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THE EDITOR: The PNM government has been using very sophisticated public relations tricks and devices to persuade the public of its morally upright position in issues on which ordinary people have been keenly focused. One such issue is the recent Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2018 which failed to...
THE EDITOR: Should the OWTU succeed in purchasing the Petrotrin refinery, the terms and conditions of employment will be vastly different. Salaries could never be the same as previously and there will be no yearly negotiations for increases. Big smile here. Resting and reflecting at regular...
THE EDITOR: On behalf of the motorists and the people in general of Indian Walk, Princes Town, I extend a sincere thank you to the Minister of Works and Transport for the repair work done to the landslip near Loney Road. Though it is one-lane traffic the situation is much more comfortable. We all...
THE RELEASE, by UNC activist and former government minister Devant Maharaj, of personal contact information linked to the Prime Minister has triggered condemnation from government officials and also debate over the appropriate bounds of political practice. Maharaj has defended his action by...
THE EDITOR: On December 6 I presented a paper on the death penalty in the English-speaking Caribbean at a hearing of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington DC as chair of the Greater Caribbean for Life, an independent not-for-profit organisation working towards the...
The organisers of a four-day, three-night "sex-travaganza", called Sex Island, has named an island off the coast of TT as the location for its next event. The NY Post's website reported today that a representative from the company said the event, which promises its patrons drugs and prostitutes,...
Police have detained a 36-year-old Claxton Bay man in connection with the murder of scrap iron dealer Neil "Jacko" Bhagaloo. The man is assisting police from the Southern Division and Homicide Bureau Region III with the investigations. Bhagaloo was shot multiple times in the head at the family’s...
THE TWO women held last week Tuesday at an apartment at Regents Gardens, Westmoorings, during a multi-million-dollar drug bust have both been granted bail in the sum of $6 million each. Krystiana Sankar and Yannis Pebbles Augustine were each granted bail by Port of Spain magistrate Aden Stoude...
VAUGHN ALEXANDER, 42, of Embacadere, San Fernando, pleaded guilty this morning in the San Fernando Magistrates' Court to stealing a forklift. The equipment belongs to Aleem Ali's warehouse in Gulf View, La Romaine, senior magistrate Cherril-Ann Antoine told Alexander. The charge alleged that...
EDUCATION Minister Anthony Garcia yesterday became the latest minister to have his cellphone number made public by activist Devant Maharaj, but scoffed, “Let the jackass bray.” Maharaj previously published the numbers of the Prime Minister and the Minister of National Security, who respectively...

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