Thursday, December 1, 2016

Letters

Have we spoken to deaf ears?

Nov. 30, 2016, 8:5 PM AST Comments

My heart bleeds for this rudderless nation I call home. I feel helpless and hopeless. I know many of you do too. It is a sad place we have come to. I went to bed last night having listened to it all; the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition, ministers, expert panels.

Cannot be business as usual

Nov. 30, 2016, 8:2 PM AST Comments

I did not vote, an inaction of which I am not proud. But why I did not vote epitomised at least 80 per cent of the electorate. Why the malaise, indifference and disappointment? Governments have come and gone. Billions have been exhausted in diarrhoeal fashion.


Magic formula needed to energise voters

Nov. 29, 2016, 7:5 PM AST Comments

The recently concluded local government elections did not anticipate the historic low voter turnout even though low voter turnout has become the hallmark of most if not all local government elections. The national population simply does not appear to think that local government elections are as imp


Citizens fed up of ‘same old’ syndrome

Nov. 29, 2016, 7:4 PM AST Comments

THE Alliance of Independents remained out of the local government elections as we continue to maintain our stance that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Meaning, the political and electoral impact of the marginal political organisations would always be more effective when brought toget

Flanagin RC suffering, Mr Garcia

Nov. 28, 2016, 6:22 PM AST Comments

It is with great disgust and pain in my heart that I have come seeking your assistance in exposing the plight of our children and grandchildren at the Flanagin Town RC school.



Protect our children from unhealthy foods

Nov. 28, 2016, 6:21 PM AST Comments

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned of the danger to children of advertising of foods with high amounts of fat, salt and sugar through social networks or video games, as they promote childhood obesity.


Time to reflect on respect in society

Nov. 28, 2016, 6:15 PM AST Comments

Oh to have been the proverbial fly on the wall when Education Minister Anthony Garcia reported to Prime Minister Keith Rowley on his trip to the Santa Flora Government Primary School last week!

The conscience of the UNC

Nov. 28, 2016, 6:17 PM AST Comments

Am I for or against my political party, the UNC intelligentsia and faithful members asks, when we speak volumes for its reformation? Is it patriotic or is it treasonous to speak up and to speak out for evolutionary or revolutionary change in a party that is self-evidently in decline by its own hand?


Armed, dangerous ‘mafia’ in our protective services

Nov. 27, 2016, 8:7 PM AST Comments

Our culture is simply that we must respect the uniform. Its simple, “Thank you Officer”…”Yes Officer”…”No Officer!” ALWAYS respect and obey the uniform. Equally this respect must also be earned by each and every officer after the sacred oath is sworn,


T&T must overcome challenges to tourism industry

Nov. 27, 2016, 8:6 PM AST Comments

I refer to John Bell’s Express article “The sad state of Tobago’s tourism”, published on November 23 (Page 13). Trinidad and Tobago, as tourist destinations go, is situated at the bottom of things, but we are of the view that we too have much to sell to potential tourists in