Thursday, December 4, 2008


Hmmmmm. The subs at the Guardian seem to be sleeping on the job.
An observant reader pointed out to us that in a story written by Gail Alexander for the edition of Tuesday December 2nd, one copy editor/editor/sub/whoever! apparently wanted some clarification on whether Opposition Leader Basdeo Panday's suspension from parliament was really coming to an end, and posed a question in parentheses within the submitted text. The paragraph and inserted question were printed without change.
"Panday was suspended on March 28, when he clashed with House Speaker Barendra Sinanan over use of a laptop computer. (wasn’t it more than this??) He was suspended until the end of the parliamentary session."

Well here's the full story, titled "Panday’s suspension nears end".
Gail we hope you made some noise, and editors/subs/copy editors/whoever!, pull up your socks!