Thursday, July 27, 2017


Welcome meeting of the minds

Jul. 26, 2017, 11:25 PM AST Comments

It is not premature to congratulate Prime Minister Keith Rowley for taking the first serious steps towards a less confrontational mode of governance by inviting the Leader of the Opposition, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, to talks on matters of national import. The recent talks between the two leaders is t

Perfect solution*

Jul. 26, 2017, 11:24 PM AST Comments

I endorse and support without reservation the legislation aimed at resolving the Archie/Ayers-Caesar mess involving the controversial 53 outstanding matters left abeyance by the former chief magistrate. As a practitioner for the past 38 years at the Criminal Bar I do not foresee any sensible and/or

Letting the guns pass...*

Jul. 26, 2017, 11:22 PM AST Comments

The Port Authority admitted to the Joint Select Committee on National Security that there is limited use of cameras, limited use canines and limited use of electronic scanners to check containers entering Trinidad and Tobago.

Wasting police resources*

Jul. 26, 2017, 11:20 PM AST Comments

This is a notification for those responsible for a certain shortcoming in the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. One hears of an audit within the Police Service to determine how the manpower is deployed. Here is my observation. There is daily misuse of police manpower during the work-week Monday to

Life as it once was

Jul. 26, 2017, 10:18 PM AST Comments

Located along Trinidad's Northern Range, eight miles from the Asa Wright Nature Centre and 16 miles from Arima, is the community of Brasso Seco, a place where one can be at peace and imbibe the unspoilt beauty of nature. Many visitors to Brasso Seco over the years have fallen in love with the place

Inside the adventure cavern*

Jul. 26, 2017, 10:10 PM AST Comments

With Heather-Dawn Herrera Members of the hiking fraternity, specifically those focused on exploring our caverns in the Northern Range, will be disappointed to learn that one of our most visited of such is no longer on the “welcome itinerary”.

Drama alive and well in T&T*

Jul. 25, 2017, 10:26 PM AST Comments

After being, for all intents and purposes, dormant for five years actors, directors, producers and others of the theatre fraternity met on Sunday for the first Annual General Meeting of the National Drama Association of Trinidad and Tobago (NDATT) since 2012. Over 120 members of the organisation tu

‘My politics is always music’*

Jul. 25, 2017, 10:17 PM AST Comments

Growing up with her grandmother in the Saharan country of Mali, Awa Sangho has used her voice in song to represent the voiceless. Instead of projecting strife plagued by poverty and economic challenges, Awa uses her songs to encourage upliftment and strength despite the odds. “My politics is a

What's in a name? A lot...

Jul. 25, 2017, 8:13 PM AST Comments

Anyone who has undertaken a serious study of West Indian and European history can attest to the historical and present importance to Europeans of their past in regard to the colonies in generating wealth, power, control, and world domination through conquest, empire-building, ritual and symbolism.

Sad and shabby Chag*

Jul. 25, 2017, 8:12 PM AST Comments

Once upon a time, if you took a drive to Chaguaramas you would have a view of the sea after passing the Cumana fish depot. The sea is still there, but with the advent of high grass or bush, it is very difficult to absorb the beauty of the ocean as you continue on the newly repaved road ending before

Don’t blame socialism for Venezuela’s woes*

Jul. 25, 2017, 8:8 PM AST Comments

The absolutely outstanding article by Diana Mahabir-Wyatt in the Express of July 21 should be required reading for all those persons who are so quick to berate Venezuela because they are of the view that the problem in the country is caused by socialism. Ms Mahabir-Wyatt was careful to note the sta

Photos: Devon Matthews Funeral

Jul. 25, 2017, 2:26 PM AST Comments

The entertainment industry and the country were plunged into sadness and grief at the passing of entertainer Devon Matthews on July 15, 2017. Those in attendance included family, ministers, co-workers and persons that came out to support the man known for his catchphrase, Mr. No Kill Joy.