Saturday, March 17, 2018


Where is the evidence, Mr Garcia?*

Mar. 6, 2018, 10:52 PM AST Comments

It would take more than a rhetorical question from Minister of Education Anthony Garcia to persuade this newspaper that sabotage is the reason for ill-functioning sewer systems in schools that have led to suspension of classes.

Questions after Caricom’s Summit *

Mar. 6, 2018, 10:50 PM AST Comments

ONCE again, we are experiencing the ritual annual hand-wringing and belly-aching and exhortations over the lack of progress to operationalise the long-promised Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME). And, regrettably, the current Prime Minister of Barbados, Fruendel Stuart, who for the past ten y

This is the real deal*

Mar. 6, 2018, 10:48 PM AST Comments

At evening mass last Sunday, the Santa Rosa RC parish coordinator, Fr Steve, went off script during his homily, to note that some persons in church are afraid to close their eyes during prayer. He admitted to being careful to keep an eye open himself while on the altar one day recently, given some

Stop the violence against women*

Mar. 6, 2018, 10:41 PM AST Comments

Since the 1900s, International Women's Day (IWD) has been observed annually on March 8. The theme for IWD 2018 is “Press for Progress”, which creates awareness of the growing global movement of advocacy, activism and support surrounding gender equality and sexism. However, our focus and

Let’s look out for one another

Mar. 5, 2018, 7:34 PM AST Comments

Express Editorial-Another woman was killed, strangled to death at her home in Couva Saturday night, and her assailant walked to the police station, admitting to the crime.

Aleppo and the media*

Mar. 5, 2018, 7:32 PM AST Comments

By Gwynne Dyer - The stop-go evacuation of rebel fighters and civilians from Aleppo had begun again as I write, but the reason for the last interruption was instructive.

A historic task

Mar. 4, 2018, 9:20 PM AST Comments

THE newly-established Office of Procurement Regulation may be Trinidad and Tobago’s last stand in the battle against abuse and misuse of public resources. To date, every effort to bring accountability to the disposal of public property has failed or fallen far short of expectations, including

Waiting for Rowley*

Mar. 4, 2018, 9:14 PM AST Comments

Waiting for Godot, considered a towering play, written by Samuel Beckett back in 1949, just keeps coming back to me. Three years ago its return to New York, featuring two of the best British actors in our time, Sir Patrick Stewart (of television’s Star Trek fame) and Sir Ian McKellen, prompted

Promises to keep…*

Mar. 4, 2018, 9:12 PM AST Comments

This Government is fond of pointing out when any action which it takes is in keeping with its campaign promises. Frankly I do not think they should be so anxious to remind the population of their campaign promises. Many of these promises, e.g., the first-class highway to Toco; were foolish projects

Time to get rid of plastic*

Mar. 4, 2018, 9:3 PM AST Comments

Every day we blindly kill the environment. Some intentionally by their blatant disregard for the law and sheer nastiness. Port of Spain Mayor Joel Martinez has his hands full to keep Port of Spain clean and, sometimes after a flood, the Styrofoam and plastic containers seen floating in the water alw

PM’s gamble on Marlene

Mar. 3, 2018, 6:27 PM AST Comments

EXPRESS EDITORIAL—IN once again giving ministerial rank to Marlene McDonald, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley...