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There is no dispute with former president Paula-Mae Weekes’ assessment that our society cannot realise developmental goals in a context of racial polarisation. There …

In the two weeks since a staff team from the International Monetary Fund left Trinidad the global economy has veered into a new state of heightened uncertainty. Two b…

Asked to explain her absence from Monday’s inauguration of President Christine Kangaloo, Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar walked between the split hairs of boycott and no-show by resorting to a loaded line from Shakespeare: “Let none presume to wear an undeserved dignity.” However, as the bard himself also put it, “that which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet”.

Seventh President of the Republic and second consecutive woman President, Her Excellency Christine Kangaloo came into office yesterday with a promise to modernise it …

As the Regulated Industries Commission enters the homestretch in its 12-week consultations with the public on its proposed electricity rate increases, the overriding perception is one of an overwrought body chastened by public anger and even vituperation.

It would be surprising if chairman Dawn Callender and her team were blindsided by the intensity of the public’s response.

In countries the world over, rate increases for public utilities are hotly contested and often a flashpoint for public protest.

The ten-page rebuttal by the Chief Justice (CJ) in response to the Director of Public Prosecutions’ (DPP) complaint about a shortage of lawyers at his office is a studied and tempered response that alters the confrontational tone that was ­developing between the Office of the DPP and the Executive.



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