Monday, March 27, 2017

Letters

Please stop our ‘ghost riders’

Mar. 26, 2017, 10:6 PM AST Comments

MANY years ago Johnny Cash, the great US country and western singer, sang a most beautiful ballad called “Ghost Riders in the Sky.” At the age of 65, I still remember that melody. I recall, too, that the then named Coca Cola Silver Stars created musical mayhem with it at a “Bomb

Make the parents liable

Mar. 26, 2017, 10:4 PM AST Comments

Why is it that every time an eruption of violence in our schools occurs, it seems that our Education Minister is trapped on the back foot? School violence has always been around, but lately it seems to be occurring more frequently and with a higher level of boldness.


The tough forex challenge

Mar. 26, 2017, 10:3 PM AST Comments

This is an open letter to Minister of Finance Colm Imbert, the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce and others who have promoted the current forex distribution system.


No crime plan without legalising drugs

Mar. 25, 2017, 7:38 PM AST Comments

Imagine a society where all drugs are legal, and persons can openly purchase any drug of their choice from licensed and regulated distributors, just like they already do when purchasing cigarettes and alcohol.

‘Feel-good’ legislation vs ‘feel-safe’ measures

Mar. 25, 2017, 7:36 PM AST Comments

As Trinidad and Tobago battles a crime epidemic, the fact is none of the recently tabled pieces of legislation piloted by the Attorney General has been done with the aim of, or even possesses the potency, to directly address the brutal acts of violence, murder and daily threats to the lives of our c


Make home safe once again

Mar. 25, 2017, 7:35 PM AST Comments

Almost every day while I scroll through my Facebook page, there are innumerable articles regarding crimes committed against youths. The future generation of this country is being preyed upon.


Let’s rethink the way we use social media

Mar. 24, 2017, 9:27 PM AST Comments

My eyes were drawn to a story that featured on the BBC on Thursday. In it a 15-year-old girl was assaulted by at least five males in the city of Chicago. The crime itself is bad enough but to make matters much worse, the assault was streamed live on Facebook.


Are women now sitting ducks for crime in T&T?

Mar. 24, 2017, 9:26 PM AST Comments

Less than 48 hours after being reported missing, another one of our females has been found murdered. And the silence from those in authority is deafening. These are the same people in red who condemned the previous regime, arguing that if they cannot solve the problem of crime in the nation, then &

Seek other ways to cut back on foreign $$

Mar. 23, 2017, 6:57 PM AST Comments

The Government must resist the calls of economist Roger Hosein to depreciate the TT dollar and instead look at other ways to conserve foreign exchange and as well earn foreign exchange.


Our education system must change

Mar. 23, 2017, 6:56 PM AST Comments

I wish to compliment Dr Theodore Lewis on his series of articles recently on the education system of our country. He has identified the root causes of the failure of the system and suggested remedies.



Things have gone too far — hang them

Mar. 23, 2017, 6:54 PM AST Comments

THE Greater Caribbean for Life is asking Government to reconsider its efforts to resume hangings and to focus instead on human development and crime prevention. (Express, March 23, pg 15).


The ‘big stick’ approach will fail

Mar. 22, 2017, 10:8 PM AST Comments

Until the Minister of Education Anthony Garcia recognises that the society as we know it is rapidly changing, that the family structure and dynamics as we know it is also changing, he will never recognise the need to change our archaic, asinine education system.