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THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD
IN THE HIGH COURT OF
(Family Court Division)
No. FH: 01255/2014
GLEN FITZROY FORDE
MAVIS ETTIENNE FORDE
To : MAVIS ETTIENNE FORDE -
TAKE NOTICE that on the 9th
June 2014 a Petition for divorce was
filed against you by GLEN FITZROY
FORDE in the Family Court of
Trinidad & Tobago.
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE
that as part of an Order made on the
20th October 2014 the petitioner
was directed to effect substituted
service of his Petition on you by this
advertisement in a daily newspaper
of general circulation in Trinidad &
Tobago once weekly for two con-
If you desire to defend this
action, you must state this within
twenty-eight (28) days after the date
of the second advertisement, by you
filing an Acknowledgement of
Service (Form 5 - available at the
Registry), which must be lodged at
the Registry of the Family Court of
Trinidad & Tobago, Nipdec House,
No. 4, Cipriani Boulevard, Port-of-
Spain (Tel. Number 223 1060; Fax.
Number 624 1306). You may also
obtain copies of the Petition and
related documents at the Court's
TAKE NOTICE that the matter is
fixed for hearing on Tuesday 10th
March 2015 at 10:45 a.m. in
Hearing Room No. 3 and IN
DEFAULT of you filing an
Acknowledgement of Service, the
Court may proceed in your absence
and may make any order it consid-
ers appropriate, including granting
Dated this 2nd December 2014
By the Court
Family Court of Trinidad and Tobago
Throughout the year, we
noticed that, as we talked
about T&T, our comments
would become more and more
negative until someone would
say: "Drop the negative talk,
nuh. Leh we think positive." And
for a few minutes it would be
so.It became more and more dif-
ficult as the months went by.
It s too bad that I think the
news media have much to do
with this state of affairs.
The only news we read or see
is either what the police have to
say about a murder or the diffi-
culty they have turning off cell
phones or what some politician
said about some confusion in his
or her Ministry. Word for word.
Even the sports reports only
results, who scored a goal or
how many overs somebody
bowled. There is nothing origi-
There are few attempts at
analysis or commentary. Most
columnists write on a variation
of the same article. It s boring
The most interesting things in
the news are the letters to the
editor or the hilarious comments
So, in the spirit of a new year
come upon us, in the hope that
we will not descend deeper into
more negativity and depression,
I offer a list of the things I like
about T&T and which makes life
here pleasant, in no particular
order, but as they came upon
me in my wanderings.
Old respectable taxi drivers
with wizened up faces and
chinky eyes. Our ice cream ven-
dor and his bicycle bells. Young
and drunk in St James on a Fri-
day afternoon, bare back, short
pants down to knees, jockeys
showing, glass of rum one hand,
cola the other, on top of the
world for an instant, reality in
the morning forgotten. Our
boldfaced beggars. TV presen-
Children, their shyness, their
amiability, their eagerness, their
impulsivity, their smiles. Trini
dogs, their smiles, their eager-
ness, their insatiable desire to
please. Pink pouis in the Savan-
nah. Yellow pouis on the hills.
The green hills, blue skies and
cool breezes of December. Bot-
tle and spoon.
Smiling faces at weddings,
Christenings, even funerals. Early
morning mist in Tucker valley.
That solitary tree in the middle
of the Savannah. Tobago bene
ball. The way man wear their
pants, dropping smoothly from
the hips. The faces of our
women, the most exotic and
fascinating in the world. The
sensual way women walk.
Bathing under the gutter. Old
time Carnival chip. Cynthia
"Tiny" Bernard---250 pounds of
sweetness. People at TIBS, Com-
munity Chest, Immortelle School
for Special Children, Families in
Action. The staff in the St James
Men beating iron. A good
Trini nurse, best in the world. A
good Trini receptionist/secretary,
as good as anyone anywhere.
Women beating bass. Sense of
comradeship when a man gives
you a break in traffic. View from
Mt St Benedict. Humidity rush
as you come out of the airport.
A welcoming Immigration offi-
cer. Trini children. The old
Manzanilla coconut stretch. Dol-
phins in the Gulf. The Lady
Honcho steelband. Coming out
of a nursing home after being
present at a birth and seeing the
light rise over the northern
range. The northern range from
Caroni. The Oval on the first
day of a Test match. Liming in
the old QPO Gym on a Friday
afternoon watching the ladies
walk by. Chancellor walk. Baby
toes. Green parrots squawking
overhead. Herons flying down
the valley at dusk.
Toco sea blast. Walk to Mara-
cas with friends. Asa Wright
lunches. Christmas breeze. BC
Pires, Kevin Baldeosingh and
Any calypso from the fifties or
sixties. Woman on De Bass, All
Stars. In My House, Starlift.
Kelwyn Hutcheon at Christmas-
time. Comments at cinema. The
"old" Evening News. Trini food:
souse, black pudding, doubles,
dumpling, mango chow,
tamarind ball. Samaan trees.
The kindness of funeral
homes. Green Corner at 6 am
J Ouvert morning. That first
step, down into the street.
Christmas dinner parties. Wood-
brook houses. Wooden floors
especially when polished, the
Trini children again. One-year-
old ponche a crème. A Brian
Lara cover drive. Trini goalies
and their excuses when they let
in goals in key matches. People
painting their front gates in
December. Paradise plum. Din-
nermint. Gingerbread fretwork
spandrels. Open galleries.
Abercromby and Hart, most
beautiful corner in Port-of-
Spain. Victoria Square. One
Scott Bushe Street. The little
park opposite One Scott Bushe
St where I learned to play crick-
et and football. Three hole under
One Scott Bushe Street. Bokey.
Mauby. Ginger beer. Sorrel.
Jasmine flowers. Side streets in
St Augustine. Trini children.
Balustrades. The Nylon pool.
The "old" Pigeon Point. The
"old" Buccoo Reef. Corbeaux
Town. Cazabon paintings. Bam-
Tucker valley monkeys. Major
Pain s exercise group. Hiking up
El Tucuche. Botanical gardens.
Asa Wright. Hummingbirds.
Kiskidees. Corbeaux posing on
telephone posts. Corbeaux cir-
cling high in the sky.
The bar at the Queen s Park
Oval. Hasely Crawford s 100
metre finish. Corbeaux Town Ole
Boys s Association. Panorama
prelims on the "Track." Horse
racing in the Savannah on Box-
ing Day. Christmas tree lights.
Divali deyas. Eid food.
Scotch and coconut water. The
smell, taste and shudder of the
first rum on J Ouvert morning.
Water cress salad. Trini ice
cream. Duchy Brothers. Crix.
Old time hops. Iguanas.
Jalousies. Taste of local honey.
Soft coconut jelly. Immortelle
trees. Roxy roundabout at 8 am
J Ouvert morning. Tamarind
trees. Trini children, once more.
The people, still.
Hope everyone has a healthy
and comfortable 2015.
DAVID E BRATT, MD
THINGS I LIKE ABOUT T&T
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