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T&T needs a life jacket not a LifeSport

Sometimes I wonder if the epitome of apathy resides within the borders of Trinidad, where citizens by their passive resistance to political corruption and crime indirectly endorse their own complicity. It is as if by our inaction we pave the road for these injustices to infinitely continue. Read More »

Connecting thread a cause for concern

It would appear that the People’s Partnership’s infamous and corruption-riddled LifeSport, the PNM’s $55 million secret scholarship programme and Patrick Manning’s dining, wining and meeting with the criminal fringe dubbed community leaders all have a connecting thread of secrecy, favouritism, gaining electoral spin-offs and rewarding the criminal element to a lesser extent. Read More »

Minister Roberts has to step down

Anil Roberts is trying to save his job which is threatened, and his reputation is in tatters. He has referred to some questionable constitutional doctrines about the relationship between ministers and senior public servants. Read More »

Make coconut oil affordable to all

I noted with interest the Prime Minister’s offer of 20 per cent discount on flour, rice and oil with the stated intention of “making it easier for people to afford healthier food for their families”. Healthier food? Polyunsaturated soybean oil? Wheat (flour) and white rice? Read More »

Why is Mr Roberts still Minister of Sport?

Three Government ministers, in the space of ten days—the Minister of Justice on July 15 and the Minister of Sport and the Prime Minister on July 25—have laid the blame for unacceptable performance of departments of Government squarely at the feet of public servants. Are they right? Read More »

Just like Pontius Pilate...

It is generally taught in business schools that when something goes wrong in an organisation, the chief executive officer is responsible! This premise does not seem to hold in Trinidad and Tobago. Read More »

Under the ‘political carpet’?

I read most of the articles in yesterday’s Sunday Express concerning the findings of the audit of the LifeSport programme. Many refer to the misuse and mismanagement of State funds. Read More »

Failure of the father

One day a man decided he wanted to have a child and he did, very proudly, but he left the child to grow up on its own. He did not live up to his responsibilities as a father. Read More »

Ask them, Mr Minister

The Minister of Sport should ask the “poor, young black boys” what they did with five years of secondary education, the opportunity for free craft training, free tertiary education up to PhD. Jeffrey Lewis via e-mail Read More »

Nothing will come out of this

Wait, wait, wait! Has Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar issued another reprimand to one of her ministers? “Reprimand” and “discharge” is glove in hand. Read More »

A breeding ground for criminality

Disbelief, disrespect, disregard, shock and horror would be some of the justifiable emotions experienced after learning of the Prime Minister’s lack of alacrity in dealing with LifeSport. Read More »

Own up to your responsibility

Is this our modernised Alice in Wonderland? As a parishioner at St Mary’s Anglican, I have decided that the public good is greater than shielding those who are given a mandate. Read More »

Fruits and veggies a better gift, Madam Prime Minister

I think gifting the nation with fruits and veggies would make more sense if you’re aiming to bring about a healthy nation. If you’re aiming to reduce non communicable diseases. I’m not interested in being gifted with substances that bring about disease. I think local mangoes, coconut oil, string beans, carrots and broccoli would make more sense as a food gifts if the Government is serious about reducing non communicable diseases. Read More »

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