Thursday, March 15, 2018

Kidney walk-a-thon on Sunday*

Mar. 6, 2018, 11:35 PM AST Comments

The Kidney Recipients Support Group of Trinidad and Tobago (KRSGTT) will stage its 9th Annual Walk-a-thon and health fair on Sunday at the Eddie Hart grounds, Tacarigua. The day’s programme will begin with the health fair, to be followed by the walk-a-thon managed by the Trinidad and Tobago Ro

Rajack is ‘Classified’ champ*

Mar. 6, 2018, 11:20 PM AST Comments

RETURNING to compe­tition after 35 years, Gail Rajack captured the C division crown in the recent National Classified Table Tennis Championships at the National Racquet Centre, Orange Grove Main Road, Taca­rigua. The Warrenville Uni­ted player, who was the TV6 sports co-anchor for a brief period in

T&T men finish eighth in Cuba*

Mar. 6, 2018, 11:8 PM AST Comments

AFTER losing 3-1 to Venezuela in Thursday’s quarterfinals, Trinidad and Tobago’s men suffered two more defeats in Cuba to finish eighth of the 13 participants in the table tennis qualifying tournament for the CACSO (Central American & Caribbean Sports Organisation) Games. However the squ

TTFA in talks with Pro League over U-17s*

Mar. 6, 2018, 11:6 PM AST Comments

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) has initiated steps to enter the national Men’s Under 17 team in the TT Pro League’s Under-18 Division. The move, recommended by head coach Russell Latapy, and supported by the TTFA’s technical director, Anton Corneal, is to affor

Caricom must use a big stick*

Mar. 6, 2018, 11:0 PM AST Comments

In the last two decades, West Indies cricket has been trapped in an ever-increasing failure spiral and just when we think that things cannot get any worse, they do. A constant turnover of presidents, CEOs, directors of cricket, head coaches, specialist coaches, trainers and players have so far faile

Where is the evidence, Mr Garcia?*

Mar. 6, 2018, 10:52 PM AST Comments

It would take more than a rhetorical question from Minister of Education Anthony Garcia to persuade this newspaper that sabotage is the reason for ill-functioning sewer systems in schools that have led to suspension of classes.

Questions after Caricom’s Summit *

Mar. 6, 2018, 10:50 PM AST Comments

ONCE again, we are experiencing the ritual annual hand-wringing and belly-aching and exhortations over the lack of progress to operationalise the long-promised Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME). And, regrettably, the current Prime Minister of Barbados, Fruendel Stuart, who for the past ten y

This is the real deal*

Mar. 6, 2018, 10:48 PM AST Comments

At evening mass last Sunday, the Santa Rosa RC parish coordinator, Fr Steve, went off script during his homily, to note that some persons in church are afraid to close their eyes during prayer. He admitted to being careful to keep an eye open himself while on the altar one day recently, given some

Stop the violence against women*

Mar. 6, 2018, 10:41 PM AST Comments

Since the 1900s, International Women's Day (IWD) has been observed annually on March 8. The theme for IWD 2018 is “Press for Progress”, which creates awareness of the growing global movement of advocacy, activism and support surrounding gender equality and sexism. However, our focus and

Make it a priority end the violence*

Mar. 6, 2018, 10:30 PM AST Comments

The work of the Coalition against Domestic Violence is at the very heart of our aspirations for liberty and equality captured in the national anthem. There can be little peace and security where relations between women and men, adults and children are abusive, exploitative and violent.

Pan music at its best at the festival*

Mar. 6, 2018, 10:28 PM AST Comments

It was with dismay that I read an article in the Express of March 1, which read “Music Festival without the steelbands’’. This is very misleading to say the least, and it is also very untrue. As I read the article further I realised that the writer is confusing the T&T Music Festi

Pandays need new tricks for a comeback*

Mar. 6, 2018, 10:25 PM AST Comments

This contribution is as usual, completely unsolicited and unpaid for. I just like political bacchanal. This armchair political analyst says at long last former prime minister Basdeo Panday has decided not to wait to turn in his grave with disgust. He will attempt to re-brand his baby, the United Nat

Replace Fuad at next general election*

Mar. 6, 2018, 10:22 PM AST Comments

Fuad Khan’s call for a reunification of the people who have systematically fragmented and denuded the UNC since its formation bears the signature of deep-seated, ingrained stupidity and bad mind. If he is stupefied by the six times he won San Juan/Barataria, to seek a return of Basdeo Panday,