Saturday, July 23, 2016

Letters

Please go beyond speed guns

Jul. 22, 2016, 9:14 PM AST Comments

Works and Transport Minister Fitzgerald Hinds says an increase in the speed limit is under consideration. However, other factors such as installation of cable barriers and road markings will have to be dealt with before there is an increase in the 80-kilometre-per-hour limit.

Schools the real culprits

Jul. 22, 2016, 9:11 PM AST Comments

So the recommendations of the GATE task force were “leaked” to the Sunday Express and published over the weekend resulting in a major outcry from the citizenry.


Schools the real culprits

Jul. 22, 2016, 9:10 PM AST Comments

So the recommendations of the GATE task force were “leaked” to the Sunday Express and published over the weekend resulting in a major outcry from the citizenry.


Students taking GATE for a joke

Jul. 22, 2016, 9:9 PM AST Comments

Imagine, in this economic downturn there are students who have spent their late teens, entire twenties and early thirties in UWI at the expense of the Government.

Carapo still waiting for water

Jul. 22, 2016, 9:8 PM AST Comments

We don’t have water seven days a week in Carapo. We have it three days a week—Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. But for the longest while (months) we’ve been getting it only twice a week, sometimes once a week.


Words do matter

Jul. 22, 2016, 9:5 PM AST Comments

The old schoolyard saying “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me” is now accepted as not being entirely correct since words can break our hearts. Words matter.


Look again at privileged parking policies

Jul. 21, 2016, 7:48 PM AST Comments

It is with great interest that I read the story of a man who was recently fined a total of $10,700 on several charges arising out of an incident where he parked his vehicle in a restricted area at the Piarco International Airport some four years ago (Express, July 20).


Close Maracas Bay now

Jul. 21, 2016, 7:47 PM AST Comments

For 20 years Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) has continued to highlight the mismanagement of the Maracas Bay, the resulting environmental degradation and public health risks involving raw sewage being released into the bay. Once again, today 20th July 2016, there is a reckless discharge of r

Woodbrook health centre needs doctors

Jul. 21, 2016, 7:46 PM AST Comments

Now that I am a senior citizen I decided to register with the health centre in my neighbourhood to be able to enjoy the facilities so graciously afforded by my Government, or so I thought.



Grounded too long

Jul. 20, 2016, 10:1 PM AST Comments

You read and hear on the news the horrors that people have to go through most of the time to get from Trinidad to Tobago and from Tobago to Trinidad, whether by boat or sea.


Extra seats a danger

Jul. 20, 2016, 9:59 PM AST Comments

Are 25-seater maxi-taxis now being licensed to carry 32 passengers? I recently travelled in a 25-seater maxi-taxi and was appalled at the seating arrangements.


Golden opportunity for tourism

Jul. 20, 2016, 9:57 PM AST Comments

For half a century T&T has turned its back on tourism. The country’s first prime minister was opposed to the sector, feeling that it would only create a nation of bus boys, and all those who succeeded him have continued to treat the sector as a political pariah.