Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Desperate delusions!*

Jan. 14, 2018, 9:48 PM AST Comments

I have no problem with an annual address to the nation which seeks to reflect on the year past and on what is to come. Indeed, when such annual statements become traditional, they give to reviewers and commentators excellent material for comparative analysis over time.

Money worries for schools*

Jan. 14, 2018, 9:46 PM AST Comments

As a recently retired principal, I wish to inform the population that schools are slowly grinding to a halt, with all the attendant consequences, for the reasons provided below.

Towards a world class cricket academy*

Jan. 14, 2018, 9:43 PM AST Comments

A study carried out by researchers SMG Insight has revealed that the hosting of the preliminary and play-off matches of the Caribbean Premier League has brought US$23 million to T&T of which the Lara Cricket Academy has contributed in no insignificant measure.

US leader harsh but honest*

Jan. 14, 2018, 9:42 PM AST Comments

Whilst I disagree with the exact words uttered by US president Donald Trump when he referred to Haiti and countries in Africa in a derogatory manner, he is just saying it as he sees it, being the outspoken individual that he is.

Don’t add this ‘credit’ to Manning’s legacy*

Jan. 14, 2018, 9:41 PM AST Comments

The time has come to correct gross inaccuracies pertaining to the widespread claim that former prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago and also former political leader of the People’s National Movement (PNM) Patrick Manning had coined the term “community leaders”.

Fishy business with Arima bus service*

Jan. 14, 2018, 9:39 PM AST Comments

I did not think it was possible for the Public Transport Service Corporation’s already abysmal Arima service to reach new lows and for them to keep on digging.

For Joshua... and for our nation*

Jan. 12, 2018, 9:44 PM AST Comments

I must state at the outset that I am first and foremost a Trinbagonian. My opinions are not shaped by any political party, I continue to view my country through red, white and black lenses. It is with a sense of relief that I read in the Express of January 12 of the intended collaboration between th

We in T&T have mixed-up priorities*

Jan. 12, 2018, 9:40 PM AST Comments

The Ministry of Education has apparently decided to suspend the serving of beverages at their meetings. That has actually become a talking point on my social media feed, mostly by people openly opposed to the Government. That’s comical because I can state with no fear of contradiction that co

Govt needs prayers*

Jan. 12, 2018, 9:39 PM AST Comments

Minister Garcia says T&T “needs help. This country needs serious prayers.” It's an admission of helplessness and failure of those in charge to stem the murder rate. Prayers are offered every day in mandirs, churches and five times daily in mosques, and in homes. T&T does not need help an

Musical poison for our society*

Jan. 12, 2018, 9:37 PM AST Comments

It’s not that I have any interest in the chutney soca saga/commess which has unfolded this year. If it’s not the “Empire” playing smart with foolishness in its stupefying effort to strike back at chutney “Jedi” Nermal Gosein by strangling the funding, it’s t

Bias and the media*

Jan. 12, 2018, 9:32 PM AST Comments

In a column of the Express of January 3, Dool Hanomansingh raised the issue of bias in the media. In this instance, he concluded that Newsday's Editor-in-Chief, Judy Raymond, exhibited clear “ethnic bias” against Indo-Trinidadians in commenting disparagingly on Massive Gosein's song 

Rowley’s lame blame game*

Jan. 10, 2018, 9:50 PM AST Comments

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is reported as saying that, “Having refused to provide law enforcement with the legislative tools to deal with gang violence, the blood of 15-year-old Joshua Andrews is virtually on the Opposition UNC’s hands”.

They don’t have a prayer*

Jan. 10, 2018, 9:47 PM AST Comments

The statement by Education Minister Anthony Garcia that Trinidad and Tobago needs “divine intervention” to solve its problems is an admission, unconscious or otherwise, that he is bereft of ideas to revamp either the education system or the society.