News provided by Newsday. One of the few considerate news companies that still offer RSS feeds.
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 10:18

THE EDITOR: Shortly after he was appointed Commissioner of Police in 2018, Gary Griffith boasted that he will fix the problems with the police service in one year. Like so many of his other pithy off-the-cuff gran’ charges, such as his one-shot, one-kill comment, he appeared to be eager to be seen as a cowboy-style quickdraw CoP than one who took the time to listen, assimilate, and understand the information (like Dame Cressida Dick, the police commissioner of London), before resorting to retorts unsuitable to the top cop.

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 10:18

THE EDITOR: In October 2018 our country witnessed an unprecedented level of rainfall/flooding that few citizens can forget. That ill-fated Friday saw residents of Greenvale, St Helena, Caroni and many other areas of Trinidad literally under murky water.

Indeed, there were many sad tales of property loss, disrupted lives and hopelessness. Thankfully, happy stories quickly emerged when heroes risked their own lives, health and safety to save others.

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 10:18

THE EDITOR: Police Commissioner Gary Griffith lashed out at the deafening silence of social media users, bloggers, activists and newspaper editorial writers about the murder of a two-year-old girl who was gunned down in Tunapuna on Friday night.

Is it that the various groups who protest any perceived injustices in our society are resting comfortably in the arms of Morpheus? Or does this homicide not advance these various protest groups’ agenda?

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 10:18

THE EDITOR: Am I the only one shocked and dismayed by the response of the Prime Minister to the head of the TT Chamber of Industry and Commerce? Dr Rowley and by extension his government are fast heading down the slippery slope of shooting the messenger while ignoring the message.

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 10:18

KINNESHA GEORGE-HARRY

THE Tobago House of Assembly will spend $50 million this fiscal year for the construction of the new Scarborough Secondary School, according to Secretary of Finance and the Economy Joel Jack.

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 10:18

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 10:18

THE EDITOR: This is the first time I am hearing the nonsense that Christopher Columbus was a murderer.

Where were the detractors and haters all these years? Did it not occur to them to remove the Columbus statue before today?

And why do they believe the timing is right to call for the removal of the statue in Port of Spain? Is it the pandemic? Is it a copycat trend sparked by the action against police brutality in the US following the killing of George Floyd? Did it have anything to do with slavery?

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 10:18

THERE are artists whose work you know instantly. You might never encounter them personally but you recognise them immediately – their style, palette, textures, brushstrokes. You can even predict the things they are likely to paint.

Lisa O’Connor, who has died at 55, was one of these artists. Even if you did not know her by name, you knew her work. “Lisa’s paintings are easily recognisable,” said Peter Sheppard, president of the Art Society. “They are inspired by and capture the natural beauty of the outdoors and elements of our historic architecture.”

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 10:18

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 10:18

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 10:18

CYCLING clubs are virtually gearing up for TT’s first online time trial.

This creative idea was designed to offer friendly competition and aid cyclists in their gradual return to training after over two months of lockdown due to the global pandemic.

Hosted by the TT Cycling Federation and Indoor Cycling Works, this inaugural “Virtual Time Trial” utilizes Zwift, an online cycling programme which enables users to interact, train and compete in a virtual world. This event rides off on July 10.

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 10:18

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 10:18

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 10:18

DARCELLE DOODNATH

The murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police on May 25 has ignited a global movement against race inequality and injustice. Stark disparities in quality of life, access to opportunities, and protection and security signpost centuries of systemic racism.

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 10:18

CLIVE WEBB, senior insights manager, ACCA

Remote working has become a reality for many accountancy and finance professionals. It has brought with it numerous challenges when compared to more traditional ways of working.

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 10:18

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 10:18

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 10:18

There’s only so much that can be done in one year. So many of the factors at work in Tobago’s economy have been longstanding. For example, improving standards of customer service can only be addressed through sustained action.

And with so many uncertainties ahead, not everything can be overhauled immediately.