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Daly Bread: Peewats and pharaohs; concerns over Paria secrecy and Venezuela geo-politics

Last week predictably began with more turbulence over the aftermath of the Petrotrin shut down and over one of the successor companies, Paria Fuel Trading Company Limited. Our governments have had marked communications deficits because there is too much attempted secrecy over the process attendant upon deals constantly being made …

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Dear Editor: Thema betrayal and Petrotrin collapse are furthering ‘corrosive effect of our trust deficit’

The Thema Williams judgment sits as one more example of corruption among those entrusted to dispassionately look after our best national interests. Brick by brick we dismantle the foundations of trust, essential to the proper functioning of our society. From 2009, when the first local polls tracked the public confidence …

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Dr Farrell: Taking Responsibility; why the Petrotrin disaster is a very Trini malaise that may be repeated

“So the logical question is: why don’t our governments fix the state enterprise governance system? The answer is partly because it sustains political patronage and corruption, partly because it buys off the trade unions, and partly because of inertia—fixing things that don’t appear to be broken simply isn’t worth the …

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