Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Opposition leader:

Kamla Persad-Bissessar

It is in such poor taste that the Opposition chose to politicise the Prime Minister’s contracting of the Covid-19 virus. The Opposition, like a Venus fly trap in an insect swarm, fed on viscous pettiness.

The outcome was an alleged attack on the Prime Minister and his administration for what it (the Opposition) perceived as failings in managing the pandemic.

Dr Rowley does not have to be your friend, nor do you have to share a cup of tea with him to extend well-wishes. He is a fellow human being and a proud son of the soil.

The Opposition Leader should know extending a humane and genuine wish for the Prime Minister of our country would not have made her weaker.

On the contrary, you would have displayed not only your decency, but political maturity and strength.

Never mind the default action is the blaming of your opponent for all and sundry. Rise above that.

It is indeed sad and laughable that in its so-called attempts to champion our rights, the Opposition seems to have lost its way.


Digging up into the drinking habits of cricketers of yore has been quite a sobering exercise. The frequency of boozing was at levels that could easily qualify a majority of them as alcoholics. I am not talking solely of West Indian cricketers here

More than a week after the terrifying explosion at the NiQuan gas-to-liquids plant in Pointe-a-Pierre, residents in the immediate surroundings in Marabella were on the streets again this past Wednesday.

THE Covid-19 pandemic will cause the demise of some businesses, especially in tourism, hospitality and personal services. Other businesses, notably traditional media (newspapers and television) and mobile telephone companies have been under severe pressure for some time due to technological change.

Womantra and the 2 Cents Movement have both survived firestorms of social media criticism that they allegedly mishandled accusations of either sexual harassment, gender-based violence or sexual grooming perpetrated by persons in positions of leadership. Ironically, both organisations are engaged in much needed work which can fundamentally change our cultural landscape, but they risk being perceived as part of our systems of oppression.

I refer to a letter by Noel Kalicharan in the Express on Thursday (Page 15) in which he quotes from the AstraZeneca vaccine insert, “Currently there are limited data on the efficacy of Vaxzevria in individuals aged 55 and older.

Napolean Hill, the American author who focused on positivity and success, said, “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.”

Undoubtedly, these are very trying times during this covid pandemic