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Discipline after a criminal charge.

This article was first published in the Trinidad Express Newspapers on August 9th 2019. When an employer is contemplating disciplining an employee, of whatever status in the organization, from captain to cook, to deal with an internal charge of theft or fraud, he is not required to have available, as he would in a court of […]

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Are you looking for a job?

This article was first published in the Trinidad Express Newspapers on March 27th 2019. Are you “between jobs” as they say? Retrenched? Recently retired and looking for a way to supplement your pension? Are you finding it difficult to get what you are looking for? If so, have you stopped to consider that you may be […]

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Grimm ripples of child abuse.

This article was first published in the Trinidad Express Newspapers on March 2nd 2019. I am willing to bet good money that the high economic cost to a country  of one of the most common factors that we read about every day and hear neighbours whisper about it in shocked tones in the grocery stores, bars  and […]

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How Sandals stomps them.

This article was first published in the Trinidad Express Newspapers on January 24th 2019. Have you met Butch Stewart? Would you describe him as a WIMP? When he was a child did he mis-learn the nursery rhyme as: “Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will scare me more?” So why did they call him […]

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Sexual harassment in the workplace.

This article was published in the Trinidad Express Newspapers on January 18th 2019 The following paragraphs appeared in the Trinidad Express on March 30, 1984. It was before the ME TOO# movement which exploded two years ago worldwide. Can you spot what has changed in T&T since? Sexual harassment on the job is rapidly becoming a topic for […]

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OWTU lives on

This article was first published in the Trinidad Express Newspapers on October 30th 2018. There is a genuine and concerted worry on the part of members of the OWTU about what will happen to their union protection if and when they are selected to be among the lucky ones, the ones chosen for their skills, attitudes and productivity […]

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The Petrotrin Goose

This article was first published in the Trinidad Express Newspapers on August 18th 2018. Do you remember the story of the goose that laid the golden eggs? Apparently , it was a big  goose, one of those  from Away , and each egg it laid was made of  24 carat gold , and could  support the entire farm […]

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The ‘rent a skill’ labour market

This article was first published in the Trinidad Express Newspapers on July 11th 2018. It does not need explaining to any one, employer or employed, that we are experiencing a difficult socio-economic situation in Trinidad & Tobago. The Trade Union Movement, self-represented by Ancil Roget blames this on the government’s mismanagement of the economy, financiers blame it on the international […]

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Fake news travel fast

This article was first published in the Trinidad Express Newspapers on March 30th 2018. Fiction spreads farther and faster than the truth was the headline in the UK Economist magazine reporting on research done by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Laboratory for Social Machines.  Apparently social media via the internet works almost as fast as a Trini grapevine […]

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The gaslight theory of Industrial Relations

This article was first published in the Trinidad Express Newspapers on March 15th 2018. When it comes to methods of controlling human behaviour, the Gaslight method ranks among the most effective. It works as well on intelligent people as it does on those  P.T. Barnum referred to as :”the suckers that are born every minute”. The name comes […]

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