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Economic death by debt

There is worryingly little discussion about what I consider to be the most imminent threat to our economy over the next few years. While I agree that diversification and the generation of foreign exchange must rate very highly in any list of concerns, I fear that the […]

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We must not allow CLICO to be buried

In an October 2014 article I wrote that the unwise means by which this country chose to rescue CLF/CLICO had created a legal Pandora’s Box. As far back as 2010 I had given interviews and written in the same vein. I was concerned that every day that […]

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The longest rescue

How did it come to this? After 11 long years, taxpayers are still waiting to be unburdened from the rescue of CLF/CLICO. We have billions of dollars tied up while government is unwilling or unable to pay its bills on time. They owe everyone from humble daily […]

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Development the THA way

There are few things that the various political parties in Tobago agree about. I cannot blame them, as such is the nature of politics. Yet, there is one lament on the island abut which every political party and concerned observer will agree. It is that Tobago needs […]

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They failed us – Town and Country Planning

In the preceding two weeks I dealt with the reasons why I gave the police and EMA failing grades in this matter dealing with the unlawful THA construction in Charlotteville. Had either or both of them done their jobs properly we would not have arrived at the […]

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Demanding public sector audits

Letter to Editors of local media, Along with other commentators, I have been banging on about a matter of great concern without success. A great deal of our money has been spent without the accountability of audited statements over many years. Tens of billions have been spent […]

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They failed us – EMA

Last week you saw how the police failed to perform their duties properly. Had they acted in accordance with their own internal procedures, THA would not have been able to breach their legal duties or act in definace of a court order. Given the absence of a […]

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They failed us – TTPS

Last week I indicated that I would bring you a series of articles about how various institutions enabled the THA to defy the law and the court judgments by failing to adequately perform their duties. I identified the Town and Country Planning Division, EMA and the Police […]

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Total THA disrespect for judiciary

By now you know the extent to which THA has openly ignored the orders of the courts in two consecutive matters. They were first ordered to cease construction of their Vendors Mall in Charlotteville and to refrain from demolition of the booth of one of the plaintiffs, […]

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Planning to fail

When I heard that the Prime Minister had decided to take the reins at the Ministry of Planning I was perplexed. Planning, as a professional discipline requires many skills that he has not only failed to exhibit but which he has poured scorn upon. I refer to […]

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