Saturday, November 18, 2017

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

Our poisonous political culture*

Nov. 15, 2017, 9:47 PM AST Comments

Because of the shameful state of governance in Trinidad and Tobago, since Independence I must comment. Most young people at the onset of Independence looked forward to having nationals in control to improve the quality of life.

Let our deserving young people rise*

Nov. 15, 2017, 9:46 PM AST Comments

It is distasteful to hear the senseless politics being played out with the appointment of Makeda Antoine as Ambassador to the UN in Geneva. This young lady is suitably qualified and has been given an opportunity to craft a diplomatic career.

Where is the tyre tax going?*

Nov. 15, 2017, 9:41 PM AST Comments

Recently I changed my car tyres and was charged $10 to dispose of each tyre, with which I really have no problem as I recognise that there is a serious problem with the irresponsible disposal of used tyres.

Why did immigration back-up system fail?*

Nov. 15, 2017, 9:40 PM AST Comments

The recent immigration fiasco at the Piarco International Airport must not be allowed to happen again. In fact, it should not have happened in the first place as warning bells were ringing for a while and there is a back-up system enshrined in our Constitution to deal with such emergency situations

Embrace La Brea road-building challenge*

Nov. 15, 2017, 9:37 PM AST Comments

The construction and performance of roads and structures in the La Brea area are heavily dependent upon the quantity of pitch (asphalt) in the ground below and whether the site in question is located on a “pitch vein” or not.

Why honour racist killers?*

Nov. 14, 2017, 9:42 PM AST Comments

The Express of November 11 reports that The UWI has decided to rename Milner Hall at its St Augustine campus. Given the imperialist and racist philosophy of Lord Milner, after whom the hall was named, I agree with the decision. I am not one of those who believe that “the facts of history”

NFM contractors’ trucks are a hazard*

Nov. 14, 2017, 9:41 PM AST Comments

I would like to ask the management of National Flour Mills (NFM) to review the situation with regard to their delivery entrance which is just before the St Christopher’s Gas Station on Wrightson Road in Port of Spain. Earlier this year, I was involved in what I can only call a standstill accid

Betraying T&T at the airport*

Nov. 14, 2017, 9:39 PM AST Comments

THE action by the staff of the Immigration Department who failed to show up for work last Sunday, causing the fiasco at the airport, bordered on treasonous. These officers caused extreme distress to the many passengers, local and foreign, who arrived in the country on that day.