Good journalism is a necessity in a free and democratic society

In an online post (copied to me) about the media, Ronald Bhola, quotes Professor of Government and the Press, Thomas E. Patterson: “Although the news has been compared to a mirror held up to society, it is actually a highly selective portrayal of reality. The news is mainly...
Posted On 05 Apr 2013
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Media, messages and men; it’s not always a fair game

There has been a lot of talk in recent times about media freedom, media responsibility and democracy. One of the things that strikes me about it is that some media have a clear bias that extends from their commentaries and editorials to reporting the daily news. While I have no...
Posted On 03 Apr 2013
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In Response to Mariano Browne

A Commentary by Surujrattan Rambachan Monday’s Express Columnist Mariano Browne has questioned the leadership of the Prime Minister with respect to the investigations by the FBI. In his column he has either conveniently ignored or deliberately forgotten the facts which are that...
Posted On 02 Apr 2013
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Empathising with Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar

by Guyana Chronicle SINCE freedom of the press gives the right of expression, does  it include the right of making statements in an unbridled manner, including those that are deliberate in their falsity, and injurious to one’s character, thus bringing one’s integrity into...
Posted On 02 Apr 2013
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Dr. Rowley Lacks Understanding of true Leadership

Commentary by Surujrattan Rambachan ROWLEY’S QUESTIONING OF PRIME MINISTER’S PRESENCE AT POWERGEN PENAL REFLECTS A LACK OF UNDERSTANDING ABOUT GENUINE LEADERSHIP I must admit that I had a good laugh when I read in the Express that Opposition Leader Keith Rowley was questioning...
Posted On 02 Apr 2013
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Promoting Equal Opportunity, Recognizing Talent and Respecting Diversity

PROMOTING EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, RECOGNIZING TALENT AND RESPECTING DIVERSITY – THE WAY OF THE  PEOPLE’S PARTNERSHIP – By Surujrattan Rambachan Bishnu Ragoonath in an article written in 1999 entitled  “The structure and philosophy of Trinidad’s local government” reminds us of a...
Posted On 01 Apr 2013
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ROGUE ELEMENTS IN THE MEDIA?

by Robin Montano The uproar in the Press to the Prime Minister’s allegation earlier this week that there are rogue elements in the media was entirely predictable. The media in Trinidad & Tobago are notorious for never apologising for anything they do whether right or...
Posted On 30 Mar 2013
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Government’s handling of blackout deserves praise

It occurred just after midnight Friday. Some say at 1.30am. Nevertheless, a nationwide blackout was brought to an end by ten am the following morning with most areas getting back their electricity by seven am. More than this WASA whose facilities were also affected was brought...
Posted On 29 Mar 2013
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