Like many—dare I say most—citizens of this rock, I, too, am fed up. Fed up of the illiteracy which poses and passes for governance; fed up of the sorry excuses with which citizens are provided; fed up of excuses parroted as reasons for their massive and collective incompetence. I am …Read More »
Dear Editor: Westmoorings barrier betrays spiralling security concerns across socio-economic strata
A video of a young man removing a barrier strategically placed across the road in a community somewhere in west Trinidad raised some serious concerns. Initially he was thought to be villain. It turns out that the barriers were illegally placed across the roadways. It also became apparent that the …Read More »
Street Vibes: “Rebuild T&T” can go to hell; this is about human rights, not gay rights
It is amazing how a group of “religious leaders” can scramble together in such a frenzy to deny a smaller group of persons their basic human rights—all with the general understanding that their respective gods are loving and caring and created humankind in his image, subsequently giving them free will. …Read More »
Street Vibes: Meet me on the pavement! Rowley points way to meaningful education for all
Since returning from my three-month sabbatical, I have been finding life on this rock we call home to be a real struggle. I have tried my best to refrain from commenting on the numerous instances of outrageous, silly behaviour and criminal acts in the news, be it on social or …Read More »
STREET VIBES: God is not Trini and doesn’t condone recklessness; stop building in flood-prone areas!
Now that Bret has blown over, many of us breathe a sigh of relief. We can take a deep breath as we crawl from the confines of our dry, safety zones to engage in the post mortem analysis of what to some was a storm in a teacup. Others are …Read More »
STREET VIBES: Violence and videos; why MoE continues to struggle with unruly students
Recently, a series of videos have been making the rounds showing young people in school uniforms, many of them young ladies, engaged in fights. One fight is hardly out of our minds before another imprints itself on it, complementing—if that is the appropriate word—the repugnant images of girls kicking, punching, …Read More »
STREET VIBES: With PNM in charge, when Shamfa roams, T&T taxpayers pay
For the record, I’m no telecommunications expert. That said, we learned of a government minister who racked up a phone bill to the tune of $59,059 in a matter of four days, from 29 January to 3 February. In her attempt to justify the wanton expenditure, we were informed that …Read More »
STREET VIBE: T&T still toting over ‘water for all’ promise; Hinds and WASA are no help
I recall some of the many fights I got into as a child growing up in the early 1960s in what was once considered “the country.” Many of these fights occurred near the “standpipe” where we fought over whose turn it was to full our buckets and pitch-oil tins. Those …Read More »
STREET VIBE: If TTPS can’t protect their own info, how can we trust them with our lives?
There’s an old joke about when one discovers he or she is riding a dead horse, and the general consensus is to dismount. However, when dealing with the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) and the same scenario presents itself, a number of strategies are employed. They include—but are not …Read More »
STREET VIBE: Being infected with HIV by your own Gov’t adds to T&T’s litany of woes
“All blood must be tested to determine at least ‘type’ and, one would expect, for other possible infections, including hepatitis, sickle cell, etc. “Clearly this is not the case with the blood bank in T&T. This explains how not one, but several persons, have become infected with transfusions. What is …Read More »
STREET VIBE: Roget’s retarded, regrettable error; irresponsible to give BP red card
“The mere decision by BPTT to have their platform built probably some place in Texas speaks volumes about our work ethic. “It will eventually drive business away from this land, where parasitic unions and their leaders still dress up in comrade uniform to hold the nation hostage with their unreasonable …Read More »
STREET VIBE: Doh get tie up! All ah we is guana family as far as the police is concerned!
“Unfortunately, the issue of the dying iguanas is symptomatic of the challenges we face in society. It matters little if the issue is one involving iguanas or non-functional CT scanners, which are merely symptomatic of our dysfunctional health care system, where billions are being spent: crime and gang warfare, bullying …Read More »