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Street, Woodbrook. (868)
A five-car smash-
up along the Uriah
Butler Highway has
left a woman hospi-
It took place yester-
day around 1.30 pm
near the Chaguanas
flyover on the north-
Witnesses said a
truck crashed into a
black Mercedes, which
in turn hit a car that
had stopped in front
of it. Two cars then
collided with the other
three. Major traffic
traffic in the area.
CEO at the T&T Chamber of Indus-
try and Commerce Catherine Kumar
says too many people walk through
the doors of businesses, degree in
hand, expecting success and was
unwilling to work a long day.
She was addressing yesterday s grad-
uation ceremony for students of the
Faculty of Social Sciences at the Uni-
versity of the West Indies (UWI) Sports
and Physical Education Centre, St
Augustine, where she was conferred
with the honorary degree of Doctor of
Laws by the university.
In delivering the feature address,
Kumar said commitment was so lacking
that more time was spent on social
media than in toiling to deliver quality
work on time.
She told the graduates their academic
achievement would not instantly open
to the jobs or businesses they wanted
nor opportunities they believed they
deserved. Commitment, she said, was
part of the formula for success.
She told the graduates they should
always have a conscience and give back
"Have a conscience," she said, adding
that in today s world giving back "seems
to be something we leave to others.
"Conscience is not martyrdom. Con-
science is volunteering.
"It is giving back to your church,
your community, helping those less for-
tunate than yourself, opening doors for
others," she added.
She called on graduates "to revive
the conscience of your homeland with
"This must be a priority," she said,
"if we have any hope of being better.
Success is conscience.
"Build and create your legacy with a
conscience so that it is filled with inspi-
ration, as it will be with financial means."
She said success was based on the
choices people made.
"Don t let circumstances rule you.
You have to be in charge," she added.
Health Minister Fuad Khan yesterday said
the leader of the Highway Re-route Move-
ment Dr Wayne Kublalsingh was between a
"rock and a hard place" and was trying to
get sympathy from an "already critical" pub-
lic.He said so when asked whether or not he would
make an official request for Kublalsingh s medical
record, as the activist had told reporters on
Wednesday he would be willing to share his records
once such a request was made. Khan had previously
said Kublalsingh s vital signs were fine despite his
hunger strike which included abstaining from
drinking as well as eating.
Yesterday marked the 38th day Kublalsingh said
he had not eaten or drunk anything. He began his
second hunger strike on September 17 to compel
the Government to review the proposed route for
the Debe to Mon Desir segment of the Solomon
Hochoy Highway extension to Point Fortin.
Khan responded: "I don t have time to be making
any requests. The public understands what Kublals-
ingh is about. If he shows his blood results everyone
will know whether there was organ failure or not
but he can show the public his blood results without
any request. The population is looking at the sit-
uation and Kublalsingh is trying to engage in sym-
The activist, in a telephone interview, said he
spent yesterday the same way as he had spent the
three previous days, lying in bed resting and still
"We are still calling on the Government to get
together to dialogue on the Optimum Connectivity
Route. I am asking for an end to the propaganda,"
Kublalsingh said talks needed to take place in
a serious manner. He said for the past few days
he had been chatting with priests, civil society
leaders and many others on the way forward.
"We intend to continue with the hunger strike
to the very end and not to relent at all. There have
been a number of persons calling for mediation
but it seems the Government is afraid of that
word. I still feel that we can come to an agreement
where everybody benefits," the activist said.
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Chief executive officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber
of Industry Commerce, Catherine Kumar, displays her
honorary degree following the University of the West Indies'
graduation ceremony at UWI Spec, St Augustine, yesterday.
PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
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