Sunday, November 19, 2017

Letters

Let our deserving young people rise*

Nov. 15, 2017, 9:46 PM AST Comments

It is distasteful to hear the senseless politics being played out with the appointment of Makeda Antoine as Ambassador to the UN in Geneva. This young lady is suitably qualified and has been given an opportunity to craft a diplomatic career.

Where is the tyre tax going?*

Nov. 15, 2017, 9:41 PM AST Comments

Recently I changed my car tyres and was charged $10 to dispose of each tyre, with which I really have no problem as I recognise that there is a serious problem with the irresponsible disposal of used tyres.


Why did immigration back-up system fail?*

Nov. 15, 2017, 9:40 PM AST Comments

The recent immigration fiasco at the Piarco International Airport must not be allowed to happen again. In fact, it should not have happened in the first place as warning bells were ringing for a while and there is a back-up system enshrined in our Constitution to deal with such emergency situations


Embrace La Brea road-building challenge*

Nov. 15, 2017, 9:37 PM AST Comments

The construction and performance of roads and structures in the La Brea area are heavily dependent upon the quantity of pitch (asphalt) in the ground below and whether the site in question is located on a “pitch vein” or not.

Why honour racist killers?*

Nov. 14, 2017, 9:42 PM AST Comments

The Express of November 11 reports that The UWI has decided to rename Milner Hall at its St Augustine campus. Given the imperialist and racist philosophy of Lord Milner, after whom the hall was named, I agree with the decision. I am not one of those who believe that “the facts of history”


NFM contractors’ trucks are a hazard*

Nov. 14, 2017, 9:41 PM AST Comments

I would like to ask the management of National Flour Mills (NFM) to review the situation with regard to their delivery entrance which is just before the St Christopher’s Gas Station on Wrightson Road in Port of Spain. Earlier this year, I was involved in what I can only call a standstill accid


Betraying T&T at the airport*

Nov. 14, 2017, 9:39 PM AST Comments

THE action by the staff of the Immigration Department who failed to show up for work last Sunday, causing the fiasco at the airport, bordered on treasonous. These officers caused extreme distress to the many passengers, local and foreign, who arrived in the country on that day.


Time has come for tax compliance certificates*

Nov. 14, 2017, 9:38 PM AST Comments

As the Prime Minister has recently pointed out, one of the main contributors to the Government’s current straitened financial circumstances is the fact that a large proportion of both the individuals and companies in this country are just not paying their fair share of tax, whether it be PAYE,




PNM has gone back to its old ways*

Nov. 12, 2017, 9:52 PM AST Comments

Trinidad and Tobago in many ways has enjoyed a charmed life. Our good fortune, to a significant extent, has been the work of serendipity. We have not experienced the tremendous hardships endured by many other countries, especially regarding natural disasters and the violence of wars or internal conf


Sexual harassment is too easily accepted and ignored*

Nov. 12, 2017, 9:50 PM AST Comments

I wish to add my voice to the condemnation of sexual abuse in the workplace which is finally being brought to the forefront with a high-profile case recently reported in the media. Cases such as these need to be fully investigated and justice needs to be served.