Saturday, November 18, 2017

Junior Women Warriors edge Jamaica 1-0*

Nov. 17, 2017, 10:9 PM AST Comments

Having tried a mostly locally-based contingent, head-coach Jamaal Shabazz will give the foreign-based component of the Trinidad and Tobago Women’s Under-20 football team a chance to vie for final selection today when they play Jamaica in the second of two friendly matches.

NIS fund ‘in trouble’*

Nov. 17, 2017, 9:53 PM AST Comments

Officials of the National Insurance Board (NIB) are advocating the implementation of recommendations listed in the Ninth Actuarial Review of the National Insurance System. The review, published in 2015, painted a bleak picture of this country’s national insurance system, noting that funds are


IMF praises Jamaica PM*

Nov. 17, 2017, 9:51 PM AST Comments

International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde has lavished praise on the Andrew Holness administration in Jamaica for the communication, inclusiveness and ownership of the economic reforms the country has introduced since it entered into an Extended Fund Facility (EFF) with t


Don’t tamper with West Indies’ legacy

Nov. 17, 2017, 9:46 PM AST Comments

WHY is Cricket West Indies tampering with history by renaming the only regional entity that has truly united us for more than a century? Sure, you can go ahead and tinker with the name of the governing body, changing it from the West Cricket Board to Cricket West Indies, although that won’t ch

Imagining a post-IMF regional economy*

Nov. 17, 2017, 9:44 PM AST Comments

Circumstances are rapidly maturing that are demanding our conception of the need for both a new style International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a 21st century post-IMF Caribbean economy. The elements of the regional dialogue are coming together.


On diplomats and snubs*

Nov. 17, 2017, 9:40 PM AST Comments

The last week witnessed two events in the diplomatic arena which evoked widespread national public discourse. The first relates to the withdrawal of an invitation by the Chinese government to Prime Minister Keith Rowley who was scheduled to attend a high-level meeting of world leaders in China at mo


Diamonds are forever*

Nov. 17, 2017, 9:39 PM AST Comments

Dorothy Parker tells of the last time she encountered Playwright Clare Boothe. The two ladies were trying to get out of a doorway at the same time. Clare drew back and cracked, “Age before beauty, Miss Parker.” As Dotty swept out, she turned to the other guests and said. “Pearls be


Rescue wandering children*

Nov. 17, 2017, 9:37 PM AST Comments

On a daily basis and from just casual observation moving around the country, there are hundreds and possibly thousands of young persons of primary and secondary school age who are not attending any school for any legitimate reason.

Please note the fate of Mugabe*

Nov. 17, 2017, 9:35 PM AST Comments

Over the years, I have appealed for integrity and transparency in public affairs, the need for a driving ideology for citizens of this nation, and the importance of critical thinking and love for country to prevail in the nation.


Sky’s the limit for Makeda*

Nov. 17, 2017, 9:32 PM AST Comments

I am embarrassed to read the remarks from two previous T&T ambassadors who, no doubt, did not view their own appointments as political patronage. Enjoyable appointments courtesy a T&T government, now at an end, should not be cheapened by envious, politically shaded remarks.


T&T not for sale!*

Nov. 17, 2017, 9:30 PM AST Comments

Thanks to the Express for keeping the business of the Chaguaramas land leases alive (Express, November 14 and earlier articles). This country is not for sale. Prime Minister Keith Rowley, bring on the campaign finance reform measures now.


It’s all about the money*

Nov. 17, 2017, 9:28 PM AST Comments

The State’s primary focus is to implement the Revenue Authority (TTRA) since it appears that miraculously for decades, no one foresaw that one day the oil and gas boom would end and giants the world over such as the US and Canada would engage in shale oil exploration, rendering importation fro


BAKSH IN HOT OIL*

Nov. 17, 2017, 9:18 PM AST Comments

The external audit into the $80 million oil production discrepancies at Petrotrin has confirmed a shortage in the reported oil received from A&V Drilling and Workover, and the State board intends to take decisive action on it. A&V owner Haniff Nazim Baksh has in the past denied any wrongdoing.