Monday, January 22, 2018

Letters

Make ferry-buying process transparent*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:14 PM AST Comments

THE Minister of Finance’s attempt to allay the fears of the population regarding the procurement process for the inter-island ferry at the post-Cabinet news conference failed to deliver any concrete details on the process. Minister Imbert continued to obfuscate the matter without clarifying th

Ask not what your country can do…*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:12 PM AST Comments

Our country is facing major challenges and many of our systems appear broken. We hear analyses from many quarters, some even with proposed solutions. However, things continue to go from bad to worse. I am suggesting that the biggest impediment to progress currently being faced by our country is the


Grande highway a sign of progress*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:11 PM AST Comments

It is with serious concern that I learned of an injunction filed by Fishermen and Friends of the Sea to halt construction of the highway from Cumuto to Sangre Grande. In a Facebook post on Papa Bois Conservation’s Facebook page, a spokesman for the group stated the highway was being built from


EMA and police doing their part*

Jan. 18, 2018, 7:21 PM AST Comments

I wish to congratulate the executive of the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) and, by extension, our police, for enforcing the relevant laws pertaining to noise pollution as it affects us all, and indeed protects us from the increasing noise levels generated by party promoters and supporting


Address noise year-round*

Jan. 18, 2018, 7:21 PM AST Comments

I hope the EMA can be successful in addressing the issue of noise pollution year-round, not just at Carnival time.



Maligning Laventille’s poor people*

Jan. 17, 2018, 10:34 PM AST Comments

In this country of seven-day wonders, we have moved on from the killing of Joshua Andrews and Devon Fernandez. Having shed the obligatory tear, gnashed our teeth and pointed our fingers, we have moved on.

Convenient moral amnesia*

Jan. 17, 2018, 10:30 PM AST Comments

Let me state upfront that I am no fan of either calypso or chutney and may listen unintentionally to what is regarded as indigenous art forms. In this respect I may be characterised as not being a true Trini, whatever that term means. I do, however, consider myself as patriotic and nationally ground


Think about the residents, Mr Promoter*

Jan. 17, 2018, 10:26 PM AST Comments

Real nonsense was spoken by the Red Ants fete promoter. He is the real Carnival killer with the promotion of that ridiculous, elitist Soca Drome. That is Carnival? Mas belongs in the city and bands must/should go downtown—along the traditional routes.


How you can fix crime*

Jan. 17, 2018, 10:22 PM AST Comments

Everybody wants the police and the government to fix crime. You know why? Because it lets the individual off the hook. Mr Individual, you can solve crime, but it will cost you. Man, marry your woman and have your children grow in a home that has a mother and a father.


Save T&T from sh-thole status*

Jan. 17, 2018, 10:19 PM AST Comments

The Washington Post reported that “prospects for a bipartisan agreement to protect young immigrants from deportation” are probably dead. There were heated negotiations which involved the US president and lawmakers on both sides of the US congress over Barack Obama’s “Deferre


At last! EMA is protecting us*

Jan. 16, 2018, 10:27 PM AST Comments

It was quite refreshing to see the Environmental Management Authority’s managing director, Hayden Romano, taking a firm stand against excessive noise levels associated with fetes, particularly during the Carnival season. At last, we have someone at the helm who is prepared to do what is right