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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The matter of the controversy surrounding the Security Intelligence Agency (SIA) and the Strategic Services Agency (SSA) and the fallout consequent upon the appointment of a director of the SSA is but the most recent appointment in the public sector which has been made without...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Not for the first time, I heard a UWI political analyst assert (TV news item on January 24) that the UNC on its own has a majority in Parliament. This is an assertion that I have heard and read of from other political commentators/ columnists.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Public servants are using all kinds of protest action to demand higher salaries. If given their demands, would they perform to a satisfactory level? Would they go to work on time? Would they leave work on time? Would they take only their one-hour lunch break?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

This is an urgent public appeal to the leadership of the Congress of the People (COP), as well as any inter-party council which may exist, to immediately distance itself from comments made by the deputy political leader of the COP, Robert Mayers.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

It is difficult to defend the piano and Reshmi fiascos but it is equally difficult to argue that both reflect the Government as incompetent.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Parliament can proclaim the most drastic and expensive penalties for crimes. However, until criminals are speedily caught and pros- ecuted, these laws will remain useless as a deterrent.

Victor Jardine
Woodbrook, PoS

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I read where Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar had lost her cool when she was pressed to answer questions about the SIA appointment fiasco.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Open letter to Finance Minister Winston Dookeran: The National Workers’ Union (NWU) notes that in its zeal to implement failed neo-liberal economic policies, your Government has clearly signalled its intention to reduce the pensions of workers who are members of occupational...

Sunday, February 6, 2011

In the early 1960s, some young friends and I founded the Silhouettes Steelband in Petit Bourg, San Juan.

Monday, February 7, 2011

I have looked at local heavyweight boxer Kertson Manswell’s fight with Bermane Stiverne on January 27, which Manswell lost by TKO in the second round. Days after Manswell had the nerve to say he was not prepared and that if he was “that guy” would not have lasted one round with him and it would...

Monday, February 7, 2011

Open letter to Errol Mc Leod, Minister of Labour, Small and Micro Enterprise Development:

I refer to your recently announced proposal to deploy URP labour to private agricultural enterprises.

Monday, February 7, 2011

I am calling on the relevant authorities to please try to improve the situation at the Registration Office in Arima. For years residents of Arima and surrounding areas have had to undergo inconvenience and undue delay when applying for or renewing ID Cards.

Monday, February 7, 2011

The thrust of the police management is to transform the Police Service into a 2011 customer oriented organisation that is efficient and effective and which treats all customers in a streamlined, fair and consistent way. It is useful therefore to highlight a few areas of recent public concern and...

Monday, February 7, 2011

We publicly commend and thank the staffs of the Cumana and Toco Health Centres and the Casualty Department and Ward 5 of the Sangre Grande Hospital for the care and efficient attention given to my daughter, Katherine-Ann Pyke. She was bitten by a mapepire snake on December 21 and taken to the...

Monday, February 7, 2011

I recently came across an article by William Lucie-Smith (in another newspaper) headlined “How is Mr Dookeran Doing?” where he sought to “bat” for the embattled Minister of Finance.

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