Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Editorial

Climate Resilience Zone a smart move*

Jan. 10, 2018, 10:0 PM AST Comments

The Caribbean’s economic development over the last 20 years has been seriously hampered by adverse external economic events such as oil price spikes and the perennial damage from natural disasters, notably hurricanes.

Clearing these dangerous rapids*

Jan. 10, 2018, 9:58 PM AST Comments

At the end of his recent address to the nation, PM Keith Rowley stated: “There is much more adjustment to come before we clear these dangerous rapids towards calm waters.’’


2018 will test Caricom’s collective resolve*

Jan. 10, 2018, 9:54 PM AST Comments

Events toward the end of 2017 demonstrated that both the United States and the European Union (EU) have no qualms about using a big stick to get their way. In a letter to ambassadors of many developing countries, including Caricom states, on December 19, the US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki


A true Trini

Jan. 9, 2018, 10:14 PM AST Comments

Former president George Maxwell Richards, known to the population by the fond abbreviation “Max”, was fourth in the line of our Republic’s presidents. He was this country’s first non-lawyer to be appointed to the elevated post and the first head of state of Amerindian ancestr

T&T’s crawl on the CCJ*

Jan. 9, 2018, 10:9 PM AST Comments

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO is set to create another bit of post-Independence political history with the coming election of its first woman head of state in the person of Paula Mae Weekes, who is currently serving as an appeals court judge in the Turks and Caicos Islands.


A foreign policy query*

Jan. 9, 2018, 10:7 PM AST Comments

SOMEONE in a position to do so should cause the appropriate officer in the Foreign Affairs Committee of the People’s National Movement (PNM) to gather up their sense of mission, take hold of the courage of their conviction, and raise the issue of this country’s vote at the UN on the Jeru


Massive’s single entendre*

Jan. 9, 2018, 10:5 PM AST Comments

Massive Gosein, with his prior hit “Five More Years of Kamla” to his credit, now outdoes himself, taking up all of the cultural and political oxygen in the heart of the new calypso season. His song has a strong UNC flavour, sampling heavily from the song book of Vernella Alleyne-Toppin.


Serious determination

Jan. 8, 2018, 7:9 PM AST Comments

Express Editorial-THAT the Prime Minister decided to come to the country in the first week of the year to lay out the situation facing us in a...

Funding culture vultures*

Jan. 8, 2018, 6:55 PM AST Comments

Raffique Shah-The Government missed a good opportunity to impress upon the population the gravity of the country’s economic circumstances



New year, old ferry woes

Jan. 7, 2018, 9:31 PM AST Comments

Good news! Or so it seems. A ferry has been selected and tested and will be in our waters within weeks from a port in Asia. Like a bad hangover, the Tobago ferry fiasco has lingered over into the New Year with no convincing sign of being dislodged. That is until the Prime Minister spoke on the issue


Collective clean-up can mean a lot*

Jan. 7, 2018, 9:28 PM AST Comments

The Christmas holidays are over, and for me, as a Trini, it’s now on to the mas. As I pack to return home, my friends are still keeping me informed about some new Trini trend — everyday beach parties; the galloping 2018 murder rate; the two earthquakes; the ongoing Chief Justice affair a


Patronage and the subversion of democracy*

Jan. 7, 2018, 9:25 PM AST Comments

The Express, in two of its recent editorials, raised an issue which should be at the core of any attempt to explain the problems of our political system and our persistent inability to achieve good government. The first editorial appeared on January 2. The substantive issue with which it dealt was