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The Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha had no choice but to seek redress from the Privy Council when the former PNM Government denied it a radio licence. Notwithstanding the clear judgment of the Privy Council, PM Rowley has continued to defend the granting of a radio licence to PNM supporter Louis Lee Sing instead of the Maha Sabha with a version of the facts...

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Just how relieved Government was regarding Tuesday’s success of the FATCA legislation in the Senate could have been measured by a single standout action which occurred that night.

Finance Minister Colm Imbert thanking the Opposition effusively. An otherwise (very) infrequent gesture.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

There is no shortage of news in T&T that is either completely disheartening or exasperating. Abandoning the newspapers isn’t a solution because, as you know, news is merely a reflection of what’s happening in society.

Friday, March 10, 2017

What’s quite troublesome in T&T is the detection rate for this crime, that is, the proportion of person(s) found and charged for these crimes. It’s pretty low. In 2013, the detection rate was 4.5 per cent.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Organised by Christina Lewis, the first International Women’s Day (IWD) march in Trinidad was held in 1958. This years’ IWD march, which will be held tomorrow, almost 60 years later, speaks to continued work over these decades to make gender equality and equity and women’s rights, a reality.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Today’s Maha Sabha’s column was written by Pt Bhadase Seetahal Maharaj, president of the Pandits Parishad. This Council of Pandits, comprising almost 200 pandits, feel offended and insulted by calypsonian Chalkdust’s rendition, Learn from Arithmetic:

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Disclosure. During my last trip to Jamaica I had raw oysters at Port Royal served with a sauce that included a marijuana twig soaked in a concoction of honey, Scotch Bonnet peppers and spices. Yummy, and it also helped ease my sore throat and cough.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Just when you think Carnival is over and you’re swimming away, a fin pops up in the water. This fin is a letter to the editor by Mr Aiyegoro Ome, former president of NJAC and the NACC, headlined “Critics Essential to Developing Our Creative Arts” (March 1).

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The BP statistical review of world energy tells us that of the three fossil fuels (oil, coal and natural gas), oil remains king. The world gets 33 per cent of its energy from oil, 29 per cent from coal and 24 per cent from natural gas.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Philosophers say that our impression of our surroundings at any moment in time is heavily influenced by our inner feelings.

If so, I must have been feeling very contented last week because it seemed to me that the country had a good Carnival one.

Monday, March 6, 2017

The past two weeks have been a watershed for policing. The National Security Minister’s “oops, I didn’t mean crime-free” Carnival holiday saw incidents in Scarborough and La Brea where police officers and a vehicle were attacked by citizens, one officer rendered unconscious.

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