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Letter: Zeal let the cat out the bag

February 25, 2017
Letter: Zeal let the cat out the bag Santino, come ‘ere, I think your brain’s going soft, “Never tell anybody outside the Family what you are thinking again” – Don Corleone said to Sonny in “The Godfather”. Good advice; alas, there was no “again”. As the Don spoke, Sonny was already as good as dead. You see, what is said is said.

Letter: The Sentinel: De Savary's cottages reappear as a project of the blue economy

February 25, 2017
Letter: The Sentinel: De Savary's cottages reappear as a project of the blue economy The (reading) public and others who have been following the workings of the Willie Redhead Foundation over the years, will recall the controversy during 2007 when it was discovered that a foreign real estate speculator intended to build cottages along the narrow strip of land between the lagoon...

Poets Corner: Circus

February 25, 2017
Poets Corner: Circus Deh rass start with the mandamus When the COMPOL took the courts for a circus For higher ups the system puts them first The Pinochet case is the ‘locos classicus’ That justice must seem to be done Or the people will create a ruckus They will see the judiciary for what it is ‘a circus’ Justice must not only be done...

Letter: Revelation

February 24, 2017
Letter: Revelation The recent calypso competition in Skinner Park, San Fernando 2017 was an eye opener. After listening to what can be deemed the mood on the ground, it became clear to me why we are in a mess. The apparent message was the very same people who complained about nepotism, cronyism and abuse of power...

Letter: Doubtful America will defend the Baltics against a Russian invasion

February 24, 2017
Letter: Doubtful America will defend the Baltics against a Russian invasion Ever since the new American president, Mr Trump, took office, several members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the long time western military buffer to Russia, have expressed serious doubts as to America’s full commitment to the Alliance. This is especially true of the three...

Letter: UWP exposed by the Sun

February 23, 2017
Letter: UWP exposed by the Sun Today’s headlines in the Sun newspaper “UWP: Unfulfilled Promises of Diplomatic Passports” was most revealing. This headline comes in the midst of the Lennox Linton and the United Workers Party (UWP) repeated allegations that the Roosevelt Skerrit administration is selling diplomatic passports...

Letter: Managing a recession

February 23, 2017
Letter: Managing a recession In the traditional modelling of the dynamics of an economy, two state variables play important roles; the aggregate supply capacity, which is the economic capability and capacity to provide goods and services, and the gross domestic product (GDP). The supply capacity change in, say...

Letter: The three keys to great governance

February 22, 2017
Letter: The three keys to great governance No matter where in the world one exists, there are fundamental foundation blocks to an orderly and prosperous society. The better the quality of these disciplines the better the quality of life. As they fail or deteriorate, so too our quality of life. Our recovery therefore is directly linked to our...

Letter: The flight at the airport at Argyle - an international flight or deception?

February 22, 2017
Letter: The flight at the airport at Argyle - an international flight or deception? When I wrote the article titled: After the hullabaloo at the Argyle International Airport – then what? I said: “Unfortunately for the wolf-criers, no reputable airline will ever land an aircraft owned by them that bears their company’s name and that is being operated by a crew that is within their employ...

Letter: From selective outrage, now directly, is Father Harvey a closet PNM?

February 21, 2017
Letter: From selective outrage, now directly, is Father Harvey a closet PNM? In my commentary “Selective Outrage” in the Trinidad Express of July 27, 2015, I wrote: “I am sure glad that Fr Clyde Harvey is not St Peter, the saint charged by many Christians as the one who stands at the pearly gates to determine who shall enter heaven and who will be turned away.

Letter: Trump jeopardizing national security

February 21, 2017
Letter: Trump jeopardizing national security As a former naval intelligence officer, I am concerned with the administration's adverse impact on our national security. It appears Trump campaign aides, including former Lt Gen. Michael Flynn, contacted Russian officials during the presidential election, and this might have compromised our...

Letter: A dangerous pathological liar

February 20, 2017
Letter: A dangerous pathological liar Kenneth Rijock published this on his blog, which is a malicious and dangerous fabrication. I never ever represented Leroy King in any extradition matter involving Stanford or the United States government. On reading the blog, the minister of foreign affairs messaged to express his surprise.

Letter: Mugged and robbed in the Turks and Caicos

February 20, 2017
Letter: Mugged and robbed in the Turks and Caicos My name is Tim Michalak and my wife Loreen was vacationing with three of her friends when she was pulled out of a van, dragged along the road and when her purse strap broke, was robbed of her possessions. She apparently only has superficial cuts, scrapes, and bruising. However the emotional effect...

Letter: Populism in Barbados?

February 18, 2017
Letter: Populism in Barbados? Dr Delisle Worrell, governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, appears to have run afoul of the other directors of that bank and the Barbados finance minister, Mr Chris Sinckler, who are calling for his resignation, if not, that he be fired. What seems to be Dr Worrell’s sin is his criticism, publicly, of Mr Sinckler’s...

Letter: Petition to kill the Bahamas 'Spy Bill'

February 18, 2017
Letter: Petition to kill the Bahamas 'Spy Bill' Please read and consider signing and sharing the petition below against the Bahamas government's dangerous and unconstitutional 'Spy Bill' (The Interception of Communications Bill, 2017) which, if passed, would allow the authorities to secretly access citizens' emails and listen to their telephone...

Letter: The print media's take on the opening of Argyle International Airport

February 17, 2017
Letter: The print media's take on the opening of Argyle International Airport The February 14, 2017, (Valentine’s Day) opening of Argyle International Airport (AIA) featuring the arrival of the same regional carriers that have always served E. T. Joshua International Airport at Arnos Vale, St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), plus up to four charters from New York...

Letter: Say no to race-based politics

February 17, 2017
Letter: Say no to race-based politics Race-based politics (RPB) has sunken its claws, not only here in Trinidad, but in nations very visible to us, and, indeed, globally. At a time of great difficulty, in the pangs of immense suffering, the death-call, people of African descent showed us, the Highway Reroute Movement, a love of immense...

Poets Corner: I took my black dress down today

February 17, 2017
Poets Corner: I took my black dress down today I took my black dress down today and lay it across the bed, I shined my shoes, dusted off my black broad brimmed hat, I took my black sunglasses out, the ones like the ones I bought you, The ones I bought you, to cover your blood shot, blackened, bruised and busted eyes, Then I put them back...

Letter: Dominica: Copley's mission of distortion and misinformation exposed

February 16, 2017
Letter: Dominica: Copley's mission of distortion and misinformation exposed Since the appearance of Kenneth Rijock and Gregory R Copley of Defense & Foreign Affairs, Dominica has become the target of a coordinated campaign of distortion and misinformation. Enough has been said of Rijock, it’s the role by Gregory R Copley, which intrigues me.  On 9th February...

Letter: OWTU must publish Petrotrin proposals

February 16, 2017
Letter: OWTU must publish Petrotrin proposals The Oilfields Workers Trade Union (OWTU) has submitted a proposal for the “restructuring” of Petrotrin to the Trinidad and Tobago government and, according to media reports, preliminary discussions with the government have been held on the proposal. The union has agreed to nominate two...

Letter: Defence and Foreign Affairs analysis: Fact or fake news?

February 15, 2017
Letter: Defence and Foreign Affairs analysis: Fact or fake news? A group or organization called Defence & Foreign Affairs published what is referred to as a special analysis on the alleged Dominica passport scandal and Iran sanctions. The author is Mr Gregory R Copley. I do not intend to respond to the speculation on the alleged sales of passports.

Poets Corner: Registration Law

February 15, 2017
Poets Corner: Registration Law There needs to be a correction We’ve been saying re-registration When in fact its registration Void of politicians We need to stop the procrastination Blaming cost is and over exaggeration COMMONERS has long given the solution Here’s how you fix immigration Everyone can get a ninety-day...

Letter: Why not just call it black entertainment month?

February 14, 2017
Letter: Why not just call it black entertainment month? Every year, in February, there is this celebration called "Black History Month" that is supposed to celebrate the accomplishments of the black race. However, when one looks at what is really being celebrated, it is not very hard to come to the conclusion that what is really being celebrated is the...

Letter: The politics of religion

February 14, 2017
Letter: The politics of religion The First Amendment to the US constitution says that people have a right to practice their religion freely. The Founding Fathers established this principle based on the religious persecutions that were occurring in Europe. The problem with America today is it is a country that attracts people of...

Letter: Why Roraima Airways? Lessons for Argyle airport

February 13, 2017
Letter: Why Roraima Airways? Lessons for Argyle airport Self-declared “Captain” Gerald “Gerry” Gouveia is the owner Roraima Airways, a tiny regional charter company flying out of Guyana with five small aircraft totaling 59 seats, with ambitions to make St Vincent Island (SVI) a Caribbean airline hub. To highlight this wish, he says he will use his ties...

Letter: Illicit drugs: Can Trinidad and Tobago ensure national security?

February 13, 2017
Letter: Illicit drugs: Can Trinidad and Tobago ensure national security? The illicit drug trade is a business with the objective of making money by those involved; it is part of our, Trinidad and Tobago's (T&T), economy. It is in three bits; the producers, the transportation section that takes the product to the major markets and the distribution/sales in those markets.

Letter: Nazim Burke or Peter David for prime minister of Grenada

February 11, 2017
Letter: Nazim Burke or Peter David for prime minister of Grenada February 7, 2017, saw Grenada celebrating its 43rd anniversary of Independence in a rather low key and uninspiring fashion. The two female TV presenters were very poor in their commentary. The absence of an assuring male voice was opportunity missed at a time when the nation is...

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