The Centre for Socially Displaced Persons was started by ANR Robinson in the former Riverside Car Park and is being managed by the Society of St Vincent de Paul, with financial assistance from the Government.

This was to help get the homeless persons in the Port of Spain area taken off the streets of the capital.

I observed a report in yesterday’s newspaper with a picture of workers from the centre with placards saying they have not been paid for two months.

I am writing to appeal to the Minister of Finance to ensure these workers are paid their salaries. The Mayor of Port of Spain is very interested in having the homeless persons taken off the streets of the city. The Mayor may also help to get the minister to pay these workers their outstanding salaries, as if not, a large number of homeless persons may be back on the streets.


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