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BAILIFF'S SALE AFTER LEVY
Saturday 24th October 2015 at 1:30 p.m.
LP. 161 Eastern Main Road, Petit Bourg, San Juan
NOTICE is given that on the instructions of RON-
DON BROWN, Licensed Bailiff for and on behalf of
Sooklal Ramroop, Landlord, I will put up for sale by
public auction on the date and at the place men-
tioned above, the following goods levied upon for
arrears of rent owed by CYNTHIA ARCHIBALD,
One 3-piece fabric living room set, One Frigidaire 2-
door fridge, One 7-piece dining room set, Two 20-lb
gas tanks, One microwave oven, One day-bed, One
wooden coffee table, One GE washer, One 4-burn-
er gas stove, One single chair, One Samsung
stereo, One LG DVD player and One Phillips TV
Dated this 16th day of October 2015
Terms: Goods are being sold "as is where is"
Goods being sold subject to storage and handling charges
Payment by cash on the fall of the hammer
On Saturday, October 10, 2015, a
daily newspaper published a photo
of a dead river otter which had
been bludgeoned and left on the
pavement in San Fernando. The
story which accompanied it referred
to an online petition, addressed to
the Minister of Agriculture, to rein-
state the ban on hunting. In addi-
tion, all through the week, on the
TV news and in the print media,
pictures were published of iguanas
hog-tied and strung up for sale,
heaps of dead animal carcasses,
including deer, wild hog and
Animals are fleeing to people s
homes to save their poor lives.
As a citizen, I am deeply con-
cerned for the plight of these crea-
tures. They are at the mercy of wild
and indiscriminate hunters. Don t
these people have any feelings? Just
think---all hours of the night, a
hunter runs through a mosquito-
and scorpion-infested forest, littered
with thorns and ants, stalking a
deer of no more than ten pounds
for his impoverished pot.
There are no toilets and running
water, so he can t wash hands. He
can t take a shower nor brush his
teeth. So he stinks just like an ani-
mal to catch a manicou that has
young to feed. Boom! He shoots the
thing and right there he guts it.
Where does he leave the entrails?
The answer is right there. How
sanitary is that?
Where is the fun in seeing a little
animal scampering for safety and
chasing after it with a pack of
bloodthirsty hounds? For God s
sake, why are anteaters and otters
being killed? These are not edible,
nor is their skin used for anything.
I cry shame on those people who
eat the peaceful iguana. Does it not
mean more that we have a healthy
Will the minister not do anything
except conduct a survey, fire some
contract workers or try to hire some
game wardens? Can there not be a
curfew within the hunting season?
Have we ever explored the possibili-
ty of reserves where hunting is
strictly prohibited and only when
the population allows for it then
there is supervised hunting allowed
by qualified and responsible
hunters? Does anybody remember
Cecil, the majestic, iconic Zimbab-
wean lion who was slain "for fun"?
For heaven s sake, these people
may very well kill the two giraffes
at the zoo if they got the chance.
When these animals are all killed
out, I trust these hunters will be
satisfied to hunt each other.
God bless this nation.
I would like to disagree with the PNM
in its call that members of the media go
easy on new members of the Govern-
ment on their Budget debate.
Whatever side of political divide you
are on, post September 7, the PNM came
to Government of Trinidad and Tobago,
and the leader Dr Keith Rowley became
the prime minister of T&T.
Under our constitution, the new oppo-
sition can only talk, but the Government
is the one that has all powers of policy
and implementation over the next five
It is, therefore, in our vested interests
as citizens of T&T to demand proper rep-
resentation over the next five years from
our Government. It is in our interest to
ensure that the Government succeeds in
fair and progressive governance for the
country. It is in our interest to be highly
critical of the behaviour (or lack of) and
the policies (or lack of policies) of a gov-
ernment, whether they are experienced
or not. After all, they spent a consider-
able amount of time and resources try-
ing to convince the population that they
can do better.
The media have a responsibility to be
fair, balanced and to be true guardians of
democracy regardless of the political di-
rectorate. I look forward to them fulfilling
Congratulations to the two
young women who excelled at and
topped the Cape examinations. I
wish them both well. There is no
substitute for hard work.
Note the schools they attended:
single-sex and religious-oriented.
No distractions and disciplined.
Without discipline, you cannot solve
Look at their parents---profes-
sionals. Leadership by example.
Great models to aspire toward.
Sheep don't make goat.
Where do they live? Quiet resi-
dential areas. All the prerequisites
for effective studying.
Do boys perform less than girls
because they are expected to? Are
there enough male teachers or is it
that classes are just not adequately
interactive for boys? Is it that the
media portray boys as being delin-
quent? Do we have enough role
models in schools or in the general
Our politicians are not good ex-
amples. Boys tend to want to be the
class clown for attention some-
times from the girls. Maybe girls
handle pressure better than boys. It
is alleged an 18-year-old female is
as mature as a 30-year-old male.
Are girls more motivated now,
and if so, why?
My aunts never got tertiary edu-
cation but all my uncles did. Long
ago girls were expected to manage
a household. The playing field has
now been levelled and everyone is
on the same turf.
Maybe boys feel it is unnatural to
be intelligent. A boy feels if he is
bright, he is a nerd, but have you
heard of "Revenge of the nerds"?
Is it that girls read more than
boys? They do spend more time on
their homework. Does peer pressure
make boys feel they are too cool for
school? Are girls better behaved in
class than boys?
Girls definitely have better ap-
proaches to learning. Why is it that
girls are better engaged in the
classroom than boys?
After a break-up, girls recover
quickly, boys take months, maybe
Check out something: the great
majority of elementary school-
teachers are women. Women are
taking over this world. Soon we
may see a female US president.
They are all over, from oil rigs
come back. Pretty soon men will
have to ask for equal rights. Gentle-
men, let us get our act together
A woman's place is side by side
with her male counterpart.
The strongest male influence in a
girl's life plays a most important
Always remember one thing
though, girls inherit their intelli-
gence from their fathers.
PITY THE POOR
Media must not go soft on new MPs
Women taking over the world
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