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Convenor of the Roundtable Group
David Abdulah says the organisation
is considering an invitation from
leader of the Highway Re-Route
Movement Dr Wayne Kublalsingh to
tour the Debe to Mon Desir leg of the
Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway.
Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley
is also part of the group.
Contacted yesterday Abdulah said
he received a letter from Kublalsingh
on Sunday which invited the group to
However, he said he could not make
a final decision unless he met with the
other members which was expected to
take place today.
Kublalsingh said yesterday he wrote
to Abdulah because he believed the
majority of the parties which formed
the group would form the next gov-
"It is a good opportunity to furnish
them with the facts so they would be
in a better position when they come
into government," Kublalsingh said.
Early last year Kublalsingh embarked
on his second hunger strike against
construction of the Debe to Mon Desir
section of the $7 billion extension of
the Solomon Hochoy to Point Fortin.
But he said he began eating tulsi just
In January this year he said he began
drinking water and in March started
eating tulsi leaves with honey.
Asked about his health condition
Kublalsingh said he never felt better.
"I have not gotten any sniffle and
frankly I think people eat too much
food. I think they eat too much solids,"
According to Hinduism.about.com
the tulsi or holy basil is an important
symbol in the Hindu religious tradition
and is worshiped in the morning and
evening by Hindus.
The basil is also a herbal remedy for
a lot of common ailments.
The Joint Select Committee
(JSC) on a legislative proposal,
titled "The Draft Houses of Par-
liament Service Authority Bill,
2014", failed to convene yesterday
as there were insufficient members
to form a quorum.
The committee was expected to
meet in Parliament with officials from
the Public Service Commission at 10
am followed by officials from the
Constitutional Affairs and Parliamen-
tary Unit of the The University of the
West Indies, St Augustine.
For a quorum to be convened there
must be at least four members com-
prising one member from the House
of Representative or the Senate.
But due to insufficient members
the meeting was postponed.
House Speaker Wade Mark had said
the committee was appointed last
November to propose a legislative
framework to govern the financing of
election campaigns and public con-
sultations were expected to be held.
He had also said that the JSC in its
previous deliberations sought technical
assistance from the experts in election
finance reform, such as the Elections
and Boundaries Commission (EBC),
the Organisation of American States
(OAS) and the United Nations Devel-
opment Programme (UNDP).
Three teenagers were granted
bail in different sums amount-
ing to $125,000 for allegedly
having sex with a 15-year-old
girl on different occasions.
All three---ages 15, 17 and 18---
appeared before Deputy Chief
Magistrate Mark Wellington in
the San Fernando Court yester-
They were charged with hav-
ing sexual intercourse with the
girl over the age of 14 but not
The alleged offences took
place in San Fernando between
last November and this month.
The 15-year-old who has a
pending matter for larceny
allegedly had sex with the girl
on two occasions.
It is alleged that the 17-year-
old had sex with her on three
occasions while the 18-year-old
allegedly had sex with her once.
Wellington granted the accused
$40,000, $25,000 and $60,000
bail respectively. They are expect-
ed to reappear in court on June
15. ---Sascha Wilson
Roundtable for talks
No quorum so JSC fails to meet
Three teens in court on sex charges
More than $80,000 in fines were
imposed on several drivers, one of
whom was also banned from driving
for two years, for driving under
influence of alcohol.
Several men appeared in the San
Fernando Traffic Court for breathal-
yser-related offences, but 14 were
slapped with hefty fines ranging from
$4,000 and $12,000.
The drivers gave different reasons
for drinking and driving, but Magis-
trate Gloria Jasmath had one clear
message for the drivers: "Don t drink
and drive, that is the law."
Among the offenders who pleaded
guilty was Cpl Curtis Thomas, a sol-
dier, who was slapped with a $8,000
fine. Another driver Rondell Hosein,
who was charged previously for the
same offence, was fined $12,000 and
disqualified from driving for two years.
He was over the legal limit (35 micro-
grammes) by 71 microgrammes.
The road traffic exercise conducted
by Traffic Branch officers, including
Cpl Jaipersad Barran, PC Alex
Mohammed, PC Ramcharitar, PC
Lennard Thomas and WPC Tenille
Allum and PC Kerry Boochun, was
carried out between Friday night and
Saturday morning at Guaracara
Tabaquite Road, Reform Village, and
$80,000 in DUI fines
Christpher Crawford casts his fishing net at Pigeon Point Beach in Tobago over the weekend.
PHOTO: EDISON BOODOOSINGH
Dr Wayne Kublalsingh
Hunger striker still going strong
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