Wednesday, December 13, 2017


The darkness that confronts us

Dec. 12, 2017, 11:4 PM AST Comments

Fear stalks the lives of law-abiding citizens who witness or consume reports of back-to-back, serious crimes committed with anti-social license. Falling among the bodies of unwitting bystanders and innocent children are those of law enforcement officers, caught in the fire at their domestic sanctuar

Time to say ‘no’ to Trump...*

Dec. 12, 2017, 11:2 PM AST Comments

WHILE many of us across this Caribbean region are still to determine what Christmas gifts to purchase for our loved ones, US president Donald Trump has chosen to gladden the hearts of Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his fellow Israelis with a most surprising public declaration last week

Step up to the plate?*

Dec. 12, 2017, 11:1 PM AST Comments

FROM an article in the Guardian on November 23, we learned that the Prime Minister read what was interpreted as the riot act to his ministers and MPs, telling them at its mid-point in the current term, the party’s and the Government’s image was not looking good.

At last! A reward policy for athletes*

Dec. 12, 2017, 10:53 PM AST Comments

Since Hasely Crawford won Olympic gold in Montreal some 40 years ago, athletes in Trinidad and Tobago have gone without a reward policy. Rewards have been given on an ad hoc basis so athletes are kept in the dark. Finally, the Ministry of Sport has announced that a reward policy is before Cabinet an

Hope for health care

Dec. 11, 2017, 8:28 PM AST Comments

A culture change seems to be taking place in the country’s medical services delivery system, and congratulations are abundantly in order for all those involved.

Gangsters and those in authority *

Dec. 11, 2017, 8:28 PM AST Comments

The mass intrusion of gangs in a small society as Trinidad and Tobago has been a serious problem for over a decade. These gangs have infiltrated the minds of the citizens with fear and disdain.

Speak, M’Lud

Dec. 10, 2017, 10:29 PM AST Comments

Chief Justice Ivor Archie has rightly condemned the murder of Sasha Fierce whose bullet-ridden body was found at Nelson Mandela Park in St Clair a week ago. The possibility that Sasha Fierce, legally known as Keon Allister Patterson but who identified herself as a transgender woman, may have been a

Will Opposition ever support Govt?*

Dec. 10, 2017, 10:26 PM AST Comments

TV6’s call-in question segment in its 7 p.m. newscast does not claim to be a scientific indicator, but it provides me with a small, nightly glimpse into public opinion.

Edging ever closer to disaster*

Dec. 10, 2017, 10:23 PM AST Comments

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, in his angry tirade against the Opposition United National Congress (UNC) delivered at a specially summoned media conference a few hours after the Government had failed to pass the Anti-Gang Bill in Parliament, accused the UNC of refusing to support the Bill for polit

Justice for parents of ‘Bus Route baby’*

Dec. 10, 2017, 10:21 PM AST Comments

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”- Martin Luther King Jr. I was reminded of this powerful quote from one of the world’s revolutionary minds when I was informed of the sweet justice that came as a Christmas gift to the Ammon family this month.

Another vote, another fiasco

Dec. 9, 2017, 6:25 PM AST Comments

EXPRESS EDITORIAL—The clear message to the public from the fiasco of the Anti-Gang bill is that partisan interest has once again trumped the public interest.