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In the past week I remembered a scene from the popular Christmas comedy, Home Alone. In the first movie, which was undoubtedly the best of the series thus far, everyone was busy packing their stuff as they were about to travel on a Christmas trip. Little Kevin (the main star) is questioned by his sister as to why he was worried, after all, their mommy...

Monday, December 18, 2017

Dr Paulson Skerrit, who is a lecturer in education at The University of the West Indies, started a conversation about reading competency in Trinidad and Tobago in our Saturday publication. Today, we bring Part 2 and concluding piece of his conversation.

Monday, December 18, 2017

As terms concluded all over the country, parents sat through sweet, wonderful and interminable school and extra-curricular Christmas shows of various kinds.

Monday, December 18, 2017

The next-door neighbour strolled towards us, across his front lawn, up to our chain-link fence, holding what everybody once called a HiLo bag, and his shovel. “Don’t look at what I’m doing,” he apologised when I followed his eyes, which had met mine and drawn them down to a spot he’d missed.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

A major challenge facing the legal profession is to determine what is its duty when there are published allegations made against a judge which have the effect of damaging the reputation of the Judiciary.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

MIT was incorporated in 1861. Its motto is—Mens et Manus (mind and hand). The seal displays a craftsman at the anvil and a scholar with a book. The mission is to make cutting edge ideas useful to industry.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Questioning of the political and economic systems of the major civilisations of the world is being done for relevance, fairness, the ability to deliver on human developmental needs, the lack of capacity to deliver on the elusive world peace and the inability to support and enhance democratic...

Sunday, December 17, 2017

The failure of the House of Representatives to arrive at a consensus to enact the Anti-Gang legislation because of differences of opinion between the Government and the Opposition over the length of time for the sunset clause in the bill has raised, once again, the issue of the three-fifths...

Sunday, December 17, 2017

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
—Ian Maclaren

Saturday, December 16, 2017

In the recent Parliamentary debate on ‘gang legislation,’ the Attorney General’s fashionable suit was worn with care.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Professor Harold Ramkissoon, a member of a Joint Select Committee (JSC), was said in a newspaper report to have projected that by the 2016 administration of the Progress in International Reading Literacy (PIRLS) assessment, Trinidad and Tobago would be above the international mean of 500.

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