Thursday, November 26, 2015


PNM, don’t get me angry, please

Nov. 25, 2015, 7:41 PM AST Comments

Dear People’s National Movement (PNM) administration, I have a few concerns—the Brian Lara Stadium is going to be completed and a new hotel is going to be built where St Clair Police Station was located, but there is no money to complete things at the Couva Hospital? Excuse me?

Our chronic corruption woes

Nov. 25, 2015, 7:40 PM AST Comments

MINISTER Franklin Khan was recently quoted in the newspapers saying “the squandermania, waste, leakage and haemorrhaging of State resources (under the previous regime) was unparalleled in the history of this country”.

What about the poor?

Nov. 24, 2015, 6:8 PM AST Comments

The Keith Rowley Economic Advisory Board, in the advice it renders concerning the Government’s approach to providing “low-cost housing” for the “poor”, cannot be guided solely by income considerations.

Make better use of police resources

Nov. 24, 2015, 6:7 PM AST Comments

Over many years we would have all noticed, on a daily basis, commercial vehicles, especially those being carried on long-bed trailers, being escorted by police cars or motorcycle outriders, or sometimes both.

Think before you vote

Nov. 24, 2015, 6:3 PM AST Comments

Kindly permit me to share an opinion on the United National Congress (UNC) internal elections scheduled for next week. I am not a member of the UNC, and caution those members who shall be casting their votes to think first and think carefully about who you vote for.

Is $45,000 a month middle income?

Nov. 23, 2015, 7:44 PM AST Comments

The decision of the Government to reduce the ceiling to qualify for Housing Development Corporation (HDC) homes from $45,000 per month to $25,000 per month has met with severe criticism from some Opposition politicians.

One-entry madness at National Stadium

Nov. 23, 2015, 7:43 PM AST Comments

I WISH to express my disgust with the manner in which the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) managed the entry and exit of thousands of ardent football fans at our World Cup qualifier at the Hasely Crawford National Stadium against the United States last week.

Pay up for top HDC homes

Nov. 22, 2015, 7:45 PM AST Comments

The ability of our leaders to divorce themselves from facts and common sense when it comes to addressing our issues never fails to amaze me. Whether it be immigration, where we have one of the worse demographic trends in the world with an aging population and a small youth component, whether it be o

Moms-to-be deserve better

Nov. 22, 2015, 7:44 PM AST Comments

The year 2013 was an unforgettable one for me. That’s the year I witnessed the cremation of four grandchildren — three from my son’s sextuplets and my daughter’s full term son whose restlessness was dismissed by the nurses on duty at Mt Hope as typical newborn behaviour witho

Cut in housing threshold correct

Nov. 22, 2015, 7:43 PM AST Comments

According to the Trinidad and Tobago Mortgage Finance Company (TTMF) website a gross (before tax) monthly salary of $25,000 would qualify the borrower for a mortgage of $1.2 million (presumably after downpayment?). The interest rate would be five per cent on a property costing between $850,000 and $