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There are reports of an illegal quarry operating in the Matura forest. An excavator is on site, destroying the trees and digging for gravel. It’s been going on for months. The worst thing is that it’s happening in plain sight of the police. An investigation must start. It is alleged that Mack-sized quarry trucks park near to the Matura police station...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

​Much has been made of the “non tax” revenue raised in fiscal 2016. As always, one has to drill deep behind any data to get the true picture.

The Review of the Economy (ROTE) reveals that in 2016, the Ministry of Finance collected $15.75 billion in non tax revenue and capital revenue.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cricket in the air. Pakistan versus the West Indies 20/20. Nobody interested except rain. Put stumps down in the Oval and farmers and buffalo happy. One of those quicksilver 20:20 series.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

It was the most gut-wrenching, heartbreaking week on Trinidad’s killing fields. A week to despair, to give up. I had wanted to write about Kevin Baldeosingh making fun of a state institution trying to take sexual harassment seriously.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

I suffer from a mild case of insomnia, making me a typical ‘night owl’. While most people are fast asleep in their beds, I am awake and usually hard at work.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The recent announcement by the Prime Minister that he was turning to former UNC attorney general Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj to assist the Government with the revival of the death penalty caused some eyebrows to be raised.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The minor campaign to mark last Monday’s World Happiness Day in T&T revealed, quite inadvertently, the fundamental defects that retard progress in this society.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Naked in the sun are we; oil and gas prices are low and unstable; our reachable petroleum resources all but depleted; our capacity for reaching down to retrieve whatever may be left is dictated by international capital and expertise, and stymied by our inability to find the right fiscal...

Sunday, March 26, 2017

“MAYHEM”, screamed the Guardian headline on Friday as four more brutal murders were reported and more cases of people gone missing. Earlier in the week a schoolboy was found murdered.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

I have read, and continue to read, the best science-based parenting books around. And yet I am continually surprised at how surprised I am by my children.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Parliament’s highly dedicated security corps was on the alert outside its Waterfront Complex location yesterday.

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