Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : October 16th 2014 Contents A14
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, October 16, 2014
"Optimistic Prayer" is a seven-stage guide to
praying. Once the readers have reached the final
rung, they have the option to review the process
to see which areas need to be strengthened, with
regard to responses to their current situations. At
the end of each chapter, there is a prayer which is
designed to help them achieve this. Author La Borde
Bowman acknowledges that the stages may be
challenging to grasp but, she says: "I believe that this
journey of love will empower readers to reshape their
destiny in a fulfilling way.
- About the Author -
Ellerslie Plaza Price Plaza
The Falls West Mall Long Circular Mall
Grand Bazaar Pricesmart Compound, La Romaine
High St., San F'do, Carlton Center
Lowlands Mall, Tobago
Mid Center Mall
from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Thur. 16th October
The All Trinidad General Workers
Union (ATGWU) has created a new
political party, the National Solidarity
Assembly (NSA) and will be contest-
ing 17 seats in the next general elec-
"This includes all the sugar belt
seats," ATGWU president Nirvan
Maharaj told the T&T Guardian yes-
Maharaj, who will head the party,
said: "If I don t get through, I will ride
off into the sunset."
The party will comprise mainly for-
mer Caroni Ltd workers from the sugar
belt, described as the heartland of the
Maharaj made good on an earlier
threat to form a new party after what
he felt was constant rejection by the
Government to give thousands of for-
mer sugar workers what they were
promised in their Voluntary Separation
of Employment Package when the
sugar industry was shut down in 2003.
The main issue surrounds the set-
tlement of land leases.
He said the Government had refused
to fulfill a court order handed down
by Justice Deyalsingh during the last
PNM administration to give the former
workers their just due.
The PNM also refused to obey the
order, he said.
Asked how many supporters he had,
Maharaj said he could not gauge just
As for the question of splitting UNC
votes, he said: "It s a democratic coun-
try and people are free to vote for who
The Ministry of Land and Marine
Resources distributed 500 leases to the
former Caroni Ltd workers at the
union s Rienzi Complex, Couva, head-
quarters last week but Maharaj was
"The next day I had to help them
try to find where the lands were. There
were no boundaries and the land was
overgrown with bush," he said.
Members of the Shiv Shakti Dancers perform during the opening of the Divali Nagar, Chaguanas, on
Tuesday night. PHOTO: SHASTRI BOODAN
All Trinidad forms
new political party
Plan to contest 17 seats next year
The Association of Maxi Taxis of
T&T is promising Central residents
who have to endure daily traffic night-
mares that relief is coming.
President Kelvin Pierre, in a media
release, said suggestions the association
made to Works Minister Dr Suruj Ram-
bachan have been accepted and road
works to ease traffic have begun.
Pierre said people going to work from
Central to Curepe have to wait nearly
two hours because of heavy traffic
build-up on the Old Southern Main
Road from Caroni to Curepe. These
include schoolchildren, trainees and
Traffic builds up when a passenger
vehicle stops on the narrow two-lane
road, and, he said because of the traffic,
Route Three maxi taxis (green band)
refuse to work during those hours, leav-
ing commuters stranded.
Those drivers who come out to work
only do "short drops".
Pierre said suggestions he made to
Rambachan to expand roadworks to
create a double roundabout lane and
extra roads were accepted.
"Works are ongoing. By the next
three months commuters will get relief,"
he said. He said he often wondered
what commuters employers tell them
when they reach to work late because
of traffic and said getting up at 3.30
am to travel from Central to Curepe
should not be necessary. (YB)
Traffic ease coming
for Central residents
SHIV SHAKTI PERFORMANCE
A prisons officer was freed yester-
day of drug trafficking after his attor-
neys convinced an Arima magistrate
he was innocent of attempting to
smuggle 25 grammes of the drug into
the Maximum Security Prison.
Adrian Darmanie said there was rea-
sonable doubt created in his mind of
the State s case against Max Durity who
on January 20, 2006 was alleged to
have hid the marijuana beneath his
beret to get it into the prison.
It was the State s case that Durity,
37, was on duty at the visitors room
when he was called to his senior s office.
There his head gear was searched and
the drugs found. Police were contacted
and he was charged with the offence
and placed on suspension.
Durity, who was represented by Jeron
Joseph and Reynold Waldrop, said he
was framed by his seniors who at the
time were working on the behest of an
inmate who wanted him to smuggle in
drugs and when he refused was framed.
Durity through his attorneys sub-
mitted his seniors framed him after
the inmate, a former murder accused,
instructed them to do so. The case
which began last October, led by Tat-
erani Seecharan, had three State wit-
nesses and one defence witness.
Prisons officer on
drug charge freed
Links Archive October 15th 2014 October 17th 2014 Navigation Previous Page Next Page