By Dr Selwyn R. Cudjoe
September 05, 2022
“Man is a rational substance consisting of soul and body.”
—St Augustine, “The Trinity”
“The human person… is a being at once corporeal and spiritual.”
—Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church
Two weeks ago I gave a lecture at a Transformative Leadership Bootcamp at QRC organised by Dr Brian Harry, to a mix of younger and older people who asked my opinion of the themed party Stink & Dutty. Implicitly, the questioner included those unscripted events such as Jam Naked and FOC that are occurring across the country. My puritanical instincts and old-fashioned notions of decency almost demanded that I regard these events as expressions/manifestations of moral and social decadence.
Continue reading Look-me! A reclamation of self
October 21, 2021 – trinidadexpress.com
Predictably, the Opposition Leader’s motion to remove the President crashed and burned on the Parliament’s floor with a wide 47-24 margin of defeat.
From the start, this was a misguided motion that smacked of over-reach and succeeded only in bringing a healthy public debate on the role of the President to a premature end.
Continue reading From high drama to farce
IN engaging in counter-accusations and whataboutisms, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is missing the point of the public’s annoyance over ministerial tax exemptions.
On the principle that two wrongs don’t make a right, his Government does not get a free pass from public criticism just because former ministers in the Kamla Persad-Bissessar administration are accused of various acts of corruption. The two are separate and one does not justify the other.
Continue reading Perks of unequal sacrifice
UPDATE: MAY 06, 2018
Former Tobago MP Morgan Job has died
Job was recently diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cancer and was given six months to a year to live. His relatives had started a crowdfunding campaign to raise $50,000 for Job’s medical expenses: $8,870 had been raised up to news time. Copies of his book “Think Again” and his shorter writings such as “Police Reform and Performance Management: Crime, The Derby Report and History” were also being sold to help raise funds.
Former parliamentarian Dr Morgan Job has died
Former parliamentarian, economist, writer and radio personality, Dr Morgan Job, has died. The news was confirmed by his daughter Dzifa Job on Sunday.
Dr Morgan Job has cancer, needs help $$
By Donstan Bonn
April 23, 2018 – trinidadexpress.com
Author, economist, former parliamentarian, radio host and equal rights advocate Dr. Morgan Job is in a fight for his life.
Job has been diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cancer and needs help with covering his medical expenses.
Continue reading Dr Morgan Job has died
January 22, 2018 – trinidadexpress.com
THERE ought to be no question that the authorities here must see the urgency of the need to establish effective safeguards for the preservation of national safety and security, with the return home of persons who were enlisted as members of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS).
Continue reading Meeting the ISIS challenge head-on
Sea Lots incident demands answers
December 14, 2017 – trinidadexpress.com
The discovery in an abandoned house in Sea Lots of three missing persons, two teenaged girls and a young woman of 20, raises worrying questions about how the police handle reports of missing persons and about the responsibility of communities to look out for the vulnerable in their midst.
Continue reading Sea Lots missing girls incident demands answers
December 06, 2017 – newsday.co.tt
A slick and brazen heist at the docking area of the Piarco International Airport yesterday resulted in bandits making off with $5 million dollars belonging to the First Citizen’s Bank. The money was intended to be transferred to the bank’s Tobago branches.
The incident happened just before noon when four masked men, heavily armed and dressed in camouflage outfits, slipped into the restricted area.
Continue reading SLICK $5M HEIST: Bandits snatch FCB money at airport
By The Multimedia Desk
December 04, 2017 – trinidadexpress.com
Outar Maraj of Mc Bean Village, Couva, appeared in the Tunapuna Second Magistrates’ Court today, on two counts of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking; one count of possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking; possession of four firearms and a quantity of assorted ammunition.
Continue reading Man charged in $24 million drug, weapons bust
By Anna Ramdass
September 14, 2017 – trinidadexpress.com
This was how State-owned Petrotrin was defrauded of close to $100 million.
Details are contained in the August 2017 report by Petrotrin’s internal audit committee which unearthed the “fake oil” scandal.
Continue reading How Petrotrin was defrauded
Justice Seepersad overruled again: Appeal Court makes new order
By Rickie Ramdass
June 07, 2017 – trinidadexpress.com
THE Court of Appeal has overturned another ruling of Justice Frank Seepersad, this one involving whether the State could continue to accept Property Tax valuation forms from citizens.
This morning, the Appeal Court ruled that Seepersad should not have granted an interim stay on the collection process but that the substantive matter for judicial review is still on.
Continue reading Property Tax forms can be submitted/collected