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In the past week I remembered a scene from the popular Christmas comedy, Home Alone. In the first movie, which was undoubtedly the best of the series thus far, everyone was busy packing their stuff as they were about to travel on a Christmas trip. Little Kevin (the main star) is questioned by his sister as to why he was worried, after all, their mommy...

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Last Monday a daily newspaper reported that “Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young yesterday described former minister Devant Maharaj’s complaint about the proposed Sandals Beach Resort in Tobago to the Integrity Commission as unpatriotic and ‘even traitor-like’ from someone...

Sunday, September 17, 2017

An ignored and or insufficiently probed element of the Venezuelan crisis is the economy’s historic dependence on oil, and this to the detriment of the non-oil economy, especially the food-producing sector.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Round and round the political merry go round we go, aimlessly, while the country is in crisis. How can 41 MPs elected to represent the people of T&T, 31 appointed senators and the numerous political advisers not know or have any tangible ideas of how to run a country?

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The first time I made a speech about using robots to assist journalists at the Press Association (PA), I returned to our newsroom to discover that my colleagues had built an odd-looking robot out of cardboard boxes and put it in my seat….Happily, replacing me, or anyone else at PA, with some...

Saturday, September 16, 2017

She’d been among the first to arrive in Parliament yesterday, therefore PNM MP Marlene McDonald was fair game for UNC MP Rudy Indarsingh.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Today the World observes the International Day of Democracy. As we approach T&T’s Republic Day, let us reflect on what democracy means to us.

Friday, September 15, 2017

It’s been 196 years since Costa Rica obtained its independence, a long journey that has a common history with Trinidad and Tobago: we both have evolved from colonialism and our societies are now enriched by multiculturalism because of African and Indian diasporas, as well as people from other...

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The 2017-2018 Budget presentation is almost upon us. Further, it appears that the 2016-2017 Budget has resulted in a shortfall of some TT$8 billion.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Top-ranked, senior attorney at law Anand Ramlogan SC has been charged because head of the Police Complaints Authority, David West, says that he (Ramlogan) attempted, in essence, to prevent him from giving evidence in a case involving Dr Keith Rowley.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

There is no solace in saying I told you so, especially when Trinidad and Tobago continues along a path towards further economic decline.

This writer and others have suggested that the current structure of property tax could not facilitate early collection.

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