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Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Nowhere to get help before it’s too late

Love and care In the midst of a kind of pain that only she could experience but not explain, young mother Okilia Mayers tries to come to terms with the gruesome and macabre death of her two babies at the hands of a man who loved them. Trying to make sense of the connection between love and this grievous, hateful act, she speaks of her own abuse, not able to imagine its cruel segue into the lives of her children and their eventual deaths. Read More »

Politicians’ duty to serve us

Politicians and citizens are reminded that Trini­dad and Tobago subscribes to the United Nations Decla­­ration on the Right to Devel­opment, defined as “an inalienable human right, by virtue of which every human person and all peoples are entitled to participate in, contribute to and enjoy economic, social, cultural and political development...”. Read More »

Schools need departments of reform

Indiscipline has become a national problem. It is evident from our highest house of Parliament, to public workers, schools and at every rung of our social ladder. Indiscipline has grown into a ravaging monster of seemingly uncontrollable proportions. Read More »

Real Caribbean man

We join the other contributors to the memory of Norman Girvan, a special Caribbean man, by relating personal encounters with him beginning almost 50 years ago. Read More »

Greed messed up a great opportunity

When one is placed in a leadership position in an organisation, there exist a high level of fiduciary responsibility that is part and parcel of that position. A fiduciary is defined as an individual in whom another has placed the utmost trust and confidence to manage and protect property or money. Read More »

Victims in children’s homes need a voice

In all good conscience, I am compelled to take issue with a newspaper report which says the chairman of the Child Protection Task Force, Diana Mahabir-Wyatt, does not believe there is reason enough for an investigation into the death of Brandon Har­greaves and, by extension, the St Michael Home for Boys. Read More »

Why First Citizens board must go

The Attorney General in his recent press conference shifted the blame for the First Citizens situation to the management of the IPO process as well as to the need for management to “take a hard, clinical look to improve control”. Read More »

Robinson always a class act

Many people use the term “class” to describe a good sportsman...for example, Sir Vivian Richards or Brian Lara. Read More »

Rebel with a cause

I would like us to take a second look at the opprobrium now being heaped on Basdeo Panday’s head for daring to speak somewhat at variance with the many superlatives attached to the passing of ANR Robinson, going further, with seeming indelicacy, depending on where you stand, to insist that he won’t be attending the funeral. Can we even begin to understand his stance on this matter? Read More »

Cyclists have rights, too

An unfortunate incident occurred on the morning of April 6 while some cyclists were climbing along the relatively steep switchbacks leading out of the Santa Cruz valley to the pillars, which signify the right turn to Maracas Bay. Read More »

Early days with ANR in Tobago

It is with deep sorrow that I learned of the passing of former president ANR Robinson. When I heard that he was hospitalised a few weeks ago, I shared with someone some of my earliest memories of him, and I wish to do the same with readers of the Express. Read More »

Guilty until proven innocent...

Within the last three weeks cycling made the newspapers. Firstly with the premature passing of 42-year-old Clinton Grant, former national cycling champion, who was knocked down by a motorist while riding on the shoulder of the road (allegedly, the errant driver’s familiar excuse “ah loss control”). Read More »

Our one and only statesman

Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson is the only true statesman this country has produced and this will be so for many more decades. Mr Robinson’s contribution to humankind is immeasurable. As the leader of the National Alliance for Reconstruction (NAR) and prime minister he wanted to take this country and its citizens to First World status. His policies ensured that the country survived the mess it was put in by a government that had just raped the treasury, a government that was bankrupt of ideas to take the country even an inch forward. Read More »

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