Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Refund Policy

Guyana seeking to establish Petroleum Directorate in 2017

Jan. 17, 2017, 8:47 PM AST Comments

The Guyana government says it is working on establishing a Petroleum Directorate functioning within the first quarter of 2107. Natural Resources Minister, Raphael Trotman, said that the Directorate would follow international models which separate policy development from regulation monitoring.

An appalling flood of blood*

Jan. 17, 2017, 8:41 PM AST Comments

UP to our press time on Monday, 22 killings had been committed in Trinidad and Tobago for the first 16 days of this year. Overnight, however, four more such killings pushed this figure to 26. To say that this is startling, is to demonstrate a kind of cleavage to ordinary humanity, as the nation̵


Petrotrin: a conflict of interest

Jan. 17, 2017, 8:40 PM AST Comments

Running a country is not easy. One is faced with myriad political, economic, social, organisational and business issues that require tactical and strategic responses in different time and spatial dimensions. And always we must consider the long-term policy response. The threat by the Oilfields Worke


Called to account

Jan. 17, 2017, 8:38 PM AST Comments

WIDESPREAD, it seems, is the support across the country for the action taken by the acting Commissioner of Police, to retire two of his high ranking officers in the first division. His contention is that they have not been performing, against his expectations of them, and in the national interest, t

Seeking regional guidelines

Jan. 17, 2017, 8:36 PM AST Comments

It has been long proposed that the Caribbean as a region, under the guidance of Caricom, harmonise labour legislation throughout the region so that under the Caricom Single Market Economy (CSME) workers who are hired in Barbados and dismissed while working for the same company in Trinidad or St Vinc


‘Let girls be girls, not brides’

Jan. 17, 2017, 8:29 PM AST Comments

HESWATT (Health Social Workers Association of T&T) views with concern and a healthy dose of incredulity the resumption of the debate on child marriage. What was understood as a done deal to outlaw this practice is now the subject of an actual debate again on whether it should be retained or discarde


Fight against unhealthy foods

Jan. 17, 2017, 8:27 PM AST Comments

Many have written in the Express recently about the food we eat. Growing our own food is to be encouraged as the local produce is much better than processed, chemically sprayed, imported foods. Michelle Obama, US First Lady, went onto the White House grounds and encouraged children of all races to


Please spare our sisters

Jan. 17, 2017, 8:26 PM AST Comments

With all due respect Maulana Waffie Mohammed, evidently you did not carefully consider the request from United National Congress (UNC) to become a temporary Opposition senator in order to contribute to the debate on the amendments to the Marriage Act. If you did, you would have realised that, regard

Why roadblock for Uber?

Jan. 17, 2017, 8:23 PM AST Comments

It is amazing how quickly the Ministry of Works and Transport has responded to the launch of the Uber service after successive administrations have turned a blind eye to the PH taxi service for decades because of a lack of public transport planning and political will.



Will a police manpower audit fix anything?

Jan. 17, 2017, 2:7 PM AST Comments

The Multimedia Desk - WITH the country seemingly running out of answers on how to stem the epidemic of criminality, comes the announcement by the National Security Ministry of the appointment of another Committee, this one to conduct a manpower audit of the Police Service.



Two killed by cops

Jan. 17, 2017, 1:39 PM AST Comments

By Alexander Bruzual and Susan Mohammed - TWO men who police claimed fired on them, were killed by the officers in San Juan on Monday. Kerron Mungroo, 23 and Jamaal Mathias, 17, were pronounced dead at hospital.