Thursday, December 14, 2017

Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

Dec. 14, 2017, 8:25 AM AST Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox for about $52.4 billion in stock, including film and television studios and cable and international TV businesses, as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business.

A Christmas prayer for T&T*

Dec. 13, 2017, 10:1 PM AST Comments

Dear Lord Jesus, as the world around us feverishly rushes about preparing for Christmas festivities, how many of us think or remember what its true meaning is, and what Christmas is all about? The airwaves and other media bombard us with commercials on how to access loans, entreating us to buy this

Utilities leave a lot to be desired*

Dec. 13, 2017, 9:58 PM AST Comments

I direct my concerns to those in authority at the following utilities and I do hope some relief would be forthcoming to the people of my area of Indian Walk, Moruga Road.

Education is a right*

Dec. 13, 2017, 9:53 PM AST Comments

A few days ago, a caller to one of our radio programmes made the startling pronouncement that education was “not a right, but a privilege.” I expected the host who, generally, has no compunction about telling a caller that he is talking nonsense, would do so in this case. Like Miss Havis

Privatise PTSC now*

Dec. 13, 2017, 9:52 PM AST Comments

THE Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) is the worst public transport service around. Drivers feel they are there just to drive buses without any regard for the travelling public. All they care about is speeding to and fro to get back to base so that their shifts finish early. Then they can

ABCs, Trini-style*

Dec. 13, 2017, 9:49 PM AST Comments

Tracy Lee Son is a nutrition specialist who studied at the top nutrition school in the world. She is a health coach, an entrepreneur, an inventor and a creative mind who has also added author to her long list of achievements.

Mysteries of Caye L’Eglise*

Dec. 13, 2017, 9:47 PM AST Comments

Most of the elders who knew of the location of the natural church-like formation in the hinterlands of Salybia called Caye L’Eglise would have shared this information with successive generations.

Strength in the word*

Dec. 12, 2017, 11:17 PM AST Comments

Sashana Stone Richards is a survivor. After being sexually abused as a child at the hands of someone she knew, Richards’ life was one struggle after another. Confused and depressed, Richards said she contemplated suicide. She remembers vividly looking up and blurting out: “So God is this

Stop the lawlessness in Chaguanas*

Dec. 12, 2017, 10:48 PM AST Comments

While legitimate businesses struggle to cope with the economic climate and the shortage of foreign exchange, Chaguanas business owners struggle with an additional issue: illegal vending. The Chaguanas Main Road consists of two lanes for vehicular usage, yet one lane on any given day is completely o

Let’s build bridges instead*

Dec. 12, 2017, 10:42 PM AST Comments

We are moving swiftly to the end of 2017. A number of people will be engaged in making their New Year’s resolutions. Even though many of these resolutions are short-lived, there still remains a general recognition that the beginning of a new cycle brings with it new patterns of vibration which

T&T goes down, but who cares?*

Dec. 12, 2017, 10:41 PM AST Comments

What’s in a law? The police stood by and watched people congregate on the roadside, creating havoc on the Beetham. Now the police will be investigating, reviewing videos and possibly making an arrest. Illegal occupants of HDC houses/apartments are evicted and return immediately to occupy the

The primrose path of printing money*

Dec. 12, 2017, 10:37 PM AST Comments

I read with much dismay a newspaper report that the Minister of Finance intends to raise the limit for Central Bank financing of the Government from 15 to 20 per cent of projected revenues, a level that will place us among a few countries whose economic management we would not normally emulate. Cle

Trump says accusations of sexual misconduct 'fabricated'

Dec. 12, 2017, 8:28 AM AST Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, pushing back against women accusing him of sexual misconduct, insisted Tuesday he's the target of "false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don't know and/or have never met."