Letters to the Editor – Wired868 https://wired868.com Wired868 for smart sport news and satire Wed, 04 Apr 2018 21:27:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 Fixin T&T: Rowley must remove Darryl pending investigation of sexual harassment claims https://wired868.com/2018/04/02/fixin-tt-rowley-must-remove-darryl-pending-investigation-of-sexual-harassment-claims/ https://wired868.com/2018/04/02/fixin-tt-rowley-must-remove-darryl-pending-investigation-of-sexual-harassment-claims/#comments Mon, 02 Apr 2018 20:38:07 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=46883 “On the heels of the disappointing hands-off approach taken in the matter of the sexual harassment allegations levelled against Government-appointed Angostura Chairman Dr Rolph Balgobin, Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi and Minister Stuart Young have sought to robustly though ill-advisedly justify the alleged use of public funds to settle a matter in which there is a …

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Francesca, Rampersad and Lyndersay appointed to MATT Cybercrime Bill steering committee  https://wired868.com/2018/03/25/francesca-rampersad-and-lyndersay-appointed-to-matt-cybercrime-bill-steering-committee/ https://wired868.com/2018/03/25/francesca-rampersad-and-lyndersay-appointed-to-matt-cybercrime-bill-steering-committee/#comments Sun, 25 Mar 2018 14:36:20 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=46673 The following media statement by the Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) on the proposed Cybercrime Bill was issued on Saturday 24 March, 2018: Today the Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago appointed a steering committee to address deep concerns regarding upcoming Cybercrime legislation which has the potential to affect the work of journalists …

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Dear Editor: A veteran media worker points to alleged abuses of power by Fourth Estate https://wired868.com/2018/03/24/dear-editor-a-veteran-newsman-points-to-how-the-media-abuses-its-power-as-impartial-watchdog/ https://wired868.com/2018/03/24/dear-editor-a-veteran-newsman-points-to-how-the-media-abuses-its-power-as-impartial-watchdog/#comments Sat, 24 Mar 2018 04:41:02 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=46575 “One late September weekend in 2017, a local TV news anchor ‘switched gears’ to a packaged story about a central Trinidad resident, whose home had been ‘ravaged’ by flooding, never mind he and his family were still living in it. The camera showed scenes of damage as the voice of the homeowner blamed the government for not …

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Dear Editor: Do stats confirm domestic violence ‘epidemic’? Baldeosingh examines https://wired868.com/2018/03/19/dear-editor-do-stats-confirm-domestic-violence-epidemic-baldeosingh-examines/ https://wired868.com/2018/03/19/dear-editor-do-stats-confirm-domestic-violence-epidemic-baldeosingh-examines/#comments Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:24:08 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=46454 “The police get more than 1,800 domestic violence reports annually and about 1,300 of these involve physical violence. This works out to an average of 25 per day. This means that, if the mandate being demanded by activists is met, at least 50 police officers will be expending at least 100 man-hours every day on …

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Dear Editor: Enough! Time for Arima to walk the talk and stop criminals in their tracks https://wired868.com/2018/03/16/dear-editor-enough-time-arima-walk-talk-stop-criminals-tracks/ https://wired868.com/2018/03/16/dear-editor-enough-time-arima-walk-talk-stop-criminals-tracks/#comments Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:15:31 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=46369 “The anti-violence walk has now been transformed into the more positive ‘Arima Walk for Peace’ and the timeliness of the call to Arima people to join with us—this hits a raw nerve—will be seen tomorrow when we expect to actively involve many hundreds of ordinary, decent, hard-working people in a non-political, non-sectarian walk to express …

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Dear Editor: That’s rubbish! How emotion rules and facts get short shrift in T&T https://wired868.com/2018/03/15/dear-editor-thats-rubbish-emotion-rules-facts-get-short-shrift-tt/ https://wired868.com/2018/03/15/dear-editor-thats-rubbish-emotion-rules-facts-get-short-shrift-tt/#comments Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:56:54 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=46334 “A Chief Justice… ‘with a pattern of breaking rules.’ Like a Rott on a roti, a lot of people, I expect, will jump on that phrase. Why? Well, about half will merely see another example of a successful black man being persecuted. Not all 50% but a substantial proportion of that remainder is likely to get …

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Francis Fashions: We had to fire them; employees “agreed” to work extra hour and then reneged https://wired868.com/2018/03/13/francis-fashions-fire-employees-agreed-work-extra-hour-reneged/ https://wired868.com/2018/03/13/francis-fashions-fire-employees-agreed-work-extra-hour-reneged/#comments Wed, 14 Mar 2018 01:02:01 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=46304 “By memorandum date January 2nd 2018, the workers were informed that they will be required to work for an extra hour from Monday to Thursday each week till further notice to clear up a backlog of containers which had been received by the company. “The workers signed acknowledging receipt of the said memorandum and having …

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Dear Editor: Open Letter to Sean Hadeed; NWU accuses Francis Fashions of violating international labour laws https://wired868.com/2018/03/13/dear-editor-open-letter-sean-hadeed-nwu-accuses-francis-fashions-violating-international-labour-laws/ https://wired868.com/2018/03/13/dear-editor-open-letter-sean-hadeed-nwu-accuses-francis-fashions-violating-international-labour-laws/#comments Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:47:27 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=46295 “Article 3.1 [of the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Convention]: ‘For the purposes of this Convention the term forced or compulsory labour shall mean all work or service which is exacted from any person under the menace of any penalty and for which the said person has not offered himself voluntarily’. “You can’t force people to …

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Dear Editor: Anti-Gang Bill no panacea for crime; change of culture of Police Service needed https://wired868.com/2018/03/13/dear-editor-anti-gang-bill-no-panacea-crime-change-culture-police-service-needed/ https://wired868.com/2018/03/13/dear-editor-anti-gang-bill-no-panacea-crime-change-culture-police-service-needed/#comments Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:53:55 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=46000 “The Anti-Gang Bill, sunset clause or not, suffers from the same ills as every other piece of legislation in Trinidad and Tobago: to be effective, it must be enforced! For enforcement to take place, the Police Service needs to do a better job, a much, much better job. To ascertain proof beyond reasonable doubt, one …

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Baldeosingh: T&T’s gender pay gap is situated on “a farrago of fake facts” https://wired868.com/2018/03/09/baldeosingh-tts-gender-pay-gap-situated-farrago-fake-facts/ https://wired868.com/2018/03/09/baldeosingh-tts-gender-pay-gap-situated-farrago-fake-facts/#comments Fri, 09 Mar 2018 18:13:26 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=46200 “The average male wage in 2008 (the last Labour Force Report) was TT$4,640 a month and the female was TT$3,758. Among male officials and managers, the mean salary was just over TT$8,000 a month, while women earned TT$5,000. Among male professionals, the mean monthly salary was over TT$11,500 whereas for females it was just under …

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Dear Editor: Requiem for my murdered sisters on International Women’s Day https://wired868.com/2018/03/08/dear-editor-requiem-murdered-sisters-international-womens-day/ https://wired868.com/2018/03/08/dear-editor-requiem-murdered-sisters-international-womens-day/#comments Fri, 09 Mar 2018 02:32:47 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=46163 “I have no good wishes or aspirational sentiments. I’m not checking milestones women have achieved or the records we have smashed. (…) I am preoccupied by our extinction at the hands of our men—our husbands, partners, baby fathers, lovers. “Who can celebrate on Women’s Day when there is so much murder? Fifteen women have been …

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NWU blasts Francis Fashions for allegedly sacking 25 workers after four months without overtime pay https://wired868.com/2018/03/08/nwu-blasts-francis-fashions-allegedly-sacking-25-workers-four-months-without-overtime-pay/ https://wired868.com/2018/03/08/nwu-blasts-francis-fashions-allegedly-sacking-25-workers-four-months-without-overtime-pay/#comments Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:56:39 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=46127 “On Monday 5 March, workers informed their supervisor that they wanted to leave at the stipulated knock-off time—which is their right—and were told that they could do what they wanted. “On Tuesday 6 March, when workers reported for work, they were prevented from entering the compound and were, in fact, locked out. There was a …

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