Sunday, February 14, 2016

Letters

We need a cultural change

Feb. 13, 2016, 7:54 PM AST Comments

I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Asami Nagakiya, who was tragically killed during our recent Carnival celebrations. I did not know the young lady, but I believe her obvious love for and engagement in our country and culture should earn her great respect and a



Mayor Tim Kee’s amazing feat

Feb. 12, 2016, 5:37 PM AST Comments

Everything I muse about in my letters to the editor will more than likely contain references to my children, once the theme of the letter is at the very base of good behaviour versus bad behaviour, albeit in an adult form.


Affected by Zika

Feb. 12, 2016, 5:35 PM AST Comments

At least two known cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in T&T. CASE (1) Port of Spain Mayor Raymond Tim Kee. After being asked for his views on the discovery of the body of a female masquerader at the Queen’s Park Savannah responded: “Women have a responsibility to ensure they ar


This is a clear case of ‘the truth offends’

Feb. 12, 2016, 5:30 PM AST Comments

I am surprised at the many negative and angry comments from women and some men about Mayor Tim Kee’s statement. I read it and I found nothing offensive in what he said nor did I see anything that warrants him being fired or asked to resign. He simply stated facts that were true.


Tim Kee is vulgar and embarrassing

Feb. 11, 2016, 6:37 PM AST Comments

Women, don’t be vulgar. Or you’ll end up dead. And it’ll be your fault. That was the victim-blaming, slut-shaming message the Mayor of Port of Spain sent to the entire world on Wednesday.


Give main Carnival shows a boost

Feb. 11, 2016, 6:36 PM AST Comments

I think the National Carnival Commission (NCC) and Pan Trinbago need to rethink how the Dimanche Gras show and the Steelband Panorama final are now presented and managed.



Big cheers to Exodus

Feb. 11, 2016, 6:35 PM AST Comments

I am an avid pan lover, attending not just Panorama, but steelband events year-round. I must say I was utterly shocked when Exodus was left out of the final.


Supernovas — simply soaring

Feb. 10, 2016, 7:54 PM AST Comments

Having read Theodore Lewis’s article headlined, “Glory Hallelujah — Despers” in the Express of February 9 I feel compelled to come to the defence of First Citizens Supernovas and its very talented young arranger, Amrit Samaroo.


Keep Continuous Assessment Component to save T&T

Feb. 10, 2016, 7:52 PM AST Comments

Before 2013, the SEA exam was based solely on Mathematics, Language Arts and Creative Writing and therefore was only testing pupils on their academic skills. As a result, primary school teachers drilled practice tests on those subjects to get the best results out of their classes.


Nothing wrong with warning them first

Feb. 10, 2016, 7:51 PM AST Comments

I was surprised to see the Beyond the Tape programme and popular TV talk show host with expertise in transport and traffic enforcement criticising the authorities for displaying signs warning motorists of police activity on the ground that they would allow citizens in contravention of the law to tak