The word “precognition” is derived from the Latin combination of “prae” meaning before and “cognitio”, which means “acquiring knowledge”. Quite succinctly, it is a claimed psychic ability to see events in the future. I was encouraged to research this as I pondered an applicable description of the phenomenal and prodigious ability that Kamla Persad-Bissessar has exhibited in allegedly forecasting the arrest of a senior PNM minister weeks before it actually occurred.

But unlike Prime Minister Keith Rowley who disparages Mrs Persad-Bissessar’s miraculous gift of foresight and prescience, I consider it a wonderful addition to a “vote for” list in deciding the choice for a future prime minister.

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On Monday morning just after eight, my street was teeming with URP personnel. Two crews, plus senior people offering apologies for the experiences I had described in my column the Saturday before. I was taken aback.

We did not medal in the recent World Championships in Doha but our country’s name appeared in the lights, and there really is no bigger advertisement for us than when our athletes are on the world stage.

My company is a local manufacturing enterprise that officially launched many years ago. We take pride in what we do. We have honoured our commitment to excellent service and quality products, being a supplier to all government agencies and major organisations throughout T&T.

As much as everyone wants to show disgust over the situation at the Arouca rehabilitation facility that was raided earlier this week, everyone should equally acknowledge that it never would have existed unless it served a need.