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First, the dehumanising conditions engender resentment and rage against the wider society, hence strengthening the anti-social tendencies that landed the individual in jail in the first place. Secondly, interacting with more experienced criminals gives the same individual more confidence that he will not be caught again. And, thirdly, the prison itself...

Sunday, May 21, 2017

In an exclusive Question and Answer article in today’s Sunday Guardian, Prime Minister Keith Rowley flipped an old proverb on its head.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Tobago’s economic survival heavily depends on a fully functioning transportation system, both by sea and air, with Trinidad. However, those lifelines between the two islands have been seriously malfunctioning.

Friday, May 19, 2017

On May 10, in delivering the mid-year budget review, Finance Minister Colm Imbert said with regard to the tax on residential properties: “We do not intend to extend this deadline, since it is necessary to get on with the job of assessing the rental values and determining the applicable property...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s announcement on Tuesday that Government’s intended to use the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba as part of a renewed drive at sport tourism is welcome news.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

In just the last five years or so, there has been a significant increase in the number of squatters invading forested areas of Valencia, Sangre Grande, Matura and environs.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sometimes a government project becomes emblematic of all the ills of a nation. A strong candidate for this role in Trinidad and Tobago is the “new” stadium in Tarouba, now named the Brian Lara Cricket Academy.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Although Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh seemed to downplay it, the issue of how Trinidad and Tobago ended up importing fake diabetes and blood pressure drugs for the Chronic Disease Assistance Programme (CDAP) needs to be investigated.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

In delivering the 2017 budget, Finance Minister Colm Imbert announced that he expected to generate $4.1 billion in revenue by divesting significant blocks of shares in wholly and majority State-owned companies.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

It was distressing enough that cancer patients scheduled to get chemotherapy treatment at the San Fernando Oncology Centre were turned away earlier this week because there was no pharmacist to mix the drugs.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Finance Minister Colm Imbert’s announcement, in his presentation of the mid-year budget review yesterday, that the Government intends to start focusing on revenue collection, instead of imposing new tax or tariff adjustments at this time, is an extremely useful idea and one that is long overdue...