Monday, February 19, 2018

Editorial

Outrageous conduct

Feb. 18, 2018, 7:48 PM AST Comments

Whether it was released to a random list of addressees or to a closed social media group of friends, the voice note complaint by a presumed police officer describing her encounter with the wife of a former government minister betrays a shockingly unprofessional attitude that must not be tolerated. E

Cops must apologise to Sando Mayor*

Feb. 18, 2018, 7:46 PM AST Comments

I know that throughout the year the soca songs of Kes’ “Hello”, Patrice Roberts’s “Like it like That”, Voice’s (Aaron St Louis) “Year for Love” and Erphaan Alves’s “Overdue” will be swirling around in my head. The beauty of thei


Fighting terror or playing ole mas?*

Feb. 18, 2018, 7:44 PM AST Comments

Our Prime Minister would have us believe that what his Government described as “a terroristic threat to disrupt the Carnival through violence” was no joke and that it is folly to believe that there was no threat. I certainly would like to give our Prime Minister the benefit of the doubt


Profit over peace is wrong*

Feb. 18, 2018, 7:42 PM AST Comments

Over the years there has been an upsurge in fetes being held in residential areas which quite frankly should not be. Why do people have fetes? The simple answer is to make money. But why must my peace be threatened over profit?

Public confidence is at stake

Feb. 17, 2018, 6:18 PM AST Comments

Express Editorial - WHETHER a terrorist attack on Carnival was successfully thwarted or never existed is open to public conjecture following the release without charges of all but two persons detained in connection with the alleged conspiracy.



Complacency!*

Feb. 17, 2018, 6:12 PM AST Comments

By Ralph Maraj—WITH the price of oil now a few dollars above the 2018 budgeted price, notice how talk of economic diversification has virtually vanished from the national conversation.


PUNCHING ABOVE OUR WEIGHT*

Feb. 17, 2018, 6:8 PM AST Comments

By Sophia Chote—THE title is borrow­ed from the boxing world where your fighting weight determines the category in which you will compete.



South Africa steadies itself

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

The transition from apartheid to democracy was never expected to be easy for South Africa. Given the half century of state-sanctioned terror and injustice unleashed against the black majority by white minority rule, the hope for ­racial reconciliation could easily have collapsed under the weight of


Under a crescent moon*

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

COMMERCIALISED, standardised, compartmentalised—call it what you want but there’s still only one Jouvert. This year, a group of authentic Black Devils started the show from early Monday morning, when everyone’s on show, even the staid secretary who turned into Tinkerbell, and Donal


Shivaratri, Lent and St Valentine*

Feb. 16, 2018, 10:23 PM AST Comments

On Ash Wednesday, Trinidad and Tobago witnessed a confluence of commemorations as the Hindu festival of Maha Shiva Raatri, popularly known as Shivaratri or Shivratri, partly coincided with the start of the Lenten season on Ash Wednesday, which was also Valentine’s Day. In some respects each o