ON March 19 the Embassy of the United States, in collaboration with the Institute of International Relations at The UWI, held a special guest lecture featuring Dr Evan Ellis entitled “Patterns, opportunities and challenges from Chinese investment in Latin America and the Caribbean.”

While emphasis was placed on the role of the China in T&T somehow, the topic of the ongoing crisis in Venezuela and our country’s handling of the issue from an international relations perspective made its way to the table during the lecture.

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IF, in the midst of the upsurge of carnage, the best that the Government could do is lean heavier on Crime Stoppers then it is evident that it has no roadmap for leading the country out of the criminal quagmire in which it is caught.

Trinidad and Tobago has been ranked within the top ten countries in the world for online porn consumption per capita on the Google search engine too many times. This is a startling fact. What does this mean? What in our past or present reality has driven us to pornography in such desperate numbers? This is alarming to say the least.