Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : August 29th 2015 Contents Yesterday s win-
ning number was
tions to Tony Lawer-
ance from Penal, win-
ner of yesterday s
draw from Thursday s
entries worth $500.
Remember you have
until midnight to sim-
ply text your unique
number found to the
back of your Guardian
to the code 4638 and
you can be our next
tees that one lucky
person MUST WIN
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Saturday, August 29, 2015
We will be closed on 01/09/2015
and reopen on 02/09/2015
It was the constituency exec-
utive and other residents of
Mayaro who did not want incum-
bent MP Winston "Gypsy" Peters
to represent them again, says
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-
The PM, clearing her name in
the process, made the disclosure
at a UNC Town Hall meeting at
the Aranguez North Secondary
School on Thursday night.
She was responding to a ques-
tion from a resident who reminded
her that Peters, after he was reject-
ed by the UNC screening com-
mittee to re-contest the Mayaro
seat, said she was "the most
ungrateful ingrate" he ever knew.
Peters called a press conference
to make the accusation, saying
after he was rejected he sought a
meeting with Persad-Bissessar and
other Government officials but
they refused to see him.
The floor member at the
Aranguez town hall meeting asked
the PM if she could say why Peters
called her an "ungrateful ingrate."
She said the UNC sought the
views of the party s Mayaro con-
stituency executive and other peo-
ple about Peters running again for
the September 7 general election.
She said they made it clear they
did not want Peters, that they
wanted a different candidate.
"And that is what happened,"
Since Peters claims, members
of the public have been throwing
all blame on Persad-Bissessar.
The PM also responded to
another question from moderator,
Anthony Harford, on whether this
was the most "bruising" election
campaign she had ever experi-
"I find it very interesting and
exciting. It s not bruising in the
least. Don t feel sorry for me. This
is the job I chose," Persad-Bissessar
replied. She said tremendous faith
in God was a main qualification
for the job of prime minister.
She was responding to a ques-
tion from a young woman who
asked what did she need to become
a prime minister.
"Tremendous faith in God, a
strong sense of spirituality. You
have to take plenty blows. Just
today I took some blows.
"You have to believe that God
has brought you here and He will
not leave you alone," she said to
applause from an audience of
mainly young people.
The PM bared excerpts of her
childhood during her answers, say-
ing her family was poor and she
knew what it was like to wake up
in the morning and not know what
you were going to eat.
She said her family rented several
different houses as they moved
from place to place, sometimes
because they did not have the rent
to pay the landlord.
The PM said in the midst of all
this her parents made great sac-
rifices to educate her.
Catherine Kumar, chief executive
officer of the T&T Chamber of
Industry and Commerce, underwent
emergency surgery yesterday after
being diagnosed with a brain
Gillian Wall, co-founder of Powerful
Ladies of T&T (PLOTT) made the
announcement at the start of a net-
working luncheon hosted by the group
at the T&T Chamber s headquarters
Wall said Kumar complained about
continuous headaches and sought
medical attention which revealed a
very large brain aneurysm.
"As we speak today she is being
prepared for an emergency procedure,"
"The team of doctors working with
her have prepared her staff and family
for the worse.
"The results of today could be the
extension of her life and it could also
be the end of it. We love her dearly,"
President of the Downtown Owners
and Merchants Association (DOMA)
Gregory Aboud said he was saddened
by the news of Kumar s illness
"Catherine has been not only a sen-
sible and a pragmatic contributor on
behalf of the business community,
but also distinguished herself as a
model citizen of T&T, who has always
responded and contributed towards
solutions on behalf of our country.
We certainly wish Catherine a full
recovery and we hope that her surgery
is a complete success," he said.
British High Commissioner Tim Stew, third left, with Chevening Scholarship winners Charmian Lamont,
left, Susan-Leigh Christopher, Alana Lewis, Petal Howell and Renelle Sarjeant when the British High
Commission hosted the annual Chevening Farewell and Alumni Reception at the High Commissioner's
residence in Maraval on Thursday. This year the five scholars will be going off to the UK to pursue their
masters degree in the areas of forensic ballistics, urban design, conservation, hazards and disaster
management and oil and gas law. PHOTO: ANDRE ALEXANDER
Buy Text Win Promo
for T&T Chamber CEO
residents did not want him
PM on Gypsy's removal as Mayaro candidate...
Winston "Gypsy" Peters
Links Archive August 28th 2015 August 30th 2015 Navigation Previous Page Next Page