Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Refund Policy

Teenager uses cash award for recycling project*

Feb. 21, 2018, 10:22 PM AST Comments

In January of last year, 18-year-old Gabrielle Branche applied for and won a US$1,000 cash award from GoMakeADifference Fund. The fund is administered by United World College X Initiative (UWCx). The initiative comes out of the UWC Movement which includes 17 international schools globally including

Gray urges caution in Windies coaching selections*

Feb. 21, 2018, 10:17 PM AST Comments

CRICKET WEST INDIES (CWI) has announced a number changes to the coaching and support teams for its current squads, with director of cricket Jimmy Adams expressing satisfaction that the organisation was promoting from within.


Pybus hand-picked for new CWI job*

Feb. 21, 2018, 10:12 PM AST Comments

President of Cricket West Indies (CWI) Dave Cameron admitted that the position of High Performance Director, bestowed upon former Director of Cricket Richard Pybus, was not advertised.


‘Hurt’ Yorke tours stadium*

Feb. 21, 2018, 10:11 PM AST Comments

DWIGHT YORKE has once again expressed hurt that after 15 years, the stadium named after him has deteriorated to the state it is currently in. Yesterday former national football captain Yorke, sports minister Darryl Smith, tourism minister Shamfa Cudjoe and other officials toured the stadium in Baco

Wilson, Edwards bid to move up rankings*

Feb. 21, 2018, 10:9 PM AST Comments

AARON WILSON and Aleena Edwards will have the opportunity to make giant strides in the rankings when the 2018 local table tennis season gets going this weekend with the National Classified Championships at National Racquet Centre, Tacarigua.


James hangs up spikes*

Feb. 21, 2018, 10:1 PM AST Comments

Jamaal James has called time on his athletics career. The Trinidad and Tobago half-miler announced his retirement from the sport in a Facebook post this week. He described his career as one of “many highs and a few lows”.


Govt strengthening $$ laundering laws*

Feb. 21, 2018, 9:47 PM AST Comments

THE dramatic jump—amounting to over $18 billion in value—of suspicious financial transactions within the last year points to the need for strong “follow the money” legislation.


More than a quick-fix needed

Feb. 21, 2018, 9:43 PM AST Comments

The swift move to establish a police/army post with patrols in the East Port of Spain-Laventille area has done its work in restoring order following the riot that broke out at the eastern end of the capital on Monday.

Ramaphosa’s challenge*

Feb. 21, 2018, 9:41 PM AST Comments

As a passer-by in the upscale Johannesburg suburb of Saxonwold observed, the South African police would never have raided the enormous, high-walled compound of the Gupta family if Jacob Zuma were not on the brink of being removed as president.


Helon’s sermon: ’Restructuring the regular’*

Feb. 21, 2018, 9:38 PM AST Comments

In preparing for this commentary, I listened again to Helon Francis’ champion calypso in this year’s Monarchy finals, not for the lyrics but for a more positive appreciation of the music. I had listened to him on Dimanche Gras and, of course, on YouTube, and found him to have a very swee


Time to say farewell to Caricom?*

Feb. 21, 2018, 9:37 PM AST Comments

The report of the Caricom Review Commission, chaired by former Jamaican prime minister Bruce Golding has, at long last, been tabled in parliament by Prime Minister Andrew Holness.


To the credit of our councillor*

Feb. 21, 2018, 9:35 PM AST Comments

Politics is something I took a great interest in many moons ago, which saw my family and myself canvassing in every election from the days of the DLP (Democratic Labour Party). I found over time, however, our politicians gradually became distant and out of touch with the citizens.


MPs should talk on highway issue*

Feb. 21, 2018, 9:33 PM AST Comments

Regarding the Manzanilla/Toco highway ­project, I have already briefly and publicly outlined 12 headings under which this project can promote social integration and diversification in the short and long term.