Monday, January 22, 2018

Letters

Just get the job done, Mr PM*

Jan. 10, 2018, 9:44 PM AST Comments

I listened to the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on Sunday night, hoping that some speck of light might shine through what we, the nation, already knew was going to be a “blame-the-last-administration-we-have-no-money-so-suck-salt-while-we-move-with-full-security-and-don’t-

Headline too harsh*

Jan. 10, 2018, 9:42 PM AST Comments

Allow me to express my total disappointment on the wording of the headline in the Express of January 9, “Max is dead” (my emphasis). I found it to be so harsh and insensitive. I looked at the other two dailies and they said “Former president dies from heart attack” and “


Do the Trini douglas count?*

Jan. 10, 2018, 9:40 PM AST Comments

With all the recent ethnic red and yellow political utterances, we need to ask, does the opinion of minorities and persons of mixed descent count? First Peoples of T&T, with their token “one-off” national holiday, broke decades of virtual invisibility in the eyes and minds of our two ma


Looking for the right leaders*

Jan. 9, 2018, 10:2 PM AST Comments

The only thing that we are certain of is greater uncertainty in our lives. We face simultaneously in opposite directions potential dangers — chaos and catastrophe on one side and expansive great possibilities, growth and change, on the other. Recognising our limitations, our anxiety seeks reli

A challenge for citizens, Govt*

Jan. 9, 2018, 10:1 PM AST Comments

Citizens of Trinidad and Tobago are witnessing government after government being blamed for the increase in the murder rate but can any government really be blamed for this? It’s the dawn of a new year and the murder toll is already 22. It is clear that no government can stop the crime in what


Quick fix solutions a waste of time*

Jan. 9, 2018, 9:54 PM AST Comments

I often wonder if I am afflicted with an intellectual disability. I raise this issue because I cannot understand why we in Trinidad and Tobago—from the man in the street to our high profile professionals—continue to articulate quick fix solutions to our hydra-headed social, economic and


Please WASA, we need your help*

Jan. 9, 2018, 9:51 PM AST Comments

Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA), our family needs your urgent help to fix the lack of water supply to our home which has caused a health crisis for the entire family. We have received no water supply for the past seven to eight months. To add insult to injury we continue to get a WASA bill!


Disaster waiting to happen on north coast Road*

Jan. 9, 2018, 9:47 PM AST Comments

The Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) has its hands and trucks filled with the debris and sludge sliding down the Northern Range in the vicinity of the Maracas lookout. The MOWT has done an impressive job of battling to keep the North Coast Road open but this has been at a great cost.





No freedom of expression?*

Jan. 7, 2018, 9:7 PM AST Comments

In her fifth thematic report (A/HRC/23/34), submitted on behalf of the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner, the Special Rapporteur focused on the right to freedom of artistic expression and creation. It includes the right of all people to “freely experience and contribu