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TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO:
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
In The Estate of
ESME MARY GRIEVE - Deceased
Late of Boreland Cottage Irongray
Dumfries DG2 9TU Scotland
Who died on the 31st day of August, 2012
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that after the expiration of
fourteen (14) days from the date hereof, an application will
be made to the Registrar of the High Court of Justice for the
Sealing of the Grant of Confirmation of the Estate of ESME
MARY GRIEVE - Deceased late of Boreland Cottage,
Irongray, Dumfries DG2 9TU granted by the Commissioniat
of the Dumfries Sheriff District Court South Strathclyde
Dumfries and Galloway Scotland on the 21st day of August,
DATED the 26th day of May, 2015
de la Bastide & Jacelon
17 - 19 Pembroke Street
Charles Wyndham Grieve,
Alexander Gordon Grieve and
James Duncan Alleyne Grieve the
Executors named in the Will of the
above named Deceased. 0526001
While most of the population seems
overly anxious about elections and elec-
tion, I really couldn t care less. Not that
I am trivialising the importance of hav-
ing the right to cast a ballot for the
party of your choice, but nothing so
far---and one hopes that this will change
before election day---has moved me to
consider either of the major players.
On one side you have mis-steppers
and blunderers and on the other you
have old faces that are known failures.
Skirting the sidelines are many smaller
factions with no known constituency,
but one whose leadership is more closet
UNC than anything else. But like other
places in the world, rabid support for
political parties is very present here. You
give them your adulation and guaranteed
votes by the hundreds of thousands
without question and then get treated
like dirt. Behind the flashing smiles and
platform rhetoric, however, are the
political investors whose votes are few
but dollars are plenty. They expect to
benefit with appointments, contracts or
rentals worth millions while you get a
box drain and a condescending your
government working for you.
But the real issue for me is that no
one is willing to talk about what matters
most to me. The incumbents have had
five years, but getting five minutes
attention from my MP and PM was
impossible. Tell me, how difficult is it to
speak to me about fixed date for elec-
tions, term limits for office holders, sep-
aration of legislature and executive,
abolishing our first family and its
attendant costs, a bicameral parliament
of elected members, not one half
appointed, a police service that has an
elected head and not some ineffective
system that just can t work in appoint-
ing one much less with authority to
make real change, a public service that
works and real thought into our infra-
structural needs instead of which con-
tractor should make money this term?
Much less about personal safety when
you are on the wrong side of the deal-
makers who want their millions and a
person s life is worth nothing?
But age brings weariness with wis-
dom. You understand that political
power has always been more about con-
trolling purse strings than policies and
programmes, that you have to accept
democracy for what it is (majority wins
even if you don t like it) and that Gand-
hi was wrong when he said to never
underestimate the power of one man to
change the world. Like retired Justice
Ventour, I too can say challenge me on
any of the above, but will abide by
Mark Twain s dictum about arguing
My father has been waiting for his Caroni two-acre
lease for the past six years and so fed-up he has be-
come that he requested I write this letter.
Minister Bharath stated that all Caroni lands would
be given by mid-2015. Such a far cry from the truth.
Is it possible for that which cannot be done in six
years to be done in a few months? This Government is
absolutely unaware of the plight of ex-Caroni workers
who have been waiting for their leases but just getting
a Brer Anansi story from the Commissioner of State
Lands office. The Director of Surveys has failed to do his
job by not ensuring the plans for Orange Grove plots be
submitted so that leases can be processed.
Why must this be allowed to continue? Monies have
been paid for this lease and it is high time that this mat-
ter be resolved. Is there any government office one can
go to and emerge smiling? I call on the Prime Minister
and Minister of Land and Marine Resources, Mr. Jairam
Seemungal, to look into this matter as soon.
Looking through the newspaper recently, I
noticed an ad from a Central-based religious
There was going to be a religious ritual for the
protection of the country, all well and good and get
this, for the re-election of the present Prime
Should we not try to keep religion out of politics?
Your religion is your own private and personal
Then every major religion will have a service for
their chosen one.
Have your service but do not state publicly who
This group supported another party previously
and their candidate was severely thrashed.
Ironic isn't it?
Notice at any governmental function all three
major religions are represented.That is how it
Let us endeavor to keep race and religion out of
politics. We have a beautiful country, let us keep it
The best person will win.
Religion is man-made.
We will get a government we deserve.
T&T is a multi-ethnic, religious country. Let us
preserve what we have. I love my country. God
bless our nation.
SAME OLD PARTY RHETORIC
Policemen attached to the Canine Branch approach a tent with
their sniffer dogs to search for illegal devices before the start
of the People's Partnership's fifth anniversary celebration at
Constantine Park, Macoya, on Sunday. PHOTO: JEFF MAYERS
Caroni land lease woes
Keep religion out politics
I went to a house warming Saturday and supplying
the music was an old time steelband named Sappa-
phonics; a tenor pan, a double second; a guitar pan, a
drummer, and an unobtrusive iron man.
The sound from this aggregate was unbelievable;
the choice of music ranged from the 60s to today, and
I'm talking calypso, pop, R&B and ballads. Played with
an old time steel band strum that made you hold your
"craft" and three step the night away.
When they took a break no one cared what the DJ
played; we all waited for the steelband. The perform-
ance and its effect were the same when they played at
Pan in the Countryside in Blanchisseuse. They must
have played at least 30 songs, which begs the ques-
tion: If a bunch of "old" guys can remember 30 songs in
one night, why can't modern-day panmen remember
one panorama tune after practicing it every night for
months. Just goes to show that age is chronological,
old is a state of mind.
Old a state of mind
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