I am asking the management of the cable TV company Flow to upgrade their operations in managing the crowds especially during month-end when customers gather to make bill payments.

Because of the closure of the Lotto outlets there will be a bigger influx of people at their offices. I am referring particularly to the office at the Nicholas Court building on Independence Square, Port of Spain, where there is a breakdown in crowd management and internal problems when it comes to customer payments.

I shall highlight the following: 1. Long lines along Abercombry Street going south towards South Quay; 2. The office opens at 8 a.m. and service is granted to cash-paying customers and those with a bank card that is calibrated with Flow paying machines (for those who are aware of that facility); 3. Those paying with bank cards are only accommodated from 9 a.m. This is the main reason for crowd clusters on the pavement and in front of the compound.

Flow ought to adjust its customer-payment arrangement during this pandemic. First, use its screens to inform customers of changes and secondly, have a better crowd control system, more so when it is raining.

Athelston Clinton



It is easy to understand why members of the fishing community may consider themselves victims of a double-standard that places less value on their lives than on others.

The extended curfew hours recently announced for June 19 and 20 is our Government’s way of doubling down on the current state of emergency (SoE) which has been in effect since May 15.

Many commentators are highly critical of the Government given the high debt held at present, particularly so, as the Minister of Finance has told us that the Government is short of money and had to revert to both the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund (HSF) and borrowing to continue to run the economy and support those disadvantaged by the pandemic and the continuing recession. 

This Friday most of the eyes of the cricketing world will be focused on the commencement of the World Test Championship (WTC) Final between India and New Zealand at the Ageas Bowl, in Southampton, England.

If the Muslim community could quietly and sensibly deal with the cancellation of its Eid ul Fitr holiday festivities at the end of Ramadan, what is wrong with the labour fraternity?

May I first apologise for inflicting these thoughts on your good selves, and explain that I’m sending them to the newspapers not in order to gain wider notoriety but in acknowledgment that two out of three may very, understandably, have far better use for their space.