Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Letters

Young people sidelined*

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

Trinidad and Tobago is one of the—if not the—richest Caribbean nations, but the question that remains to be asked is: are the riches really getting to the citizens? Primarily the young people, who only hear they are needed around election time.

Nothing warrants inappropriate touching*

Feb. 1, 2018, 6:32 PM AST Comments

At school, the teachers fulfil the role of parents of these children. And just like these male pupils’ mothers/female guardians, female teachers should be respected regardless of how they dress.



Shine a light on DCP Phillip too*

Jan. 31, 2018, 9:56 PM AST Comments

Yesterday’s Express published an article, headlined “Questions raised over Phillip”, which reads in part: “while top contender for the post of Commissioner of Police Deodath Dulalchan has been under public scrutiny for the past week, concerns are also being raised about the s

A missed opportunity*

Jan. 31, 2018, 9:53 PM AST Comments

I AM a Canadian and a huge fan of T&T, having visited numerous times, especially in previous years in the Chaguaramas area by sailing boat.


‘Extinction is forever’*

Jan. 31, 2018, 9:51 PM AST Comments

I am a final year student at The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, currently pursuing environmental and natural resources management.



We must appoint a CoP now!*

Jan. 30, 2018, 10:35 PM AST Comments

It is long past the time when the Government of the day—current and past—working through Parliament, should have brought to an end the patently untenable and dysfunctional cycle of temporary appointments to the post of Commissioner of Police (CoP).

If Dulalchan has top score appoint him*

Jan. 30, 2018, 10:29 PM AST Comments

As a former commissioner of the Police Service Commission (PSC), I write to add my voice to the debate involving the selection of a Commissioner of Police. I have read several articles (and news items) in our newspapers and they seem to bring into question the suitability of DCP Dulalchan as a poten


When marriage makes big difference*

Jan. 30, 2018, 10:22 PM AST Comments

I have been following the less-than-rigorous exchange between Noble Philip and Kumar Mahabir in the letters page of the Express, with respect to the key factors undermining a certain section of the Afro-Trinidadian populace. Both men have approached the issue with racial blinkers, throwing around sp


Our culture and the CoP appointment mess*

Jan. 30, 2018, 10:20 PM AST Comments

Culture is a complex matrix. No doubt about that. It is also easily misunderstood. When people talk of “culture” they usually mean “the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively”, but they forget the other definition: the ideas, cus


Please, let’s take care of the environment*

Jan. 30, 2018, 10:11 PM AST Comments

Driving around Trinidad makes me very upset because I realise that those in authority don’t pay more attention to our environment. My daily trip from San Fernando to PoS allows me to observe how unkempt the highways and buildings are. And what should be aesthetically pleasing areas are overgr


No faux pas please, Madam President*

Jan. 29, 2018, 7:22 PM AST Comments

I read in aghast amazement in all of the daily newspapers and recoiled in abject horror when I heard it quoted in the electronic media about a faux pas.