Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Ailing politicians and the right to know

Sep. 20, 2017, 2:5 AM AST Comments

Express Editorial: Illness is always a tricky phase to navigate. On a personal level, people have options about if and what to communicate. In the case of public figures, however, more particularly elected officials, choices are limited. While families of those who are unwell may understandably wis

Sad CDB, CCJ contrast*

Sep. 19, 2017, 9:53 PM AST Comments

By Rickey Singh: AS WOMEN’S “fury” is being manifested with changing names of new hurricanes that continue to disrupt normal lifestyles within Caricom and other Caribbean states, it is encouraging to observe that two of our very outstanding institutions remain quite alert to what n

Gridlock over Day of Total Policing*

Sep. 19, 2017, 9:51 PM AST Comments

By Andy Johnson: The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) issued a statement on September 8 saying it concluded there was what it called Evidentiary Support for consideration of criminal and disciplinary action to be taken against some of the police officers who took part in what infamously has become

Petrotrin’s sad statistics*

Sep. 19, 2017, 9:46 PM AST Comments

By Diana Mahabir : Politics has a morality of its own, as Basdeo Panday famously said. Every Trumping day proves him right. So does industrial relations, which is so tied up with the economics of politics that I don’t know, often, where politics stops and industrial relations begins. Partly,

The Car Revolution *

Sep. 18, 2017, 8:45 PM AST Comments

Gwynne Dyer — France and the United Kingdom recently announced that they will ban the sales of petrol and diesel-engined cars from 2040. The lower house of the Dutch parliament has passed a law banning such sales from 2025. India says it will institute a similar ban by 2030.

Let's help those affected by Irma

Sep. 18, 2017, 7:45 PM AST Comments

Express Editorial-ALMOST two weeks after the devastating passage of super Hurricane Irma through the Eastern Caribbean, the people of the region are still unpacking the ravages, and the extent of the recovery and reconstruction which has become necessary.

Grab Gulf coast opportunities *

Sep. 18, 2017, 7:10 PM AST Comments

By Raffique Shah — The suggestion I made last week to phase out the Port of Port of Spain (PPoS) as a cargo port and expand the Port of Point Lisas (PPL) to become the main such facility in the country, generated much interest and discussion.

Grow up and show some respect

Sep. 17, 2017, 9:47 PM AST Comments

Express Editorial: Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has now made his own contribution to the political lexicon of Trinidad and Tobago, adding to a growing dictionary of terms with some notables as Basdeo Panday's “neemakharam. But of all the words that might constitute a Trinbagonian political d

What’s the T&T psyche?*

Sep. 17, 2017, 9:45 PM AST Comments

By Keith Subero: IT was a regular caller, who simply refers to himself on i95 Radio call-in programmes as “Joe”, who prompted my question in Toronto last week. Some weeks ago, Joe told the radio audience that, assessing Canada through its media, he concluded that “there was a count

A miserable failure!*

Sep. 17, 2017, 9:43 PM AST Comments

By Michael Harris: I was not surprised to hear Prime Minister Keith Rowley state recently that he considered his Government had done “reasonably well” in its first two years in office. After all it is his Government and we could not have expected him to give it a failing grade. I was, ho

Why the delay in rollout of tasers?*

Sep. 17, 2017, 9:41 PM AST Comments

By Sherene Kalloo: There are thousands of sexual offenders walking around Trinidad and Tobago. This is not an exaggeration. It is based on information sourced from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) itself. No one is safe. Women are under attack and our innocent children suffer at the ha

Thuggery against the media

Sep. 16, 2017, 7:34 PM AST Comments

EXPRESS OPINION : IT is bad enough that goons employed by A&V Oil and Gas Ltd should attack working journalists.