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It has been reported that the government and the Communication Workers Union have now agreed terms for the closure of TDC, which is now scheduled to close its doors on September 28.

TDC was the purpose-built state enterprise that evolved from TIDCO, and was created with the express purpose of guiding, directing and promoting the development of...

Saturday, August 19, 2017

I am reading where the Government has sent new crime plans, based on Jamaica’s models, to the Opposition, and is awaiting their response. I have no problem with this at all. But we should not re-invent the wheel.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

It is surprising that the story did not refer to any explanation by the TT Met Office. They are supposed to be “knowledgeable” in the occurrence and effects of weather systems in Trinidad, no matter what the geographical scale.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Recently, the Finance Secretary of the THA presented his budget and it was a well prepared document with great details of expenditure and he boasted that Tobago had only three per cent unemployment, a figure that most economists will tell you is really 100 per cent full employment.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Businessman Christian Moutett may be Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s choice as the sole investigator into the procurement of the Cabo Star and the Ocean Flower 2, but he is being deemed as the wrong man for the job and his appointment is being viewed as a smoke screen to take the issue of the...

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Once the damning report of the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago’s chief engineer was made public, which stated unequivocally that the Ocean Flower 2 passenger ferry was a completely unsuitable choice of vessel to service the sea bridge, the Prime Minister had to act.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

I give thanks to Ann-Marie Ryce, Akende Rudder and Shabaka Kambon. They have made our history an issue which shall flare up in our faces, once again. There are two matters which they have made brought to public attention.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

On the heels of the announcement by the Prime Minister of a sole investigator being appointed to probe the issues surrounding the Cabo Star and the Ocean Flower 2, came the news that three more investigative arrangements being put in place to treat with the same issue—the Port investigating...

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

One of the cornerstones of a free and fair society is the existence of an equally free and fair press. This is a sentiment that can’t be overstated and shouldn’t be taken lightly.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

The clamour for the Central Bank to release larger quantities of foreign exchange to the market and the simultaneous urging of the monetary and fiscal authorities to allow the value of the TT dollar to slide in relation to the US dollar have been loud and consistent.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Last Sunday I reviewed some aspects of the “Sustainable Nation” forum that was hosted by Caroni Central MP Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business on August 9 instant. This week, I will examine some excerpts of Tewarie’s speech at the forum.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

President Donald Trump, bombarded in a speech on infrastructure with repetitive and aggressive questions about Charlottesville, made clear—again—that violence, bigotry and racism in all its many forms, in all its various shapes, were not to be tolerated.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Lord, keep me in constant reminder that my mind can be the most offensive weapon that I carry about as I navigate my vehicle on the roads of my country.

Friday, August 18, 2017

In this land of seven-day wonders, we seem to have forgotten the public uproar over Property Tax of a few weeks back.

Friday, August 18, 2017

The first Olympics I was old enough to remember was the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the fourth Olympics in which Trinidad and Tobago participated.

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