Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Letters

Politics trumps crime-fighting in T&T

Jan. 25, 2016, 6:34 PM AST Comments

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and his family are protected by a security detail paid for by the State, so he can conveniently chastise “witnesses” for not doing their civic duty. He must be fully aware that witnesses in this country are often marked for death.

Leave de books dey!

Jan. 25, 2016, 6:33 PM AST Comments

I know a first former whose “loving” relatives gave him an iPhone over the Christmas holidays.




Tackle root causes or else...

Jan. 24, 2016, 7:44 PM AST Comments

I am horrified and saddened by the senseless slaughter of the two young Laventille lads. We can easily victim-blame like we did on New Year’s Day when it was Beetham’s grief.



Yes, all lives matter

Jan. 24, 2016, 7:42 PM AST Comments

Once again, or is it yet again, Laventille is to be heavily policed in the wake of the lives of two schoolboys being snuffed out. The Government has been criticised for not doing enough to quell crime.




What a waste

Jan. 23, 2016, 6:59 PM AST Comments

IN the wake of the landmark climate change agreement in Paris, France, efforts to reduce carbon emissions should be high on the agenda.



Show you’re in charge, ministers

Jan. 22, 2016, 8:40 PM AST Comments

In a news report, headlined “Thieves target vacant HDC units” in last Sunday’s Express, the Minister of Housing, Marlene McDonald, when contacted for comment, said she was not aware of the looting and thievery taking place until she was told so by the Sunday Express.


Wake up, PSC!

Jan. 22, 2016, 8:38 PM AST Comments

The Police Service Commission (PSC) needs to be quickly awakened. It has been rather silent for about a year now. Part of its mandate is to monitor and evaluate the performance of the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners of Police.