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Time to honour our heroes

Written by Wednesday, 15 April 2015 05:10

THE late Robert 'Bob' Yorke rose from humble beginnings to emerge as an impressive role model during a period when many doors were closed to dark-skinned people in Trinidad and Tobago. Bob Yorke not only made his mark in Tobago, but was also able to stand tall in Trinidad where he extended his 'empire'. He also made forays into the wider Caribbean.

Mixed message from Police Service

Written by Wednesday, 15 April 2015 05:09


The reaction of the hierarchy of the Police Service to the finding that the police were acting within their authority to enforce roadblocks around the twin-island republic recently, whilst at the same time refusing to make the results of the investigation public, though indicating that the officers responsible would be duly dealt with, is somewhat puzzling.

Let Vernella’s speech stay

Written by Wednesday, 15 April 2015 05:07


It's not very often I disagree with Senior Counsel Martin Daly, but this morning I had a WTH moment when I read an article stating his point of view that Vernella Alleyne-Toppin’s infamous speech in Parliament ought to be erased from the Hansard. For those who don’t know, the Hansard is an official (but edited) report of what is said in Parliament.

Recent opinion polls

Written by Wednesday, 15 April 2015 05:05


I have read with interest the comments by Colm Imbert and the response thereto by Nigel Henry.  Permit me to observe that on 9 February, 2015.

Americans and Jamaicans rule Tobago Jazz

Written by Wednesday, 15 April 2015 05:03

TRINIDADIANS and Tobagonians have to boast to the world that “we are the land of steelband, calypso and limbo”.

Family life is a happy life

Written by Wednesday, 15 April 2015 05:01

OVER the last few weeks, I have had the experience of being with close friends who are sick or depressed in one way or the other.

Knowing right from wrong?

Written by Wednesday, 15 April 2015 04:57

I am sure that we are all recovering from the “rest” we got over the past long weekend and could do with another one rather than returning to the normal work week.

Vaginal candidiasis (yeast infections)

Written by Wednesday, 15 April 2015 04:42

VAGINAL yeast infections, also known as candidiasis, are a common female condition. Yeast infections are caused by the fungus candida. This fungus is associated with intense itching, swelling, and irritation.

The Tobago police and the media

Written by Sunday, 12 April 2015 06:56

The improving level of communication between the media and the Tobago police within recent weeks must be noted.

Behind the Code of Ethical Political Conduct

Written by Sunday, 12 April 2015 06:55


THE recent signing of the Code of Ethical Political Conduct by five political parties (the People’s National Movement, United National Congress, Independent Liberal Party, Congress of the People and the Movement for Social Justice) is a welcome development.

Fantastic care at the Scarborough General Hospital

Written by Sunday, 12 April 2015 06:54


I am writing to express my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the members of staff, who cared for my husband at the Scarborough General Hospital during the period March 8 – 15, 2015.

Reflections on Bob Yorke – the conclusion

Written by Sunday, 12 April 2015 06:52

I conclude my reflection on the immeasurable Robert T. Yorke. It was from my second ‘formal’ interview for my television series ‘Against All Odds’  in 2011, that I gained a complete  sense of this business tycoon, industrial magnate, master entrepreneur and philanthropist.

The first person I ever heard use the term ‘referendum’ with any commitment attached, was Sheilah Solomon, God rest her soul. She had been trying to get the People’s Partnership out of office, put the power, which she felt had been misused, back in the hands of the people.

The call by Tobago Forwards’ Interim Political leader Christlyn Moore for the Tobago Organisation of the People (TOP), the Independent Liberal Party and The Platform of Truth to join with her party to fight the People’s National Movement (PNM) in Tobago, is the latest confirmation that she and her Tobago Forwards colleagues will continue to be agents of the United National Congress (UNC).

Oh no madam minister - are you for real?

Written by Sunday, 12 April 2015 06:41

Christine Newallo-Hosein is my favourite Minister, and this has nothing to do with the way in which she discharges her new responsibilities.

Obama in the Caribbean

Written by Sunday, 12 April 2015 06:40

AMERICAN President, Barack Obama came to the Caribbean for the second time and the region was star struck by the man.

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