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PANDORA’S BOX. The Oxford Dictionary says “it is a process that once activated will generate many unmanageable problems.” And today’s quest for teaching “values” presents a Pandora’s Box. For many years now, the authorities have expressed pleasure at expanding enrolment at secondary schools, but attracting serious concerns over the extent to which(...)
At a time when politics, and the present administration’s style of governance in particular, seem to dominate the headlines day after day, it is important that as a people we do not lose sight of the important things, that we distinguish between what are distractions and those things that are relevant to the true development of our society.
Last Sunday I closed on the image of our Ship of State having sunk like the Titanic while we all danced. And I suggested that the survivors would need to rebuild our country, starting without the curse of oil, which is probably the main reason we are unable to live up to our potential.
MINUTES after announcing former FIFA vice-chairman Jack Warner as Minister of National Security, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar defended her selection. She said Warner is a “man of action.” Now we come to see what kind of action we can expect from Warner, who last week was photographed removing items from the “camp” of a group opposed to a b(...)
I have been following developments in Northern Ireland since the late 1960s, first as News Director of TTT and later as a resident in the UK. In all that time, a period of more than 40 years, the possibility of the Queen meeting a former IRA commander, let alone shaking hands with him, never crossed my mind. Yet, this is what happened on Wednesday.
Events occur virtually every week which demonstrate that the approach to problem resolution is chaotic and less than productive. There appears to be no critical thinking through problems and the logical consequences of decisions one way or another by all parties involved. Stakeholders miss opportunities for viable solutions because of insularity.
A television poll on Wednesday night last week asked viewers if they supported Jack Warner’s instructions to demolish the Debe protest camp, which was blocking the site for the construction of a section of the planned highway to Point Fortin.
Medical ethics is a subject which is minimally taught in medical schools and as a result, it has been observed that, generally speaking, doctors who have been elected to be members of the Council of Medical Boards are frequently ill-equipped to speak authoritatively on some basic medico-legal problems. I do not know but I suppose the same may possi(...)
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