Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Making poverty invisible

Sep. 19, 2017, 9:45 PM AST Comments

The Minister of Social Development and Family Services, Cherrie-Ann Crichlow-Cockburn, is quoted as saying the 2014 poverty report does not make sense. Based on advice received from UNECLAC (United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean)and UNDP (United Nations Development P

CXC should get its house in order before e-testing*

Sep. 19, 2017, 9:42 PM AST Comments

I wish to commend the Ministry of Education for not running headlong into e-testing just because the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is requesting such a step. Before CXC asks the Caribbean territories which use its service to take such a step, the examination body should put its own house in o

Beautifully written, Richard*

Sep. 19, 2017, 9:40 PM AST Comments

I am writing this letter to commend the Express on the style and effect of the writing in the feature piece on Osmond Baboolal. “Dole Chadee’s fifth victim”, written by Richard Charan (Express, September 18), was beautifully written, captivating as well as informative. It was a ver

Is corruption part of our way of life? *

Sep. 18, 2017, 7:5 PM AST Comments

We of T&T have become accustomed to the word corruption, it is used by politicians and the man on the street. But what is corruption. it is said to be dis-honest or fraudulent conduct by those in authority, example deceit, double-dealing or crookedness.

The jamettry of T&T’s unions

Sep. 17, 2017, 9:41 PM AST Comments

In another life I was employed by the T&T Government. I was a civil servant. I proudly belonged to the Public Services Association and I went to the after-work limes and played tennis at the PSA building on Long Circular Road.

The Cadet Force changes lives*

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

When I was a little boy, my hero and elder brother, Peter, joined the Trinidad and Tobago Cadet Force (TTCF). I wanted to follow in his footsteps, and it helped that I knew my father was once a soldier. When I got to secondary school at Fatima College, that was the one thing I wanted to do: join Cad

Customs roundabout at airport*

Sep. 17, 2017, 9:38 PM AST Comments

Recently I read letters in the newspaper talking about Customs at Piarco International Airport and I thought I should add my experience. A few weeks ago I was on board a night flight for Grenada. The plane was on the tarmac, speeding down the runway, and just before it was about to lift off it sudde

Don’t jeopardise prison renovations*

Sep. 17, 2017, 9:30 PM AST Comments

Imagine the Government and Prison Service planned to spend about $52 million on improving some of the basic physical conditions in some of the prisons, and we are hearing prisoners are breaking out pieces of toilets and other physical infrastructure to fight prison officers and others inmates!

Bring back the Cuban coach

Sep. 16, 2017, 7:26 PM AST Comments

THIS year like previous years, our Under 11 to Under 15 players showed promise in the CAREBACO (Caribbean Regional Badminton Confederation) Championships.

Let the bake and shark tradition live on *

Sep. 16, 2017, 7:25 PM AST Comments

Let me tell you how happy I am that the construction at Maracas Beach is happening. For years when you go there, the bathrooms have given trouble and on a crowded weekend you don't always get a good space to park.