AS PRIME Minister Golding conceded last year, the estimated $1.2 billion the Government spends on rent annually is an awful lot of money, that, from an economic or social policy standpoint, is not being efficiently utilised.
IF ANTHONY Wilson's 'Blame Haiti's Politicians' piece (Trinidad Guardian January 24, 2010) was solely a sharp attack on Sir Hilary Beckles, I would be inclined to remain silent - in the assurance that the historian can look after himself.
WHO HAS the right to decide how public figures are to be buried? That's a question we really have to take seriously now that a whole generation of national icons is passing. What happens when there's a clash between what the deceased wanted and what the public expects?
IT IS no secret that the casino legislation before Parliament has generated less controversy than was at first thought. This is partly because over the past decade, the gaming industry has been liberalised and put on a more systematic regulatory scheme in accordance with best practices in New Jersey and Nevada.
THE SENSATION that predominated as I saw Rex before and after he drew his last breaths was predominately one of there being unfinished business, as I felt that what was the essential Rex would be there for a very, very long time. I could only surmise what that unfinished business would be by thinking about what I knew of him since we first met some 57 years ago.