Most formidable display of a PM in T&T

The actions of Prime Minister Persad-Bissessar in seeking and obtaining the resignations of AG Ramlogan and Minister Griffiths have been perhaps the most formidable display of a PM in independent Trinidad and Tobago. Never before in our young nation’s history has such iron been...
Posted On 04 Feb 2015
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Leadership – Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar vs Opposition Leader Keith Rowley

By Capil Bissoon Rowley: “Those who are accused take steps and go to any bounds to escape the consequences of their actions. The prime minister is guilty of dereliction of duty, of obfuscation, and she stands accused of consistently hiding and defending wrong doing in her...
Posted On 03 Feb 2015
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Stakeholder groups stand with PM

By Capil Bissoon Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar walked the talk last week on the promise of consultation, and met with leaders of the business community, stakeholders in the energy sector and 17 trade unions, including the Public Services Association (PSA), which...
Posted On 30 Jan 2015
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Rambharat shows lack of commitment

By Capil Bissoon Clarence Rambharat showed his true People’s National Movement (PNM) colours last week when he told the people of Mayaro he would wash his hands of Trinidad and Tobago if the country returns the People’s Partnership Government to office in the general election...
Posted On 19 Jan 2015
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On top of her game

By Capil Bissoon The more I reflect on the Prime Minister’s address to the nation last Thursday on the state of the economy, the more I remain convinced that she is at the top of her game and a leader for these times. I am not unmindful of the usual chorus that her speech lacked...
Posted On 13 Jan 2015
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Time for some reality checking

By Capil Bissoon Last week’s column “The art of political distraction” reinforces my belief that we must always be on guard when those who understand how to manipulate information can easily change the national conversation. The continuing mantra from the People’s National...
Posted On 05 Jan 2015
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The art of political distraction

By Capil Bissoon The People’s National Movement has perfected the art of political distraction and during this Christmas season demonstrated how easily it is to change the national conversation. The party and one of its deputy leaders were feeling intense political heat over...
Posted On 29 Dec 2014
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Ramnarine’s high points

By David Renwick With only two Energy Insiders left for the year, it is fitting to devote this one to the achievements of our Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs, Kevin Ramnarine, during the course of 2014 and, next week, to look ahead to what he needs to accomplish in the six...
Posted On 26 Dec 2014
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Thank You, Suruj

By: PROFESSOR RAMESH DEOSARAN Sunday, December 14 2014 Thank. A simple word, more spoken than practised, it carries vital civic and moral obligations. It simply means “to express gratitude.” (tautological, but so described in Concise Oxford). The official opening by Prime...
Posted On 14 Dec 2014
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Roget’s hundred man march

By Capil Bissoon It was supposed to rival the “million man” march of yesteryear but it could not reach the numbers of even a small sized carnival band. This was the best that Ancel Roget, the People’s National Movement (PNM) and their friends could muster in their failed campaign...
Posted On 08 Dec 2014
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