I would like to make a few comments on Prof Theodore Lewis’s article headlined “The SEA scab removed” (Express, July 8).

If Prof Lewis compared the number of East Indian children sitting the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination to the number of Afro children sitting SEA and found a larger number of Indian children sat SEA, then I would agree with his conclusion that that is the reason Indian children are excelling.

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We as a people must celebrate the fact that our heritage is maintained through our distinctive names. The Afros lost that. You can safely say that Ramharrack or Baksh or Ali or Singh are Indians. But Brown or Griffith or Williams could be Afro or Caucasian or anything else.


Curiouser and curiouser best describes the conflict between the chairman of State-owned Tourism Trinidad Ltd (TTL) and the Government regarding the tenure of the Board of Directors of the tourism state enterprise.

Don’t know about you, but nowadays when the Prime Minister speaks, I want to reach for the headphones or a violin. What a whiner.

With its previous iteration having endured four years of legislative purgatory, the Andrew Holness administration has finally resurrected the sexual harassment bill, in a form that it says will better address a problem that disproportionately affects women in a society where male power is dominant and sexual ego among its defining characteristics.

This week saw two instances where citizens fought back against the criminality that seems to have covered the nation. In Couva this week, bandits were shot by a security guard. The outcome, had the guard not been there and properly armed and/or trained, we would not have been able to tell. Would it have been another headline, “Business owner and security guard murdered”?

In the mid-60s, Paul Simon wrote, “And in the naked light I saw/10,000 people maybe more/ people talking without speaking/people hearing without listening/ people writing songs that voices never share/and no one dared disturb the sound of silence”.