Friday, January 19, 2018

...as T&T U-20 Women take on favoured Canada*

Jan. 19, 2018, 11:0 PM AST Comments

It was a surprise. Not necessarily a good one for Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago Under-20 Women’s head-coach Jamaal Shabazz believes the team was caught by surprise by the skill and pace of their opponents when going down 3-2 to Haiti at the CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship o

Red Force toil in the field*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:52 PM AST Comments

THE Trinidad and Tobago Red Force bowlers enjoyed some early success yesterday but at stumps, the Guyana Jaguars were well in control of their final-round Regional Four-Day Tournament match after the second day’s play at Providence in Guyana.


T&T marathon on tomorrow*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:50 PM AST Comments

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS, Venezuelan Jose Alejandro Vare and Kenyan Leah Kigen will headline the list of runners when the 36th annual Trinidad and Tobago International Marathon (TTIM) is run off tomorrow. The individual marathon contenders will run simultaneously with the popular Team Relay which offers


T&T women go under in Florida*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:44 PM AST Comments

PAULINE REGIS and Phylecia Armstrong failed to advance to the knockout stage in the final leg of the DigtheBeach Volleyball Fall Series last weekend in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. The Trinidad and Tobago players failed to win a set from their two matches in their round-robin group, but they were

Bravo guides Cane Farm to UWI T20 final*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:42 PM AST Comments

Darren Bravo showed his class at UWI SPEC in St Augustine on Thursday night, batting through the innings for an unbeaten 83 which guided Cane Farm to a tense four-wicket win over Central Sports in the UWI-UNICOM National T20 Tournament semifinal. The left-hander did not hit the winning run but playe


The slide continues

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:35 PM AST Comments

THOSE of us who look to the future and try to put the past—and the present—behind, might not be too happy after the short-lived defence of their title by the West Indies Under-19 team at the current 2018 ICC U-19 World Cup in New Zealand. Two matches and two defeats put paid to any hopes


Oil, the environment and the region*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:30 PM AST Comments

Earlier this month Exxon announced that it had made a major new oil find off Guyana. It was, Exxon said, the largest since it began exploration there in 2015. The company’s statement followed one last June advising of a “world-class discovery” on another well, and before that, anno


Through the annals of presidential history*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:25 PM AST Comments

History was made yesterday when Justice Paula Mae Weekes was elected as Trinidad and Tobago’s first woman Head of State. Justice Weekes will become this country’s sixth president as the incumbent, President Anthony Carmona, demits office after serving a single term. Those who served as

The wine of a punishment*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:22 PM AST Comments

Easter was a big event in my village and the little cinema pulled out all the stops so it was non-stop religious movies. One of the perennial favourites was The Ten Commandments. Gerald King went to that and said he reached late so he only saw eight. The Robe was not yet worn out and every year was


Carnival lessons for Mr Akin*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:17 PM AST Comments

I have read the assertions attributed to Dean Akin in the newspapers earlier this week and I feel compelled to reply as they are an insult to the intelligence of reasonable people. Mr Akin has engaged in an illogical clutching at straws in a self-serving attempt to exploit ignorance and piggyback o


Make ferry-buying process transparent*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:14 PM AST Comments

THE Minister of Finance’s attempt to allay the fears of the population regarding the procurement process for the inter-island ferry at the post-Cabinet news conference failed to deliver any concrete details on the process. Minister Imbert continued to obfuscate the matter without clarifying th


Ask not what your country can do…*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:12 PM AST Comments

Our country is facing major challenges and many of our systems appear broken. We hear analyses from many quarters, some even with proposed solutions. However, things continue to go from bad to worse. I am suggesting that the biggest impediment to progress currently being faced by our country is the


Grande highway a sign of progress*

Jan. 19, 2018, 10:11 PM AST Comments

It is with serious concern that I learned of an injunction filed by Fishermen and Friends of the Sea to halt construction of the highway from Cumuto to Sangre Grande. In a Facebook post on Papa Bois Conservation’s Facebook page, a spokesman for the group stated the highway was being built from