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Oh, behold the adventures of the UWI bus service from San Fernando to St Augustine!

The UWI bus was the source of many adventures and mishaps on Tuesday. What an eventful day it was! The morning started off on a bright note with the 6 am bus departing the south terminal with great precision. However, as the day progressed, the events which...

Sunday, April 23, 2017

There is quite a bit of trepidation and indeed fear on the part of many a homeowner who has sacrificed a great deal to bring their properties up to a certain standard in order to improve their quality of life to be now burdened with the payment of increased property tax.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The government has given homeowners one month to file a valuation return for the first time.

The process is onerous and will be a source of great grief and stress for many. There is a requirement for homeowners to attach copies of 13 documents to their returns.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I wish to strongly condemn the vandalisation of the Temple in the Sea. This is not the first time this has occurred. There should be no manpower issues with respect to providing security. Politics even affects the house of God.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The “failing state” statement of years gone by still resonates today, even more ominous than before. Dr Bhoe Tewarie’s then extreme characterisation seemed harsh, but turn now to the year of Our Lord 2017—where are we today?

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Planning and Development minister, providing “statistics,” said that poverty was on the decline; people living below the poverty line of US$1 a day declined from 24 per cent to 14.8 per cent. The statistics painted a picture that we are doing well in this area.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I am pleading with WASA to please provide some sort of resolution to this no-water situation. It is now over 10 years and the situation is bordering on a human rights issue as our basic needs are not being met, especially when we pay for that need by way of insurmountable bills.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

For now, there are no elections in sight. Good. So, it’s the perfect time to talk and think about elections and political parties. The financing of election campaigns in particular.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I had been playing the guitar, primarily by strumming chords for accompaniment, nigh onto 60 years, before I knew what a Staff, Breve, Quaver or Clef were.

In 1970, my brother-in-law gave me “An Easy Way to Guitar” tutoring book which I promptly stowed away.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The front page of the Guardian of April 13, 2017 displays a file photo of a HDC settlement with a headline stating “Canada firm building 120,000 units across T&T–homes for all”.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Maybe it is the utter drama involved in getting on a flight or boat that makes Tobago a destination of interest. For years I have been hearing conversations like “Boy you lucky to get on.” A direct flight to Timbuktu and a rocket to the moon might be easier options.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Despite the doom and gloom that pervades West Indies (and T&T, it took a Bajan to enable us to beat Barbados) cricket, there are always moments, however fleeting, to savour. We had two in two days in the IPL. They were all the more special since three Trinis were the heroes.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Some letters to the editors encourage the average citizen to continue to believe that there are still many people who are concerned about the welfare of our slice of paradise.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Ancel Roget, in response to a multinational’s decision to locate certain activities elsewhere, was that the company could take its oil rig and go.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

As a coverall wearer who worked in the Pointe-a-Pierre refinery in my youthful days and later in the oil and gas producing fields in Forest Reserve as a petroleum engineer for Texaco Trinidad Inc, permit me to share a few thoughts.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Ancel Roget’s statement “take your rig and go” translates into “take your jobs and go.”

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