Thursday, March 15, 2018

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,

Why boxed, bottled wine cost the same?*

Mar. 6, 2018, 10:20 PM AST Comments

I am sitting on a Sunday afternoon, relaxing and enjoying a glass of “bottled” wine, much as men enjoy their beer. I prefer to drink the “boxed” wine because it was more economical and lasts for weeks due to elimination of air intake which causes oxidation and sour taste to

Why give Imbert such authority?*

Mar. 4, 2018, 9:0 PM AST Comments

I, as the litigant against the State regarding the property tax, hereby call upon Finance Minister Colm Imbert to withdraw the present amendments to the property tax laws with immediate effect. The Government is trying to reintroduce the infamous property tax while my case is still pending before th

Justice system in need of fixing*

Mar. 4, 2018, 8:53 PM AST Comments

Reading all the reports on the matter concerning Chief Justice Ivor Archie and the suggestion he is above the law, which is most strange and highly disputable in this ­democracy, the question which needs to be answered here is: if the prime minister, who is the head of this nation, is not above the

Govt ­policies must be in sync with needs of the population*

Mar. 4, 2018, 8:50 PM AST Comments

It was heartening to see, as reported your article on Friday, that Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley personally made a site visit to the area in Cedros affected by land slippage. He was, however, quoted as saying: “In some cases, you just have to withdraw; and if it is a cliff that is collapsing,

Waiting three years for gratuities*

Mar. 4, 2018, 8:45 PM AST Comments

This is an open plea to Education Minister Anthony Garcia to release the gratui­ties owed to hundreds of former contract workers of the Ministry of Education. While you sit and play games with our children’s future, at least 350 former contract workers are still awaiting their gratuity payment

Lament for our beloved T&T*

Mar. 2, 2018, 10:10 PM AST Comments

I have often heard it said that when the fire is in your own backyard, you should look up and take note. And this fire is in our backyard. Consi­der everywhere the headlines about “badjohn parents”, “horror in schools” or “a gun in miss face”—a virtual invas

‘No loud music’ sign ignored at Chag*

Mar. 2, 2018, 10:6 PM AST Comments

Last Monday, our family decided to go out for an evening of relaxation and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature at the beach by the boardwalk in Chaguaramas. We were welcomed by loud music domina­ting every other sound. The large sign posted in bold red, “NO LOUD MUSIC”, stared us in t

Where are ‘Diego’ police patrols?*

Mar. 2, 2018, 10:4 PM AST Comments

It pained me to listen to the com­plaints of Diego Martin resi­dents at the recent police town meeting where people were lite­rally begging for action from the district police. More so, Anglican priest Ashton Gomez told a tale of his experience of being accosted by criminal elements shortly after t

T&T ­collapsing, literally and ­figuratively*

Mar. 2, 2018, 10:3 PM AST Comments

The Keith Rowley administration will go down in history as the most incompetent and destructive government this country has seen in recent years. The single distinguishing feature of this administration is its arrogance and its unwillingness to accept that its blunders are costing this country billi