Monday, September 25, 2017

Hurricane victims found living in car*

Sep. 24, 2017, 10:2 PM AST Comments

THE Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force and Coast Guard have been at the helm of a dramatic rescue of a family of four, including two small children, who lived in a car for four days after their home in Dominica was destroyed last Monday by Hurricane Maria. Trinidadian Stephan Subero, his wife Sara an

...Parishioners urged to support PM’s call to welcome Dominicans*

Sep. 24, 2017, 9:57 PM AST Comments

PARISHIONERS at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port of Spain have been encouraged to support a call by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley for Trinidad and Tobago to open its homes to Dominicans affected by Hurricane Maria. Interim Rector at Holy Trinity, Fr Carl Williams, told the Express yesterday he has ca

Dad: Nobody cares*

Sep. 24, 2017, 9:51 PM AST Comments

ONE year ago last Friday, mother of two Ria Sookdeo was abducted after dropping off her children at Picton Presbyterian Primary School in Debe, She was never seen again. The only thing holding the family together, they say, is each other and faith in God. Sookdeo’s father, Frankie Rajkumar, c

13 bullets for victim after anti-crime walk*

Sep. 24, 2017, 9:51 PM AST Comments

NOT even two hours after a candlelight anti-crime walk, hosted by non-profit organisation T&T Foundation, had come to an end in the Aranjuez area on Saturday night, murderers struck, shooting one man more than 13 times. Another man who was also shot in the incident, but who remained unidentified up

Four cars with bogus plates, pistol, ganja seized in police raids*

Sep. 24, 2017, 9:49 PM AST Comments

POLICE seized a gun and four cars with false number plates along with a quantity of marijuana during an exercise in the Maracas Bay area. The four cars were found at the Las Cuevas home of a man who is currently in remand on a charge of conspiracy to murder. Police said that between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m

When grief never ends*

Sep. 24, 2017, 9:45 PM AST Comments

MARRIED in her teens, and widowed in her 30s, Beltina Baboolal raised 12 children on her own. Her best years were spent planting the cane crop or forking the land, grazing cattle into the night, toting buckets of water and bundles of firewood for miles when not working in the sugar factory, making s

DOMA supports PM's 'open your homes' call

Sep. 24, 2017, 9:40 PM AST Comments

THE Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) has condemned the negative reaction by some citizens to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley's offer of six months' shelter to Dominicans affected by Hurricane Maria. The offer was announced by Rowley at last Thursday's post-Cabinet press conference.

T&T celebrates its best and brightest

Sep. 24, 2017, 9:37 PM AST Comments

By Express Editorial: Outstanding contributions in sports, culture and the public service have been rewarded with national accolades on the President’s Republic Day honour roll. It is the first time that national awards are being presented on Republic Day and we hope it will add some much-need

Republic’s corruption challenges*

Sep. 24, 2017, 9:35 PM AST Comments

By Keith Subero: To many, there may be little significance in the fact that as we celebrate the 41st anniversary of our republic today. It is also the 106th anniversary of the birth of our founding prime minister, Dr Eric Williams. In fact, they may be correct. There may be more significance in the

A slow spiral down to disaster!*

Sep. 24, 2017, 9:28 PM AST Comments

By Michael Harris: There is not going to be any surprise when Minister of Finance Colm Imbert presents his 2018 budget on October 2. Over the last two years he has made up the country's economic bed in a certain way and now we are all going to have to sleep in it. The point is that actions have cons

The miracle of birth*

Sep. 24, 2017, 9:26 PM AST Comments

By Sherene Kalloo: “Doc, can a baby die if it ingests its mother’s faeces whilst in the sac in her stomach?” A patient asked me this question a few days ago and I realised that there is misinformation about foetal death due to meconium aspiration. Since the unfortunate incident of

Are we heading into clutches of the IMF again?*

Sep. 24, 2017, 9:24 PM AST Comments

As we anxiously await the presentation of next year's budget, it may be worthwhile to consider a more conservative approach to this fiscal package. For years now across different administrations, we have been having deficit budgets. In other words, we are living beyond our means. This shortfall is m

Preserve human capital in Dominica*

Sep. 24, 2017, 9:23 PM AST Comments

This unilateral decision taken by Prime Minister Keith Rowley that is inconsistent with our Immigration Act to open our ports and country to an unregulated influx of Hurricane Maria refugees from Dominica will have the effect of decimating and draining the much-needed current human resource capital