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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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Noble: How exactly does Devant’s release of Rowley’s numbers lead to good governance?

Civility allows us to disagree without disrespect. It facilitates social interaction which enables us to look past our preconceptions and arrive at better solutions. In political discussions we provide information to persuade action. Unfortunately, some contributors seek to troll perceived adversaries; and personal attacks sometimes prove counterproductive, as they demotivate …

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Dear Editor: Religious and feminist factions competing to provide sex education—both are wrong

“The Family Planning Association in its own statement on the issue admits that Comprehensive Sex Education covers ‘the same topics as sex education but it also includes issues such as relationships, attitudes towards sexuality, sexual roles, gender relations and the social pressures to be sexually active’. “But why should education …

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