Correcting the record on natural gas curtailments

By Kevin Ramnarine Last Wednesday in Parliament, Stuart Young said I never told the country about the curtailments of natural gas supply. He declared that I had continuously blamed it on maintenance and blamed it on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He said, “So, you didn’t...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017
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Correcting Colm

By Kevin Ramnarine In the early 1980’s when the first oil boom had come to an end, the late Prime Minister George Chambers famously remarked “Fete Over Back to Work”. Carnival 2017 is over and we will soon see whether MX Prime is a prophet. With Carnival over the economy and...
Posted On 14 Mar 2017
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Imbert misleading the country on Petrotrin

By Kevin Ramnarine The March 6th 2017 statement by the Minister of Finance regarding the accounts of Petrotrin is misleading. It also suggests that the Minister has now arrogated onto himself the role of the external auditor of Petrotrin. The facts are as follows: 1....
Posted On 08 Mar 2017
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Slipping into the abyss

By Kevin Ramnarine Last Sunday morning I asked the guy behind the counter at Richard’s Bake and Shark to borrow his newspapers. He said “sure, but it’s all bad news.” I gathered that what was in those newspapers affected him. He was not alone but was...
Posted On 14 Feb 2017
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Things Fall Apart

by Kevin Ramnarine Looking at the pictures from the shootout at the Maracas Valley police station one could not help but reflect on the words of William Butler Yeats’ poem the Second Coming, “Things fall apart. The centre cannot hold. Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.” Yeats...
Posted On 30 Jan 2017
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Kamla’s return?

by Ralph Maraj She started tamely but as she warmed into her response, Kamla Persad-Bissessar gripped your attention in the 2017 budget debate, speaking with passion and conviction, often moving away from the script, adding and ad-libbing, going in-depth and providing detail,...
Posted On 09 Oct 2016
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The State vs Malcolm Jones: PM Rowley and his Gov’t economical with truth and facts

By Capil Bissoon Just over a week ago, Petrotrin issued a Media Release advising that its current chairman Professor Andrew Jupiter did not participate in the decision to have the case of its former Executive Chairman, Malcolm Jones, withdrawn “as he was not present during the...
Posted On 30 Mar 2016
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It’s a question of judgment, Dr Rowley

by Capil Bissoon It was former prime minister Patrick Manning who said all that was needed for success in a ministerial position was a “level head and common sense”. While some may debate Mr Manning’s assessment of the qualifications needed for the job, yet he was, given his vast...
Posted On 12 Mar 2016
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PNM playing games with us

by Capil Bissoon On the night of his victory on September 7th 2015, newly elected Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley flattered to deceive when he told the nation that he would be the Prime Minister of all of Trinidad and Tobago and not of the People’s National Movement (PNM). I was...
Posted On 08 Jan 2016
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The 2016 deepwater silver lining

By Kevin Ramnarine By the time you read this, the Prime Minister would have addressed the nation on the state of the economy. The speech would have focused on falling revenue from the energy sector and the need for understanding and adjustments in expectations. The reality is...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016
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