IT was a misstatement. Naparima MP Rodney Charles wants the country to know that he is not “mad” and was in no way endorsing the People’s National Movement (PNM) when he delivered a speech at a United National Congress (UNC) meeting in Penal last week.
HUNDREDS of teachers participated in the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) protest in Port of Spain yesterday, leaving many schools without teaching staff and angering parents who took to social media to complain about the inconvenience.
TOO much pressure is being placed on children to succeed academically and not enough focus is being placed on equipping them with life skills. This is according to Jamaican professor and psychiatrist Dr Wendel Abel, who pointed to exams like the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) as a contributor to stress, depression and other mental issues among young people.
A WALK through the capital city of Port of Spain on a rainy day is not a pleasant experience. You have to leap over puddles of water, dodge mounds of garbage washed up from drains and do your best to avoid rats scurrying about in search of a dry place.