Power of the run-off vote

By Capil Bissoon One of the principal issues coming out of the discussion on the Government’s Constitution (Amendment) Bill is fear of change and it is manifesting itself mostly in the provision for run-off elections. There is nothing anti-democratic or dictatorial about it and...
Posted On 11 Aug 2014
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The worst Opposition ever

by Capil Bissoon If one views the antics, predictability, modus operandi and style of this Opposition, one must conclude that this is the worst Opposition party in the country’s history. According to well-known constitutional theorists Sir Ivor Jennings and Professor A.V. Dicey,...
Posted On 04 Aug 2014
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Fostering Citizen Participation And Giving Value To Citizenry

A Commentary by Suruj Rambachan MP, Minister of Works and Infrastructure Despite the myriad of challenges confronting the PP Government, there is absolutely no question that the government has been demonstrating resilience and continues to meet its objective of prosperity for...
Posted On 03 Aug 2014
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Two countries I love

By Capil Bissoon Make no mistake about it, the two countries I love most are Canada, my adopted homeland which has done a lot to expand my horizons and improve my quality of life, and Trinidad and Tobago, the country of my birth. Canada’s per capita GDP as US$43,400 while...
Posted On 21 Jul 2014
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Rowley’s New York Misadventure

By Jai Parasram Keith Rowley went to New York last week on a speaking mission to update our diaspora in the United States about the state of affairs in Trinidad and Tobago from his point of view. I was not there but in today’s interconnected world you don’t have to be anywhere...
Posted On 16 Jul 2014
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Errol McLeod – eminent trade unionist

By Capil Bissoon When the history of true patriotism is written, Errol Mc Leod’s name will be listed among those who served his country with honour, dignity, firmness and passion. The same cannot be said about the current crop of trade unionists aided and abetted by none other...
Posted On 14 Jul 2014
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A PM who listens

By Capil Bissoon Kamla Persad-Bissessar is turning out to be a unique Prime Minister; not merely because she is the first woman PM or because she turned our economy from an inherited below zero growth to stabilisation and now growth, or because she has an engaging personality,...
Posted On 07 Jul 2014
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Why you should support the People’s Partnership

Last night while lost in the hinterlands of south Trinidad we could not help but plot our journey using the lit up playing fields as landmarks.We must have passed ten, all well lit, all full of people playing football or other games, community spirit and the extended family being...
Posted On 21 Jun 2014
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Time To Close The Book on Section 34

By Jai Parasram The Court of Appeal has brought closure to the matter of Section 34 that had become a political albatross around the neck of the state and Attorney General Anand Ramlogan with the opposition seizing every opportunity to blame the government for something on which...
Posted On 13 Jun 2014
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The leadership of PM Bissessar vs “Rowdy” Rowley

What distinguishes the leadership of Kamla Persad Bissessar from Rowley 1.     Vision for the nation: Prosperity for All vs Prosperity for a selected few 2.     Heart for the children of our nation:  Children’s Life Fund, Laptops for Children entering secondary school...
Posted On 13 Jun 2014
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