Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Letters

Poll trend now like the US–party leader vs leader

Jun. 30, 2015, 7:47 PM AST Comments

Our campaigning has taken on a new dimension. It's the American-type presidential format where one candidate goes up against another. The race is between Kamla and Rowley. Forget PNM against UNC. A recent poll gives Kamla the nod over Rowley to unite the people. She is more charismatic than Rowley.

Crazy demand by ex-CLICO boss

Jun. 30, 2015, 7:46 PM AST Comments

It is absolutely amazing that there is not greater outrage among the population that payment is being considered for former directors of CLICO/CIB. It just goes to prove how benumbed the society has become to wrongdoing by the moneyed class.Here are the people who oversaw the destruction of an orga


Court’s ruling based on law, not morality

Jun. 30, 2015, 7:46 PM AST Comments

Last week’s ruling by the US Supreme Court on same-sex marriage has left many people expressing dismay and consternation at the revolution in western cultural values. What many fail to understand is that when courts of law consider matters before them, they are primarily concerned with the legal mer


No to same-sex marriage

Jun. 29, 2015, 8:59 PM AST Comments

As a citizen of T&T I think it’s my birthright to speak out against things that affect my country. Now that the US has made same-sex marriage legal, we must be as vigilant as ever and see that the same thing never happens here. We in Trinbago have always been followers of the US fashions, polici


Questions, humour amid the mess

Jun. 29, 2015, 8:2 PM AST Comments

As usual, the Sunday Express (June 28) has proven to be both thought-provoking and amusing. Here are some examples:At a recent political meeting Housing Minister Roodal Moonilal claimed ILP Leader Jack Warner, then a Cabinet member of the Partnership Government, placed a telephone call from the offi


Fire officers to the rescue

Jun. 29, 2015, 8:1 PM AST Comments

On June 28 I accidentally locked my key in my business place. In my panic I called the Sangre Grande Fire Department and as a result of their swift response they were able to cut the locks on the doors. With all the negativity swirling around about our country's servicemen it was a breath of fresh a


It’s about salvation, not sex roles

Jun. 29, 2015, 8:1 PM AST Comments

I would like to respond to Steve Smith’s mindless rant in his Sunday Express letter of June 28.Sifting through the dead and cumbersome jargon ornamenting his disturbingly vague understanding of human interaction, I find the incoherent sentiments of an uninformed layperson.Gay marriage is not marriag



Academic standards watered down

Jun. 28, 2015, 8:35 PM AST Comments

The decline in academic excellence as a priority has evidently been ongoing, but does it find its worst manifestation in this administration’s policy of ignoring the rewards for academic excellence and in its place privileging political loyalty?




Lose a few battles to win the war

Jun. 27, 2015, 9:18 PM AST Comments

There were many occasions in the past when the public expected decisive actions from the acting Commissioner of Police (CoP) but were only rewarded with dilly- dallying and flip-flopping.Now, surprise, surprise, here comes the acting CoP in a most decisive mode, suspending Insp Michael Seales from d


Overhaul criminal justice system

Jun. 27, 2015, 8:19 PM AST Comments

The entire criminal justice system needs to be overhauled. Fixing here and there, and now and again, is not working. For too long, alleged cri­mi­nals, as well as others in the system, have been suffering from the inade­quate performance of the criminal justice system. Overall, there are three arms