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The demonstrations by residents of Moruga, Todd’s Road and Brazil Village this week over the lack of water in their communities indicate that the availability and distribution of this essential commodity to households in T&T are approaching crisis levels.

While in the last week the government has been faced with extreme discontent over the...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Yesterday’s confirmation by bpTT that the fabrication of the Angelin platform “is no longer a feasible option” in T&T should be viewed as a serious wake-up call, if not a warning, to the government, business sector, trade unions and the workers of this country.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

In the search for solutions to the nationwide crime crisis, adapting local law enforcement practices to include elements of the broken window theory ought to be considered.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Oxford Dictionary defines union as “the action or the fact of being joined together, especially in a political context.” It’s a simple and clear definition, focused on something being joined together and a fitting definition for when the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, still under colonial...

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Friday’s announcement by the Central Bank that its Monetary Policy Committee decided to maintain the repo rate at 4.75 per cent would have involved the committee weighing two powerful concerns.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

The news about T&T’s energy sector hasn’t been good since late 2014. A precipitous drop in crude oil prices, further exacerbated by decreased production, ongoing gas curtailments and shortfalls in gas delivery have taken a severe toll on the economy.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Sporting fans may still be reeling from Trinidad and Tobago’s 1-0 loss to Mexico in their crucial Concacaf Zone final round 2018 World Cup qualifier at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Tuesday.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Yesterday’s agreement between the Oilfield Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) and Yara Trinidad Ltd, to grant a seven per cent wage increase to workers at the three-plant ammonia complex on the Point Lisas Industrial Estate, is of much greater national significance than the 180 workers affected might...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The spate of killings over the past few days, concentrated mainly in the troubled community of Enterprise, Chaguanas, have once again drawn attention to the nation’s rampant gang problem.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

One hundred years ago yesterday the then Viceroy of India, Lord Chelmsford, formally ended the practice of indentured labour, which started in the 19th century.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

It is, by definition, true that every bully has a behavioural disorder.