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Daly Bread: Salmon letters, red and yellow ducks; how shaky defences of public officials hurts T&T

Last Sunday, I was examining the two legal processes to which MP Darryl Smith has been subject because the public is confused why these processes have revealed so little about the alleged sexual harassment. The industrial court proceedings were cloaked by a non-disclosure agreement signed by the employee who claimed …

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Daly Bread: Will the Smith ship sink? What went wrong with the Darryl Smith sexual harassment investigation?

The public is thoroughly confused by the torrent of words wetting us down about Darryl Smith, member of parliament for Diego Martin Central, a safe PNM seat. What are the issues and what were the roles of the various high persons who had conduct of the main issue? The main …

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Daly Bread: A powerhouse Saturday; paying tribute to a weekend of cultural wonder

We have already entered what is clearly going to be the silliest of the silly season of election time. The silliness always has the potential to become deadly. Its near-disastrous level is the result of currently having an opposition that has a mountain to climb to regain public trust and …

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Daly Bread: Dante’s Inferno: Eggnog at St Ann’s, Bantu knots and Akiel Chambers

It was a surprise and perhaps something of a mark of appreciation that Noble Philip reminded readers of what I said in 2000, while I was in the Senate, about the shameful conditions at the St Ann’s Psychiatric Hospital. Insightful commentator that he is, Noble Philip lamented our lack of …

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Daly Bread: Asking answers; mall crime, decommissioning St Ann’s Hospital and wrecker audit

Mall Panic screamed this newspaper’s front page very shortly after my column on malls becoming hotspots. Next, an editorial, acknowledged what its editors and commentators already knew: “Today, the failure to stem the tide of crime has made mall-shopping as vulnerable as shopping on the roadside.” The editorial linked crime to …

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Daly Bread: Our true potential in the creative industries; what gov’ts continue to miss in culture and tourism

In last Monday’s budget statement, there were glaring omissions common to the two brief statements relating to the creative industries and tourism respectively. The following is the sum total of what was said about the creative industries sector: “Carifesta XIV, hosted by Trinidad and Tobago, underscored the strides we have …

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