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Today's Commentary
Debbie Jacob
Fr Henry Charles

Unity coming like a hurricane

As tensions simmer within the United National Congress (UNC) regarding a proposed accommodation with the Congress of the People (COP), Opposition chief whip Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj yesterday signalled that unity between the two parties “will come like a hurricane

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Arrest crime or resign

Opposition chief whip Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj has given Prime Minister Patrick Manning an ultimatum—make a dent in the country’s crime situation in 30 days or resign.

Water taxi’s maiden trip without a hitch

The test sailing of one of the nation’s newly-acquired water taxis went off without a hitch yesterday, in spite of inclement weather.

Elderly man dies in road accident

An elderly man is the country’s latest road fatality. Vunrick Gooding, 73, of La Romaine, died an accident on the M1 Ring Road, Princes Town, early yesterday morning.

Granddad, 75, stabbed fatally

A 75-year-old grandfather was stabbed to death yesterday, allegedly by a relative. Dead is Lennard Chubb.


Enill: Gas, not oil, drives T&T economy

Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Conrad Enill, last Thursday repeated that T&T is no longer an oil-based economy but thrives on the revenue from producing natural gas.

Dealing with alcoholism

Have you ever decided to stop drinking for about a week, but only managed to put down the bottle for a couple of days? Do you feel that your life would be better if you did not drink? Have you missed days of work or school.

Sarwan sparkles with century in drawn tour match

Ramnaresh Sarwan stroked an entertaining century and Sewnarine Chattergoon narrowly missed out on another, but the West Indies middle order failed to capitalise on a good batting track on the final day of their drawn three-day tour match against Auckland on Saturday.

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Silver lining in global financial crisis:

Lower food prices

Guyana has had a bumper 2008 rice crop.


Eight bands to vie for parang honours

Eight of the nation’s top parang bands will be vying for honours in the national finals on Saturday. Despite inclement weather, the Penta Paints sponsored semifinal was held at the Lopinot Basketball Court on Saturday in front of a large crowd.


T&T most successful captain

He has been touted as the best cricket captain in the Caribbean at present by many cricket pundits locally as well as regionally and Daren Ganga over the last five years of his career as captain of the T&T team, has the record to prove it.

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