Friday, December 30, 2016

Letters

Minds, hearts and hands against crime

Dec. 29, 2016, 7:1 PM AST Comments

The Caribbean Institute for Security and Public Safety recognises that 2016 was a mixed year in terms of crime and public safety matters. While reported crimes were either up or down in several police districts and for specific offences, murders and some other serious violent crimes continue to occu

Enforce those laws

Dec. 29, 2016, 7:0 PM AST Comments

In the official laws of Trinidad and Tobago, the illegality of setting off fireworks in residential and other unapproved areas is clearly stated.



Cudjoe distorting the nature of Hinduism

Dec. 29, 2016, 6:58 PM AST Comments

Selwyn Cudjoe's description of Hinduism in his column headlined “Race and tribal consciousness” (Sunday Express, December 18) is a great distortion of the world's oldest religion.

Punish the player, not the team

Dec. 29, 2016, 6:57 PM AST Comments

In light of the fact that so many West Indian cricketers are being excluded from the region's teams ostensibly because of conflicts with management....


Rule for nation, not the tribe

Dec. 28, 2016, 8:16 PM AST Comments

My father was of Afro-Trinidadian descent, my mother Indo-French Creole descent —so what the hell should this combination make me other than confused? Well, confused I am not as I consider myself a true Trinbagonian who, unlike so many others who I am sure can more easily trace their roots thr


Let joy prevail in your life

Dec. 28, 2016, 8:14 PM AST Comments

Soon we shall repeatedly hear the words, “Happy New Year”, coming from faces with broad smiles, glasses raised and knocked together to celebrate the dawning of a new year. But will we really be happy?


Say thanks to the unions

Dec. 28, 2016, 8:13 PM AST Comments

When business people do it it’s called good business practice; when trade unions do it it’s called blackmail. Such is the lot of people who choose to defy the system instead of conforming to what gets you to the state in which the country currently finds itself.

My wish for 2017

Dec. 28, 2016, 8:11 PM AST Comments

As a country we have been through some difficult times in 2016. It has been a rough year for us. I do hope and pray that 2017 will be much better economically and socially for us as citizens.


Where there’s fire...

Dec. 28, 2016, 8:10 PM AST Comments

There is a new and terrifying form of crime being perpetrated on the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago. In the past three weeks several warehouses and supermarkets have been firebombed.


Sat Maharaj needs to be grateful

Dec. 27, 2016, 9:9 PM AST Comments

The sustainability of any nation is directly linked to the education and skills of its citizens. Consequently, many governments spend billions of dollars investing in the advancement and growth of their nations’ education sector—a strategy that has obtained from time immemorial and conti


Please, move beyond oil and gas

Dec. 27, 2016, 9:8 PM AST Comments

The reliance of income from our natural resources of oil and gas will, in the end, lead to the death of this nation. We have lost the sugar cane industry, there are shortcomings in the steel and related industries and now the cocoa and coffee industries too are the verge of disappearing. There has b


What I wrote and did not write

Dec. 27, 2016, 9:6 PM AST Comments

I refer to a letter written by Michael Williams and published in the Guardian on December 27 under the headline “Ministers need to focus on what’s important”. While I value Mr Williams’ contributions to the letters pages of all newspapers, his latest missive needs to be corre