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Archive for the ‘governance’ Category

In defense of Nelson Mandela (Park)

You couldn’t miss it if you tried. This past week or two we have had an amusing and entertaining “debate” in the public domain about the plans put forward by the Port of Spain Corporation (the Corporation) for a major redevelopment of Nelson Mandela Park (formerly King […]

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About Tobago autonomy

I have listened to the often fraught discussions about Tobago autonomy with interest. I have tried to understand the differing desires and suggestions of the various parties. I was left bewildered and confused by the competing views and demands on offer. What is clear is that there […]

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Regulating Diego Martin Credit Union

I have to confess that I am more than a little surprised by the feedback generated from my columns sharing my difficulties in dealing with Diego Martin Credit Union (DMCU) and its two principals, Brian Moore and Hamlyn Pantin. I have been writing weekly and/or monthly columns […]

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Credit Union or Money Lenders?

When most of us hear the term money lender we think of a shady character who lends to persons in distress at predatory rates of interest. These guys were not shy about using intimidation and occasional violence to collect on their advances. You may be surprised to […]

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THA contempt for PM Rowley

‘In my previous article about the contempt shown by the THA to the courts and every other gatekeeper I set out the series of brazen acts committed in defiance of judges’ clear orders. I had also shown the lack of regard for the EMA, Town and Country […]

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THA and the Mall – a bridge too far

How much is too much? How far is too far? I showed you last week how deep is the disregard at the current and immediate past THA administrations for each and every authority that was created to protect the citizens, our money and our rights. They have […]

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Absolute contempt for our courts – a lesson from the THA

This last week was a good one for the incumbent THA administration. They took a hard earned victory lap upon the official opening of the 25 million dollar Charlotteville Micro-Enterprise Centre (formerly called a Vendors Mall). The opening is proof positive of their capacity to defy all […]

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A THA masterclass in intransigence

I often wonder about the staggering boldfacedness of the current administration at the THA. They really do believe that the money allocated to them each year is for use in any way they see fit and that mere citizens are out of place to ask questions about […]

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Mentoring for failure

I really should be very happy. I have been calling for initiatives to help develop new businesses and sectors for as LNG as I can remember. Successive administrations have been promoting diversification but paying only lip service to assisting our younger generation of new entrepreneurs in turning […]

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Our digital transformation – Education

In the grand plan towards our digital transformation, most would agree that digital and remote education delivery will play a significant part. The restrictions arising out of COVID-19 have forced us to implement a more rapid move to remote delivery than would otherwise have been the case. […]

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