The High Court decision to strike out the clause in the Commissioner of Police and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Selection Process) Order of 2015 that placed the Minister of National Security at the start of the process in appointing both the commissioner and his deputy is a significant step in...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

In December 2015 I had a hard time supporting Team Kamla in their bid to retain leadership of the UNC because as a supporter of the party I felt that its identity was deliberately being replaced, and its ideals and principles would soon follow. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Let me begin by saying that the introduction of GATE was a blessing to thousands. If it had not been for GATE many who are fully qualified and now holding degrees, may never have had that opportunity. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

I was well aware that the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme was coming to an end sooner or later, but I honestly did not expect it to be so soon.

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