Saturday, April 30, 2016


Sir Hilary’s 2014 speech pertinent today

Apr. 29, 2016, 8:48 PM AST Comments

It is unfortunate that many more people in our Caribbean region were not made aware of the address delivered by Sir Hilary Beckles, chairman of the Caricom Reparation Commission, to the House of Commons, Parliament of Great Britain, on July 16, 2014.

Parents, you have control

Apr. 29, 2016, 8:46 PM AST Comments

Do you know where your children are or what they are doing? Are you aware of what they are exposed to in the movies, or the kind of content they’re accessing on the Internet or television?

Cut the red tape and implement prison pardon

Apr. 29, 2016, 8:45 PM AST Comments

Too much talk, no action and too much red tape. Some leaders and decision makers in Government allow themselves to be so hog-tied with bureaucratic systems and procedures, they practically make themselves impotent.

A myopic moral crusade

Apr. 28, 2016, 7:37 PM AST Comments

I am amazed at the views expressed by Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh concerning the issue of abortion and the Zika virus. His attitude makes John Lennon’s imagining of a world made better without (formalised) “religion” an understandable proposition.

Hardship follows retrenchment

Apr. 28, 2016, 7:30 PM AST Comments

I am abhorred by the decision of the San Fernando City Council to send home 300 workers, in the fashion of private enterprise.

Funeral homes, treat clients better

Apr. 28, 2016, 7:28 PM AST Comments

We read with profound concern the letter published in Monday’s Express, “Cost of dying too high”. The Association of Funeral Professionals of Trinidad and Tobago extends condolences to Rani Maharaj and her family on the death of their father.

Combating school violence, bullying

Apr. 27, 2016, 8:51 PM AST Comments

Permit me to applaud principal Jasmine Ramoutar and her teaching staff, the guidance counsellor and social worker of the Point Fortin West Secondary School in their efforts and initiatives to combat issues of violence and bullying within the school environment in the past week.

‘Old’ institutions failing the children

Apr. 27, 2016, 8:51 PM AST Comments

In a recent effort by the Ministry of Education to address issues of inappropriate behaviours by schoolchildren, I was alarmed the minister “sentenced” the girl to a State-funded institution.

It’s clear now

Apr. 27, 2016, 8:50 PM AST Comments

My apologies to Minister Maxie Cuffie for misquoting him (Express, April 26). Any discomfort caused is regretted.

Abstain, stop spread of Zika virus

Apr. 26, 2016, 8:2 PM AST Comments

For the last 60 years the Family Planning Association of Trinidad and Tobago (FPATT), a non-governmental organisation, has been promoting, defending and fulfilling the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and men including young people in Trinidad and Tobago.

A woman’s womb is her business

Apr. 26, 2016, 7:58 PM AST Comments

Dear Patriarchal Administration: Why do you hate us? Is it the softness of our voice that you silence or the curvature of our bodies that you so gladly police?