Friday, May 29, 2015

Letters

That's not right!

May 28, 2015, 8:33 PM AST Comments

Minister Vasant Bharath seems to be opposed to people acquiring citizenship in Trinidad and Tobago. He says the Health Card proposal would only be for citizens of Trinidad and Tobago by birth! How is that fair to those citizens who were not born here? Once you acquire citizenship, aren't you entitle

Pain and suffering at Mt Hopeless

May 28, 2015, 7:35 PM AST Comments

Crappy People Really should be what CPR stands for at the Accident and Emergency, really, the "Wait Till Yuh Dead" department at Mt Hopeless Hospital. Courtesy, professionalism and respect indeed represent a laudable pun on the medical term cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, but not at Mt Hopeless Hosp


Gates to our future hell?

May 28, 2015, 7:34 PM AST Comments

The recent advertisements by the ruling party about their wonderful achievements in just five years have prompted me to alert the population to the other side of the coin.Even the most die-hard Opposition supporters cannot deny the Partnership Govern­ment has done a lot during their term in office,


Apples and oranges

May 28, 2015, 7:34 PM AST Comments

The Jack Warner saga that has made headline news internationally and regionally is the talk of the town and at the tip of the tongue of almost every national of Trinidad and Tobago. I have been looking at the different debates coming out of this on the social media sites, specifically Facebook. One


The PNM cheated itself

May 27, 2015, 11:52 PM AST Comments

My good friend Ashton Ford, general secretary of the PNM (People's National Movement), misses the main point of my article "Partnership outshines PNM", to which he responded in yesterday's Express. I maintain that on a day when the nation's two major political for­ces were having major political eve


Separate truth from fantasy

May 27, 2015, 10:54 PM AST Comments

As we enter the political campaign­ing season, I wish to make a few observations as a non-aligned person interested in media matters. There was an assertion earlier this week that the television "roadblock", in which all four stations carried the same political programming for se­v- ­e­ral hours, wa


The worst govt ever?

May 27, 2015, 10:52 PM AST Comments

When I drove recently on the Tarouba Link Road and no longer felt I was passing through the Bocas, and witnessed the massive infrastructure development now taking place in its vicinity, then I understood why former prime minister Patrick Manning is grieved and finds this Government as the worst gove


Bogus opinion from Integrity Commission

May 27, 2015, 10:52 PM AST Comments

What the Integrity Com­mis­sion (IC) has issued is a bogus opinion on Emailgate.Firstly, for any opinion from the commission to be complete in itself, it must have the unanimous agreement of all the members to be a valid conclusion. As a result, its recent conclusion should not be regarded as that o


Let's have independent Petrotrin probe

May 26, 2015, 7:45 PM AST Comments

As a resident of the St Joseph constituency and a taxpaying citizen, I would like to endorse MP Terrence Deyalsingh's call for an independent commission of enquiry into Petrotrin's US$1.25 million payout. I refer to the Sunday Express article which quoted MP Deyalsingh as being "flabbergasted" by th


Time to change direction

May 26, 2015, 7:45 PM AST Comments

Canada is known for apples, fish, shellfish and wheat; California, USA for grapes and wine, Texas for cattle, mid-western states USA for grain, Jamaica for coffee, Guyana for rice, Grenada and St Vincent for ground provision, Ghana for cocoa, Brazil for coffee and Barbados for sugar. Trinidad and To


Cricketers just like politicians, they don't know when to quit

May 26, 2015, 7:44 PM AST Comments

The simple problem is that some people don't know when to retire with grace. It's a Caribbean thing I suspect. It is rampant in our politics as well. My position on this Chanderpaul issue is very simple-his time has come. I watched both the South Africa and England series, and Chanderpaul looked a s


Ralph Maraj must get his facts right

May 26, 2015, 7:41 PM AST Comments

One year ago Ralph Maraj issued a call to the People's National Movement (PNM) and in particular, political leader Dr Keith Rowley, to present the party's five-year proposals to the nation.He was persistent in his call using every opportunity through the entire media forum, namely radio, television