Trinidad must thank Kamla for exposing the fake oil scandal

As the news broke on Friday afternoon that the independent consultants hired by Petrotrin to investigate the allegations of “Fake oil” confirmed that these claims were true and Trinidad and Tobago had indeed been defrauded of hundreds of millions, many thought to...
Posted On 19 Nov 2017
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The PNM General Council’s double-standard is a farce

I note with interest the PNM’S political drama as the party portrays itself as defenders of decency and integrity. On Saturday, the PNM General Council suspended one of its long-standing members Harry Ragoonanan, who is facing corruption allegations over some buses. In a...
Posted On 17 Oct 2017
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Cool it Madame Speaker

Parliament reconvenes tomorrow Friday 8th September and I am calling on Speaker Bridget Anisette-George to “cool it” with her habit of inserting herself incessantly, intrusively and systematically in ongoing debates and doing so in a manner which some may see as not...
Posted On 07 Sep 2017
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Once again, the integrity of the Prime Minister is being challenged

In response to the contribution from Opposition MP Dr Roodal Moonilal, Keith Rowley vehemently denied his Administration had secured the services of any lobbyist in Washington. He is on record as saying, “Where did he (Moonilal) ever get that from, that the Government of Trinidad...
Posted On 06 Mar 2017
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Former AG Ramlogan responds to Mikela Panday

THE EDITOR Mickela Panday devoted half her Sunday Guardian column to criticizing me for leading the legal team that successfully challenged the constitutional validity of the Bail (Amendment) Act No 7 of 2015 which amended S 5 (5) of the Bail Act in the recent case of Justin...
Posted On 25 Oct 2016
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Will the Govt return HSF $$?

As the nation stands divided on the decision by Minister of Finance Colm Imbert to withdraw $2.5 billion from the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund (HSF), no doubt with the backing of the cabinet, I offer my perspective on the issue. The Opposition Leader correctly expressed the...
Posted On 07 Jun 2016
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PNM ‘good’ because UNC ‘bad’, ‘corrupt’

THE EDITOR: The present administration embarked upon a structured programme to regain control of the government. Since 2011, the PNM had been engaged in a political campaign to return that party to power. At the centre of its campaign, both then and even as it continues today, is...
Posted On 31 May 2016
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Shamfa in charge but can’t deal with Tourism

Dear Editor, I read in the Local newspaper with great consternation where Ms. Shamfa Cudjoe said she cannot be upstaged in reference to a question posed to her about the dismissal of the Chairman of TDC. However towards the end of the interview she gave some indication as to why...
Posted On 20 May 2016
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Kudos for Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Dear Editor: After attending the launch of Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s team for UNC Leadership, I am once again excited and ready to believe again. I have to admit that I was one of the many who allowed myself to be misled by the noise and misinformation of the general election...
Posted On 20 Nov 2015
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Be careful of PNM trickery

Dear Editor: I listened attentively to the PNMs manifesto launch to see what goodies they will offer me if they were to win the elections on September 7th. To be honest, these goodies are what always raise my hopes and expectations. The one that stood out to me the most was the...
Posted On 21 Aug 2015
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