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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

On May 25, 2018, while travelling on a PTSC bus from City Gate to West Mall on the Chaguaramas/ Carenage bus, which probably left City Gate late at 6.30 am as the buses don’t run on time—it’s hard to tell if it’s the 6 am or 6.30 am bus.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

“Politics based on race, ethnicity or religion is “low politics” and serves only to limit the potential of constituencies represented by such politicians and therefore, the nation as a whole.”

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Trinbagonians who relished the opportunity during their much anticipated visits to Britain to shop for the St Michael’s brand of quality clothing, lingerie, men’s wear, and pre-cooked food will be disappointed with the news that the flagship of high street retailing, the iconic Marks and Spenser...

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Like most citizens tired and frustrated with our paradigm of ineffective governance we wait with bated breath to see what an aspiring Mickela Panday and her group has to offer as we grasp for even a scintilla of truthful politics.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Calls for sexual harassment legislation have become more vociferous over past months. As well as the expected lobby from gender activists, all three newspapers have editorialised in favour of such a law and several leading citizens have expressed support as well.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

The demon of domestic violence seems to be getting a stronger hold on our nation. Last year we had over of 1,100 reported cases and so far for this year 100. Now do not forget these are reported cases.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

The eye which dares to peek at the debate on the controversial hijab row on social media is not to be greeted by a refreshing sight.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

There is an ongoing controversy on the ban of the OJT Muslim trainee-teacher for wearing a hijab headdress at a Maha Sabha Hindu school.

Nafisah Nakhid was told to remove her hijab in accordance with the school rules of the Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College, St Augustine, on Monday.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

With all due deference to the omnipotent leader of the Maha Sabha, I see it as a huge mistake to disallow the young Muslim OJT the right to wear her hijab when training at Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

When I passed the SEA, I had to make some adjustments to my mode of dress.

I had to wear shoes.

I had to wear a tie.

I leaked on my tie many a time because I was wearing it too long.

I had to have a proper haircut and beard.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College is a denominational school. It also receives funding from the State, for example, to pay all of its teachers’ salary and salary of some, if not all, of the administrative staff.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Following the mid-year economic review by the Minister of Finance, there is some speculation on whether the Government of Trinidad and Tobago now owns 51 per cent of Republic Bank. I thought the minister would have clarified this.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Now is the time to determine if there is a need for a third political force!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

This letter comes with the deepest of disappointment at the ongoing closure/inaccessibility of the Heritage research library section at the relatively new, impressive NALIS building on Abercromby Street, Port-of- Spain.

Monday, May 21, 2018

As I recalled in one of my previous letters, the Government decided to implement a plan to build a facility to house the homeless population. This information came from the Minister of Social Development.

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