LMCS Limited: ‘[…] At all material times, we were prevented from executing this rescue by Paria and the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard. We were not given the chance to save the lives of our employees…’ Paria Fuel: ‘[…] With respect to the allegation that Paria was uncooperative during the …Read More »
Dear Editor: Opposition Leader, not T&T citizens, must be ashamed; Kamla must apologise
“[…] The refugee crisis in Venezuela was not spawned by any government in T&T, either past or present. We are the victims of geo-politics… The shame is not on our country, but on those politicians and so-called validating elites/professionals […] who are willing to be pawns of a bully to …Read More »
Dear Editor: Murder?! Not even the Venezuelan authorities went as far as T&T’s Opposition Leader
“[…] It is no secret that the officers in the Coast Guard are traumatised by the continued accusations from her and the other Opposition members who have already found them guilty of the most heinous crime: MURDER—without the completion of an official investigation. “What is even more significant is the …Read More »
Dear Editor: Kamla dragging T&T through the mud; whose interest is former PM serving?!
“[…] Kamla Persad-Bissessar gleefully opines that T&T faces immense embarrassment and scrutiny from news media and international agencies over the horrific death of a migrant baby… How pathetic! “[…] The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and the editor of the Express can defend themselves from the false narratives proffered …Read More »
Dear Editor: Persad-Bissessar’s Coast Guard accusations were reckless and disgraceful!
“[…] Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar is a former prime minister of T&T, an experienced politician, an aspirant for the office of prime minister, and a senior member of the legal profession in T&T. “Yet she has convicted, without a trial, the officer of the Coast Guard who fired the shot that …Read More »
‘If thy right hand offendeth, pluck it out!’ Griffith in damage control after Express exposé
Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith responded promptly to allegations against his ‘right hand man’ and head of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) Legal Unit, Christian Chandler, today by immediately informing the public that the latter employee had ‘proceeded on leave’. And by ‘promptly’ we don’t mean as soon …Read More »
Dr Rowley: Traffickers, imps and do-gooders criminally liable for illegal Venezuelan migrants!
“[…] We advise all, including local do-gooders and the international press and agencies, to cease and desist from encouraging and exposing ordinary Venezuelans to risk their lives in the waters between our two nations. “It might appear to some to be a short journey but these waters are very dangerous…” …Read More »
Demming: Government repeating mistakes with procurement
I grew up hearing an anecdote that the late former member of parliament for Diego Martin West, Johnny O’Halloran, and a contingent went to Venezuela to negotiate the purchase of a boat, and the only member of the contingent who could translate Spanish into English was the cook. So, the …Read More »
Raffique Shah: ‘Black power’ and Indians; when flowering racial unity sparked a revolution
The following column was written by Raffique Shah on 9 June 2000: IN 1970, I was the only Indian officer in the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment. I was also the youngest officer, having graduated from Sandhurst in July 1966, some four months after I had turned 20. When I returned …Read More »
Gilkes: Thank god Raffique was a dreamer; Commissioner missed the 1970 elephant—clean
The letter penned by the Commissioner of Police condemning the valorising of the army mutineers of 1970 brought to the surface several important issues. One such issue is the fact that, even in tiny countries like this one, it is entirely possible to live in an insulated space with little …Read More »
Master’s Voice: Independence or in dependence? Sledgehammer diplomacy on we birthday
I was once told that I have the diplomacy of a sledgehammer. It was during an online discussion on religion and I was simply presenting the facts as is, with my interpretations; and with the attitude that, if it offends your religious sensibilities, well, hard luck! Get over it! I …Read More »