Tuesday, July 28, 2015


When we also won gold

Jul. 27, 2015, 8:30 PM AST Comments

In light of the golden run by T&T's 4x400 metres men's relay team at the Toronto Pan Am Games, I wondered how many people would know or remember that T&T broke (and still holds) the world record for the 1-mile relay (4 x 440 yards) at the 1966 Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica.

Were teachers’ love, service in vain?

Jul. 27, 2015, 7:33 PM AST Comments

I empathise with my peers and colleagues who worked in the education system of this country, and gave their blood, sweat and tears and in many cases even their lives, to ensure that the children in their care were well taken care of, academically, personally and socially.

Bring them to justice

Jul. 27, 2015, 7:30 PM AST Comments

MY condolences to the family and friends of the young PC Sherman Maynard who was killed in the line of duty on Friday, July 24. As a nation we grieve for the death of such a young man who had so much to contribute to our country.

Our T&T is in a dark place

Jul. 26, 2015, 8:18 PM AST Comments

The occurrences at and outside the Port of Spain prison on Friday are not part of the script of some crime drama. They are a sad reflection of the state into which we have descended.

A ‘special visit’? Please explain!

Jul. 26, 2015, 8:17 PM AST Comments

A video circulating on social media shows a snippet of what happened behind the main gate of the Port of Spain prison last Friday. The most important part is omitted: how these men came into possession of the fire-power. Will we ever find out what really happened?

Scanners easy to get, Mr Ramadhar

Jul. 26, 2015, 8:16 PM AST Comments

Minister Prakash Ramadhar seems to think security scanners are difficult to obtain and possibly will require some kind of legislation to utilise them.

Prison chief must give us answers

Jul. 25, 2015, 7:26 PM AST Comments

My family’s condolences and that of the entire nation of Trinidad and Tobago go out to the family of PC Sherman Maynard, who died heroically in the line of duty while fighting three escaped pri­soners and their one or two accomplices.What makes his death even more difficult is that he left banking t

Please speed up CLICO matter

Jul. 25, 2015, 7:26 PM AST Comments

Consistent with our commitment to ensure the national community is kept updated on the payment of the balance due to CLICO’s “assenting” policyholders, the CLICO Policyhol­ders Group (CPG) wishes to advise that our discussions with the Ministry of Finance seem to have hit a temporary snag. The meeti

Galy may be losing patience

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

THIS is an open letter to Rodger Samuel, Minister of National Diversity and Social Integration. Sir, you may have seen a recent newspaper article, indicating that the one remaining (west) wall of what used to be Greyfriars Church of Scotland is in danger of being taken down as the owner of the site,

How much longer...

Jul. 25, 2015, 7:24 PM AST Comments

“How does culture escape itself?” —Lloyd BestAs we are looking over the edge of what may or may not be the signs of the fabric of our society falling apart, we must consider the mistakes that led us down this path.Ours is a culture of mediocrity, nepotism, slackness and corruption. Wasn’t this crisi

Vote wisely for a better T&T

Jul. 24, 2015, 7:40 PM AST Comments

IT is often stated that “politics is about power”. Therefore it would be safe to say that the aim of all politicians is ultimately to obtain power. It should be borne in mind that power is not held in isolation, but in relation to others; in the political sense, it is the ruling party’s power over

Jack up fines for road wildness

Jul. 24, 2015, 7:40 PM AST Comments

I refer to a letter in the Express earlier this week headlined, “Idiot drivers at the heart of our road safety problem” written by RP Joseph. I would like to commend this writer on that hard hitting letter based on reality as it exists in T&T. The number of drivers I have seen breaking the laws,