Monday, October 3, 2016


Plea for the poor, ‘Corridor’ youth

Oct. 2, 2016, 9:19 PM AST Comments

Overall the 2016/17 budget has laid quite a responsible blueprint for the economic future of Trinidad and Tobago. Notwithstanding that fact, the statement does not sufficiently declare an overarching emphasis on three areas of critical importance and concern.

Stay strong, Jamaica and Haiti

Oct. 2, 2016, 9:11 PM AST Comments

If Hurricane Gilbert in 1988 was a category three hurricane and now Hurricane Matthew is a category four/five one, Jamaica and Haiti must expect the worse today.

Sonnet to Thomas Aquinas

Oct. 2, 2016, 9:10 PM AST Comments

Chalkie sang, “ah put on mih guns again”, But I fake bard, most bad with genes of Cain, Put down my pen, to spare my species, pain, “I’ll live a quiet life in Port of Spain”.

Stop selling ­sugary stuff at Mt Hope hospital

Oct. 2, 2016, 9:7 PM AST Comments

Much to his credit, Minster of Health Terrence Deyalsingh on several occasions has expressed alarm at the high incidence of diabetes in Trinidad and Tobago. He noted this country has made little or no progress in controlling this epidemic over the years.

Rowley’s role as leader vs ‘office-crazy’

Oct. 1, 2016, 7:28 PM AST Comments

It is purely by coincidence that Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and I launched our respective books (From Mason Hall to Whitehall) and (Race Class and Gender in Trinidad and Tobago) in September 2016, within a matter of days of each other. In many cases, the two narratives dealt broadly with some of

Cowardly panic over FATCA

Sep. 30, 2016, 7:31 PM AST Comments

Everyone is running around skitter-scatter because the US made a law. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is good law for the US. The US wants a picture of financial transactions between US debtors/creditors and credit institutions, discoverable in banks and other financial institutions,

Great lesson from Open Learning Initiative

Sep. 30, 2016, 7:30 PM AST Comments

I recently read a letter in this newspaper which thanked the Open Learning Initiative team at Naparima College in San Fernando, which is offering free night classes to adults wanting another chance at getting O-Level passes. I am also enrolled in this programme and I am impressed with the quality of

Terrible audio from CNMG

Sep. 29, 2016, 7:18 PM AST Comments

ON Wednesday, I positioned myself in front my TV to view the address by President Anthony Carmona about queries generated by the Auditor General's report on expenditure at President's House.

Carmona’s remarks biased

Sep. 29, 2016, 7:17 PM AST Comments

At a function organised by the Catholic Church on Republic Day, feature speaker President Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona took aim at the non-believing citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, telling his audience that “we must not in fact concede to those who are non-believers....

US on the ball

Sep. 29, 2016, 7:16 PM AST Comments

It is fair to assume that some clever folks within the US government have seen through our corrupt practices and have decided to put pressure on our Government to fall in line with the rules and regulations where FATCA is concerned.