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Daly Bread: A basis for general election choices

At the end of last week’s column, I described the Opposition United National Congress (UNC) after the results of its recent internal election as “the Kamla Persad-Bissesar re-embedded UNC”. In the week since that column was written, factionalism has broken out in the UNC. The governing People’s National Movement (PNM), …

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Dr Farrell: Muddy Silk—why flawed process harms deserving recipients and even T&T society

“[…] The late Basdeo Panday told us that ‘politics has a morality of its own’. That characterisation is certainly true of the practice of politics, well-known for back-stabbing, lying, and hypocrisy, here and indeed everywhere. “[…] But surely there are some areas of national life which should remain uninfected, if …

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Dear Editor: Is Stand Your Ground legislation or tightened gun laws the better fit for T&T?

“[…] More recently, the Opposition Leader suggested that, should her party form the next government, all off-duty police and prison officers will be issued licensed firearms provided by the State.  There are an estimated 7,000 police officers and over 3,000 prison officers in the country. “Let us, therefore, be very …

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