Not the route to take

By Capil Bissoon When Dr Wayne Kublalsingh announced his second hunger strike I, like most people, began to wonder whether he would surpass his previous 21-day record. For most Trinidadians the thought of 21 days without food or water is almost unthinkable. As he entered day 25...
Posted On 13 Oct 2014
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Rowley shows why he is unfit to lead

We are appalled by comments attributed to Trinidad and Tobago Opposition leader Keith Rowley, who saw it fit on the weekend to “lambast” (according to media reports) the country’s Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar for co-sponsoring the UN anti-terrorism bill. Rowley, in...
Posted On 06 Oct 2014
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By: Jai Parasram The leader of the People’s National Movement, Dr. Keith Rowley, pledged during his contribution to the budget debate that he would build the Rapid Rail System, which was one of the unpopular mega projects of the Patrick Manning PNM administration. The incoming...
Posted On 03 Oct 2014
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Kamla shows leadership while Rowley wants to run and hide

by Jai Parasram Keith Rowley has once again demonstrated his lack of leadership and ignorance of international affairs with his statement against the decision by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to co-sponsor a UN resolution against international terrorism. The resolution,...
Posted On 02 Oct 2014
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Talk about arrogance

By: SUZANNE MILLS Inherent in the Opposition Leader’s response last week to a recent poll was this foolish, irritant of a philosophy that Trinidad and Tobago is and always will be PNM country. “The population recognises the PNM as the country’s premier political institution and...
Posted On 28 Sep 2014
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Baby grant offers a helping hand

By Capil Bissoon One of the more contentious issues coming out of the 2015 Budget is the Government’s decision to offer a $500 one-year grant to underprivileged women for their. The Government’s thinking is that the first year of a baby’s life is most critical and good nutrition...
Posted On 17 Sep 2014
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Politics is about people

By Capil Bissoon Former prime minister Basdeo Panday once stated that there are two models of politics—people politics and electoral politics. He noted that while electoral politics was the bridge to attain office to advance people politics, a successful politician must...
Posted On 08 Sep 2014
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Democracy wins…

By Capil Bissoon “Whatever the merits or otherwise of this new legislation, (Kamla) Persad-Bissessar can count this as a political victory…(which) lies in having accomplished what former prime ministers have paid mere lip service to—concrete constitutional reform.” The Express...
Posted On 04 Sep 2014
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PM proposes seismic constitutional shifts for country’s executive

By Garfield Higgins “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” —...
Posted On 21 Aug 2014
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Runoff vs first-past-the-post

By ANDRE BAGOO THE CONSTITUTION (Amendment) Bill 2014 proposes to replace the current first-past-the-post system of voting for an MP with one which would require the winning candidate to have a clear majority among the people who vote in a constituency. Currently, the vast...
Posted On 17 Aug 2014
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