Recently, an individual drowned at a particular estate pond. Loss of life is tragic and sad, regardless of the circumstances. My sympathies to his family. Water is nothing to play around in. Sea water offers a certain amount of buoyancy, not so pond water.

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On Saturday night at NAPA, I saw an excellent production of Errol John’s play, Moon On A Rainbow Shawl, part of Carifesta. It is rare that quality theatre is seen in Trinidad and rarer still to see it for free—as all Carifesta events are.

Our country’s Independence Day celebration is fast approaching. I want to do the unthinkable and nominate Marlene McDonald and her co-accused to receive our nation’s highest award. I hope it isn’t too late.

WE, the St Kitts-Nevis Carifesta delegates, arrived in Trinidad on August 15 to participate in the 14th edition of Carifesta. The contingent comprises 68 delegates in art, drama, music, fashion, dance, folklore and media.

In Trinidad and Tobago we are suffering a migraine-type headache because of homicides using guns. With thousands of citizens awaiting permission for legal possession, are we looking at ramping up homicides from a “legal” perspective?

Should a public official accused of wrongdoing be allowed to stay in office until he/she is found guilty? The not so simple answer is: that depends. Different countri…

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Despite Government’s boast about progress in the fight against crime, it has all come to naught as Trinidad and Tobago is still on track to cross 500 murders for 2019…

I must commend Dr Eastlyn McKenzie, president of the Tobago Council for Persons with Disabilities. At the graduation ceremony of the 60 persons who compoleted a cours…

How many more lives need to be lost and threatened before those with the power to act, use their authority and influence to reform the prison system? Is any leader in…

Perverse rationale. ­Unfounded logic. Two phrases to describe the letter in last Thursday’s Express by Steve Smith, “Stop looking for others to blame”.

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