“[…] I want to suggest that the ‘monkeypox’ virus, which seems to have us agog at the moment, originated in Parliament—for decades home to political baboons and chimps in our country. “Whatever the host, whether the strain is/has been PNM, UNC, COP, NAR or ONR, the infected behave the same …Read More »
Dear Editor: Griffith’s NTA swells the ranks of professional politicians; dare we give them rope?
“[…] Do I really need a cabinet? I guess I need a team to contest the elections. But after that, I will—as I attempted to do back then—tell all of them, and especially the minister of health and the minister of sports, how to run their affairs. “And my son …Read More »
Dear Editor: Prime Minister is feeling strain of bungled public sector vaccination drive
“[…] The Prime Minister was forced to concede defeat on his ‘mandatory/safe zones’ initiatives for the public sector. Not only was that completely bungled by his Attorney General-turned-Minister of Labour, recently turned Minister of Marine Affairs, but the labour movements called his bluff. “He now has to move his deadline …Read More »
Dear Editor: Why must oil-rich T&T still depend on Cuba for nurses? And imagine if Sea Lots had boat party?
“[…] We have been bringing health personnel from Cuba for almost two decades. Would that money have not been better invested in training and remunerating our own? “One imagines the human body in Cuba is essentially the same as ours. They have built an exemplary health system under an economic …Read More »
Dear Editor: How can New Zealand’s transgender weight lifter compete but not Semenya?
“[…] New Zealander weight lifter Laurel Hubbard, formerly Gavin, has been granted permission to compete as a female weightlifter. Laurel, formerly Gavin, is transgender who used to compete as a male but has satisfied the following criteria. “[…] The first opposition has come from ‘naturally-occurring females’. Quoting scientific research, they …Read More »
Dear Editor: Idi is right, T&T must do more to support overworked nurses in this perilous time
“[…] What many forget, what the mainstream media does not highlight, what the ‘jacket and tie’ crowd in the media briefings does not mention is this: that these front-line workers, exposed daily to the virus, leave to go home to their families exhausted after double-shifts sometimes. “Let us remember the …Read More »
Dear Editor: Imbert sees unions in disarray, now he’s going for the jugular of the working class
“[…] The media cites Minister of Finance Colm Imbert as saying that public sector trade unions won’t be able to meet with the government around the bargaining table because of the state of the economy. No time frame is given. “This immediately affects those public sector workers who are near …Read More »
Dear Editor: Indiscipline begins at the top, PM shouldn’t ‘pick on’ public servants
“[…] The late Gordon Draper, MP for Port of Spain North/St Ann’s West was given leave of absence for almost an entire Parliamentary term to pursue private business. MP Maxie Cuffie fell ill early in his Parliamentary term, was hospitalised for much of it, and suffered no loss of income. …Read More »
Dear Editor: “You MIGHT actually win something in this lifetime!” The Commonwealth games powerful people played
“The Express of Friday 23 March carried the following excerpt from Ato Boldon’s FB page: ‘If you worried as much about podiums as much as you do about unprovoked shots at younger teammates you MIGHT actually win something in this lifetime’. […] “For decades, Boldon has been a facilitator and …Read More »
Women PE teachers are the problem? Cameron and WICB should get with the programme
“The Physical Education curriculum, based at the Learning Resource Centre in McBean, Couva, has been headed by a woman and staffed heavily by women, generally trained teachers with years of experience teaching in schools. They are largely responsible for making Physical Education an examinable CXC subject and efforts to have …Read More »
Dear Editor: T&T citizens are now the “wretched of the earth”; cringed in denial at murder rate
“The carnage has become part of our lives just like potholes in the road, increased fuel prices, crime in the military and police service and deep-seated corruption in the Judiciary. “[…] Murder has now become the supreme expression of corruption in our culture.” The following Letter to the Editor on …Read More »
Dear Editor: Ignore misleading spasms of success; T&T sport is dead but here is how to save it…
“Yes, we won gold at the 4x400m at the last Worlds, our cricket team did a historic volte-face in the last Test match against England—setting all kinds of records in the process—and, with the help of an outstanding Cuban coach, we secured our second ever Olympic gold after 64 years …Read More »