Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Letters

Step up fight against diabetes

Jun. 12, 2017, 7:8 PM AST Comments

May I suggest that our nation tackle the issue of diabetes head on? I hope the Minister of Health and the Minister of Finance both read this letter. This is a matter of money.

Crucial to get the people involved *

Jun. 12, 2017, 7:8 PM AST Comments

There is a very strong sense of disorder in Trinidad and Tobago caused by a disconnect between the people and the government. The disconnect is as wide as it has ever been. It is a part of our nation's DNA.


Unfair to attack Justice Seepersad *

Jun. 12, 2017, 7:7 PM AST Comments

The unwarranted criticism of Justice Frank Seepersad in respect of his judgments in recent times appear to be founded on political prejudices rather than fair assessment of the quality of his judgments.


Legitimacy issue for CJ, JLSC

Jun. 11, 2017, 10:5 PM AST Comments

The current state of affairs involving our judiciary raises an important constitutional question. Has the Chief Justice, and by extension the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC), lost their legitimacy? An authority viewed as legitimate is one that has the right and justification to exercise

Before they leave this world...*

Jun. 11, 2017, 10:4 PM AST Comments

WHAT’S to be done about about the crimes of politicians who have since left the land of the living? That question arises in response the arguments being made in defence of UNC corruption. It is a fact, they will tell you, those apologists for the UNC, that Gene Miles fought against corruption


What we need in a football coach*

Jun. 11, 2017, 10:3 PM AST Comments

TRINIDAD AND tOBAGO football needs a coach who has the ability to produce a group of highly motivated players who share common goals and are seeking to encourage and assist each other to improve their game and take their skills to another level.


Confidence in Judiciary declining *

Jun. 10, 2017, 7:1 PM AST Comments

The main argument proffered by those persons calling for the resigna­tions of Chief Justice Ivor Archie and the members of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC)...


Equip police with right tools *

Jun. 10, 2017, 7:1 PM AST Comments

We the populace are very much accustomed to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service being criticised from various quarters for their low crime-detection rate, with present and past poli­tical administrations and John Public to the forefront.


I wonder, Mr Prime Minister...*

Jun. 9, 2017, 10:12 PM AST Comments

On June 4, Prime Minister Keith Rowley made an historic trip on the ferry T&T Express to Tobago, from the port of Port of Spain, without the fanfare and press coverage that such an occurrence would have normally attracted. But, I wonder... I wonder if the Prime Minister would have noticed the deplor


The cost of doing what business in Tobago?*

Jun. 9, 2017, 10:8 PM AST Comments

The term “cost of doing business” is often used in the context where you pay a bit more than the norm but the extra payment is well worth the benefits. For instance, if you pay TT$8 (instead of $6.80) for US$1 but it allows your business to close a lucrative deal, then that extra cost o



Town and Country delays frustrating developers *

Jun. 8, 2017, 7:2 PM AST Comments

I am a developer. I provide work for people. And the amount of delays I am subjected to at the Town and Country Planning office in Port of Spain is ridiculous. I have to send back applications three and four times for minor changes.