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Last week the Port-of-Spain City Council moved to implement a clever proposal at least two years old to make Queen St pay tribute to 1977 Miss Universe “Penny” Commissiong. Clever in that the street would now be “Queen Janelle Commissiong St.”

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The introduction of body cameras for the police is a step in the right direction. However, as a recent incident in the United States illustrates, we should not get too carried away that this measure would necessarily enable us to identify cops whose behaviour is less than desirable.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

I don’t dislike milk. I dislike the quantity of milk people take. I dislike the advertising that goes on. I dislike the effects of milk on my patients. But I don’t dislike milk. Milk is all right. Except, over the years something magical has happened to cow’s milk.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

What the Caribbean region needs is so simple: rapid, reliable mobility at reasonable rates. What makes it so difficult? It is almost as short and simple to explain. There are two players; the aviation industry and the governments. The aviation industry is not really the problem.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

“O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?” Few lines are as recognisable as this one taken from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (Act 2, Scene 2); the immortal tale of two “star-cross’d” lovers whose young lives come to a tragic end.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

In the aftermath of the talks between the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition, what has emerged is that the Government is having consultations for a legislative fix to the problems associated with the fallout from the Marcia Ayers-Caesar fiasco.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Fundamental disagreement on the means to resolve the immediate problem of how to allow 53 people facing the Magistrates’ Court to “get justice”, effective and speedy, characterised the meeting between the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

“Stasis” is defined as a state or condition in which things do not change, move or progress.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

She may have been low profile, post (second) Ministerial dismissal recently, but PNM MP Marlene McDonald’s back “in the political saddle” in other areas.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

As a former Deputy Director of Education/Head of Quality Assurance in a London Borough, my observation is that if we are committed to excellence in teaching and learning, then our education system needs to be restructured.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The thought of bringing children into this de­praved world used to give me pause. Three years of working in non-profits to support victims of sex crimes placed ten thousand nightmares into my mind’s eye. I have learned to eliminate that fear by fighting to make a difference.

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