Thursday, May 21, 2015


Time to move past emailgate

May 20, 2015, 9:06 PM AST Comments

The Integrity Commission has made its ruling on the enervating emailgate debacle, and as we were about heave a sigh of relief, the People's National Movement (PNM) public relations officer, Faris Al-Rawi, is on a morning television programme, waging "war" against the Integrity Commission's "paramete

Rowley must face the heat

May 20, 2015, 8:52 PM AST Comments

Now that the Integrity Commission has cleared our Prime Minister of any wrongdoing, as per the bogus and fake e-mails read in Parliament by a most gullible, disingenuous and irresponsible Opposition Leader, Dr Keith Rowley, I hope the journalists treat with this information with the same vigour as w

Rowley needs to come clean

May 20, 2015, 8:44 PM AST Comments

Since 2013, we have been assailed with emailgate. The Leader of the Opposition stood up in Parliament and claimed he had in his possession for over six months a series of e-mails that detailed some very devious and dastardly actions.Reading the contents of these e-mails would make one cringe. Firstl

If you have evidence, share it

May 20, 2015, 8:43 PM AST Comments

In regard to the e-mail fiasco, just earlier this week Dr Keith Rowley spoke in defence of the Director of Public Prosecutions' office by urging respect for the inviolability of our independent institutions. Now he is firing attacks on and insinuating deficiencies in another of our independent insti

Looking forward to a stimulating debate

May 19, 2015, 7:48 PM AST Comments

I see that there are prospects for a debate between the two main political combatants some time soon.This is good for the politics for one presumes that such a debate will not be of the traditional type, which is merely for and against as with town versus country in high school, but more an opportun

Do not try to silence us with Cybercrime Bill

May 19, 2015, 7:48 PM AST Comments

The general election bell will be tolling for the Partnership Government if they lose too much of their sense of humour. The Cybercrime Bill with too may draconian features is not a good idea. Is it only Vernella Alleyne-Toppin that can literally say what she wants and get away with it? Is it only

Latest move by Govt cause for concern

May 19, 2015, 7:46 PM AST Comments

It is with a continued and growing sense of concern and sadness that I note the recent actions of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and her Attorney General.After reflection and consideration of the many issues that are at stake, I respectfully caution the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago to stan

Debate questions for party leaders

May 18, 2015, 8:12 PM AST Comments

So that we can make rational assessments of the interests and philosophies of the contending political parties outside of the normal ethnic loyalties I propose the following 12 questions for the upcoming leaders debate organised by the Trinidad and Tobago Debates Commission that may never get answer

Why return to Parliament now?

May 18, 2015, 8:11 PM AST Comments

In an intriguing twist, the PNM Opposition members are returning to Parliament on Friday. This appears to be a bid to ensure that their parliamentary positions are not revoked. This comes on the heels of a three-week voluntary absence by these same members following the suspension of the Opposition

It's time to take some up-front action

May 18, 2015, 8:10 PM AST Comments

In this country of reaction, we wait for an incident to happen instead of taking action "up-front" to prevent it. Hereunder are three questions which the Government should answer now.1. It is suspected that a number of citizens of Trinidad and Tobago have travelled to Middle East hotspots to join on

Doctorate - true or false?

May 17, 2015, 9:33 PM AST Comments

Political parties are now canvassing, screening and offering their candidates to the T&T electorate. During the present administration the credentials of several appointees to political and state boards were found to be wanting, and some were removed when their qualifications were deemed to be f

Beware that slippery slope to hell

May 17, 2015, 8:36 PM AST Comments

It is said that a people get the government they deserve. Well, having fallen for all the promises, one of which was to simplify the process of the selection of a Commissioner of Police, and some of which turned out to be misprints, we certainly got that replete with mistakes, missteps and malfeasan