Friday, August 7, 2015

Letters

Thanks for the music

Aug. 6, 2015, 8:18 PM AST Comments

I WISH to express sincere thanks to the people at Sweet 100 Radio for the fabulous birthday tribute they paid to the Mighty Sparrow (Slinger Francisco) on his 80th birthday

Why rapid rail is our best bet

Aug. 6, 2015, 7:19 PM AST Comments

The management of any organisation worth its salt must have a vision for that organisation — if it is to be successful. The organisation should have a short term plan, a medium term plan and a long term plan. Basic economic analysis, in particular the law of diminishing marginal returns, postulates


20,000 hunters but 50,000 conservationists

Aug. 6, 2015, 7:18 PM AST Comments

The hunting fraternity has managed to blackmail this Government with their distasteful propaganda, especially with bumper stickers reading “No Hunting No Vote, 20,000 voters” or words to this effect. The present ban on hunting has nothing to do with the politics of the day, but is an attempt to save


Time to make good

Aug. 6, 2015, 7:18 PM AST Comments

It was good to see the politicians eventually starting to discuss the issues facing us rather than continuing to “buss mark” with mindless bacchanal. I refer in particular to Dr Rowley's remarks on the service commissions. I have articulated in the past that the service commissions have


Overhaul of Police Service overdue

Aug. 5, 2015, 7:39 PM AST Comments

The acting Police Commissioner and the Police Service Commission must be given the power, if they do not already have it, to discipline officers. Members of the PSC should perhaps be full-time to handle a workforce of 9,000 members.


When the hunter becomes the hunted

Aug. 5, 2015, 7:38 PM AST Comments

Those among us who are hell-bent on precipitately extraditing Jack Warner to the US ought to apprise themselves with Zimbabwe’s extradition request for US dentist Walter Palmer...


Odds against many young blacks

Aug. 4, 2015, 7:55 PM AST Comments

Every mother in a ‘hotspot’ area tells her young black son to ‘stay out of trouble’ meaning that he should not get entangled with the Police. Yet our prisons are disproportionately filled with young black men.


Don’t beat our women

Aug. 4, 2015, 7:52 PM AST Comments

It is understood that a gentleman is no gentleman, if he has to beat you to prove a point. Licks as we call it in Trinidad and Tobago, is a form of punishment used by the slavers to control wilful behaviour or just for entertainment.


Africans enriched western culture

Aug. 4, 2015, 7:51 PM AST Comments

The transplantation of people of African descent from an African homeland to the West admittedly occurred under brutal and oppressive circumstances. That said, people of African origin have enriched, vitalised and reshaped Western culture.



Christian behaviour at election time

Aug. 3, 2015, 7:32 PM AST Comments

Are you a Christian in the true sense of the word? If you are, then you will certainly know that in every sphere of life you ought to display Christ-like qualities.


They’re so similar

Aug. 3, 2015, 7:32 PM AST Comments

I would like to know if our two main political parties really know why there are such a high number of undecided voters.


For our wildlife

Aug. 3, 2015, 7:31 PM AST Comments

OUR wildlife is on the verge of extinction, with the excessive slaughter of our innocent animals.