Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Letters

Clear the air on BEd grads*

Jan. 2, 2018, 10:43 PM AST Comments

I am writing this letter with anger. Minister of Education, could you kindly inform the public as to whether the graduates/teachers of UTT’s (University of Trinidad and Tobago) Bachelor of Education (BEd) programme are the only people qualified for a promotion? Is there anything wrong with the

The cost of Caroni’s closure*

Jan. 2, 2018, 10:41 PM AST Comments

Minister of Agriculture Clarence Rambharat is reported to have said, with respect to the voluntary separation packages (VSEP) for Caroni (1975) Ltd’s workers, that it was a great deal for them and that “the taxpayers of this country would have spent $18 billion” to meet the cost. (




...Let common sense prevail*

Jan. 1, 2018, 6:7 PM AST Comments

I HAVE noted with great interest the controversy brewing and boiling over the song “Rowlee Mudda Count” by Nermal “Massive” Gosein for Carnival 2018.


Where was TATT all along?*

Dec. 31, 2017, 7:21 PM AST Comments

I had intended to stay clear of the Massive Gosein song controversy, until I saw the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) letter to the Trinidad and Tobago Publishers and Broadcasters Association (TTPBA).


It’s part of a brutal game*

Dec. 31, 2017, 7:18 PM AST Comments

Some say, “If you cannot take the heat, stay out of the kitchen.” In T&T we say “Yuh cyar play mas if you ’fraid powder.” If you want to be a political animal expect the opposition wolves to chew you to pieces. It is dog-eat-dog politics. The social media is geared to

Burying our heads in the sand*

Dec. 31, 2017, 7:17 PM AST Comments

I must express my utter disgust, disdain and contempt for Nermal Gosein, better known as Massive Gosein, for his “Rowlee Mudda Count” song. This song is downright insulting and has a lot of racial overtures and connotations. The lyrics are quite distasteful, but when I looked at the vide


Massive ado about nothing*

Dec. 31, 2017, 7:15 PM AST Comments

Massive Gosein’s massive 2018 hit song “Rowlee Mudda Count” is giving the PNM Women’s League a massive headache. To say that the song is disgusting or repugnant or loathesome is ridiculous and childish. For that group to say the song is degrading to women is foolish, a word


Govt leaving national scholars in the cold*

Dec. 31, 2017, 7:13 PM AST Comments

As the winner of an Open Scholarship in 2014, I am honestly concerned about the level of disrespect towards national scholars and guarantors lately. Stipends are due to be paid quarterly in advance for the following three months. Payment is usually made at the beginning of March, June, September and


Caution in calling for CJ’s removal*

Dec. 30, 2017, 9:19 PM AST Comments

I had hoped to continue to exercise restraint and to defer to the opinions of those who are more active in the profession with the ongoing issue involving one of the highest office holders under our Constitution.