Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Meeting the ISIS challenge head-on*

Jan. 22, 2018, 7:1 PM AST Comments

Express Editorial-THERE ought to be no question that the authorities here must see the urgency of the need to establish effective safeguards for the preservation of national safety and security...

Understanding school maxi system*

Jan. 22, 2018, 6:58 PM AST Comments

Dr Trevor Townsend-A recent article in a daily newspaper implied that the operators of the school maxi-taxi system have been overcharging the Ministry of Education for services not rendered.


Bad omen for new President*

Jan. 22, 2018, 6:47 PM AST Comments

Raffique Shah-The passing of former President Max Richards, coinciding as it did with the unanimous vote by parliamentarians to elect...


Stalling the economy by non-payment of debt

Jan. 21, 2018, 10:7 PM AST Comments

More than two years after taking office, the Rowley ­administration still cannot say exactly how much money the Government owes to private construction companies. While the construction industry insists its members are owed an estimated $4 billion, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley disputes the figure


Why are we this way?*

Jan. 21, 2018, 10:5 PM AST Comments

Pinker’s work is a masterpiece which I have been trying to find time to finish. He takes the reader into the realm of evolutionary psychology; raises fresh questions on what really is the mind; where it comes from, how we think, and feel, and the reasons we pursue such sublime pursuits as art,


Getting Revenue Authority right this time*

Jan. 21, 2018, 10:0 PM AST Comments

Last week we learnt, via a press release from the Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Allyson West, that the Government was busily engaged in fine-tuning its plans for the establishment of the Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority (TTRA).


Zero tolerance for sexual predators*

Jan. 21, 2018, 9:58 PM AST Comments

It is unacceptable and intolerable that a monster can rape a child in Trinidad and Tobago and be granted bail. In this country, crimes against women and children have escalated to alarming points over the years and these sick rapists can return to their daily lives because rape is a bailable offence

All eyes on regulator Lalchan

Jan. 20, 2018, 8:14 PM AST Comments

EXPRESS EDITORIAL—NOW that the Board of Procurement Regulation has been appointed, its first order of business should be to set the national standard for transparency and accountability.



Resign, Rowley*

Jan. 20, 2018, 8:12 PM AST Comments

Ralph Maraj—LAST Sunday, with my column not appearing, I missed the chance to comment on the Prime Minister’s address the week before.



WONDER OF THE WORLD*

Jan. 20, 2018, 7:6 PM AST Comments

Sophia Chote—AROUND the same time that St Paul’s Cathedral was being built in England, construction of the Taj Mahal began in India.