Fireworks Use Sufferers (FUS) is appalled and very hurt to hear of the unfortunate death of one of the kangaroos, at the Emperor Valley Zoo, due to the recent display at the Independence Day fireworks. This annual event takes place in very close proximity to the zoo, and it was advertised to be a massive spectacular display this year. A live interview on radio was even carried before and during the event.

The organisers of this event, FireOne Fireworks together with ANSA McAL, boasted that this year they had gone all out, to put on a show of such magnitude, together with sound effects, as had never been seen before. It was reported by the CEO of FireOne Fireworks, that 15,000 shells would be set off during a 20-minute time period. Extending to an area of 2,000 feet high by 2,000 feet wide. Anyone could know that this was a total disregard for the occupants of the zoo, and other animals in and around the Queen’s Park Savannah, and its environs.

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In a newspaper column in May 2004, the late George John pronounced as follows: “Journalists and journalism are everybody’s football, to kick around at every opportunity and most of the time without reason. 

West Indies cricket captain Jason Holder has been a magnificent example to his team mates in terms of leadership, attitude and in doing the work to improve his own game.

AS the days pass and some access to Abaco and Grand Bahama has become possible, it is heartbreakingly evident that the toast of Caribbean tourism, that idyllic dreamland of all-inclusive resorts, casinos, cruise ships and lovably turquoise waters, has taken a severe hit from Hurricane Dorian.

I WISH to commend the hardworking motorcycle police officer who directs traffic on mornings between the Mt Hope junction at the Eastern Main Road (EMR) and Farm Road, St Joseph.

TRINIDAD and Tobago is in a recession; we are short of foreign exchange earnings; our foreign exchange reserves are dwindling; people are being retrenched; firms are closing; local councils are underfunded.

On April 1 (All Fools Day) long ago, people played a game called, “Send the fool a little farther.” This entailed fooling a hapless victim by informing him that someone was looking for him. When he found the person, that mischievous individual sent him on to another who supposedly was the one who really wanted to see him, and that one sent him on to another.