Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Letters

When the elites fail us

May 23, 2017, 8:35 PM AST Comments

I want to share my observations about the leadership role of the “elites” of the society as Dr Terrence Farrell so aptly described them and responsibility shown by those individuals for bringing to light or “keeping in the darkness” how we approach things as we grow and devel

The real issue in Venezuela*

May 23, 2017, 8:33 PM AST Comments

In the past it used to be called propaganda; now its called fake news, thanks to Donald Trump. Fake news or propaganda, it all adds up to the same thing – disinformation, and the master of the science is once again at work, confusing gullible people. If such propaganda is to be believed, Fide


$1,000 for primary school graduation?*

May 23, 2017, 8:32 PM AST Comments

My housekeeper comes twice a week. She shared with me that she needs some extra money for her son to “graduate”. He is 11. He attends a government primary school. Apparently the parents have been advised to purchase a graduation outfit for their children. A suit jacket (and you know how


Something is rotten in the state of T&T

May 22, 2017, 7:33 PM AST Comments

There is an urgent need to officially enquire into the operations of the judicial process in this country since it is abundantly clear that there is nastiness afoot!




Attack this filthy problem

May 21, 2017, 10:40 PM AST Comments

The Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) has revealed disturbing information about poor coastal development which they claim is responsible for unusual levels of sewage on Trinidad’s north-west coast. Over the years anthropogenic impact has always been the cause of degradation, especially as it r

No winners in blame game*

May 21, 2017, 10:39 PM AST Comments

We have a bad habit of complaining about health care, road conditions, crime, the Government, etc, and asking “what can my country do for me” instead of asking “what am I contributing positively to my country”. With a minimal police population and an uncooperative public how


Fight unfair bank charges and practices*

May 21, 2017, 10:37 PM AST Comments

In the 1991 movie Oscar, Sylvester Stallone’s character stood up after a meeting with some bankers and said: “You come into my house with your fine print and addendums to try and con me out of my dough? Geez, I’m used to dealing with mobsters, bootleggers and gunzles but you banker


Coach windies back to the top

May 19, 2017, 9:14 PM AST Comments

Over the last two decades West Indies cricket has experienced a steady decline, so much so, that its game has become unrecognisable. This is a far cry from the time when our players not only dominated but intimidated their opponents as they took the game to another level. Today West Indies cricket


Govt working on the roads*

May 19, 2017, 9:10 PM AST Comments

I refer to the article headlined “Morvant residents protest”, published in the Express of May 17. This letter is in response to reports on the unrest among residents of that area as they demonstrated against irregular water supply, potholed roads and improper drainage. I certainly do em


Kudos to staffers at valuation office*

May 19, 2017, 9:8 PM AST Comments

I would like to join with Arnold Gopeesingh, whose letter was published in the Express on May 19, in congratulating the officers at the tax office at 109 Henry Street, for their hard work and efficiency in dealing with the large numbers of people seeking to file their property tax forms. When on Wed