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The thought of bringing children into this de­praved world used to give me pause. Three years of working in non-profits to support victims of sex crimes placed ten thousand nightmares into my mind’s eye. I have learned to eliminate that fear by fighting to make a difference.

The present state of our nation’s law enforcement apparatus leaves much...

Monday, December 6, 2010

Last week I spoke about the debate raging within the tourism industry. Most agreed that we have a marketing problem. But that is where the agreement ends. There is still no agreement as to how we should brand Trinidad, Tobago and of course, Trinidad and Tobago.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Without a doubt, the details of what led to the firing of former Caribbean Airlines CEO need to be clarified. As a state-owned enterprise, all citizens have an interest in ensuring that the company is well-run and does not become a burden, again, to the treasury.

Monday, December 6, 2010

The persons who have been charged with the authourity over the years for managing Tobago’s affairs must now step forward and take responsibility for what can only be described as the systematic and sustained destruction of Tobago.

Monday, December 6, 2010

The case for changing the Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago can only be considered in the context of whether the evolutionary process from the Crown Colony system, that was introduced after the capture of Trinidad by Britain from Spain in 1797, and the imposition of the Crown Colony system...

Monday, December 6, 2010

As the Yuletide season brings good will and gifts, Robert Ramnarine’s legitimate expectation is having his Portuguese wife, Zalia acquire her permanent residence status in Trinidad and Tobago.This decision will depend on how quickly he can assemble the documents requested by the Ministry of...

Saturday, December 4, 2010

It seemed to have been showbiz week in the House of Representatives in recent days. More than the usual amount of showing (and telling) that is. For instance, while “m.....

Saturday, December 4, 2010

When I read the stories in the newspapers of another family having lost a loved one at the hands of murderous bandits in this country, I find myself struggling to contain a strong physiological reaction which can only be described as heightened nausea.

Friday, December 3, 2010

In the rest of the world, life imitates art; in Trinidad, life imitates parody; but not well. On Sunday, with much fanfare (“fanfare” being a kinder description than, “with much blowing of its own trumpet”), AIMtt was launched.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Dr Eric Williams, first Prime Minister of T&T, on the occasion of the Independence Youth Rally at the Queen’s Park Oval on August 30, 1962, stated in his address: “I have given to the nation as its watchwords Discipline, Production, Tolerance, they apply as much as to you...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

What does the president of a country do when he is asked to break the law? He responds firmly and comes down on the side of the law knowing that political leaders are always more concerned about gaining partisan advantage than respecting the laws they were elected to uphold.

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