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Attorney Sophia Chote refuses to see herself as a hero. But in the eyes of Jareem Richards, she will forever be the lady who gave up her business class seat on a British Airways flight from London to accommodate his tired body.

Richards and Mrs Chote shared the flight home from London, where the young man had just won two medals, bronze in the men...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The images that circulated over the weekend of secondary school students bullying, physically attacking and robbing fellow colleagues were truly shocking.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley asked us to stop hoarding US dollars. What is less clear is where these US dollars we are supposed to be hoarding are coming from.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

One of our colonial legacies is our parliamentary system and there’s a lot to be proud of it. Unfortunately, we also imported some of the less interesting elements of Britain’s House of Commons, including the boisterous behaviour of MPs during debates.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

The past few days, since Monday’s Budget, have seen plenty of soap opera moments. The pantomime over the “who said what in relation to whom” at the Chamber of Commerce’s post budget debate being just one of them.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Finance Minister Colm Imbert or Planning and Development Minister Camille Robinson-Regis owes this country an explanation over the proposed $3 million expenditure on the upgrade of the Chaguaramas Golf Course.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Finance Minister Colm Imbert decided this week that he wasn’t going to engage in “sterile debate and discussion” at a post-Budget forum.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Debate on the measures announced in Finance Minister Colm Imbert’s $50.5 billion budget package will likely rage on for the next week or so, or perhaps even more.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

This year’s budget plans came under the grand title of “Changing the Paradigm: Putting the Economy on a Sustainable Path”. Unfortunately, Mr Imbert’s budget feels more like same old instead.

Monday, October 2, 2017

The escalating public service wage bill—now in excess of $10 billion extracted from revenues which have declined some 90 per cent—didn’t come upon us like a thief in the night.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

At a time when “fake news” easily rivals the truth on many social media platforms, Government Minister Allyson West did her best to reign in the viral text containing a plethora of new taxes some would like us to believe are contained within the fiscal package to be presented tomorrow.

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