Saturday, August 19, 2017

Letters

Fantastic Four all the way to the finish

Aug. 14, 2017, 8:11 PM AST Comments

We sat at the edge of our seats watching history in the making for our beloved twin-island republic on Sunday at the IAAF World Championships in London. Jarrin Solomon, Jareem Richards, Machel Cedenio and Lalonde Gordon are our real life super heroes.

Let's treat them right *

Aug. 14, 2017, 8:10 PM AST Comments

I write this letter amid the euphoria of our gold medal performance in the 4x400 men's relay on Sunday, and already the talk is “what we giving them”.


Saving the best for last *

Aug. 14, 2017, 8:9 PM AST Comments

As Lalonde Gordon took over the baton from Machel Cedenio, I could see the fire in his eyes. This was the last leg of the men’s 4x400m relay final at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.


Finding the ferry facts

Aug. 13, 2017, 10:24 PM AST Comments

The Tobago ferry issue has now landed at an unfortunate impasse, with the PM chairing a meeting of stakeholders on the issue next week Monday. The loud allegations of corruption and bad practice are as varied as the defensive claims by public officials, so once again we seem to be in a cloudy place.

Chinese can build bridge to Tobago*

Aug. 13, 2017, 10:22 PM AST Comments

When I read of how expensive it is to run the two boats between Trinidad and Tobago, an idea came to me and I would like to suggest it to the next prime minister. If it’s a woman all the better; they seem to get more done. We can ask China to build a bridge for us and charge us a toll for abou


Crime clearly pays in T&T*

Aug. 13, 2017, 10:19 PM AST Comments

I have often wondered why serious crime in Trinidad and Tobago is uncontrolled and so persistent despite the fact that we are a nation with about 7,000 police officers. There has been no progress in stemming the flow of such crime. Now the answer seems to be quite clear after reading the article on


Keep that GATE open*

Aug. 13, 2017, 10:18 PM AST Comments

At a very early age my parents, who were unable to read and write, stressed the importance of education as they understood it to be the future. The then-prime minister, Dr Eric Williams, reminded us that “the future of the nation was in the book bags of the children.” This was the early




T&T lame on white-collar crime

Aug. 11, 2017, 8:11 PM AST Comments

THE Ocean Flower II fiasco further highlights T&T on the map as a place friendly to international white collar criminals and impotent to fend off white collar crime.



Fast ferry folly *

Aug. 11, 2017, 8:10 PM AST Comments

The public was recently advised that the contract for the Ocean Flower II was cancelled by the Port Authority and it will not be servicing the T&T seabridge.