Letters

Polls show similar approval ratings for Persad-Bissessar and Keith Rowley

Dear Editor, The findings of two opinion polls conducted last week in Trinidad – one conducted by the North American Caribbean Teachers Association (NACTA) and the other by Pollster Nigel Henry (SBS) – were published on the same day and showed similar findings regarding the approval ratings of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley on the fourth anniversary of the current administration.

The difference in survival lies between those who know and those who don’t

Dear Editor, Monday, April 28, the Moray House hosted a very profound presentation by Bert Carter on ‘The drainage of Georgetown.’ The Mayor of the capital was there as well as several authorities who have served the capital in times when alleyways were accessible, dozens of people didn’t sleep on the street and water flowed through the street gutters when it rained and school kids ran in them in dry weather.

All the poor performers executing government- funded contracts should be weeded out

Dear Editor, At a workshop hosted by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) titled, ‘Procurement and management of professional services workshop for consultants,’ the government has finally acknowledged that it has encountered serious problems with contractors and consultants executing government financed projects as they have failed to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of their contracts.

Georgetown is jumbie town

Dear Editor, Georgetown is due for a rechristening: it has progressed from a once pristine Garden City to a now stark ‘Jumbie City.’ Given that both the ruling PPP and City Hall have contributed enormously to the current demonic state, they can tussle as to which group gets the honour of exorcising Georgetown once and for all, and unveiling their jumbie handiwork.