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Until the minister and Ministry of Education recognise that the society as we know it is rapidly changing, that the family structure and dynamics as we know them are also changing, they will never recognise the need to change our archaic education system. Gone are the days where the “big stick” tactics worked. The population of T&T has outgrown its...

Saturday, February 25, 2017

I would like to say kudos to the staff of the Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) at the POSGH who worked the night shift on February 3. My mom, Marjorie Popplewell, was assessed by Dr Donna Rampersad when we arrived and was rushed into the A&E for immediate attention.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Whilst I admit that on numerous occasions, I have criticised the Police Service for their perceived failure to protect our nation, to protect you and to protect me, it is imperative that we take the TTPS’ motto, To Protect and Serve, in its entirety.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

School is an institute of proselytisation and can be used as a tool for social integration. For parents, however, it also offers the perfect social corollary, as a place to shape children into model citizens of the world: responsible and law-abiding members of society.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

In her article covering Calypso Fiesta, T&T Guardian reporter Yvonne Webb wrote, “The sting and tongue-lashing, the baptism of fire reserved for politicians were sadly missing. The majority of the 41 calypsonians steered clear of bashing the Government.”

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

I was listening recently to the excellent plans from some of the more well-known all-inclusive fetes in T&T. Really impressive, good food, good music, “sober stations”, exit food stations. Never mind the high prices... after all, its Carnival, no recession here.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Speech Language Audiology Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SLAATT) wishes to advise the public to use hearing protection over the Carnival period.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

I am really sad that men are not admonished for feeling that women are their property and treating them as such.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

On February 17, 1985 I wrote a letter to the newspapers suggesting that Tobago should have its own Carnival and Steelband Panorama at a different time of the year, separate from Trinidad.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Remember the days of the small parties held in any house of any size in any part of T&T? Friends, family and neighbours only. No need for the police. You could park anywhere and your car would not be stolen. Not even a tyre removed.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Is our drinking water deficient of lead and safe to consume? Does it meet the World Health Organisation’s potable water standards? Should we abandon platform?

Can we believe and trust our laboratory results here in T&T? Do we need international verification?

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

In 1993, Dr Ivan Chang-Yen, UWI Chemistry Department, confirmed high levels of lead were found in the soil and water in the Demerara Road, Wallerfield and La Chance Trace, Arima.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

In this article, I will confine my comments merely to the organisation of the Panorama finals competition.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Dr Terrence Farrell, Chairman of the Cabinet-appointed Economic Development Advisory Board, has voiced concern that in the last two years $3 billion from our foreign reserves went into foreign currency transactions ie supporting the TT dollar.

Monday, February 20, 2017

This is an open letter to the Minister of Education. Sir, can you please tell me what rationale was used to change the Creative Writing component of the SEA examination two months prior to the examination?

Monday, February 20, 2017

I would like to kindly appeal to the National Carnival Commission to seriously do something about the Road March competition.

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