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The world is not short when it comes to technological development; there is something new out there almost every week. I believe that this is a step in the right direction which we all need. However, even a good thing can get out of hand or if not managed properly, can have a negative effect on society.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Banks gain US$515,877,049.18 (TTD $3,146,850,000) if $4.5 billion bought from Central Bank at TTD$6.10 and sold at TTD$6.7993 passes through them. This is why banks have entered the Finance Minister’s forex foray.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

My housekeeper comes to me twice a week. She shared with me that she needs some extra money for her son to “graduate.” He is 11. He attends a primary school in Aranguez.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

It was very wrong of the politicians here to send a team of policemen and soldiers to destroy the homes of some of our citizens at Pine Avenue in Valencia, without giving the tenants any notice or checking whether they had any rights to the occupation of this land.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

On more than one occasion in the past few months, my mother and I would get into a debate on the quality of the blood pressure and diabetes medications that she’s taking.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The accident that occurred on Western Main Road was sure to happen. That hole has been there for quite some time and it is absolute negligence on the part of those responsible.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Dr Rowley is quite right. In this instance he targeted that particular ethnic group because they set themselves up for that. The usual suspects.

He, however, most likely referring to those who felt the Brian Lara Academy was a “PNM thing.”

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I note the Prime Ministers scorn and disdain for the protesters at the opening of the PNM’s flagship, the Tarouba Stadium.

He appears confused. So incensed was he, that he seems to not have observed that it was PNM supporters who were against naming a stand at the stadium.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I extend my personal condolences to the family of Brigo, Samuel Abraham, with whom I enjoyed a strong bond over the many years that I knew him. I also extend my condolences to the calypso fraternity and sisterhood who have lost one of their champions.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

There seems to be something fishy about the future prospects of our natural resources of oil and gas. The indication that first drew my attention to this is the sudden trip by the Prime Minister to the USA apparently seeking to persuade the oil experts to try to find more oil and gas here.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Please allow me to congratulate the West Indies Test cricket team for the remarkable grit and determination that they displayed in coming to within seven balls of drawing the recently concluded Test series vs Pakistan.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

As a young teenager in secondary school, travelling on my own, it’s scary hearing the daily news about the violence against women. My sisters and other female relatives that are younger than I also go through this ordeal.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

There is a disturbing trend that I have noticed on social media that is not good for the advancement of our country. Different news media would put up a news story and people would comment on the news item, which is a good thing.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

There is a developing squatter problem developing along the Guayamare River, and, if left unchecked by the relevant authorities, it will result in serious health and safety issues within the area.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Despite a gutsy fight from our Caribbean boys, they failed to draw the last Test match. Can you imagine the last two batmen at the crease with just seven balls to deal with but we simply could not hold out.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Comparing the opening of the Brian Lara Academy/Stadium to the non-opening of the Couva Children’s Hospital is like the old adage of comparing apples and oranges. You see, a hospital is not just a building or even its equipment.

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