Friday, January 19, 2018

Features

Carnival lessons for Mr Akin*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:17 PM AST Comments

I have read the assertions attributed to Dean Akin in the newspapers earlier this week and I feel compelled to reply as they are an insult to the intelligence of reasonable people. Mr Akin has engaged in an illogical clutching at straws in a self-serving attempt to exploit ignorance and piggyback o

Make ferry-buying process transparent*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:14 PM AST Comments

THE Minister of Finance’s attempt to allay the fears of the population regarding the procurement process for the inter-island ferry at the post-Cabinet news conference failed to deliver any concrete details on the process. Minister Imbert continued to obfuscate the matter without clarifying th


Ask not what your country can do…*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:12 PM AST Comments

Our country is facing major challenges and many of our systems appear broken. We hear analyses from many quarters, some even with proposed solutions. However, things continue to go from bad to worse. I am suggesting that the biggest impediment to progress currently being faced by our country is the


Grande highway a sign of progress*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:11 PM AST Comments

It is with serious concern that I learned of an injunction filed by Fishermen and Friends of the Sea to halt construction of the highway from Cumuto to Sangre Grande. In a Facebook post on Papa Bois Conservation’s Facebook page, a spokesman for the group stated the highway was being built from

Trump lawyer brokered $130,000 pay out to porn star

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:20 AM AST Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal lawyer brokered a $130,000 payment to a porn actress to prevent her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, according to a report Friday in The Wall Street Journal.



A+ in Style*

Jan. 18, 2018, 8:0 PM AST Comments

The women came out dressed to impress at last Sunday's UWI Fete, which was themed...


Door prizes for patrons of Fete With The Saints*

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

Apart from fine cuisine, premium drinks and great music at Fete With The Saints, the premium all-inclusive fete organised by The St Mary's College Past Students' Union, patrons have the opportunity to win fabulous door prizes. Two of these prizes, a washing machine and a dryer, were donated by Relia


Educational wine*

Jan. 18, 2018, 7:47 PM AST Comments

The Party Animal last Sunday roamed through the annual UWI Fete, “The Secret Garden”...


UWI Fete delivers*

Jan. 18, 2018, 7:43 PM AST Comments

Jules Sobian and his team at Caesar's Army is being praised for providing a great time to the patrons at this year's UWI Fete...


California teen leads deputies to parents' house of horrors

Jan. 18, 2018, 11:21 AM AST Comments

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family's home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults.


Has #MeToo gone too far? Ansari story sparks debate

Jan. 18, 2018, 9:57 AM AST Comments

The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. This week, more so than at any point in the movement's brief history, there's visceral discussion about its potential for causing harm.