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Minister in the Ministry of Finance Rudranath Indarsingh
urged graduates who took part in a seminar to avoid getting
into financial trouble abroad. He told them it will embarrass
Indarsingh was addressing graduates of a three-day
seminar titled Classroom to Boardroom Polish, conducted
by Catherine Gordon s Institute of Finishing Elements
at the Couva Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce
building in Couva, last Friday.
Sixty-four youngsters took part in the workshop,
where they learnt continental dining practices,
proper workplace attire, language, how to construct
resumes and time management.
"At the end of the day your employers will be
looking for persons who can stand up to scrutiny
from a reputational point of view and is able to
address the issue of reputational risks," he said.
"Because I am sure your employers, who may be poten-
tial risks as it relates to financial scandals and irregularities
and so on, they will be looking for persons who can
conduct themselves from the right point of view."
Indarsingh told the students, ages 16-21, that these
attributes are especially important now, as T&T has
been transformed into "movieland."
"We live in a land of movieland and allegations,
where we are not prepared to examine the truth,
we are not prepared to examine and go deep into
the processes to ensure that we can find persons with
the appropriate skill set, who can avoid financial irregularities
and can stand up to financial audits."
Indarsingh said T&T nationals are involved in every aspect
of international business and urged the youngsters to preserve
the nation s good name.
"Because as you go out into the working world, there will
always be the issue of proper ethics and the way that you
conduct yourself because ethics, the whole issue of how you
conduct yourself, you will come under further scrutiny."
Don't get into
Minister tells graduates...
In a prelude to its July 22 launch of the
Carnival 2016 season, the National Car-
nival Commission (NCC) will commem-
orate the traditional aspects of the national
festival with the celebration of the first
ever "31 Days of Traditional Carnival
Every day beginning in July, the NCC
will post engaging pictures and bios of tra-
ditional Carnival characters on its Web site
(www.ncctt.org) and on its official social
media pages --- Facebook and Instagram.
In a statement yesterday the commis-
sion s chairman Lorraine Pouchet said, "It
is important that we, as a people, celebrate
and promote the traditional aspects of our
"Insofar as the NCC strives to do this
regularly, guided by our mandate to create
sustainability within the season while pre-
serving our cultural identity, we know that
our organisation must play an even more
active role in awakening the public s love
for traditional characters; especially within
the younger ones --- the future of our
The release said for the entire month in
July, the NCC will post pictures and bios
of well-known traditional carnival characters
like Dame Lorraine, the Midnight Robber,
Moko Jumbie, Pierrot Grenade, Fancy Indi-
ans, and Sailor Mas. There will also be posts
on some of the lesser known characters like
the Bats, Minstrels, Bookman, and Baby
Carnival in July
employee and two of his rel-
atives, including a 91-year-old
man, were killed when the car
in which they travelling went
over a cliff in the western
parish of St David on Sunday
Telecoms worker Denzil Johnson;
George Johnson, 91; and Icyna Johnson
were heading back to their Spring Village
community in St Patrick, from a funeral in
the fishing village of Chateaubelair on the
Leeward coast of the island, when the
tragedy occurred, according to local media
The car plunged over a cliff in
Troumaca, landing hundreds of feet
below on another section of the road.
The fatal accident occurred almost
six months after five schoolchildren
were killed when a minibus carrying
23 passengers ran off the road and
plunged into the sea at Rock Gut-
ter in northeastern St Vincent.
Most of the passengers were
hospitalised following the January
12 accident and two other girls
whose bodies were never recov-
ered, are presumed dead.
in St Vincent
Kevon Cumberbatch, the father of murdered schoolgirl
Keyana Cumberbatch, is the latest witness to testify in the
preliminary inquiry into the six-year-old s gruesome death
almost two years ago.
The elder Cumberbatch took the witness stand in the Arima
Magistrate s Court yesterday to testify against the child s step-
father, Dwayne Lewis, who is charged with the crime.
Also testifying yesterday was Sgt Greene of the Maloney
Police Post who discovered the child s decomposing body
hidden in a shipping barrel at her home almost three days
after she went missing in November 2013.
Both witnesses were cross-examined by Lewis lawyer Fareed
Ali before they were relieved from attending further hearings
of the inquiry, by Senior Magistrate Indrani Cedeno.
On November 28, 2013, Cumberbatch, a second-year pupil
at the St Barbara s Shouter Baptist Primary School, was on
her way to her grandmother s house, near her mother Simone
Williams s apartment, when she went missing. Several intensive
searches were conducted by police over the next few days
before her body was recovered at her family s apartment at
Building Four, Maloney Gardens, D Abadie.
Lewis was detained a day after the child went missing and
was eventually charged with the crime.
He will reappear in court on July 27.
testifies in inquiry
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