Sunday, November 19, 2017


Lepto crisis is real and urgent

Nov. 18, 2017, 7:20 PM AST Comments

EXPRESS EDITORIAL—HEALTH Minister Terrence Deyalsingh did the public a disservice on Friday when he chose to hide behind statistics in responding to a question from the Opposition about the rising incidence of Leptospirosis.

Challenges to the use of power *

Nov. 18, 2017, 7:19 PM AST Comments

Martin Daly—WHEN Abraham Lincoln said that you could not fool all of the people all of the time, he could not have known that information technology would come to bear heavily on both the ability (fake news) and inability (investigative reporting) of the powerful to fool the people.

Chinese checkmate Rowley-style diplomacy *

Nov. 18, 2017, 6:58 PM AST Comments

Lennox Grant—FOR a moment there, T&T, habitually self-absorbed with local matters, was distracted by stories linked to datelines as far-flung as Beijing, Geneva and Las Vegas.


Nov. 18, 2017, 6:54 PM AST Comments

Sophia Chote—OVER the August holidays I had a chance to spend a few days with my friend Susan and her family.

Planless still *

Nov. 18, 2017, 7:0 PM AST Comments

Ralph Maraj—LAST Sunday, the People’s National Movement (PNM) held its annual convention, and from all reports, it was once again well-organised and with a significant show of strength.

Don’t tamper with West Indies’ legacy

Nov. 17, 2017, 9:46 PM AST Comments

WHY is Cricket West Indies tampering with history by renaming the only regional entity that has truly united us for more than a century? Sure, you can go ahead and tinker with the name of the governing body, changing it from the West Cricket Board to Cricket West Indies, although that won’t ch

Imagining a post-IMF regional economy*

Nov. 17, 2017, 9:44 PM AST Comments

Circumstances are rapidly maturing that are demanding our conception of the need for both a new style International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a 21st century post-IMF Caribbean economy. The elements of the regional dialogue are coming together.

On diplomats and snubs*

Nov. 17, 2017, 9:40 PM AST Comments

The last week witnessed two events in the diplomatic arena which evoked widespread national public discourse. The first relates to the withdrawal of an invitation by the Chinese government to Prime Minister Keith Rowley who was scheduled to attend a high-level meeting of world leaders in China at mo

Diamonds are forever*

Nov. 17, 2017, 9:39 PM AST Comments

Dorothy Parker tells of the last time she encountered Playwright Clare Boothe. The two ladies were trying to get out of a doorway at the same time. Clare drew back and cracked, “Age before beauty, Miss Parker.” As Dotty swept out, she turned to the other guests and said. “Pearls be

An interview with Ambassador Antoine *

Nov. 16, 2017, 7:51 PM AST Comments

Darryn Boodan-This week controversy brewed as employees in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed outrage at the appointment of young and little known Makeda Antoine as T&T’s new ambassador to United Nations Geneva.

Spare the rod: spoil the bullet *

Nov. 16, 2017, 7:49 PM AST Comments

Mark Wilson-Jamaica’s prime minister Andrew Holness this month told his country’s parliament that beating children should be outlawed.