Thursday, October 19, 2017


The supervision our children need*

Oct. 18, 2017, 9:42 PM AST Comments

Recently there was a proposal by the minister of education to reduce the one-hour lunch break in primary and secondary schools to 30 minutes, in an effort to cut down on school violence. This was not agreed to by the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA).

Maintain our golf course*

Oct. 18, 2017, 9:41 PM AST Comments

I wish to endorse the Government’s injection of $3 million for the development of the Chaguaramas Golf Course. As a senior citizen of this country, I have seen over the years a ­total lack of maintenance in several areas as it relates to Government property.

Leave Columbus alone*

Oct. 18, 2017, 9:39 PM AST Comments

I would like to ask Khafra Kambon why he hates everything to do with European history and our history in Trinidad and Tobago. My ancestors came here in the 1700s.

Make them pay*

Oct. 18, 2017, 9:38 PM AST Comments

Oil pumps life into our economy’s veins. However, when it is carelessly handled and allowed to leak into our ocean, as it did on October 15, it can spell death to marine life as well as death to the fishing and yachting industries that are already struggling to stay afloat!

A ray of light in the darkness*

Oct. 17, 2017, 11:12 PM AST Comments

The Minister of National Security recently declared an all-out war on the criminal elements in Trinidad and Tobago. The plan that he has formulated, however, appears to be long on rhetoric and short on action. I hope that I am proven wrong in the long-term. While the Government is yet to come up wi

Please watch your words*

Oct. 17, 2017, 11:10 PM AST Comments

The International Women’s Resource Network (IWRN) is again voicing its concern over the continued inappropriate referencing of women by our leaders whose views about females seem to be heading ever downward.

Garcia doing the right thing*

Oct. 17, 2017, 11:9 PM AST Comments

I totally agree with the action taken by the Minister of Education in dealing with those bullying pupils in our secondary schools. Using kid gloves to deal with the pupils who behave like full-fledged bandits in the school system will result in nothing but more of the same.

Licks has no place in school*

Oct. 17, 2017, 11:7 PM AST Comments

The Sunday Express of October 15 quotes Minister of Education Anthony Garcia as saying, “The days of corporal punishment are behind us.” This statement came in response to a call by some citizens to bring back corporal punishment to deal with an upsurge of violence in the nation’s

That Divali date *

Oct. 16, 2017, 7:42 PM AST Comments

Once more, the Hindu population in Trinidad and Tobago is faced with a dilemma of choosing the correct date for Divali 2017.