Sunday, November 19, 2017

IMF wants disaster assistance meeting *

Nov. 18, 2017, 7:59 PM AST Comments

Anthony Wilson—THE managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has proposed to convene a meeting aimed at exploring options to help Caribbean countries build defences against major catastrophes such as Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which devastated parts of the region

Lepto crisis is real and urgent

Nov. 18, 2017, 7:20 PM AST Comments

EXPRESS EDITORIAL—HEALTH Minister Terrence Deyalsingh did the public a disservice on Friday when he chose to hide behind statistics in responding to a question from the Opposition about the rising incidence of Leptospirosis.

Challenges to the use of power *

Nov. 18, 2017, 7:19 PM AST Comments

Martin Daly—WHEN Abraham Lincoln said that you could not fool all of the people all of the time, he could not have known that information technology would come to bear heavily on both the ability (fake news) and inability (investigative reporting) of the powerful to fool the people.

Chinese checkmate Rowley-style diplomacy *

Nov. 18, 2017, 6:58 PM AST Comments

Lennox Grant—FOR a moment there, T&T, habitually self-absorbed with local matters, was distracted by stories linked to datelines as far-flung as Beijing, Geneva and Las Vegas.


Nov. 18, 2017, 6:54 PM AST Comments

Sophia Chote—OVER the August holidays I had a chance to spend a few days with my friend Susan and her family.

Come on men...take the lead *

Nov. 18, 2017, 6:36 PM AST Comments

Today has been declared International Men’s Day, which is quite fitting when we understand that men do have a significant role to play in our modern day society.

Planless still *

Nov. 18, 2017, 7:0 PM AST Comments

Ralph Maraj—LAST Sunday, the People’s National Movement (PNM) held its annual convention, and from all reports, it was once again well-organised and with a significant show of strength.