Sunday, June 26, 2016

Letters

Brexit vote a victory for people power

Jun. 25, 2016, 7:6 PM AST Comments

As much as the Brexit vote in the UK concerns me that the British people may have made the wrong decision, the vote itself speaks to the power of the people to make difficult decisions that even the majority of their national leaders disagree with.




Brexit a lesson in voter power

Jun. 24, 2016, 8:22 PM AST Comments

A lot will be written about on Thursday June 23, 2016—the day Britain held its histo­ric referendum to leave or remain in the European Union (EU).


Mr Garcia must do better

Jun. 24, 2016, 8:20 PM AST Comments

Anthony Garcia demonstra­ted a lack of perspective in his remarks at the SEA (Secondary Entrance Assessment) prize-giving function last weekend.


In the dark for too long

Jun. 24, 2016, 8:18 PM AST Comments

There was a time when I could call the T&TEC area office in Arima and report non-functioning street lights, and in a matter of days the repairs would be effected.


Empowering our public servants

Jun. 24, 2016, 8:17 PM AST Comments

I wish to respond to the Express editorial of June 24, headlined “How Govt scapegoating mars Public Service Week”, which quoted selectively from a speech I gave in my capacity as Minister of Public Administration and Communications at the opening of Public Service Week on Tuesday.


Treat Venezuelans with compassion

Jun. 24, 2016, 8:16 PM AST Comments

The Health Social Workers Association of Trinidad and Tobago has noted, with grave concern, the issue of economic migrants from Venezuela.


What’s best for Tobago tourism?

Jun. 23, 2016, 7:18 PM AST Comments

Tourism development initiatives, successful ones, begin with a philosophical approach and a master plan of the feasibility of priority projects determined by a destination’s current assets and liabilities and past dealings as a destination.


Leave the people’s library alone

Jun. 23, 2016, 7:16 PM AST Comments

The Chaguanas Magistrate’s Court was reopened this week. Already there are complaints that the refurbished facilities are grossly inadequate, and comments from the heads of the Chaguanas Chamber of Commerce and the Central Lawyers association have once again focused on huffing the residents



Going beyond abortion and contraception

Jun. 23, 2016, 7:13 PM AST Comments

Recently, the secretary of the Association of Psychiatrists, Dr Varma Deyalsingh, called on the Catholic Church to open adoption centres for babies born to teenagers here and to open dialogue on abortion and contraception.