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“Following orders” is the timeworn excuse given by Education Minister Anthony Garcia in explaining the gaffe over his premature announcement last week that businessman Robert Bermudez was the new chancellor of the University of the West Indies.

“I was directed by the Cabinet to make such a statement,” Mr Garcia told the Parliament last Friday in...

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Days into the fire storm over what appeared to be a total failure to plan and properly manage the crucial inter-island cargo transportation service, comes the revelation by the Attorney General that the contract securing the services of the Super Fast Galicia may have been compromised.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Wednesday’s announcement of a new housing initiative from two private sector entities—Canada-based Wylde Orchid Design and Management Ltd and local firm Prime US International Ltd—was a breath of fresh air to many citizens.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

It is one of the striking paradoxes of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley that sometimes it can be perceived that he is beyond the boundary and at other times he is very much the captain on the field, directing his players on the appropriateness of their positioning and making intelligent changes in...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

There needs to be a rational and unbiased review of the case of Shannen Luke, the desperately ill four-year-old whose request for assistance from the Children’s Life Fund (CLF) for a bone marrow transplant was turned down earlier this week.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

In most countries, the loss of a big engineering project likely to directly and indirectly employ many workers and bring in direct investment is seen by trade union leaders as a major blow to their membership.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

It is time for some hard talk: our country is in dire straits and if we ever needed leadership, it is now.

There is an obvious dearth of leadership, what we have instead is capitulation at best and abdication at worst.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Abdul “Krysis” Wakeel, a leader in the Unruly Isis gang allegedly behind several murders in its ongoing battle with the Rasta City gang, last Friday announced that he will be dropping his nickname and changing the title of his gang to Masjidus Salaam, which means “masjid of peace”.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

In a few months time, the Oilfields Workers Trade Union will celebrate its 80th anniversary, as the union was established on July 25, 1937 at its founding conference and registered on September 15, 1937.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Citizens of T&T have become accustomed to seeing dysfunctional behaviour being played out in the operations of various state organisations.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Yesterday’s confirmation by bpTT that the fabrication of the Angelin platform “is no longer a feasible option” in T&T should be viewed as a serious wake-up call, if not a warning, to the government, business sector, trade unions and the workers of this country.