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Attorney Sophia Chote refuses to see herself as a hero. But in the eyes of Jareem Richards, she will forever be the lady who gave up her business class seat on a British Airways flight from London to accommodate his tired body.

Richards and Mrs Chote shared the flight home from London, where the young man had just won two medals, bronze in the men...

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Kenneth Valley, 63, lost his battle with colon cancer on Friday at his Glencoe home. In the wake of his passing, commendations have come from all of his colleagues in Parliament and most compellingly, from those who might have been considered his political nemeses.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

As reported in this newspaper yesterday, the minority shareholders of MHTL—all German companies—are in the process of referring the Government to the International Court of Arbitration.

Friday, May 6, 2011

After more than a week of provocative actions, heated demonstrations and statements from both sides, the Government and the farmers, supported by a number of trade union leaders, need to bring down the tempo and sit around an informal negotiating table to resolve their conflict...

Friday, May 6, 2011

Surely what has so far emerged from the Commission of Enquiry into the attempted coup by the Jamaat al Muslimeen puts a lie to those who have said, for almost two decades, that there was little purpose to such an enquiry.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Addressing a news conference yesterday  to launch the April Monetary Policy Report (MPR), Central Bank Governor Ewart Williams called on the Government to ramp up its infrastructural spending in order to ensure that T&T does not experience a third year of marginal growth or even negative...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Just before 10 o’clock on Sunday night—as many people in this country were winding down from their weekend activities and preparing for the week ahead, a surprising announcement was made on the foreign news stations that US President Barack Obama was going to deliver a live,...

Monday, May 2, 2011

The loss of Carib Queen Valentina Assing Medina which was memorialised on Friday marks a key milestone in the continuing efforts of the local Carib community to carve out a distinct space for themselves in the landscape of modern Trinidad and Tobago.

Monday, May 2, 2011

The natural tension between the Public Service and the elected Government was a quiet underpinning of the Joint Select Committee meeting in Parliament on Friday as the Chairman of the Public Service Commission (PSC), Christopher Thomas, faced the committee. At the core of that discussion was the...

Sunday, May 1, 2011

As the person chosen by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to manage and guide the Trinidad and Tobago economy during a period of economic stagnation and uncertainty, Finance Minister Winston Dookeran’s job is, without doubt, the most challenging of any of the ministers in the 11-month-old...

Friday, April 29, 2011

Long-time American civil rights leader, Rev Jesse Jackson, several columnists with leading newspapers in the United States and other political figures are saying that the furor over the birthplace of President Barack Obama can only be explained in terms of it being a code for...