Monday, December 22, 2014


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Steelbands get donations

The Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Foundation held its annual distribution of cheques to unsponsored (independent) steel orchestras last Wednesday at the Queen’s Park Oval, Tragarete Road, Port of Spain. Read More »

It’s poor people to catch

Further to the remarks of Dr Terrence Farrell (“Murky thinking”, Express, December 15), I wish to point out that the composition of the foreign exchange use is very pertinent to us as a nation. Read More »

Speed up the legal process

I agree wholeheartedly with Rudy Chato Paul’s assessment that a real issue is the “lack of crime detection”. “Detection, not crime, is main issue this year” (Express, December 16 headlined “Police incompetence our main problem”). But hand in hand with that is the need for prompt and timely prosecution, expeditious, fair and legal sentencing and timely execution of sentences. Read More »

Play it safe

In this season of merriment, let us ensure we will be around for future celebrations. Read More »

Death penalty not the answer

It is with great dismay I read that the PM is thinking of bringing back the barbaric practice of hanging—a behaviour that matches in brutality the very offence it purports to curtail. She makes a claim that the death penalty has resulted in a reduction of murders “in many countries”. Read More »

Madam PM, his life is in your hands

My heart broke when I read the article in Friday’s Express headlined “Kublalsingh’s mom writes PM”. Read More »

Culture has much to do with law enforcement

It defies understanding that midway in the second decade of the 21st century a government minister in T&T could assert, with aplomb, that “culture has very little to do with dealing with law enforcement”. Read More »

We need a new approach to battle crime

While I agree wholeheartedly with Rudy Chato Paul’s assessment that a real issue is the “lack of crime detection” letter–“Detection, not crime, main issue this year” to the editor published on Tuesday in the Express, hand-in-hand with it is the early detection of crime accompanied by prompt and timely prosecution, expeditious, fair and legal sentencing and timely execution of sentence. Read More »

What our police commissioner must have

Should a Commissioner of Police be chosen purely on his ability to physically capture a felon, shoot straight and be willing to work 24/7 in all kinds of weather, trail through marijuana bushes, crawl under dilapidated and infested houses and still come up smiling? Read More »

Pastor: No election gifts from any Govt

A Charles in his letter to the Express (17.12.2014), in reference to my letter which was published on the previous day, enquired, “are you implying, pastor, that if for instance, the PNM were to form the next government, you would accept gifts from that government?” Read More »

CAL ticket prices should reflect drop in oil price

With the price of oil dropping below US$60 a barrel, which is about a 40 per cent decrease since June 2014, I would expect the price of airline tickets from CAL to also drop by about the same percentage points. Read More »

Good Samaritans in the season of goodwill

On behalf of my father and my siblings, I would like to express our sincere thanks to the members of the public who lent a helping hand and the officers of SWAT and the staff at Accident and Emergency at the Arima Hospital who all assisted our father in his time of need. Read More »

The path to justice and equity

Growing disagreeableness and unease in the country may likely worsen as the economy weakens, and the election nears. Despite marked political differences, Read More »

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