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Why was Denesh Ramdin axed or
sacked as West Indies captain?
Call it what you may, it is the same. Why
are other Trinidadian players also being
targeted? The list includes Merissa
Aguilleira and Dwayne Bravo.
Why are only Trinis being singled out
Against England, Denesh had a cred-
itable draw. The West Indies are being
defeated by superior teams presently.
Cricket is a team sport, one individual
alone cannot do it.
We, the citizens of T&T will not toler-
ate this victimisation and vindictiveness
against our nationals. Not here, not now,
not ever. Is Bravo being blamed for what
transpired in the abandoned tour in
India? Does it have anything to do with
Baldath Mahabir and the TTCB not sup-
porting Cameron in his bid for presidency
of the WICB? Kieron Pollard has also
been dropped from the One-day squad.
We need to stop supporting these
fete matches where bacchanal and lewd
and suggestive dancing are the order of
What was Brian Lara's crime, being
the best batsman in the world and a
I do not wish to be speculative, but it
seems as though we are being discrimi-
nated against, big time.
The game is bigger than the individual.
Trinis are assets on the West Indies
team, not the other way around.
Come, come, WICB, get your act in
order or we go it alone.
Only people who have sex
with one woman or one
man are suitable for public
office, unless the woman and
man find out about each other.
Then it either becomes grounds
for divorce or a ménage a trois
and, either way, the person is
then unable to fulfil his or her
This is the opinion of some
commentators, who argued dur-
ing the election campaign that
politicians sex lives should be
investigated in order to judge
their suitability for public office.
I myself disagree with this view,
but that may be because I am a
married heterosexual male and,
statistically speaking, having
more sex than the average les-
bian but not as much as the
average gay man.
Lesbians, you see, have less
sex than any other gender, so, if
you believe that officials should
not have too much sex, lesbians
are clearly most suited sexually
for public office.
Gay men have the most sex of
all genders but, since this sex is
with other gay men, they don t
have to spend a lot of time on
seduction or trips to the ATM.
Now all these commentators
who hold that an individual s sex
life is relevant to their public
posts are more important and
respected and smoky than me.
So, in order to provide more
information on this crucial issue,
I have done extensive research
while trying to control my
blushing and other blood capil-
Obviously, the best way to
ensure that a public person s
private life is above reproach is
to elect or appoint people who
are not having sex with anyone
at all: which is probably why
most political candidates look
However, such people could
still be objectophiles, who get
sexually aroused by specific
items such as underwear or
shoes or iPhones.
Objectophilia might not matter
in most cases, but if Guardian
reporter Renuka Singh did an
investigative report revealing that
a Government minister was sex-
ually aroused by SUVs, would
citizens worry that this could
lead to corruption, wastage, and
a large carwash bill?
Or suppose political reporter
Richard Lord discovered that the
Works minister was a lithophile.
Would this not arouse suspicions
that the minister was only
accepting road tenders from
contractors who let him have sex
with their gravel?
By this logic, even a politician
who wasn t sexually attracted to
people, but just their parts,
might be unsuitable for office. A
minister who is a podophile, for
example, might favour a shoe
company just because their
saleswomen had pretty toes. On
the other hand, if a person has
pgyophilia, which is an attraction
to buttocks, would this not dis-
qualify every calypsonian and
Carnival band-leader and Stag
beer drinker from holding public
Additionally, voyeurism is con-
sidered by psychiatrists to be a
sexual perversion, which means
that blind men are better suited
to hold public office. Yet nearly
all MPs are very good at not
seeing, especially in respect to
principle, evidence, and non-
But what if Guardian mental
health reporter Caroline C Rav-
ello discovered that a Govern-
ment senator was a savan-
tophile? Would being attracted
to mentally challenged people
make him unfit to hold a minis-
terial portfolio, even though this
would obviously not affect his
choices for State board appoint-
I would argue that even clima-
cophilia should not prevent a
person from holding public
office because, at some point in
his orgasm while falling down a
flight of stairs, he might sustain
brain damage and appoint an
atheist to oversee grants to reli-
gious organisations. But at least
that atheist would be unlikely to
have stygiophylia and so would
not commit any sinful acts that
would get him aroused at the
thought of going to Hell.
And would a formicophile be
allowed to work in the Ministry
of the Environment? If TV6
investigative reporter Mark Bas-
sant did an investigative series
on such an appointment, would
animal activists march in protest
in order to protect the ants and
cockroaches the official puts on
his erogenous zones? Yet would-
n t such an individual make a
special effort to ensure that frogs
and snails are protected?
There are also more common
paraphilias like masochism. But,
if a politician likes to be tied up
and beaten, doesn t this mean
he s the kind of person who pays
attention to citizens wishes?
Unfortunately, most of them
seem more likely to have katop-
tronophilia, so reporter Asha
Javeed should investigate which
new Government minister orders
the most mirrors for his office.
Only then will we know if we
have elected fit and proper peo-
ple to public office.
Kevin Baldeosingh is a pro-
fessional writer, author of
three novels, and co-author of
a history textbook.
Iam baffled by all the assertions in the
newspapers and on radio that none of
the pollsters said that the PNM was
poised to win the election.
This patently untrue. The T&T
Guardian newspaper itself printed the
results of the H.H.B. & Associates poll in-
dicating that the PNM was favoured to
win 22 seats to the PP's 19.
The article on page A7 of the Sunday
Guardian dated September 6, 2015, was
headlined: H.H.B. and Associates---PNM
favoured to win...leads in five marginal
The article stated that H.H.B. polled
five marginal constituencies and found
the PNM to be leading in all five. So said,
We know that those marginal con-
stituencies determined the outcome of
this election, so why is the misinforma-
tion being perpetuated? Am I missing
Why was Denesh Ramdin axed?
A driver goes along the wrong side of Chancery Lane, San Fernando yesterday
causing traffic and leaving pedestrians puzzled. PHOTO: KRISTIAN DE SILVA
Guardian Media pollster was right
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