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US Embassy ‘deeply concerned’ by T&T’s stance on Venezuela; Caricom re-affirms non-intervention

“Democracy and prosperity require tough choices…” The following release on Trinidad and Tobago’s recognition of Venezuela president Nicolás Maduro’s government was issued by US Ambassador Joseph Mondello: Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaidó and the democratically elected National Assembly have the full recognition and resolute support of the United States of …

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Dear Editor: President Weekes’ ‘education’ overhaul is too vague to threaten status quo

“Everyone seems to be in agreement with president [Paula Mae] Weekes’ [call to overhaul our education system], which isn’t surprising for two reasons: she’s the President; and she offered no concrete examples of what an overhaul would constitute. “This vagueness allows anyone to agree to an overhaul, according to whatever …

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Baldeosingh: ‘Capitalism and Slavery’ and history lessons won’t help blacks; deal with their dependency syndrome

“The problems bedevilling the Afro-Trinidadian community have nothing to do with ignorance of history or their ‘true’ African identity. “Rather, these issues arise from a dependency syndrome created by government make-work, a low marriage rate, and the devaluation of ideas—which underlie the progress of all advanced societies and groups, such …

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Sinanan admits ‘some depletion’ in stock of inspection books but calls criticism ‘bizarre, unfortunate and misplaced’

“The depletion of inspection books yesterday is not the cause [of the current licensing confusion]. The incontrovertible fact is that citizens have failed to utilise the five month period granted to them to become compliant with the law. “[…] The Ministry acknowledges that the rush to have vehicles inspected did …

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