THE more gullible and complacent a population, the easier it is for corrupt or incompetent politicians to thrive. In his budget 2020 presentation, the Finance Minister was selling the illusion of “stability, strength and growth” under his stewardship. I can only hope not many people bought it.
THAT contract for $485 million between the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and China Gezhouba Group International Engineering Company (CGGC) continues to raise profoundly disturbing questions. But it also provides an excellent opportunity to pursue the transparency and accountability that has long eluded us in Trinidad and Tobago.
THE abdication of solemn responsibility continues. The Prime Minister rejected the recommendation of the Law association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) to invoke Section 137 of the Constitution allowing the President to appoint an independent tribunal to investigate the allegations against Chief Justice Ivor Archie.