“Inadvertently, [Uber] has created just the type of opportunity for the thousands of ‘pirate taxi’ drivers and owners to forcefully make their case for regularisation and legalisation of the necessary public service that they have provided to our population for decades, and claim their right to earn an honest legal living …Read More »
Letter to the Editor: All are involved! Why we must act to save T&T from bloodshed
“[Wayne Chance] made the point that when, in a community, an individual loses relatives either: by police/criminal violence in spirals such as brother(s), uncle, cousin, when an individual rots in jail awaiting trial, when prison means perennial persecution instead of prosecution, and when one is cut off from family and …Read More »
Letter to Editor: Why Grant’s link of Rowley and TEDx is not an idea worth spreading
“TEDx Talks are about “ideas worth spreading”. The speaker is tasked with building an idea in the mind of the audience. “Did the Prime Minister do that? The jury is still out…” The following Letter to the Editor on columnist Lennox Grant’s criticism of a speech by Prime Minister Dr …Read More »
Letter to Editor: Let’s talk sex, child marriage and T&T’s sexually charged society
“The current debate on child marriages has been a morose, crass exchange of rebuttals over the right to grant the child the opportunity to marry or not marry along a subjective morally defined age range—vis a vis a grant of the right to let them know when to lust, love …Read More »
Hindu Women: UNC misleading public; We have NOT changed stance on child weddings!
“The Hindu Women’s Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago reiterates its call for the age of 18 to be established as the legal age of consent to marry with provisions for 16-18 year olds under strict checks and balances as outlined further below. “In so doing, we seek to correct the …Read More »
Letter to Editor: Demming explains why Petrotrin’s PR thrust has bombed
“If John Public reads your advertisement, they know you’re trying to sell your story and is sceptical about your message. On the other hand when someone reads a third-party article or views coverage on TV, they view it differently and are likely to pay some attention to your message.” In the …Read More »
Letter to the editor: Stale noose! Murder rate needs objective solutions not raw emotion
The following Letter to the Editor on the emotive response to the murder of Shannon Banfield was submitted to Wired868 by Kenna Clarke: “Bring back the noose!” is the sentiment expressed by many following the murder of Shannon Banfield. Her tragic death shook us to our core. If a young and innocent …Read More »
A PNM lapse? What 2016 LGE results say about path to future electoral success
“Neither party can claim to have made the gains required for a genuine, meaningful victory. That would have required capturing the ILP’s—and, to a lesser extent, the COP’s—space. “Combined, the ILP/COP share amounted to 133,400 votes. The UNC gained some 58,900 votes, meaning that some 74,500 votes or 21% of …Read More »
Letter to the Editor: SEPOS evening tutors are owed two years salary from MoE!
“I did not want to have to take a loan from the bank but, the way things are going now, I have no choice but to do so and I have already approached a bank. “I’m going into my final semester next year, so I need all my money which …Read More »
Randy Glasgow: TTFA should follow PTSC’s lead and rehire Stephen Hart!
“Mr [Stephen] Hart, according to reports, is owed over TT$3,000,000 by the TTFA to cover the life of his contract. To bring in another coach, you will be paying Mr Hart and the new coach for the same period. “The national community and the TTFA Executive know fully well that …Read More »
Letter to Editor: Monthly contracts are turning MoE workers into modern-day slaves
“To date there are approximately 250 individuals whose three year contracts have come to an end and are now on monthly contracts. In fact this has been the situation for the last year and a half and relates to technical officers in various departments such as IT, Text books, Research, …Read More »
Letter to the Editor: Why our attitude to prisoners and YTC inmates is self-defeating
“What the view expressed by the talk show host reflects is the right-wing approach that says we must: “lock up dey ar** and throw away de key.” And upon eventual release what have we created? “Those who imagine that these young men and women at the corresponding facility are ‘wotless’, …Read More »