In reading Darryn Boodan’s columun headlined, “Making T&T Venezuela again” I thought to myself, “this should be compulsory reading for all Trinbagonians”. It is suggesting that Trinidad and Tobago may be moving in the same direction as our neighbour, whether by design or otherwise.

The following recent events which support the above notion and should be of some concern are: 1. The attempt to amend the FOI Act through the back door by including same into a mix of “innocent” legislation. Thankfully the unprecedented outcry from sections of civil society that many thought would never rise to such a challenge put the Government on the back foot, resulting in its withdrawal.


Ever sat down to do business with a convicted mass murderer, still on the loose? That’s likely to be the experience for Caricom heads of government for the next few years.

The legendary French economist Frederic Bastiat had a simple method for telling a good economist from a bad one. A bad economist only takes into consideration the visible effect of policies. 

TOMORROW will mark the first anniversary of the return of Buju Banton to his home, Jamaica, and to the welcoming arms of his overjoyed fans globally. Buju’s return to “yaad” from that crucial period of exile stands as an important moment in Jamaica’s musical and cultural history, and underscores a critical component of his ascendance to the true halls of legendary status within Jamaica’s musical landscape.

The poisoning of cats and dogs is becoming all too prevalent. Animal welfare laws must address the poisoning of animals. Any amendment to current legislation should “specifically outlaw the deliberate poisoning of an animal or placing poison where someone else’s animal is likely to eat it”. (Animal Cruelty and Neglect, Mary Randolph J.D.).

Nothing tells me more who won and who lost the local government election on Monday than the faces and reactions of those who represented their parties on TV that night.

I am disappointed and worried to see in the highest court of our country the elected members of Parliament aren’t taking the right step in finding a solution to reduce killings taking place in our country.