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School Children Forced to Hide Their Minds from Criminals

Media images of traumatized school children hiding under desks from gunfire around their school while  teachers scamper and, in the aftermath, the country’s National Security Minister stands helplessly shell shocked, points to how much the criminal element has now effectively penetrated and paralyzed the collective mind of our nation. With the smell of rapacious gunfire …

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Sport and Education Serving as the Tipping Point for Real Change

It came as no surprise to that the call by Prime Minister Dr Rowley for citizens to see themselves among the best in the world coupled with advice to parents to actively get involved in shaping their children’s  future, was quickly followed by the ubiquitous  former Police Commissioner Gary Griffith who announced his take-over of …

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Remembering to Offer Thanks for the Work of the Portuguese on our 60th Anniversary

 Photo by caribbeanelections.com Albert Maria Gomes (25 March 1911 – 13 January 1978) was a Trinidadian unionist, politician, and writer of Portuguese descent, was the first Chief Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. He was the founder of the Political Progress Groups and later led the Party of Political Progress Groups.          Our …

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A Paradise Which You Can Never Get Enough Of

Catchwords coming out of the mouths of the labour movement here are beginning to take a similar tone, despite the diversity in timbre. “Something massive is coming”, Oilfields Workers Trade Union President Ansel Roget warned the nation while joining in protests against what is considered a low opening wage negotiation opening (4%) by the government …

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New Woman Police Power Packed into a Man’s Sized Job

Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) has received a welcomed softening of its public image. Last week, its hard-nosed, down-to-earth  looking Acting Police Commissioner Mc Donald Jacob made a game-changing breakthrough by announcing the appointment of female officers to head all the various  units to be housed at the newly opened St Clair Police Station …

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