Sunday, February 18, 2018

Letters



A lifeline for traditional mas*

Feb. 16, 2018, 10:5 PM AST Comments

Reflecting on the 2018 Carnival and seeing the lack of funding by the Government for traditional Carnival and the absence of any innovation to maintain our position of leadership in hosting the “Greatest Show on Earth”, I was saddened. We have held countless consultations post-Carnival

Calypso Monarch judging a travesty*

Feb. 16, 2018, 10:2 PM AST Comments

I feel compelled and must congratulate the panel of judges who presided over the Calypso Monarch competition 2018 at the Queen’s Park Savannah. I congratulate them for a job, not only well, but by extension masterfully done. I congratulate them because they demonstrated not only their bias an


Ralph Maraj should atone, not the PNM*

Feb. 16, 2018, 9:58 PM AST Comments

The fulminations Ralph Maraj that assaulted our sensibilities in his article in the Sunday Express of February 4 entitled “The PNM must atone” was, as David Rudder would opine, like the rantings of a mad man, and bring to mind Aesop’s fable The Fox and the Grapes.


Highway projects good news for neglected areas*

Feb. 16, 2018, 9:54 PM AST Comments

Much is being said about the highway from Cumuto to Manzanilla, the highway to Toco and by extension the proposed port in Toco. Firstly, these projects are all within the largest region of Sangre Grande, which has the highest unemployment rate in the country, where the heads of many households are w


Devaluation of a T&T icon*

Feb. 16, 2018, 9:53 PM AST Comments

Recently, in one of our TV newscasts and subsequent reports the following day in the newspapers, I was bemused to see a local entrepreneur complaining of the problems she encountered at a government agency, as relating to legalities with one of her products.

Calypso hope*

Feb. 15, 2018, 6:48 PM AST Comments

The Reign of the Merry Monarch has ended, the beads and feathers have been cast aside until once again he rules this land.





Quantifying the collapse a good place to start*

Feb. 14, 2018, 10:13 PM AST Comments

I see the need for a plan of action for Tobago based on six major goals. Most of them require the support and commitment of the Central Government and I am demanding that they move now to implement them.