Jan. 30, 2018, 10:52 PM AST Comments
The Parliament and President-elect Paula Mae Weekes sent an early optimistic signal on Monday by hosting a brief question-and-answer session with journalists at Parliament’s temporary Tower D, Port of Spain Waterfront home. This is the first time that a President-elect has opened herself to ea
Jan. 30, 2018, 10:46 PM AST Comments
THE University of Guyana (UG) has announced elaborate arrangements to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of former president Dr Cheddi Jagan who died in office of a heart-related problem on March 6, 1997 at the age of 78. Once viewed as an enfant terrible of British colonial politics, Jagan was
Jan. 30, 2018, 10:43 PM AST Comments
THE Culture Minister, Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, ducked a question on the radio one morning last week, about what is being done, and what should be done, about improving the presentation of the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, and its management by the National Carnival Commission (NCC). The question, put b
Jan. 30, 2018, 10:38 PM AST Comments
Ralph Maraj reminds me of the all-ego leader of the ill-fated PEP, who promised a massive rally of 50,000 registered members and barely managed 50. Both scream publicly for attention. Perhaps they share the same ringmaster. Mr Maraj, however, is learned, experienced in politics and the affairs of go
Jan. 29, 2018, 7:30 PM AST Comments
Express Editorial-THE shooting-death of Prison Officer Davindra Boodooram in broad daylight while citizens went about their business along upper Frederick Street in Port of Spain last Friday, is a development which must be condemned in the strongest possible terms.
Jan. 29, 2018, 7:24 PM AST Comments
Raffique Shah-They looked pathetic, three of the leading calypsonians in the country—Chalkdust, Sugar Aloes and Pink Panther—as they begged the Government for a “mere half-a-million-dollars” to operate the Calypso Revue tent over the three-week Carnival season.
Jan. 28, 2018, 9:13 PM AST Comments
With Parliament’s election of Justice Paula Mae Weekes as the next President of the Republic, the incumbent, President Anthony Carmona, would be wise to recognise his position as a lame-duck President. Unless completely necessary, he should resist taking any actions at this stage of his tenure
Jan. 28, 2018, 9:6 PM AST Comments
While thousands of us were preparing our heads last Friday afternoon, making arrangements for our giddy pre-Carnival outings, Prime Minister Keith Rowley and his Energy Minister, Franklin Khan, were on their feet in the House of Representatives, holding out hope against what could be a serious inter