Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Refund Policy

Analysts optimistic as gas decline slows*

Dec. 13, 2017, 10:15 PM AST Comments

TWO analysts engaged by separate Canadian banks are sanguine about prospects for the T&T economy. The country’s natural gas production decline appears to be slowing, Shane Lowe and Francis Lewis told their separate audiences on December 12 and November 30 respectively.

Sea Lots incident demands answers

Dec. 13, 2017, 10:8 PM AST Comments

The discovery in an abandoned house in Sea Lots of three missing persons, two teenaged girls and a young woman of 20, raises worrying questions about how the police handle reports of missing persons and about the responsibility of communities to look out for the vulnerable in their midst.


Brexit blues*

Dec. 13, 2017, 10:6 PM AST Comments

Politicians never lie. Well, hardly ever. They’re not into full disclosure, as a rule, but they know that if you lie, sooner or later you will be caught out, and then you are in deep trouble. So just change the subject, or answer a different question than the one you were asked, or just keep t


Flaws in the Amendment Bill*

Dec. 13, 2017, 10:4 PM AST Comments

One of the innovations of the Constitution (Amendment) (Tobago Self-Government) Bill is the proposal for the establishment of a People’s House as part of a bicameral legislature.

Consequences of climate change*

Dec. 13, 2017, 10:2 PM AST Comments

The effects of climate change, particularly sea-level rise, are an overwhelming problem for the Caribbean. Delay in putting in place sustainable plans for resilient building, that could secure international financial support, will cost the region dearly.


A Christmas prayer for T&T*

Dec. 13, 2017, 10:1 PM AST Comments

Dear Lord Jesus, as the world around us feverishly rushes about preparing for Christmas festivities, how many of us think or remember what its true meaning is, and what Christmas is all about? The airwaves and other media bombard us with commercials on how to access loans, entreating us to buy this


Utilities leave a lot to be desired*

Dec. 13, 2017, 9:58 PM AST Comments

I direct my concerns to those in authority at the following utilities and I do hope some relief would be forthcoming to the people of my area of Indian Walk, Moruga Road.


Education is a right*

Dec. 13, 2017, 9:53 PM AST Comments

A few days ago, a caller to one of our radio programmes made the startling pronouncement that education was “not a right, but a privilege.” I expected the host who, generally, has no compunction about telling a caller that he is talking nonsense, would do so in this case. Like Miss Havis

Privatise PTSC now*

Dec. 13, 2017, 9:52 PM AST Comments

THE Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) is the worst public transport service around. Drivers feel they are there just to drive buses without any regard for the travelling public. All they care about is speeding to and fro to get back to base so that their shifts finish early. Then they can


ABCs, Trini-style*

Dec. 13, 2017, 9:49 PM AST Comments

Tracy Lee Son is a nutrition specialist who studied at the top nutrition school in the world. She is a health coach, an entrepreneur, an inventor and a creative mind who has also added author to her long list of achievements.


Mysteries of Caye L’Eglise*

Dec. 13, 2017, 9:47 PM AST Comments

Most of the elders who knew of the location of the natural church-like formation in the hinterlands of Salybia called Caye L’Eglise would have shared this information with successive generations.


Three changes for clash with Pride in Tarouba*

Dec. 13, 2017, 9:45 PM AST Comments

UNABLE SO FAR to find a consistent winning formula, the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force have shuffled their pack once more for today’s seventh-round match against the Barbados Pride in the Regional Four-Day Championship.


Windies lose ground in Test rankings*

Dec. 13, 2017, 9:43 PM AST Comments

WEST INDIES have taken another blow to their Test ranking, following their 2-0 series defeat to New Zealand. Though the Caribbean side remains eighth in the ICC rankings, they have lost three rankings points and are now alongside ninth-ranked Bangladesh on 72 points.