Gasparillo traffic

Why is it the powers that be make it so hard for the commuters, who pay their salaries, by the way, to commute on the nation’s roads and highways?

Why do we still have concrete barriers blocking streets?

Who thinks it was a great idea to channel hundreds of cars a day onto one or two streets to flow onto Wrightson Road?

Open the roads in the capital so the citizens can “choose” by right what street they want to go on or not.

It is either a “no entry” or a one-way arrow, so what is the big fuss?

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Many commentators including Prof Ken S Julien, Andrew Jupiter, Ian Welch and Gregory McGuire have warned us on the precarious state of our main foreign exchange earner, the local natural gas industry. Jupiter said: “… the ingredients that allowed Pt Lisas to be successful have dissipated.

In T&T, it is one’s constitutional right to ­protest, but it should be done peacefully and not infringe on the rights of others, as their rights to peace and quiet will be affected.

I write to correct remarks carried in the article, “PM at sod-turning: Many wanted Diego State lands” (Express, July 3, Page 10).

I note the PM is quoted as follows: I was passing a morning in the area and saw part of the land fenced off which was done by a State agency. I called the Port of Spain Mayor and said, “Don’t you know your land is being stolen? Get up and stop it.”

“A single spark can start a prairie fire.” —Mao Zedong, 1930.

This observation came back to my mind in the witnessing of the events of the last seven days. The underlying theme was the use of weapons to resolve our social problems.

It is a tempting counter-narrative that during his third voyage Christopher Columbus may have literally “stumbled” upon Iere on August 31, 1498. Iere is the land of the hummingbird to the First Peoples, who were already here when Columbus arrived.