Should Gordon and Rowley stay?

Household detergents sell because ads say they kill germs. Yet, under a microscope, all newly-washed cutlery would be seen to teem with deadly bacteria. Both Rowley and Gordon have tried to sanitize their moonlight liaison. On careful scrutiny however, the whitewash hasn’t...
Posted On 24 Jun 2013
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The rule of “integrity”

While politics may have a moral of its own, the office holders within the Integrity Commission don’t.  There are principles governing this commission and the way that they should operate. The mere fact that this is the “Integrity” commission implies that at no point in time...
Posted On 24 Jun 2013
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And Rowley marches on strongly!

One of these days the PNM’s rank and file will rise up against the Quixotic leadership of Dr Keith Rowley. With no Julian Pena around and Ysenia Gonzalez unable to foresee her own predicaments, only Father Time could identify the precise moment…but my arthritic joints...
Posted On 19 Jun 2013
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Well done AG and Mr. Imbert

For the first time in this Parliament, the government and the opposition agreed to work hand in hand for the good governance of the people. Mr. Imbert who led the opposition in the debate for the dangerous dogs bill supported the bill and decided that both the government and the...
Posted On 19 Jun 2013
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Talk AG, talk

THE EDITOR: A sprinkling of persons seems to think Attorney General, Anand Ramlogan, is officially too vocal. They claim, a general cannot be on the frontline, so they prefer he be aloof, quietly giving legal advice to the Cabinet, if needed. I disagree. One: Every AG is a...
Posted On 19 Jun 2013
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No end to Caroni matter

THE EDITOR: Former workers of Caroni (1975) Limited like myself have been waiting too long on the housing lots offered to us in the VSEP packages. Last year, only a fraction received theirs but what about the thousands more who are still waiting? Almost a decade has passed and...
Posted On 16 Jun 2013
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PTSC Web site, customer care need upgrade

I am a regular PTSC customer, utilising their services mainly within the East-West Corridor. Observing the regularity of some of their services, I decided to find information on alternative routes. Hearing that PTSC has a Web site, I decided to log on to the URL www.ptsc.co.tt to...
Posted On 15 Jun 2013
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Access to the Integrity Commission by backdoor

To The Editor, Swiftly following his disturbing “backdoor penetration” disclosure, Dr Rowley produces another humdinger—his hush-hush meeting with Integrity Commission Chairman, Ken Gordon, to learn whether the IC was investigating emailgate. The powwow was at Mr...
Posted On 14 Jun 2013
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Leaders have taken us down path of shame

The former People’s National Movement (PNM) parliamentarian Rennie Dumas was found guilty of assault and fined by the courts. Donna Cox, current MP for Laventille East/Morvant, is alleged to have slapped PNM San Juan/Laventille councillor Kwesi Antoine some months ago. Opposition...
Posted On 13 Jun 2013
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Rid us of this blight, permanently!

Dear Editor: When I was young child, I would always recall my late grandmother talking about a “grah”. This is a word with Indian origins, and is usually used when people are experiencing periods of hard times. “Like you going through a grah” was often...
Posted On 13 Jun 2013
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