I may have sceptically agreed with the politicians, trade unionists, media personnel and those in the legal fraternity who’s calling for the repeal of the Sedition Act. Sceptical because while the Act remains essential in cases of attempted coups and matters of that sinister nature, it can also be unnecessarily and undeservedly activated by those who wield state power against anyone who has the tenacity to publicly insinuate prejudice and/or dishonesty by the state.

Many of us opposing the Act may claim it’s outdated, and yes, it probably does need amendments to be more suited to our present legal/political climate, very similar to our present laws that have us running back to our original lawmakers for decisions on murder cases which we ourselves have already tried and the accused found guilty.

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The issues raised over the BBC report earlier this week and the Prime Minister’s characterisation of the role of the BBC brings into sharp focus the question of the Government’s view of TTT’s role in Trinidad and Tobago. Critics of the Government are already tempted to transcribe the personal opinions of the BBC onto the similar Government-owned entity in T&T.

This September season the BBC proudly presents a reboot of the classic sitcom Allo Allo, now retitled “Allo Allo: The T&T Reboot”.

Against the background of vulnerability of prison officers to criminal retaliation—detailed by the Prison Officers Association (POA) and brought into sharp focus by high-profile and sometimes deadly attacks on officers outside prison walls—National Security Minister Stuart Young made good on his promise this week.

The Minister of Finance, Colm Imbert, has his plate full to deal with a network of social, economic and infrastructural issues for Trinidad and Tobago.

I am aware of about 12 people, all under 40 years of age, who have either migrated, are in the process of migrating, or taking the necessary steps to migrate. All of them are university graduates, some with Master’s degrees.