A RECENT Express editorial and Darryn Boodan’s column of June 7 map an important area of discussion for us. They ask us to consider the impact on journalism of all forms in the light of the seizure of Devant Maharaj’s phone in pursuit of information re the recent bomb threat at schools.

The importance does not arise merely on the issue of the action taken but we need to consider how to treat with the new frontiers of journalism and what this portends for confidence in the media. Lowering the costs of creating, transmitting and distributing information through technology has important democratising effects.

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The Government case for inserting the Attorney General into the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is illogical and, as the Law Association has shown, easily dismissed by the facts.

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Standing in line to be registered to stay in Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuelans were being offered jobs by local companies. These migrants will work hard, be pleasant at their job, because they have to support themselves and family back in Venezuela. Trinis saying: “The crime rate going to go up.” “They going to take away our husbands/wives.” Well the marriage must have been “on the rocks” long before.

Though I care not for his idiomatic turn of phrase, still I always listen to the Prime Minister even when he’s got below zero to say.