Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Features

Maligning Laventille’s poor people*

Jan. 17, 2018, 10:34 PM AST Comments

In this country of seven-day wonders, we have moved on from the killing of Joshua Andrews and Devon Fernandez. Having shed the obligatory tear, gnashed our teeth and pointed our fingers, we have moved on.

Convenient moral amnesia*

Jan. 17, 2018, 10:30 PM AST Comments

Let me state upfront that I am no fan of either calypso or chutney and may listen unintentionally to what is regarded as indigenous art forms. In this respect I may be characterised as not being a true Trini, whatever that term means. I do, however, consider myself as patriotic and nationally ground


Think about the residents, Mr Promoter*

Jan. 17, 2018, 10:26 PM AST Comments

Real nonsense was spoken by the Red Ants fete promoter. He is the real Carnival killer with the promotion of that ridiculous, elitist Soca Drome. That is Carnival? Mas belongs in the city and bands must/should go downtown—along the traditional routes.


How you can fix crime*

Jan. 17, 2018, 10:22 PM AST Comments

Everybody wants the police and the government to fix crime. You know why? Because it lets the individual off the hook. Mr Individual, you can solve crime, but it will cost you. Man, marry your woman and have your children grow in a home that has a mother and a father.

Save T&T from sh-thole status*

Jan. 17, 2018, 10:19 PM AST Comments

The Washington Post reported that “prospects for a bipartisan agreement to protect young immigrants from deportation” are probably dead. There were heated negotiations which involved the US president and lawmakers on both sides of the US congress over Barack Obama’s “Deferre



A story of hope*

Jan. 16, 2018, 10:48 PM AST Comments

When Naparima Bowl’s extensive reno­vations cast uncertainty over the events scheduled to be hosted at the facility, one South-based youth group remained determined to bring its production to the stage. This month, the group’s resolve will come to fruition as the ­Presentation College Mi


At last! EMA is protecting us*

Jan. 16, 2018, 10:27 PM AST Comments

It was quite refreshing to see the Environmental Management Authority’s managing director, Hayden Romano, taking a firm stand against excessive noise levels associated with fetes, particularly during the Carnival season. At last, we have someone at the helm who is prepared to do what is right

Choose: joyous wining or deadly bombing*

Jan. 16, 2018, 10:25 PM AST Comments

Hearing over the news of another suicide bombing somewhere in the Middle East and the death of so many as I am looking at the Monday’s newspapers with Kees Dieffenthaller “wukking” up the crowd into a frenzy and also Raymond Ramnarine similarly so at the airport, inter alia, it sud


Who’s really killing Carnival*

Jan. 16, 2018, 10:21 PM AST Comments

What utter nonsense from the promoters of the Red Ants fete, that keeping the volume for the music at a fete within the specified levels will kill Carnival. These bandleaders-turned-fete promoters have been killing Carnival for years with their lack of creativity in costume design. Every year we see


Honour them while they live*

Jan. 16, 2018, 10:19 PM AST Comments

I listen to the glowing remarks for the former president George Maxwell Richards by certain politicians and media commentators, but I recall the scathing remarks they made about the gentleman in May 2009 during the Integrity Commission débâcle, and thenceforth until the end of his tenure. This hypoc


The alternative to poverty is not crime*

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

I WISH to reply to letter writer Noble Philip whose response to me was published in the Express of January 4. In the interest of time and space, I will not address all of his contradictions, confusions, diversions, trivialities and ignoble, near-libellous accusations. I prefer to focus on his main


Glowing red lava causes more to flee from Philippine volcano

Jan. 16, 2018, 9:42 AM AST Comments

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Glowing-red lava spurted in a fountain and flowed down the Philippines' most active volcano on Tuesday in a stunning display of its fury that has sent more than 34,000 villagers fleeing to safety and prompted police to set up checkpoints to stop tourists from getting