Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Stand your ground

Jan. 16, 2018, 10:43 PM AST Comments

The Police Service (TTPS) and Environmental Management Authority (EMA) have done well to stand their ground in service of the laws on assault and noise violations over this Carnival season. In doing so, they have set a no-nonsense tone for the remaining weeks of a short, jam-packed season and sent a

Dilemma with US president*

Jan. 16, 2018, 10:40 PM AST Comments

THE 45th president of the US, Donald Trump, is currently in the midst of a controversy involving a self-inflicted wound about which he felt obliged to declare: “I am not a racist.” To be deemed a racist is a terrible burden for anyone to bear. But to find it necessary to go on the defens

The New York comparisons*

Jan. 16, 2018, 10:32 PM AST Comments

In her column two Saturdays ago, Diana Mahabir-Wyatt confessed to having lost a battle of confidence, unable to provide significant enough assurance to convince her grand-daughter not to choose migration to New York City over living in T&T. Describing the young lady as a “typical Trini,”

On Haiti and African countries*

Jan. 16, 2018, 10:30 PM AST Comments

During the 2016 US presidential campaign, candidate Donald Trump promised to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme which Barack Obama, as president, had instituted in 2012. DACA allowed some individuals who had entered the country as minors and remained illegally, to receiv

Noise in the Carnival

Jan. 15, 2018, 7:30 PM AST Comments

Editorial-A debate between two groups of stakeholders regarding the question of noise pollution in our communities raises once again the question of co-operation and collaboration among persons with competing interests.

A Govt misstep*

Jan. 15, 2018, 7:30 PM AST Comments

Mary King-The announcement of Dr (Terrence) Farrell’s resignation was followed almost immediately by the appointment of a government appointed committee headed...

The hubris of Donald Trump*

Jan. 15, 2018, 7:27 PM AST Comments

Gwynne Dyer-Poor Donald Trump. He was simply asking for information, and they’re all over him as if he were a racist thug.

Economics of waste and want

Jan. 14, 2018, 9:52 PM AST Comments

Politics always trumps economics in this country, until our economic back is against the wall. Then, when times get too tough to fund vote-getting strategies, the very governments that put politics first will mount their self-righteous horses and insist that the country tighten its economic belt.

Read and spell for them*

Jan. 14, 2018, 9:50 PM AST Comments

For decades our lives were built around sugar and oil. Then in the 1970 and 80s, the tremors in the sugar industry became intense; the final nail was the admission that T&T was a high cost, uncompetitive producer, manufacturing a tonne of sugar way beyond the world market price.

Friendly, loving and caring Max*

Jan. 14, 2018, 9:48 PM AST Comments

There have been many tributes to George Maxwell Richards honouring his legacy as both president and educator. Today, I pay tribute to Max, as I fondly called him, for his admirable role as father and husband. Max met his wife, Dr Jean Ramjohn-Richards, at university, the same way I met my husband.

Prayers, miracles and reality

Jan. 13, 2018, 6:31 PM AST Comments

Martin Daly—ALMOST halfway through its innings and after plenty leave-alone punctuated by some vouping, the current PNM Government has finally played a ball with the middle of the bat.