Sunday, September 24, 2017

Letters

Caribbean devastation: challenge or opportunity?

Sep. 23, 2017, 7:4 PM AST Comments

As I write this, I must sympathise with the plight of our Caribbean brothers and sisters who are undergoing severe hardship as a result of what can easily be described as a phenomenon, and extend my wish to them for a quick recovery.


Preserving the dignity of Caribbean people

Sep. 22, 2017, 9:51 PM AST Comments

Very commendable and timely the prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago announced on Thursday any resident or citizen from storm-ravaged Dominica who could find accommodation and sustenance in this country would be welcome for an initial period of six months. Dominica-born people who are currently res


Use Brian Lara Stadium, Couva Hospital for Dominica residents*

Sep. 22, 2017, 9:49 PM AST Comments

Prime Minister Keith Rowley’s announcement that the Government will offer Dominican citizens affected by Hurricane Maria at least six months’ asylum in T&T confirms the caring, compassion and empathy we all know he possesses. Minister Anthony Garcia chimed in by offering to make “s

Reckless move by prime minister*

Sep. 22, 2017, 9:48 PM AST Comments

Dr Keith Rowley is reported to have questioned and unwisely blurted “what law did I break?” in relation to phone calls made to his friends in the oil fiasco. Perhaps now is the time for minister at large Stuart Young to whisper into the ears of Rowley that he is the Prime Minister and he


Poor customer service just the norm in T&T*

Sep. 22, 2017, 9:46 PM AST Comments

I must vent a little about an ongoing problem with one of our mobile service providers. First to begin with, when you visit their head office to make a complaint, your name is taken and you are asked to wait in an area until a customer care representative calls you. The problem is there are always m


Do not devalue the TT dollar

Sep. 21, 2017, 7:51 PM AST Comments

Once again certain renowned economists are calling for a devaluation of the TT dollar and are actually proposing up to $10 for a US dolllar.




A budget proposal

Sep. 20, 2017, 10:44 PM AST Comments

The Hon Minister of Finance, sir, the ­following is my submission for the ­current budget: 1. The 62 State enterprises should be reduced, similar disciplines can be amalgamated. It should be noted, however, many are delinquent in submitting annual audited financial statements. Others have failed to


Region needs our help*

Sep. 20, 2017, 10:43 PM AST Comments

We have reached out spontaneously to our neighbours and friends in the region. Well done. It is important that we do not stop now. Here, once again, another island has been hit by another storm. From reports, it is bad in Dominica and they too need our support. None of us can truly imagine what thes


Sport instead of shelter*

Sep. 20, 2017, 10:41 PM AST Comments

I write on behalf of Trendsetter Hawks, a children’s football club from East Port of Spain run by community stalwart Anthony “Dada” Wickham and some volunteer directors. Since 2015, I have been writing to lease Housing Development Corporation-owned land behind the Nipdec car park t