Sunday, April 17, 2016

Letters

Rowley abusing House privilege

Apr. 17, 2016, 6:37 PM AST Comments

Every Member of Parliament is protected by privilege and is therefore duty-bound to exercise great care in making presentations in the legislature. When they breach the protocols and the expectations, then their colleagues have an obligation to censure them, even if it means having the member who er

National pledge can inspire a better T&T

Apr. 17, 2016, 6:12 PM AST Comments

THE saying goes “where there is no vision the people perish”. What does that really mean? It means if a person does not know where he is headed, he is likely to end up in no man’s land.


How we can see change in the crime situation

Apr. 16, 2016, 8:32 PM AST Comments

IT is heart-breaking when you view and read out country’s daily news. Our sweet Trinidad and Tobago—a place where we could have left our homes open and go visiting; walked the streets, feeling safe at anytime; gone out for a late lime with friends and family, feeling comfortable—is


Trinis must learn to laugh

Apr. 16, 2016, 8:30 PM AST Comments

ALLOW me to offer my two cents on this Dwyane Bravo Adidas issue. Being a graphic artist for more than 30 years, I can tell you that a caricature is my favourite thing to do.



Look at waste as a resource

Apr. 16, 2016, 8:26 PM AST Comments

We can no longer ignore the environmental costs of our economic activity. In fact, we have overlooked this cost for far too long. Successive governments have paid mere lip-service to the ideas of sustainable develop­ment and environmen­tal accounting.


Time to develop those ‘stillborn’ ideas

Apr. 15, 2016, 9:28 PM AST Comments

Well-known economist Mary King does not believe the following stillborn ideas of diversification can save us: international finance centre, ship repair, industrial parks, free zone hotel and low-level assemblers of imported parts. Those ideas are just topics of conversation in cocktail parties.


We need proper sentencing guidelines

Apr. 15, 2016, 9:27 PM AST Comments

How many times have we read in the papers that vastly different sentences were given out by judges and magistrates for what we believe were similar crimes and offences? This includes the very controversial issue of granting bail.



Let insurance companies pay slain cops’ families

Apr. 15, 2016, 9:26 PM AST Comments

It came as a surprise to me when I heard ministers Stuart Young and Maxie Cuffie making the announcement last week that the United National Congress (UNC) government never came up with the necessary legislation to allow the families of slain police officers to be compensated the $1 million promised



Get involved in running the country...for your own good

Apr. 14, 2016, 7:29 PM AST Comments

Today our country faces searching questions about a lack of democratic accountability and control over decision-making processes, and the tendency of our institutions to “… fall short of fulfilling … the principles of democracy”.


WHO/CDC pronouncements lack credibility

Apr. 14, 2016, 7:27 PM AST Comments

On January 28, 2016, the WHO (World Health Organisation) stated the Zika virus was “spreading explosively” in the Americas, with as many as three million to four million infections possible over 12 months.