Saturday, August 29, 2015

Letters

Politicians and hollow promises

Aug. 28, 2015, 7:12 PM AST Comments

It is said a week is a long time in politics. There is still a week to go before the elections and it would be very interesting to see what happens in that time.There are no friends in politics. All politicians are opportunists and are only in the game for their own personal interests. Whatever may

Elections no two-person contest

Aug. 28, 2015, 7:11 PM AST Comments

Change the Government! Keep the Government! Neither of these is the pathway to good governance. Electors must vote 41 incorruptible, wise, independent thinking, brave persons into government so when issues come to them they will deal with them instead of asking their leader or party what to do. So t


Take your job seriously...respect the rules

Aug. 28, 2015, 7:8 PM AST Comments

When one accepts a job, he/she accepts the terms and conditions, salary and hours of work. Why is it that people suddenly have the right to arrive late almost every day with excuses such as living far, having children, sick parents to attend to, etc?From a point of managerial perspective, that’s you


Make whistle-blower law retroactive, Dr Rowley

Aug. 27, 2015, 7:28 PM AST Comments

The recent announcement by the Leader of the Opposition, Dr Keith Rowley, that should the party win at the polls on September 7 it would enact whistle-blower legislation, is a very welcome one and an excellent initiative.


Flow, you stole, then sold?

Aug. 27, 2015, 7:26 PM AST Comments

Flow, I do not care about the back story! I do not care about the cost of your routers, your fibre optics or your salaries!


Let your finger do the talking

Aug. 27, 2015, 7:25 PM AST Comments

I am informed that politics, in its broadest sense, is the activity through which people make, preserve and amend the general rules under which they live. It is the practice and theory of influencing other people.


Voters must take charge

Aug. 27, 2015, 7:25 PM AST Comments

Being a citizen of T&T should be more than just showing up for life and existing in our own little bubble in a place called Trinidad and Tobago.


Why only now?

Aug. 26, 2015, 8:43 PM AST Comments

If Gypsy was so disenchanted with the Prime Minister and the People's Partnership Government why has he only resigned now?


Questions for Gypsy, Kamla

Aug. 26, 2015, 8:42 PM AST Comments

I for one don't invest emotions or put stock in anything politicians say and do. Winston “Gypsy” Peters' caustic remarks following his resignation from the UNC were, however, a tad surprising.


Sailor without a ship

Aug. 26, 2015, 8:42 PM AST Comments

There's a lot of talk now about the 30 per cent swing voters, who they are and how they will vote. I can tell you who one of them is – me!


What do you want for T&T?

Aug. 25, 2015, 7:8 PM AST Comments

Two icons, Philip Agee (1935-2008), author of Inside the Company: CIA Diary, and Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527), author of The Prince, helped me to understand that nation states are not necessarily lily white.


We want political vision, not memes

Aug. 25, 2015, 7:7 PM AST Comments

I am not one to publicly comment on politics ever... but with my country, Trinidad and Tobago, on the brink of a national election, it sickens me, in this era of social media, that politicking has descended to name-calling and base, derogatory comments...from all sides of the political divide.


How long will they avoid the gay issue?

Aug. 25, 2015, 7:7 PM AST Comments

I would like to address the statement that PNM (People's National Move- ment) vice-chair­man Colm Imbert and Oppo­sition Leader Dr Keith Rowley made when asked about their stance on gay rights in Trinidad and Tobago, at the launch of their manifesto as seen on local TV stations.