Flashback: The following interview was first published on 27 July 2015… Jamaat-al-Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr says that the country still does not know the real story of July 1990 but he is not yet ready to share it. What he does share is that it is the Jamaat’s attempts …Read More »
Dear Editor: Dangerous precedent for govt to seize Mahmud and Ayyub; so why the silence?
“[…] I consider it a very dangerous precedent that the Government can so easily take custody of people’s children. If the argument is that the boys need some sort of specialised care that the mother cannot provide, then why won’t they still placed with her and visited by relevant personnel?” …Read More »
Heartbreak! How state body’s irresponsible act threatened future of Mahmud, Ayyub and Felicia
“What was the point then of saying that the mother had not reported it, if not to paint her an indifferent and uncaring lout? “This of course was to set the stage for the follow-on narrative of: ‘why should the government care if the mother doesn’t’—and to deflect attention away …Read More »
MASTER’S VOICE: The genesis of the Syria/ISIS exodus; Gilkes cites verse and chapter
So once again we’ve made international news…And again for reasons we rather we didn’t make de people international news. I mean we crave foreign acknowledgement and validation, but not so, dred. Bright and early Thursday morning, I see on my newsfeed an Al Jazeera story exploring why tiny T&T have …Read More »
Trump spoke to Rowley on T&T’s terrorism links; US Embassy reveals “collaborative” plans
The United States Embassy revealed today that US Treasury economic crime advisor, John Murphy, is working with the Trinidad and Tobago Government, just days after US President Donald Trump’s phone call to local Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley. Murphy, according to the US Embassy, will help the Trinidad and Tobago …Read More »
Garvin Heerah talks Turkey: Aren’t foreign fighters a real threat to T&T?
Former National Operations Centre (NOC) executive director Garvin Heerah shares his concerns on the fate of the Trinidad and Tobago citizens detained in Turkey on suspicion of terrorist connections: “We’re becoming more effective at limiting travel,” warns an analyst with the Washington DC-based The Study of War on Terrorism, “but …Read More »
Fifty shades of khaki: Detectives pen romance novel, no Turkey for Dillon and Jihadi-bhai
Police, according to today’s Trinidad Guardian newspaper, are working on the theory that 30-year-old Larry Mohammed was killed yesterday morning because of a relationship he had with an unnamed married woman. Mohammed was found in the driver’s seat of his black Toyota Altis on Cemetery Street, Charlieville, around 1.30am with …Read More »
Is the Gov’t being soft on ISIS co-conspirators in T&T?
Are Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi and the Trinidad and Tobago Government making insufficient use of available legislation in tackle the home grown terrorism threat? Attorney Farid Scoon raises some points of concern in his Letter to the Editor: A Turkish newspaper reports that nine citizens of Trinidad and Tobago are …Read More »
Not every salaam speaks for Islam: A Muslim’s response to Kevin Baldeosingh
Alana Abdool takes a closer, sympathetic look at Kelvin Baldeosingh’s controversial Trinidad Guardian column in our Letters to the Editor page: Dear brothers and sisters in Islam, I have a confession to make. And a warning to sound. Truth be told, Kevin Baldeosingh said atheists and white people are offended …Read More »
Referendum rooted in fear; why Brexit won’t solve British working class problems
The referendum was never about Britain getting a raw deal in the European Union and wanting out so that it can prosper on its own. It wasn’t even about voting to stop the hordes of barbarian refugees at the gates of the castle, given its natural moats, the Channel, the …Read More »
Cop slays teen at illegal den, Facebook v France and other controversial stories
Campaigners for permitting policemen to take home their firearms would have pointed in glee at the newspapers this morning, as a would-be bandit was shot dead while trying to rob a group of gamblers in La Horquetta. Persons against arming off-duty policemen would feel just as justified by the same …Read More »
Oops: ISIS admits error, TTFA says blame someone else
Two much-maligned corporations—murderous, terrorist group ISIS and unaudited, incompetent and dictatorial local governing body, the TTFA—oversaw some calamitous decision-making recently that might have an impact on the immediate future of their respective organisations. Can you guess which body had the good sense to express regret? “And so after having discovered …Read More »