Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Rowley taking lead on ferry issue

Aug. 21, 2017, 8:20 PM AST Comments

Editorial-PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley went to the critical meeting of stakeholders in Tobago yesterday facing what was telegraphed as a hostile group of stakeholders...

Big money and WI cricket *

Aug. 21, 2017, 8:19 PM AST Comments

GUEST EDITORIAL—Cricket fans can’t have missed that the West Indies three-Test tour of England clashes directly with the Caribbean Premier League (CPL regional twenty20 (T20) franchise tournament) currently going...

Rise and end of Trump *

Aug. 21, 2017, 7:13 PM AST Comments

By Theodore Lewis—Along with the rest of the globe in this electronic age, we here have a front row seat, witnessing the inevitable fall of the most powerful man on the planet—the President of the United States, Donald Trump.

Gluttons for political punishment *

Aug. 21, 2017, 7:14 PM AST Comments

By Raffique Shah—Amidst the cacophony that has erupted over the inter-island ferry fiasco, the calls for official enquiries of one kind or other into the leasing of the Ocean Flower II convince me that as a nation...

Welcome but short-term ease*

Aug. 20, 2017, 9:32 PM AST Comments

Though overshadowed by other headlines, the report of “first gas” from bpTT’s Juniper project marks one upbeat event in an energy sector from which news has too long been depressing. Juniper should add some 590 million standard cubic feet a day to the natural gas output of bpTT, th

Facts sacred, context crucial*

Aug. 20, 2017, 9:30 PM AST Comments

TV6 reporter Mark Bassant has to be commended for his persistent nightly reporting in the series on the Tobago seabridge fiasco, which seems to be becoming smellier by the day. The few parts of his series that I saw took me back to the late 1970s when dogged reporting in this newspaper caused the Er

Governance challenge of Petrotrin*

Aug. 20, 2017, 9:29 PM AST Comments

Last week, writing in this column, I noted that the “robust restructuring programme” in Petrotrin which the Minister of Finance had called for in his 2017 Budget presentation had two dimensions. The first is what we may term the governance structure, which is to say how the company is ma

Easy money to be made at Detention Centre*

Aug. 20, 2017, 9:28 PM AST Comments

Any lawyer who is looking to make easy money should turn his attention to the Immigration Detention Centre. There’s a gold mine to be tapped. Life is pretty simple, there is right and there is wrong. Common sense would dictate that it is wrong, very wrong to detain foreigners for years at the

Shamfa’s shot in the dark

Aug. 19, 2017, 8:12 PM AST Comments

AFTER a series of self-inflicted wounds, the Government has shut down the Tourism Development Company in anticipation of a restructured tourism thrust.

Mayaro resumed *

Aug. 19, 2017, 8:11 PM AST Comments

Martin Daly—I WROTE this column sitting adjacent to Mayaro beach enjoying a slice of the August holidays.


Aug. 19, 2017, 7:30 PM AST Comments

Ralph Maraj—Keith Rowley did his standing and his prime ministership no good by appointing businessman Christian Mouttet sole investigator into the procurement and hiring of two vessels for the Tobago seabridge.


Aug. 19, 2017, 7:29 PM AST Comments

Sophia Chote—IN 1977, while still in high school, our French teacher asked each student in the class which country we had travelled to during vacation.