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THE ART OF PERFECT PASTRY
Saturday 28th February 2015
9am to 12pm.
Saturday 14th March, 2015
9am to 12pm.
Saturday 28th March, 2015
9am to 12pm.
Venue: San Fernando
The people we elect to represent us in
politics are just like us. They don t
like to pay any more taxes than they
must and they will occasionally exceed
the speed limit on the highway if they
can. Not because someone accrues
15,000 votes, does he or she become an
exemplar, a priest, an imam, or a pun-
dit.When you elect a government into
power, you contract them to do a job,
and that job is to deliver goods and
services to you, not to be your guiding
light or spiritual compass.
But when some members of a certain
party are in opposition, they seem to
become preacher men and women,
paragons of virtue and loud-mouths on
morality in public affairs, without any
consideration or reference to their past,
whilst in government.
Rumour-mongering and propaganda
are foremost on their agenda, from
encircling a political meeting with obeah
to slaying the dragon on top the Red
House to E-mailgate.
This present coalition government is
displaying transparency, and having
members account for their actions. I
must ask, which model do we prefer?
The one of the previous government in
which all matters are kept internal until
the (Calder) Hart of the matter is
With respect to our previous govern-
ment s ability to serve and deliver, they
have a poor record to defend at best,
and so they resort to sensational issues
to deflect from performance, productivi-
ty, and output. We are no longer
focused on productivity, efficiency, serv-
ice delivery, and impact on quality of
life. Instead, distractions on sensational
spins make the headlines.
Wherever you are standing in
Trinidad, within a ten square mile
radius, the output of this government
compared to that of the previous PNM
ten-year rule, is plain to see. In good
conscience, only one conclusion can be
made: what our current government did
in five years the PNM couldn t do in 20.
ORDINARY PEOPLE TOO
Waiting to be convinced
For sometime now I have been paying attention to
the politics of the nation, in fact it's a hobby of mine. I
must say I have voted PNM, PP and ILP and now I am
still waiting to be convinced if I should stain my finger
for any of the above.
I consider myself to be a person who looks, reads and
analyses before making a decision. I have listened to
every single political analyst, and I find most to be neu-
tral and unbiased. Of course, there are opposites in any
game but it just amazes me that some commentaries
are so one-sided, you have to ask yourself if analysts
are being paid to give opinions.
Is West's appointment a fair one?
The question of Mr David West being a witness on
behalf of Dr Rowley in a private matter is not the point.
It is very important to differentiate this from the fact
that two people, the leader of the government and the
leader opposed will join together to recommend to the
president, the name of a mutually suitable individual to
head a confidential and independent body.
The question arises would the prime minister with
the knowledge that West is indeed Dr Rowley's witness
in a matter against the attorney general, or any matter
whatsoever, support or not support the nomination of
West for the position and was she given the opportu-
nity to decide.
Was anyone obligated to let her know and did any-
one withhold this information.
This is where integrity and character is tested. So
now it is exposed, is this appointment a just and fair
Allow parking on church
I am asking, in fact I am pleading, with the Presbyte-
rian Board of T&T to allow parents who have children
attending the Warrenville Presbyterian School to be al-
lowed to park in their church's car park on evenings
when they come to receive their children.
On evenings between 2.20 and 3.30, without any po-
lice officers, it is positive chaos by this school. The car
park has more than 30 spaces for vehicles but it's kept
locked while parents park on either side of the road and
on the pavement, making it a very untenable situation
for drivers on the road.
Recently, there was a fender bender and the situation
escalated very quickly, and could have been more seri-
ous with all the children looking on. And the accident oc-
curred because a parent was parked on the pavement.
Again, I am asking the Presbyterian Board to step in
and allow parents, just for one and a half hours during
the school week, to park in the church yard.
A stalled PTSC bus stands in a lane at the intersection of Belmont Circular Road and Queen's Park East on Wednesday. The bus
was left at the spot for a few hours before it was removed. PHOTO: ROBERTO CODALLO
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