Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Maligning Laventille’s poor people*

Jan. 17, 2018, 10:34 PM AST Comments

In this country of seven-day wonders, we have moved on from the killing of Joshua Andrews and Devon Fernandez. Having shed the obligatory tear, gnashed our teeth and pointed our fingers, we have moved on.

Convenient moral amnesia*

Jan. 17, 2018, 10:30 PM AST Comments

Let me state upfront that I am no fan of either calypso or chutney and may listen unintentionally to what is regarded as indigenous art forms. In this respect I may be characterised as not being a true Trini, whatever that term means. I do, however, consider myself as patriotic and nationally ground

Think about the residents, Mr Promoter*

Jan. 17, 2018, 10:26 PM AST Comments

Real nonsense was spoken by the Red Ants fete promoter. He is the real Carnival killer with the promotion of that ridiculous, elitist Soca Drome. That is Carnival? Mas belongs in the city and bands must/should go downtown—along the traditional routes.

How you can fix crime*

Jan. 17, 2018, 10:22 PM AST Comments

Everybody wants the police and the government to fix crime. You know why? Because it lets the individual off the hook. Mr Individual, you can solve crime, but it will cost you. Man, marry your woman and have your children grow in a home that has a mother and a father.

Save T&T from sh-thole status*

Jan. 17, 2018, 10:19 PM AST Comments

The Washington Post reported that “prospects for a bipartisan agreement to protect young immigrants from deportation” are probably dead. There were heated negotiations which involved the US president and lawmakers on both sides of the US congress over Barack Obama’s “Deferre

At last! EMA is protecting us*

Jan. 16, 2018, 10:27 PM AST Comments

It was quite refreshing to see the Environmental Management Authority’s managing director, Hayden Romano, taking a firm stand against excessive noise levels associated with fetes, particularly during the Carnival season. At last, we have someone at the helm who is prepared to do what is right

Choose: joyous wining or deadly bombing*

Jan. 16, 2018, 10:25 PM AST Comments

Hearing over the news of another suicide bombing somewhere in the Middle East and the death of so many as I am looking at the Monday’s newspapers with Kees Dieffenthaller “wukking” up the crowd into a frenzy and also Raymond Ramnarine similarly so at the airport, inter alia, it sud

Who’s really killing Carnival*

Jan. 16, 2018, 10:21 PM AST Comments

What utter nonsense from the promoters of the Red Ants fete, that keeping the volume for the music at a fete within the specified levels will kill Carnival. These bandleaders-turned-fete promoters have been killing Carnival for years with their lack of creativity in costume design. Every year we see

Honour them while they live*

Jan. 16, 2018, 10:19 PM AST Comments

I listen to the glowing remarks for the former president George Maxwell Richards by certain politicians and media commentators, but I recall the scathing remarks they made about the gentleman in May 2009 during the Integrity Commission débâcle, and thenceforth until the end of his tenure. This hypoc

The alternative to poverty is not crime*

Jan. 16, 2018, 10:16 PM AST Comments

I WISH to reply to letter writer Noble Philip whose response to me was published in the Express of January 4. In the interest of time and space, I will not address all of his contradictions, confusions, diversions, trivialities and ignoble, near-libellous accusations. I prefer to focus on his main

Desperate delusions!*

Jan. 14, 2018, 9:48 PM AST Comments

I have no problem with an annual address to the nation which seeks to reflect on the year past and on what is to come. Indeed, when such annual statements become traditional, they give to reviewers and commentators excellent material for comparative analysis over time.

Money worries for schools*

Jan. 14, 2018, 9:46 PM AST Comments

As a recently retired principal, I wish to inform the population that schools are slowly grinding to a halt, with all the attendant consequences, for the reasons provided below.

Towards a world class cricket academy*

Jan. 14, 2018, 9:43 PM AST Comments

A study carried out by researchers SMG Insight has revealed that the hosting of the preliminary and play-off matches of the Caribbean Premier League has brought US$23 million to T&T of which the Lara Cricket Academy has contributed in no insignificant measure.