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With this latest round of flooding the Government should now be fully awake to the seriousness of the problems caused by a season of relentless rainfall. It should re…

The collapse of the Manzanilla-Mayaro road has disrupted a critical link between the southeastern peninsula and the rest of Trinidad. What is needed as a matter of cr…

Not for the first time, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has accused families of protecting murderous relatives instead of doing the right thing by passing information …

Government should review its categorical position against providing an education to the children of documented Venezuelan migrants who landed here illegally.

It is not clear how much consideration the Government gave to this issue before stating this policy decision back in 2019. However, it appears to be based on the view that the benefits of T&T’s free taxpayer-funded education system should not be extended to children who had entered the country illegally.

After seven years of being fed one excuse after another, the public should now face the awful prospect that the Rowley administration has no intention of bringing the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property Act into effect any time soon, not even in the gutted form to which it had reduced the act two years ago.

One would have thought that having substantially watered down the law by removing critical financial transactions from the remit of the procurement regulator, the Government would be happy to have pressed on to the proclamation of the weakened law if only to claim bragging rights for having implemented anti-corruption legislation. However, having succeeded in stripping the law of the big-ticket items of government-to-government contracts, agreements with international financial institutions and a range of contracted services—including legal services, debt-financing services for the national budget, accounting and auditing services, medical emergency or other scheduled medical services, and virtually any other service the Minister of Finance may one day decide to remove—the Government continues to peddle backwards on this issue.

TWO workers died in separate on-the-job incidents on the same day, last Wednesday.

Around 4 a.m., 39-year-old Garvin Ramoutar, a machine attendant at Trinidad Cement Ltd’s facility at Mayo, was pulled in and crushed by a machine. Later that day, at around 2.30 p.m., 37-year-old Gabriel Jackson, a welder, was carrying out welding works on scaffolding nine feet high at Wilkinson Street, El Dorado, when he came into contact with a live wire and was electrocuted.



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