January 16, 2018 Jwala Rambarran 5Comment

Eyebrows were raised recently when Dr. Terrence Farrell resigned as Chairman of the Government’s Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB). Less than three years after his appointment, Dr. Farrell finally accepted he is laboring in vain. One of the first acts of Prime Minister Rowley was to appoint Dr. Farrell as…

January 9, 2018 Jwala Rambarran 7Comment

On December 18th 2017, the Barbados Today published an article headlined, “Another CLICO: IMF Concerned About Poor Supervision of Sagicor.” The story was based on a leaked, confidential draft IMF report done for the Financial Services Commission (FSC) of Barbados, which regulates and supervises insurance companies in Barbados. According to…

October 27, 2017 Jwala Rambarran

“Today, our collapsing economy under the Rowley-led PNM Government shows up the glaring incompetence of having an engineer playing economic doctor, a Prime Minister who appears to prefer economic ‘jamettry’ to economic strategy, and his amateurs in the Cabinet of Trinidad and Tobago who all agreed to make the PNM’s…

September 8, 2017 Jwala Rambarran 1Comment

Over the past week, I have been contacted by a senior investigative journalist from the Trinidad Express who reportedly has close ties to senior ranking members of the PNM Government. This senior investigative reporter signalled her intention to publish the lead story in the Sunday Express based on documents she…

August 12, 2017 Jwala Rambarran 6Comment

Foreword George Orwell’s renowned novel Animal Farm, a satirical tale about Stalin’s brutal reign after the second Russian revolution, could easily be mistaken for a description of the state of governance today in Trinidad and Tobago. The main villain in Animal Farm is Napoleon, a rather large, fierce-looking boar, who…

June 22, 2017 Jwala Rambarran 10Comment

On August 10th 2012, disaster-level flooding and landslides ravaged the Diego Martin community, causing two deaths and destroying infrastructure and property. Two weeks later, Diego Martin and other neighborhoods in northwest Trinidad were hit hard by a second round of flash flooding, after the feeder bands of Tropical Storm Isaac…