Monday, September 22, 2014


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Do we really deserve this Govt?

It is often said a country gets the government it deserves, but what have Trinbagonians really done to warrant the contempt that has been consistently dispensed by the Kamla Persad-Bissessar-led Government towards us? Read More »

Tax Appeal Board too slow

My family currently has a matter awaiting judgement by the Tax Appeal Board of Trinidad and Tobago. Therefore it is with great interest, I read the recent utterances by the chairman of the Tax Appeal Board Justice Anthony Gafoor, at the opening of the new court session. Read More »

Slow response to Chikv in PoS

I wish to express my frustration with the outbreak of Chikungunya and the inability of Ministry of Health to deal with and treat with the outbreak. The Minister of Health was on a campaign and on record as saying that this country was ready to deal with Chikungunya. While citizens have their part to do, what are the authorities doing? Read More »

What Naipaul wrote

The following is what VS Naipaul wrote in 1962 about India in the book An Area of Darkness and I am sure he would have said the same with regard to Trinidad and Tobago and its 2014 Budget. Read More »

Dr Kublalsingh, take your protest worldwide

Dear Dr Kublalsingh, I offer my deepest sympathy to you. But you are beating a dead horse; crying over spilled milk. Read More »

Make Icacos Govt Primary School useful

This is an open letter addressed to the Government with regard to the Icacos Government Primary School. Read More »

Mr Grant did not breach ‘protocol’

I could not help but express my utter surprise at what some people attempt to pass off as “protocol”, having read the explanations of former public service head Reginald Dumas and another writer, Sasha Dalkan (19/09/14) as to why Chief State Solicitor Christophe Grant should not have publicly sought to clear his name. Read More »

Finland’s good idea

Nearly all new-born babies in Finland—even those born to well-off parents—spend the first weeks of their lives sleeping in a cardboard box. Read More »

Tobago must look at long run

In a letter to yesterday’s Express, John Jessamy asked Tobago’s Chief Secretary Orville London what is his perspective on self-government for Tobago. To my mind, this is an interesting question. Read More »

If the police are fired upon...

More than one letter has been published regarding the recent spate of extrajudicial killings by our Police Service. Read More »

How about an enquiry into Ebeam’s $36m payment?

So another commission of enquiry is going to be held? This time into the construction and demolition of the Las Alturas housing towers in Morvant. Read More »

What does London’s ‘self-govt’ entail?

Former British prime minister Gordon Brown, speaking on the eve of the referendum in Scotland to decide whether to separate from the United Kingdom or not, says, “Let no neo nationalist put asunder what we have built together.” Read More »

Grant was well within his right

According to Reginald Dumas, former head of the Public Service, Christophe Grant should have cleared his name quietly in the issue concerning the correspondence to Wayne Kublalsingh. Read More »

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