Friday, August 19, 2016

Letters

Telecommunication and progress

Aug. 18, 2016, 7:36 PM AST Comments

It was reported last week that we ought to be thankful for the broadband capacity we enjoy since we could afford to pay for it, with only a small minority being unable to afford.

In sport, winning is not the only thing

Aug. 18, 2016, 7:35 PM AST Comments

Once again we are in the season of unresolved debates. Passions run high and daily routines are dictated by the events in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Such is the hold of sport on the national psyche.


Elections are not over

Aug. 18, 2016, 7:25 PM AST Comments

After a heated general election race in 2015, the country is still not settled. The population continues to be in election mode, poised to go to the polls for local elections, Tobago House of Assembly elections and possibly constituency by-elections.


Diligent cops

Aug. 18, 2016, 7:24 PM AST Comments

Judging from the comments which appear in the press from time to time, it is clear many people do not realise how diligent our police can be.



Leaks are now potholes

Aug. 18, 2016, 7:23 PM AST Comments

I made a report to the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) about two leaks that are now potholes...


A wand for Donald*

Aug. 17, 2016, 7:50 PM AST Comments

Just in case you’ve been trapped down a coal-mine for the past couple of days (or kidnapped by space aliens, or otherwise cut off from the global information flow), the most widely shared news story all over the world for the past 48 hours has been about the magic wand shop in the beautiful vi

Where the State continues to fail its people

Aug. 17, 2016, 7:35 PM AST Comments

As the world becomes increasingly globalised, coalescing border, communication, cultures and people, it becomes necessary as a nation to stay relevant to the global market. One of the main ways it can do so is through the management of its human resource base.


Petty politics again wins over national security

Aug. 17, 2016, 7:32 PM AST Comments

It is indeed unfortunate that, yet again, petty politics has been played and prevailed over national security as it relates to the termination of the Bail (Amendment) Bill and Anti-Gang legislation.


Step up the Zika fight

Aug. 17, 2016, 7:28 PM AST Comments

It appears as though the Ministry of Health’s sole focus is to collect statistics on the number of people who have contracted the Zika virus in Trinidad and Tobago.


In defence of the litterbug

Aug. 17, 2016, 7:23 PM AST Comments

Anthony Gaskin was charged with littering and fined $250 for dropping a single, solitary Styrofoam cup. In the absence of paying the fine, he faces 14 days in prison doing hard labour. Is this what the rule of law looks like in Trinidad and Tobago now? In my view, it is a perverse and harsh approach


Take firm stand against corruption in all forms

Aug. 17, 2016, 7:21 PM AST Comments

In a reaction to the passing of corruption-accused ex-president of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Joao Havelange, Jack Warner incredulously stated “his greatest contribution to Caribbean football is the gift of the Centre of Excellence in Macoya to the Warner fami