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Monday, October 16, 2017

Recently there was a proposal by the Minister of Education to reduce the one-hour lunch break in primary and secondary schools to 30 minutes in an effort to cut down on school violence. This was not agreed to by TTUTA.

Monday, October 16, 2017

A weekend newspaper quotes the Minister of Education, Mr Anthony Garcia, as saying, “The days of corporal punishment are behind us.” This statement came in response to a call by some citizens to bring back corporal punishment to deal with an upsurge of violence in schools.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Oil pumps life into our economy’s veins. However, when it is carelessly handled and allowed to leak into our ocean, as it did on October 15, 2017, it can spell death to marine life as well as death to the fishing and yachting industries that are already struggling to stay afloat!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Once more, the Hindu population in T&T is faced with a dilemma of choosing the correct date for Divali 2017. The declared date is Wednesday, October 18. However, astrologically, the sunset time on New Moon in the month of Kaartik this year occurs on Thursday, October 19.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The burden of adjustment to the realities of the 2018 budget is as inevitable as death. What makes T&T people believe that freeness is the right of the individual? Who sends food and money from some heaven to finance the governments of the world?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

So, just as I expected, President Nicholas Maduro’s United Socialist Party (PSUV) won 17 of the 23 governorships that were up for grabs in Sunday’s gubernatorial elections in Venezuela.

Monday, October 16, 2017

It seems incomprehensible that all of the New World of the Americas and the Caribbean apparently “did not exist” a mere 620 years ago.

Monday, October 16, 2017

This letter is intended for all the relevant authorities. Divali is upon us once again, and close on its heels, Christmas. Two beautiful and inspiring seasons. Along with these seasons, however, come the celebratory incendiary devices.

Monday, October 16, 2017

As a regular weekly visitor to Maracas Beach for many years I am appalled at the negligence our authorities have displayed towards the beach facilities and the North Coast Road.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Two of the main fallouts of the 2017/2018 budget presentation which seem to be causing much stress and discomfort for those affected appear to be the lifting of the subsidy on super gasoline and the apparent assault on the casino/gaming industry.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

From Miami and Puerto Rico to Barbuda and Havana, the devastation of this year’s hurricane season across Latin America and the Caribbean serves as a reminder that the impacts of climate change know no borders.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Maybe I’m missing something but it seems that the Minister of Health’s righteous indignation about being “ripped off by local suppliers” is misplaced.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

In the budget the Minister of Finance stated that govt wanted a partnership with contractors to build houses, and in so doing would facilitate Town and Country Planning approvals.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The campus police at The UWI, St Augustine recently started enforcing the “no thoroughfare” policy as it relates to people driving on to the campus.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

I read somewhere that this week marks 525 years since Columbus first set foot in the Americas. That this feat undoubtedly changed the course of world history is unquestionable.

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