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WITH 60 per cent of the island’s workforce employed by the Tobago House of Assembly (THA), Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles said this scenario has “a lot to do with how the economy has been structured over the years." Addressing a gathering at Friday’s Business Development Unit...
THE EDITOR: In the aftermath of recent floods, residents of Arima were terribly affected by the disruption in the water supply. Many may say that is understandable but an irregular and unreliable water supply has plagued burgesses for almost 40 years. Whenever there is heavy rainfall , the excuse...
LAVENTILLE West MP Fitzgerald Hinds yesterday said the community of Trou Macaque, Laventille has been traumatised by the recent killing of five people – including two boys aged 15 and 17 – in an encounter with police officers. At a house on October 25, police shot dead five men whom they claimed...
THE EDITOR: Be careful what you supporting. The TTPS has killed 35 people this year, so far. A police state? I’m not saying there aren’t criminals, but those in authority must beware that actions have consequences. As Isasha sings in his latest song, “Teach the youths them right...
THE EDITOR: The billionaire owner of the Sandals franchise is a clever man indeed. He can see trouble brewing regarding the proposed Sandals Tobago that he can do without. It is my personal, unsolicited, unpaid view that what must be dealt with is the fallacious idea that we (TT talking heads)...
REGINALD DUMAS THE following are excerpts from a Newsday article of mine of December 4, 2017. I wrote it just after violent disturbances in and around Beetham, and the public reactions to those disturbances. “We are past masters of the art of concentrating on effects, not on causes, and on...
SEAN DOUGLAS FITZGERALD Hinds, Laventille West MP, yesterday told Newsday he will not sit on the House of Representatives’ Privileges Committee during its deliberations on a complaint against Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal that involves Hinds. Last Friday in the House, Speaker Bridgid...
THREE Diego Martin men are in police custody after they were arrested for robbing a 50-year-old Cunupia man of his Nissan SUV on Saturday night. According to police, the owner of the vehicle was leaving Ginsu Supermarket along the Southern Main Road, Enterprise at around 10 pm, when he was...
OFFICERS of the Central Division are on the hunt for the owner of a gun used to shoot an 18-year-old Enterprise man on Saturday night. The teenager remained in critical condition. Police said contrary to earlier reports, they did not believe the teen shot himself, as the bullet entered his head...
QUOTING calypsonian Mighty Sparrow's lyrics, "Age is Just a Number," Curtis Thomas, 84, of Dow Village in South Oropouche on Sunday collected his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication from COSTAATT's Ken Gordon School of Journalism and Mass Communication. "I feel great, having achieved one...

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