Like a socially awkward dinner guest who knocks down the glass of water, Colleen Holder and her committee have disrupted the myth of public housing management.

Oropune Gardens is not a den of “good-for-nothings” who live off the public purse. The residents want to live there and have created several community groups geared to improve their lives. They are not being silent and want “the criminals… to pack up and leave”. Unlike at Clifton Towers in Port of Spain, the Oropune residents have Holder with her media connections and the problem was not swept under the carpet.

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Tropical Storm Karen has left Tobago battered and Trinidad anxious over the prospect of increased flooding with river waters expected to rise overnight.

On this the 43rd anniversary of Trinidad and Tobago becoming a Republic and just coming from celebrating 57 years of Independence nothing has changed but to thank the Father of the Nation Dr Eric Williams for giving us as a nation true Independence.

We must congratulate the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) on its submission of the winning bid for the purchase of the Pointe-a-Pierre refinery at a cost of some US$700 million.