Friday, December 9, 2016


Union bullies

Dec. 8, 2016, 7:3 PM AST Comments

I am constrained to respond to OWTU leader Ancel Roget's egregious and malicious misinformation that I called the Industrial Court judges ?Stalinists?. In fact I expect no less from him.

Education key to fixing our mess

Dec. 8, 2016, 7:2 PM AST Comments

About two weeks ago I submitted a letter lamenting the futility of appealing to logic and a sense of rightness, citing in the first instance, the relentless refusal by some US Democrats.....

Golden opportunity for Tobago

Dec. 7, 2016, 7:42 PM AST Comments

When the Minister of Rural Development and Local Government Senator Kazim Hosein tables for approval by the House the Report of the EBC/Presidential Draft Order to legalise the package of measures for the holding of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA)elections in February 2017 citizens will see that

Begging drivers to slow down not enough

Dec. 7, 2016, 7:40 PM AST Comments

I extend my sincerest condolences to the family of the people who died as a result of the vehicular accident in Arima last Monday night. No words can express the pain and grief they are experiencing at this time and will experience for a long, long time.

Warning in local govt election stats

Dec. 7, 2016, 7:38 PM AST Comments

There has been a furore over the results of the 2016 local government elections. However, careful analysis of the EBC provided data (they really need to improve their dissemination) shows that there are deep-seated problems in our country that will come to haunt us.

Banks need a big shake-up

Dec. 6, 2016, 10:11 PM AST Comments

As a long-standing proponent of banking reform in Trinidad and Tobago I highly commend Express columnist Michael Harris for his enlightening article on the deplorable state of local banking in Monday’s publication. I am also encouraged by the rumblings in powerful institutions like the Chaguan

...Govt must step in to help

Dec. 6, 2016, 10:9 PM AST Comments

It is gratifying to see that persons with influence in the society—business people—are raising a concern that affects every citizen of the country, the availability of bathrooms in banks. People doing business in banks, that is, everybody—because no business can be transacted with

Stop the excessive oil and gas

Dec. 6, 2016, 10:7 PM AST Comments

We have gone too far with our dependence on this fast food culture of fried, oily foods and carbonated, “gaseous” drinks. We are truly becoming the land of oil and gas in more ways than one. This is a call for us to rediscover our kitchens and the wonderful health benefits that we can en

We’re tired of empty promises

Dec. 5, 2016, 6:24 PM AST Comments

One full week has passed and nothing, absolutely nothing, has been done to remove the cancerous oil slick in Monos Island. Is there one law for citizens and another law for State-owned companies? Our Government is sending the wrong message if they twist and limbo under the law.

Third ferry better than Toco port plan

Dec. 5, 2016, 6:23 PM AST Comments

I totally agree with the recent letter by a Mr Marques referring to the Toco highway and ferry port. Our Government seems determined to build the road and port at great expense to the taxpayer.

Banks win, the people lose

Dec. 5, 2016, 6:21 PM AST Comments

This appears to be the hunting season for banks and not without good reason. Michael Harris has now added his eloquent voice to those of Richie Sookhai and Liaquat Ali.