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Monday, September 20, 2021


The importance of our independence

On this day 59 years ago, Trinidad and Tobago became an independent nation. One of the highlights of that first Independence Day was a...

A message for PDP, courtesy the UNC

Recent public expressions by the United National Congress to get their constituents and those who support the party to take vaccines are exactly what...

Tobago cannot always get what it wants

The late Prime Minister Patrick Manning had a saying that Tobago gets what it wants. This was often said in the context of the PNM...

The bpTT conundrum

It was in 1973 that the world experienced the first oil-price shock. It was spurred by the Yom Kippur War in the Middle East...

Louder pro-vaccination voices needed

It was daunting that Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and Health Minister Terrance Deyalsingh had to resort to begging citizens to access...

The long fight for freedom

On this day, 187 years ago, the Emancipation Act came into effect, starting the process of freedom for thousands of enslaved men and women...

A weather warning

Intermittent bouts of severe weather have in the past few days triggered adverse weather and riverine flood alerts, which are worrying reminders about the...

The country’s darkest hour

Today, July 27th, marks the 31st anniversary of a failed insurrection in Trinidad and Tobago. It is a day that has been...

Pandemic lessons

Last week this country crossed a dreaded milestone in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic when the 1000th death from the disease was recorded. It was...

True justice for Sean Luke

It took 15 long years before the murder trial against two men - then boys - accused of killing Sean Luke got...



Family dispute linked to murder of Mom, daughter

A family dispute is believed to be the motive behind the murder of a Claxton Bay mother and her 21-year-old daughter who were...

10 charged for liming on Mayaro Beach

Ten persons—five men and five women—who were seen liming on the Mayaro/Manzanilla beach, have been charged with being on a beach for recreational purposes contrary to the Public Health Regulations, by officers of the Mayaro Police Station.

South contractor charged with fraud

A 38-year-old contractor of Hard Bargain Village, Williamsville, was charged with one count of larceny on Saturday 18th September 2021.

Tax on properties to help increase T&T's fiscal revenue

Reinstating Property Tax in T&T should be placed in the appropriate context of what has been happening in the national economic space. This is...

MATT condemns Minaj's 'meltdown': It's cyberbullying, intimidation of a free press

The Media Association of T&T (MATT) has spoken out again Trinidad-born US-based rapper Nicki Minaj for her attacks on local reporter Sharlene Rampersad on...