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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Darren Bravo clearly no longer wants to play the longer formats of cricket for the West Indies in the near future. After all, he clearly has serious issues with WI cricket administration.

Monday, October 30, 2017

It’s a life-and-death subject as to whether prisons officers should be allowed to carry firearms outside work just as how some police officers do.

If we are to use comparative logic, if some police officers can do it, why not some prison officers?

Monday, October 30, 2017

It is quite obvious to the average law-abiding citizen that the Minister of National Security has failed the country by not fulfilling the requirements of the Constitution of T&T of providing “security of persons” as enshrined in that Constitution.

Monday, October 30, 2017

It was nice to hear that Cabinet approved $35 million for flood victims. What is necessary also is fair distribution of these funds with preference given to the neediest throughout the entire country.

Monday, October 30, 2017

The decision by the High Court, to compel the Minister of Education to reinstate Mr Sookoo Sonnylal, as principal of the Siparia West Secondary School, speaks volumes about the incompetence of the people in charge of our education system.

Friday, October 27, 2017

The Minister of Education has called upon principals to enforce the ban on cell phones with cameras in all schools, in the aftermath of an incident involving two students at one of our “prestige schools”.

Friday, October 27, 2017

I have been listening to the Finance minister complaining that we do not have the money to carry through with all the existing projects but I am very sceptical at his pronouncements over the last two years.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Anyone who knows anything about disaster planning, will understand that the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management must not be held solely responsible for the poor response during the heavy flooding throughout the country.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Unbelievably, there was no word from the authorities regarding the use of fireworks for the Divali holiday which was as usual, a horrendous, noisy disturbance and which continues unabated from early morning till after 12 at night.

Friday, October 27, 2017

The upcoming UNC internal elections will be an interesting one. The current dilemma is whether the position of political leader can be put up for elections before the expiration of its three-year term.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Oh gosh, the Christmas coming and then Carnival! Wow, all that spending! Consumerism has me confused—joy for some, and for others, ah well... It keeps nagging me though, why this demand for the almighty US dollar?

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The tide is certainly changing within the PNM. This was displayed when the Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Allyson West, told the Senate in her budget presentation, that the total revenue collected by Government in 2017 was some $10 billion less than budgeted.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

If we are not careful and do not do something urgently, our once striving agriculture industry can become a thing of the past. If this ever takes place it will be a very sad day indeed in Trinidad and Tobago. The global climate change is giving this industry a serious beating locally.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The current disastrous floods in several parts of the country has brought to the fore quite clearly the need for decentralising rescue and preventative activities.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

As usual we were doing what we do best, blame criticise and then call for resignations. Politicians, aggrieved past managers of the ODPM and others seem upset that the managers at the ODPM did not act as expeditiously and efficiently as they expected.

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