Sunday, November 19, 2017


Silence no option for CJ Archie

Nov. 15, 2017, 10:3 PM AST Comments

The already low level of public confidence in the judiciary is at risk of further damage with the Sunday Express exposeŽ of the relationship between Chief Justice Ivor Archie and convict Dillian Johnson and their communication on the judiciary’s internal discussions about a security contract i

All quiet on the climate front*

Nov. 15, 2017, 9:56 PM AST Comments

“Promoting coal at a climate summit is like promoting tobacco at a cancer summit,” said Michael Bloomberg, the former New York mayor, but President Donald J Trump did exactly that.

Celebrating Safiya*

Nov. 15, 2017, 9:55 PM AST Comments

On the basis of CXC’s CAPE examinations, Tobago has won five national scholarships, and I am very proud of the Tobagonian children—four from Bishop’s High and one from Signal Hill Secondary—that have triumphed.

One that got away*

Nov. 15, 2017, 9:51 PM AST Comments

On Sunday last two businessmen from Toronto came to T&T to check out the investment scene, and find out whether T&T could accommodate an international IT communications centre they wanted to set up.

Incisive critique from Dr Farrell

Nov. 14, 2017, 9:52 PM AST Comments

On the heels of the Government’s mystifying decision to award a hefty $400 million contract to a firm that it publicly characterised as engaging in “cartel behaviour”, expressions by chairman of the Government-appointed Economic Development Advisory Board (EADB) deepen concerns alr

Snap poll likely in Barbados*

Nov. 14, 2017, 9:48 PM AST Comments

THE BARBADOS government may well be quietly preparing for a snap general election next month when Bajans, like Trinis, will also be busy preparing to celebrate Christmas. However, while this column was being written, there was no official indication yesterday of readiness to make any such announcem

Rapes in prison*

Nov. 14, 2017, 9:46 PM AST Comments

The Acting Commissioner of Prisons, William Alexander, delivered what is by any measure a startling piece of information while addressing a session at the Joint Select Committee (JSC) of the Parliament recently. He said the number of rapes in the prisons has gone down because of overcrowding in pris

The Caribbean and the IMF—working together*

Nov. 14, 2017, 9:45 PM AST Comments

Caribbean countries—unique for their vast blue waters and breathtaking beauty—enjoyed several decades of strong growth following their transition to political independence in the 1960s, ’70s and early ’80s. Many countries achieved middle- or high-income status, with enviable

Rough landing

Nov. 13, 2017, 6:46 PM AST Comments

Editorial-THAT members of the Immigration Department of the Ministry of National Security who clearly opted to heed the call of their trade union leader...

Proposed economic rescue plan *

Nov. 13, 2017, 6:45 PM AST Comments

By Ved Seereeram - IN my last article published in the Express of October 10, 2017 titled “Missed opportunities” I promised to outline a ...