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TO ALL ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW
The judicial Education Institute of Trinidad and Tobago (JEITT) of the Judiciary of the
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is pleased to extend an invitation to all Attorneys-at-Law to
attend a panel discussion on the topic, "Who's Afraid of Human Rights? The Judge's
Dilemma," by The Honourable Dame Linda Dobbs D.B.E. The panel discussion will take
place at the Convocation Hall, Hall of Justice, Port-of-Spain at 1.30 p.m. on Thursday 14th
This discussion is the second part of the fifth annual Distinguished Jurist Lecture hosted by
the Judicial Education Institute of Trinidad and Tobago (JEITT).
The members of the panel will include:
• The Honourable Madame Justice Maureen, Rajnauth-Lee,
Judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice
• Dr. Francis Alexis,
President of the Law Association of Grenada
• Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine,
Dean, Faculty of Law, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
• Dr. Dylan Kerrigan,
Lecturer, Anthropology and Political Sociology, Department of Behaviourial Sciences,
The University of West Indies, St. Augustine
Guests are asked to be seated by 1.20 p.m to facilitate a prompt start of the programme.
West Indies Head Coach Phil Simmons lambasted
the standard of play currently being seen in the
WICB Professional Cricket League saying that it
does nothing to prepare young cricketers for life on
the international circuit.
Simmons was speaking to reporters on Tuesday at
Kensington Oval after the West Indies training session
there. He noted that the type of loose shots being
played and the bad balls being bowled by the West
Indies players were prevalent in the Four Day tour-
nament. While the players would be able to get away
with that type of play in the regional tournament,
they couldn t on the international scene.
"You watch the scores, for instance if Bishoo had
bowled those 50 odd overs in a four-day game he
would have had 20 wickets. So that is one of the things
that we need to address, "I think the biggest thing
for the young players because of the level of our first
class cricket, when they come up here is to understand
the situation and how I have to play in this situation
is determined by what the team needs and the score-
board. These are things that you have to keep trying
to teach them before it sinks in," said Simmons.
Simmons pointed out that many of the young players
were now starting to learn about Test cricket, which
is a major step up from the type of first-class cricket
that is currently being played in the West Indies.
"They are enthusiastic, they want to learn and then
you have the four experienced guys who need to make
their presence felt in this Test match coming up. I
this is the start of where we need to go," said Sim-
The coach admitted that he thought that the West
Indies batsmen all got out recklessly on the final day
of the second Test match in Antigua. He thought that
the situation at the time called for the West Indies
to bat for a longer period of time in order to put the
game out of England s hands.
Simmons noted that ideally he would love to see
much faster pitches being prepared in the Caribbean
saying that who can bat will bat and who can bowl
will get wickets.
"The pitch in Antigua got better as it went on. I
think that if we had bowled better in the second session
of the first day we would have had a better chance
of winning the game. We didn t and it went away,"
The coach settled fans fears on the extent of Jason
Holder s injury when he said that it wasn t too bad
as first feared. Simmons noted that Holder has recov-
ered well and they will see how he fares after bowling
in the nets today and tomorrow.
MEETING: Minister of Sport Brent Sancho, right, catches up with former WBA World Lightweight and Commonwealth title holder,
Claude Noel, at the latter's Arima home, yesterday. Moved by a recent media report highlighting Noel's health conditions and
apparent neglect by the state as a national sporting icon, Sancho went in search of the former professional boxer. The Minister
initially made a recent trip to Tobago, the birthplace of the retired boxer, where he was told that Noel relocated to Trinidad in his
childhood. When he eventually located Noel, Sancho made a commitment to oversee the welfare of the 65-year-old, who, among
other issues, is losing sight caused by his battle with diabetes. Sancho said he will attempt to have Noel's health covered, possibly
moved out of his current house, and offer whatever the state can provide, according to what he (Noel) wants.
ASSISTANCE FOR NOEL
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