Why tarnish a good gesture

The Editor: I have listened to all sorts of debate as to the Christmas greetings by the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, and I have realised that a lot of the times we end up in a situation where you are damned if you do and damned if you don’t. I’m a Christian, and the...
Posted On 06 Jan 2015
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Dr Rowley has plenty explaining to do

In his 2015 New Year’s message, Opposition Leader Keith Rowley quite rightly stresses the need for the electorate to make the right decision in this election year. Without a doubt we had all hoped that this Partnership Government could have avoided some of their missteps. Still,...
Posted On 04 Jan 2015
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PNM can learn much from PM

THE EDITOR: A NACTA poll conducted earlier this month once again had Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar ahead of the rest. The poll showed that the PM was considered a greater uniter of people than Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley and I have to say I’m not the least bit...
Posted On 03 Jan 2015
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Thanks, PM, for your love, care

THE EDITOR: Open letter to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar. Eileen Freeman once wrote, “It isn’t the size of the gift that matters, but the size of the heart that gives it.” I openly say thank you for your tokens of love this Christmas, from the billboards that made me...
Posted On 02 Jan 2015
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Thanks, PM, for temporary road

THE EDITOR: On behalf of the residents of Mayaro and environs I offer my heartfelt thanks to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar for the new temporary Manzanilla-Mayaro Road. Over the recent weeks residents have had to use alternative routes that were very time-consuming and...
Posted On 30 Dec 2014
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PP deserves a second term

THE EDITOR: In 2010 when the PP Government came into power, the critics claimed it could not last six months. But it lasted four years and is set to finish its full five years in style with two new highways, one to Point Fortin and one through Caroni to Piarco. Every right...
Posted On 28 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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Home for the Holidays

Congratulations and a hearty welcome home to the two hundred plus recipients of new HDC homes! The Honourable Housing and Urban Development Minister Dr. Roodal Moonilal recently presented elated individuals with keys to their very own houses in La Horquetta, no doubt filling them...
Posted On 13 Dec 2014
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Worth the wait

I had never been to an MP’s office always believing its an exercise in futility; an exercise my debasement, believing that MPs enjoy having people grovel before them as of slaves before Emperors. Last Tuesday, however, I accompanied a friend to Dr. Moonilal’s office...
Posted On 12 Dec 2014
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Hassle free drive to Debe market

Driving to Debe market from the North yesterday was a breeze. Reaching the Golconda area in transit to Debe reminded me of driving in the US, the highway was well constructed. I did not see any broken areas as reported by the PNM’s radio talk show. Returning with market...
Posted On 12 Dec 2014
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