Thursday, July 2, 2015


take lead on gay marriage issue

Jul. 1, 2015, 8:49 PM AST Comments

Pope Francis said in 2013, “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord, and has goodwill, who am I to judge?” He was replying to a reporter who asked about gay priests. The Pope, with this enlightened attitude, goes against church policy that has existed for years. Indeed, as recently as 2005 hi

We want who and what’s best for our country

Jul. 1, 2015, 8:47 PM AST Comments

We, the undecided 38 per cent segment of voters, really want the Partnership and the PNM to focus on the issues. We would like to hear the specific strategies being used to significantly reduce crime.What actions will be taken to diversify and grow our economy, generating additional revenue while in

a case of tail wagging dog

Jul. 1, 2015, 8:46 PM AST Comments

From my childhood days it was blasted into my ears and understanding by parents and elders that jail is a place where you go when you have done something severely wrong in society. Jail is a place where discipline is enforced after you are sent there by the courts of Trinidad and Tobago.From my conf

Poll trend now like the US–party leader vs leader

Jun. 30, 2015, 7:47 PM AST Comments

Our campaigning has taken on a new dimension. It's the American-type presidential format where one candidate goes up against another. The race is between Kamla and Rowley. Forget PNM against UNC. A recent poll gives Kamla the nod over Rowley to unite the people. She is more charismatic than Rowley.

Crazy demand by ex-CLICO boss

Jun. 30, 2015, 7:46 PM AST Comments

It is absolutely amazing that there is not greater outrage among the population that payment is being considered for former directors of CLICO/CIB. It just goes to prove how benumbed the society has become to wrongdoing by the moneyed class.Here are the people who oversaw the destruction of an orga

Court’s ruling based on law, not morality

Jun. 30, 2015, 7:46 PM AST Comments

Last week’s ruling by the US Supreme Court on same-sex marriage has left many people expressing dismay and consternation at the revolution in western cultural values. What many fail to understand is that when courts of law consider matters before them, they are primarily concerned with the legal mer

No to same-sex marriage

Jun. 29, 2015, 8:59 PM AST Comments

As a citizen of T&T I think it’s my birthright to speak out against things that affect my country. Now that the US has made same-sex marriage legal, we must be as vigilant as ever and see that the same thing never happens here. We in Trinbago have always been followers of the US fashions, polici

Questions, humour amid the mess

Jun. 29, 2015, 8:2 PM AST Comments

As usual, the Sunday Express (June 28) has proven to be both thought-provoking and amusing. Here are some examples:At a recent political meeting Housing Minister Roodal Moonilal claimed ILP Leader Jack Warner, then a Cabinet member of the Partnership Government, placed a telephone call from the offi

Fire officers to the rescue

Jun. 29, 2015, 8:1 PM AST Comments

On June 28 I accidentally locked my key in my business place. In my panic I called the Sangre Grande Fire Department and as a result of their swift response they were able to cut the locks on the doors. With all the negativity swirling around about our country's servicemen it was a breath of fresh a

It’s about salvation, not sex roles

Jun. 29, 2015, 8:1 PM AST Comments

I would like to respond to Steve Smith’s mindless rant in his Sunday Express letter of June 28.Sifting through the dead and cumbersome jargon ornamenting his disturbingly vague understanding of human interaction, I find the incoherent sentiments of an uninformed layperson.Gay marriage is not marriag

Academic standards watered down

Jun. 28, 2015, 8:35 PM AST Comments

The decline in academic excellence as a priority has evidently been ongoing, but does it find its worst manifestation in this administration’s policy of ignoring the rewards for academic excellence and in its place privileging political loyalty?