Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Leading by excellence

Dec. 31, 2017, 7:34 PM AST Comments

Because they embodied the best expression of the values to which we should all aspire, Trinidad and Tobago men’s 4 x 400 relay team is the Trinidad Express Individual of the Year for 2017; Samuel Williams, a blind pupil, is our chosen Youth of the Year; and Fishermen and Friends of the Sea is

A plea to the PM*

Dec. 31, 2017, 7:32 PM AST Comments

Good morning, Prime Minister Rowley! I expect by now you have already established in your mind that from today, January 1, 2018 “showtime” begins, for real. Just as Caesar questioned himself on whether to cross the Rubicon, you should have been asking yourself, what am I leaving for pos

On to our ‘annus horribilis’*

Dec. 31, 2017, 7:30 PM AST Comments

Still basking in the glow of his September 2015 election victory, our new Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley, gave his first address to the nation on December 30 of that year. It is worth recalling, as we enter the year 2018, some of what he had to say on that occasion. At the very beginning of his add

Prayer for 2018*

Dec. 31, 2017, 7:28 PM AST Comments

I lift up my country, Trinidad and Tobago, to you today for your blessings. It is often said that this twin island is your home. I plead that you blanket every corner of your sweet abode with your Holy spirit. This nation is in dire need of cleansing and healing.

Towards an accountable presidency

Dec. 30, 2017, 9:30 PM AST Comments

EXPRESS EDITORIAL—With President Anthony Carmona’s term of office coming to a close, public speculation about his likely successor is picking up steam and fuelling energetic lobbying by aspirants to the office.


Dec. 30, 2017, 9:28 PM AST Comments

Sophia Chote—Perhaps it is something which comes with aging but funerals have now become fixtures in our weekly schedules.

A nation waiting*

Dec. 30, 2017, 9:26 PM AST Comments

Ralph Maraj—IN my first article this year, published January 7, I focused on the role of a nation and its society, recognising that whilst there is beauty and goodness in life, we also have great misery, cruelty, accident and disease.

Foreign policy blunder*

Dec. 30, 2017, 9:24 PM AST Comments

Selwyn Cudjoe—ONCE I read our government had abstained on the United Nation’s resolution to condemn the United States decision to anoint Jerusalem...

The system of governance we believe in*

Dec. 30, 2017, 9:23 PM AST Comments

Diana Mahabir-Wyatt—That was written in the 1800 by a political commentator who is quoted up until today for his acute wisdom and sagacity, and his deep objective understanding of the system known as Democracy which seems to be in danger.

Invest for production

Dec. 29, 2017, 10:42 PM AST Comments

While it has become something of a tradition for retailers and business groups to complain that their Christmas sales have been slow, anecdotal evidence indicates that this year the merchants and their representatives may finally be telling the truth.

Deliver Golding report on Caricom*

Dec. 29, 2017, 10:37 PM AST Comments

What has become of the report of a Jamaican commission that reviewed the Caribbean Community and Common Market (Caricom)? It has been almost nine months since the Commission’s Chairman, Bruce Golding, submitted the report to Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness on March 30. But, the

Massive miscount*

Dec. 29, 2017, 10:34 PM AST Comments

This holiday season Trinbagonians seem to be savouring a different flavour instead of the usual ponche de crème, sorrel and ginger beer. The new brew which ­currently seems to be gracing or disgracing the breakfast, lunch and dinner table involves the debate surrounding Nermal “Massive”