Thursday, February 22, 2018

Letters

We welcome ­highway project*

Feb. 4, 2018, 10:49 PM AST Comments

The Guaico Tamana Sports and Cultural Club wishes to thank Prime Minister Keith Rowley and his Government for taking the initiative to build the Cumuto Manzanilla Highway.


Why NGC should stand firm*

Feb. 4, 2018, 10:48 PM AST Comments

This is a testing period for the energy industry and all ancillary sectors. Change is never easy, but change has met us here, whether we are ready to accept it or not. We would be foolish to expect that the conditions that incubated our industry would sustain its growth forever.


Fix all those bad roads first*

Feb. 4, 2018, 10:46 PM AST Comments

The intervention of Minister of Works and Transport Rohan ­Sinanan is urgently needed in getting work done on the dangerous landslide threatening to make the Cumuto Main Road, just before the junction in Howsen Village, Coryal, impassable.

Our inferiority complex on show*

Feb. 3, 2018, 6:43 PM AST Comments

When Trinidad and Tobago became independent, all public servants fell under the umbrella of a service commission whose members were deemed to be independent of the politicians.


Female teachers are the victims, not students*

Feb. 3, 2018, 6:43 PM AST Comments

I'm sorry, but in a nation where wo­men fear for their lives as the sun sets, victim-­blaming shouldn't exist. And even when it does rear its ugly head, it should be exposed and shamed, not celebrated.



What about women’s shapes, smiles, scents?*

Feb. 2, 2018, 9:39 PM AST Comments

I followed the TV replay of the Joint Select Committee session on school violence and found the discussions very revealing. I noted several issues on which I hope to comment in subsequent letters. However, the statement that I found most revealing was made by the NPTA first vice-president, Clarenc

We cannot have it both ways*

Feb. 2, 2018, 9:36 PM AST Comments

I was a little concerned reading recent news reports that the Government spent $7.6 million refurbishing the pool at the Hilton. Like many other nationals my first reaction was that money could have been better spent buying beds for hospitals, repairing schools or some other urgently needed item or


Noise another form of lawlessness*

Feb. 2, 2018, 9:29 PM AST Comments

Loud music seems to be the order of the day, every day. The neighbours purchase more powerful music systems and the (bass) booming starts. What is the Government doing to stop this? When can law-abiding citizens live in peace?


‘Voice of the People’ merely doing its job*

Feb. 2, 2018, 9:23 PM AST Comments

Hello Mr Minister of Education and Member of Parliament for Arima. You do not know me, and you never will know me, although you have seen me numerous times. I am the same as thousands of people that live in your constituency, and/or come under the purview of your office, whom you will never know.


With PEP what you see is what you get*

Feb. 2, 2018, 9:12 PM AST Comments

I wish to respond to Fitzgerald Hinds’ unnecessary and erroneous attacks against me in my capacity as interim political leader of the Progressive Empowerment Party (“PM not the crime culprit, Mr Maraj”, Express, January 31). Mr Hinds is suffering from memory loss when he sneeringly


Short-sighted development*

Feb. 1, 2018, 6:33 PM AST Comments

The shutdown of Caribbean Nitrogen Company (CNC)’s ammonia plant at Pt Lisas by the National Gas Company (NGC)’s action has been announced...