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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, September 4, 2014
You eat food daily, take in thousands of grains! Have
you ever calculated how many rice grains you have
consumed? However the moment one minute stone
comes in the rice you eat, you are very unhappy that
day and complain that your food has stones. Similarly
your life is three fourths happiness and one fourth
sorrow. But you become a victim to sorrow. You
choose to give more importance to sorrow than hap-
piness. This is an animal quality (Pashu Lakshanam).
Teach your tongue not to lose its reputation by fol-
lowing the wrong path. Your tongue is capable of rais-
ing you to Divine or droop to that of an animal. If
someone is good to you, the tongue praises them as
God Himself. If someone harms you, the tongue then
equates them to an animal. Teach your tongue to
ever chant the Name of the Lord and never to criticize
- My Dear Students, Vol 5, Ch 2, Mar 9, 1993.
How should we respond to
difficulties and sorrows in
life? Bhagawan explains to
Keep your tongue under control. The manner
in which you employ it determines your fame
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JENSEN LA VENDE
Port-of-Spain City Police were given
a new $3.5 million Independence Day
gift in the form of a new-look police sta-
tion on Tuesday, three days after the
renovation was completed.
In July, president of the Public Services
Association Watson Duke forced the clo-
sure of the station citing unsafe condi-
Since then, the city police had worked
out of a mobile unit on Knox Street.
During a tour of the original station in
July, the media were shown dilapidated
offices and a dormitory where Duke said
ceiling tiles frequently fell.
He had said then the police had to sleep
on dirty and damaged mattresses and
most of the air-conditioning units in the
sleeping quarters did not work.
When the T&T Guardian visited yes-
terday, an officer said the building was
much better but could not offer a tour
of the building as they were loading their
Another officer said the building was
a lot like the old facility in terms of rooms
and offices but hazard-free.
The T&T Guardian saw the entrance
to the station had been moved and now
faces south instead of west. The doors
were automatic sliding doors and the
floors now has grey tiles. The station is
also fully air-conditioned.
In a telephone interview, Port-of-Spain
mayor Raymond Tim Kee said the com-
plaints of the city police were legitimate
and had got the ear of Local Government
Minister Marlene Coudray and himself.
He said House of Marketing was award-
ed the contract to renovate and it took
17 days, working round-the-clock, to be
completed. The job was completed last
Tim Kee said with the new station there
would be no need for the police to com-
plain or be in discomfort.
City cops get $3.5m
As 135 Cuban healthcare workers began a two-
day orientation programme of T&T s health sys-
tem, Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan has assured
there will be no language barrier to prevent effi-
cient service delivery.
He said the workers would be taught English
while in the country, as T&T was seeking to develop
an English-Spanish programme for medical pro-
Khan said so at the Radisson Hotel, Port-of-
Spain, where he welcomed the workers who includ-
ed doctors, nurses and pharmacists. It was the first
time T&T has sourced pharmacists from Cuba.
"We have decided to start an English-Spanish
medical programme so the doctors from Cuba who
are a bit deficient in medical English will be able
to go to these classes for six months or more while
you interact with the people of T&T because I
don t want to lose good doctors because of an Eng-
lish language problem.
"So we have put in place the system where good
doctors, good nurses, good pharmacists as well as
ancillary medical services from Cuba be trained in
English in Trinidad so you could practise it," Khan
He said there were also specialists in opthal-
mology who would be working in the Port-of-
Spain and San Fernando hospitals to develop those
"I was promised by some of the opthalmologists
when I was in Cuba that they could do 15 cataract
surgeries a day. I challenge you to do it while you
are here because you have enough.
"We also obtained a vitro retinal surgeon because
there is a dire need for such a surgery in T&T."
The group also included audiology doctors who,
the minister said, would look at childhood and
infant hearing problems.
"We are going to develop what we call the neo-
natal screening programme for hearing loss in T&T
with your help. If you do not detect hearing loss
at the neo-natal area within 18 months you lose
the ability to speak, to be able to understand and
in so doing we have lost a lot of our children."
The T&T Solid Waste Management
Company Ltd (SWMCOL) yesterday
launched its new $10.5 million service fleet.
The fleet consists of three compactors,
one de-watering truck, one dual lift hoist
truck and one vacuum tanker. The tanker
will be despatched to Tobago.
The launch took place at the Queen s
Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain.
Local Government Minister Marlene
Coudray, in her brief remarks, commended
SWMCOL s board for purchasing new vehi-
cles instead of "roll-on roll-offs."
"The last board purchased refurbished
vehicles, about 12 of them, some of which
The new fleet of vehicles are part of
SWMCOL s Get into Green campaign, which
is a call to action intended to touch and
transform thoughts, attitudes and behaviours
in individuals, communities, businesses and
Each truck bears a sign, with a quick
response code, which when scanned will
enable smartphone users to go directly to
the SWMCOL Web site to interface with
Coudray also advised SWMCOL to seri-
ously address problems and issues sur-
rounding municipal waste disposals.
Subsequent to the launch, the fleet went
on parade down Frederick Street, left on
Independence Square and ended at SWM-
COL s compound at the Beetham.
SWMCOL launches new $10.5m service fleet
The new service fleet of vehicles to deal with
waste management by SWMCOL passes along
Frederick Street after yesterday's launch.
PHOTO: KRISTIAN DE SILVA
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