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Not good enough

A state agency like the Office for Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) may well complain that it regularly gets the job done and that job goes unnoticed and under-appreciated. But unfortunately, all it takes is one lapse for public confidence in this vital institution to be thrown out of the window. That lapse happened with the devastating flooding which submerged ...

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Le Hunte gets it done in Paramin

THE EDITOR: Minister of Public Utilities Robert Le Hunte visited Paramin with senior WASA personnel on October 6 to address the water problems which have been plaguing the community over the last five years. I admire the minister’s openness to listen to the residents and his challenging WASA to rectify the situation. The outcome of his visit is quite positive ...

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No parang, calypso and patois without Columbus

THE EDITOR: Born in Moguer, Spain, Pedro Alonso Niño (1468-1505) accompanied Christopher Columbus on his third voyage, when they first sighted Trinidad. Returning to Spain, the Council of Castile gave Niño permission to discover new lands, making him one of the black conquistadors of Spain. Niño discovered the famous salt mines at Punta Araya and returned to Spain loaded with ...

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Measures to reduce demand for US dollars

THE EDITOR: Copy of letter sent to Finance Minister Colm Imbert. In June, the European Central Bank switched 500 million euros worth of its US dollar reserves to yuan, reflecting the increased use of the Chinese currency and Beijing’s importance as one of the euro area’s largest trading partners. Effective October 1, 2016, the Chinese yuan joined the International Monetary ...

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Driving danger

THE EDITOR: I would like to share an increasingly dangerous scenario that I have observed in Woodbrook. And yes, I live there so it is my concern. Too many motorists driving on the minor roads that intersect with Ariapita Avenue approach the intersections as if it is a roundabout. Meaning they do not “Stop at major road ahead” as the ...

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Good use of intelligence by police

THE EDITOR: Most of us are quick to condemn the police when they fall short of what they ought to deliver. But we must also praise them when they do good. It will motivate the hard-working ones to press on serving the country. In fact, if they can be rewarded in some tangible or intangible way, it will be even ...

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Let’s move! – Contractor donates excavators to clean rivers – Trinidad & Tobago Express


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Let's move! - Contractor donates excavators to clean rivers
Trinidad & Tobago Express
CONTRACTOR Ashmead Ali has called on fellow businesspeople to donate some of their equipment to clearing watercourse sin their area in an attempt to negate the level of catastrophic flooding happening in Trinidad. In a Facebook post, Ali, who also ...

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Photographer highlights TT’s beauty

On a mission to introduce the youths to the authentic beauty of TT, Calvin French launched YOU, a digital magazine. The new magazine is dedicated to bringing together the very best in Caribbean fashion, style, lifestyle and entertainment. According to French, it highlights “the talent and creativity of the new generation of Caribbean designers.” The TT-born photographer, grew up in ...

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The rise of King Tut

Actor and rapper Akil “King Tut” Williams has been making waves in the local entertainment industry. This year alone, videos of his street performances like the Black Lee in KFC video has gone viral and as a rapper, he has been blowing up in local clubs. Plus, the St James resident lead role in the pilot episode of local sensation ...

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