Friday, November 20, 2015


Let’s protect tomorrow’s hope

Nov. 19, 2015, 6:41 PM AST Comments

It is said there is as much to learn in death as there is in life, yet almost every day it appears as if another child has gone too soon or is devastatingly injured as a result of a preventable situation.

How our ISIS men can help

Nov. 18, 2015, 7:36 PM AST Comments

There are many opinions on whether Trinidad and Tobago should accept its citizens who were on a “tour of duty” for ISIS in Syria and possibly other Middle Eastern territories. I am sure the vast majority would say systems should be instituted to prevent them from returning to our blessed

These killers are already among us

Nov. 18, 2015, 7:35 PM AST Comments

Many of us will clearly remember four years ago when the King of Saudi Arabia, whom nobody ever sees or hears about, appeared on internatio­nal television stations and warned the world and, in particular, the G8 (Group of Eight) countries that ISIS was on their doorstep.

We are always a target

Nov. 18, 2015, 7:34 PM AST Comments

I read the statements by Minister Edmund Dillon on the return of ISIS fighters to T&T, and I have also read the many statements by people who believe we are at a higher risk of being a target due to our support of the United Nations resolutions against terrorism that speak to preventing the recruitm

World must come together to fight terror

Nov. 17, 2015, 5:53 PM AST Comments

The brutality of the horrific attacks on Paris by Islamic militants in the name of their faith is unspeakable. The attacks must be condemned by all—Muslims and non-Muslims alike. These attacks will forever change the way minorities are viewed, not only in France but all over Europe and the dev

Take hands-on approach to domestic violence, child abuse

Nov. 17, 2015, 5:51 PM AST Comments

It saddens me every time I read about domestic violence, child abuse or child sexual abuse. Holistically, crime within our small population bothers me. Again, an innocent child and mother have fallen victim to heinous act of violence—not just by any adult, but a trusted adult (husband).

Steel ourselves for the enemy

Nov. 16, 2015, 6:21 PM AST Comments

The horror of the Paris attacks last weekend bears eerie resemblance to our 1990 experience— a football match. Friday evening fun disrupted and significant loss of lives at about the same per capita rate.

Plan for returning isis terrorists

Nov. 16, 2015, 6:21 PM AST Comments

The Minister of National Security, Edmund Dillon, is quoted as saying (Sunday Express, November 15) that “as citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, there is no law to stop (persons who have gone to be part of ISIS) from coming home”.

Free to do whatever...

Nov. 16, 2015, 6:20 PM AST Comments

REGINALD DUMAS has posed the question, “What happens when ISIS fighters come home?” The Minister of National Security has said that we will “monitor them”.

Gas is going—face the facts

Nov. 15, 2015, 7:23 PM AST Comments

I OFTEN wonder if the seriousness of our gas situation is appreciated or understood by our voters. Worse still and going by statements coming from this and the former government, and many journalists, I wonder if it is understood by those to whom we should be looking for a solution, or for sensible