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Thursday, May 24, 2018

There is an ongoing controversy on the ban of the OJT Muslim trainee-teacher for wearing a hijab headdress at a Maha Sabha Hindu school.

Nafisah Nakhid was told to remove her hijab in accordance with the school rules of the Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College, St Augustine, on Monday.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

With all due deference to the omnipotent leader of the Maha Sabha, I see it as a huge mistake to disallow the young Muslim OJT the right to wear her hijab when training at Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

When I passed the SEA, I had to make some adjustments to my mode of dress.

I had to wear shoes.

I had to wear a tie.

I leaked on my tie many a time because I was wearing it too long.

I had to have a proper haircut and beard.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College is a denominational school. It also receives funding from the State, for example, to pay all of its teachers’ salary and salary of some, if not all, of the administrative staff.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Following the mid-year economic review by the Minister of Finance, there is some speculation on whether the Government of Trinidad and Tobago now owns 51 per cent of Republic Bank. I thought the minister would have clarified this.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Now is the time to determine if there is a need for a third political force!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

This letter comes with the deepest of disappointment at the ongoing closure/inaccessibility of the Heritage research library section at the relatively new, impressive NALIS building on Abercromby Street, Port-of- Spain.

Monday, May 21, 2018

As I recalled in one of my previous letters, the Government decided to implement a plan to build a facility to house the homeless population. This information came from the Minister of Social Development.

Monday, May 21, 2018

The Public Service Commission (PSC) notes with concern, the article entitled “President’s Key Role in Good Governance”, which was published in the opinion section of the Guardian newspaper on Monday, 14th May 2018, and which portrayed an inaccurate representation of the role, functions and...

Monday, May 21, 2018

Ya know, it never seizes to amaze me how the Government cannot complete jobs within a reasonable time frame. I am at a loss as to where to begin, there’s just so much but let me try.

Monday, May 21, 2018

I will continue to write ad infinitum—hopefully until someone or some group says enough is enough—about how politicians in this country continue to act arbitrarily with no care about the political consequences of their actions simply because their varied race-based constituencies will continue...

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Much of the blame for the crime problem that we are facing today can be placed on the feet of religion.

Religion, as an important social institution, has not and cannot deliver on its promise.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Children of T&T must not spend more than two hours a day in front of electronic devices and should partake in at least one hour of vigorous exercise.

Friday, May 18, 2018

The recent dismissal of eleven UTT lecturers is truly unfortunate, but I believe that the university’s leadership and the Government were left with no other choice but to take this course of action given the tough economic situation in the country.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Putting partisan politics aside for the good of the nation, former US President Barack Obama had three Republicans in his Cabinet.

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