Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Letters

‘Let girls be girls, not brides’

Jan. 17, 2017, 8:29 PM AST Comments

HESWATT (Health Social Workers Association of T&T) views with concern and a healthy dose of incredulity the resumption of the debate on child marriage. What was understood as a done deal to outlaw this practice is now the subject of an actual debate again on whether it should be retained or discarde

Fight against unhealthy foods

Jan. 17, 2017, 8:27 PM AST Comments

Many have written in the Express recently about the food we eat. Growing our own food is to be encouraged as the local produce is much better than processed, chemically sprayed, imported foods. Michelle Obama, US First Lady, went onto the White House grounds and encouraged children of all races to


Please spare our sisters

Jan. 17, 2017, 8:26 PM AST Comments

With all due respect Maulana Waffie Mohammed, evidently you did not carefully consider the request from United National Congress (UNC) to become a temporary Opposition senator in order to contribute to the debate on the amendments to the Marriage Act. If you did, you would have realised that, regard


Why roadblock for Uber?

Jan. 17, 2017, 8:23 PM AST Comments

It is amazing how quickly the Ministry of Works and Transport has responded to the launch of the Uber service after successive administrations have turned a blind eye to the PH taxi service for decades because of a lack of public transport planning and political will.

Review all those state firms

Jan. 16, 2017, 6:1 PM AST Comments

The issue which has been attracting most public attention of late is the state of play at State-owned Petrotrin. Here we have an entity which ought to be a classical State enterprise going cap in hand to feed at the trough of the national treasury, thus making a travesty of the principles which ough


Explore Petrotrin divestment option

Jan. 16, 2017, 6:1 PM AST Comments

I am encouraged by Prime Minister Keith Rowley's speech regarding Petrotrin, where he stated that Wendell Mottley is among those who will advise Cabinet on the Petrotrin matter. It is good to see that “divestment is an option”.


Put pan in Dimanche Gras

Jan. 16, 2017, 6:0 PM AST Comments

I read in the newspapers the article about the low attendance at the Dimanche Gras shows on Carnival Sunday nights. I looked forward to viewing it on television as I stopped going to the live show but the quality has really dropped. You just don't have the songs with sweet melodies as before. Who re


Definitely not for children

Jan. 16, 2017, 5:59 PM AST Comments

Temporary UNC Senator Dr Waffie Mohammed has argued in the Senate that due to dictates from the Holy Qur'an the marriageable age of females begins at puberty.

It’s about ‘disadvantage’

Jan. 16, 2017, 5:59 PM AST Comments

According to clause 24 (3) of the T&T Constitution: “The salary and allowances of a president and his other terms of office shall not be altered to his disadvantage after he has assumed office.”Does this mean that (a) on taking office he may be disadvantaged and while in office he must suffer no


Child marriage an abomination

Jan. 15, 2017, 8:25 PM AST Comments

The Christian Youth Foundation condemns the practice of child marriage within Trinidad and Tobago. It is immoral and contrary to the rights enshrined in the 1976 Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago.


Petrotrin’s problems likely to persist

Jan. 15, 2017, 8:23 PM AST Comments

It would be too much to expect that the people who were so very critical of the OWTU would now accept that the union was right in its demands that the Petrotrin executive management be held responsible for the dismal performance of the company over the last few years.


Good luck, Mr CoP

Jan. 15, 2017, 8:22 PM AST Comments

AS a retired police officer I am appalled by the attitude and lack of commitment of current members of the Police Service. The political directorship that sets policies is totally dissatisfied with the work of the Police Service. Ordinary citizens are also unhappy.


Murder must have deadly consequences

Jan. 14, 2017, 6:12 PM AST Comments

The year 2017 has not got off to a good start in terms of murders. The numbers continue to grow, with more murders occurring than days–about 15 as at the 13th. There's no letting up from where we left off in last year.