Friday, February 16, 2018

Editorial

Getting it right about UTT*

Jan. 24, 2018, 9:51 PM AST Comments

The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) was established in 2004 as the national university. Throughout the years, UTT has relied on the subventions of the Government to meet capital and recurrent costs.

Provide full info on ferry purchase

Jan. 23, 2018, 11:34 PM AST Comments

By the time the already named Galleons Passage arrives to ferry passengers between Trinidad and Tobago, a full year will have elapsed since Government spokesmen casually boasted they would get a boat in little or no time. It has taken almost a year, too, for the Government in the person of Prime Min


Disunity at a time of murder*

Jan. 23, 2018, 11:27 PM AST Comments

As acts of mind-boggling criminality continue to afflict various member states of Caricom—especially Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica—it’s more than time to ask what pertinent advice has been flowing to our governments from the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP)


An ode to Pelican Extension*

Jan. 23, 2018, 11:24 PM AST Comments

Despondency finally came knocking on the door the other day, with the movie-style ambush of the PH taxi transporting the group of school children from Morvant-Laventille: the killing of Joshua Andrews and the driver of the vehicle. Pelican Extension has seen more than its fair share of murders in th

48-plus years of black power in T&T*

Jan. 23, 2018, 11:18 PM AST Comments

The Christmas season heralded discussions on Nermal “Massive” Gosein’s controversial chutney soca hit, “Rowlee Mudda Count”, that dominated the media. In the midst of this bacchanal came Keith Subero’s eye-opening New Year’s advice to the Prime Minister of T


Meeting the ISIS challenge head-on*

Jan. 22, 2018, 7:1 PM AST Comments

Express Editorial-THERE ought to be no question that the authorities here must see the urgency of the need to establish effective safeguards for the preservation of national safety and security...


Understanding school maxi system*

Jan. 22, 2018, 6:58 PM AST Comments

Dr Trevor Townsend-A recent article in a daily newspaper implied that the operators of the school maxi-taxi system have been overcharging the Ministry of Education for services not rendered.


Bad omen for new President*

Jan. 22, 2018, 6:47 PM AST Comments

Raffique Shah-The passing of former President Max Richards, coinciding as it did with the unanimous vote by parliamentarians to elect...


Stalling the economy by non-payment of debt

Jan. 21, 2018, 10:7 PM AST Comments

More than two years after taking office, the Rowley ­administration still cannot say exactly how much money the Government owes to private construction companies. While the construction industry insists its members are owed an estimated $4 billion, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley disputes the figure


Why are we this way?*

Jan. 21, 2018, 10:5 PM AST Comments

Pinker’s work is a masterpiece which I have been trying to find time to finish. He takes the reader into the realm of evolutionary psychology; raises fresh questions on what really is the mind; where it comes from, how we think, and feel, and the reasons we pursue such sublime pursuits as art,


Getting Revenue Authority right this time*

Jan. 21, 2018, 10:0 PM AST Comments

Last week we learnt, via a press release from the Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Allyson West, that the Government was busily engaged in fine-tuning its plans for the establishment of the Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority (TTRA).


Zero tolerance for sexual predators*

Jan. 21, 2018, 9:58 PM AST Comments

It is unacceptable and intolerable that a monster can rape a child in Trinidad and Tobago and be granted bail. In this country, crimes against women and children have escalated to alarming points over the years and these sick rapists can return to their daily lives because rape is a bailable offence