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SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE
ADMISSION TO PRACTISE LAW
IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
that there would be two sittings of the High Court to hear
petitions for persons wishing to be admitted to practice law before the Courts
of Trinidad and Tobago.
that these sittings will be held on
respectively in the
Convocation Hall, Hall of Justice, Knox Street, Port-of-Spain.
All persons desirous of having their petitions heard before the Court must file
their documents on or before
the Civil Court Office, Hall of Justice, Knox Street, Port of Spain.
A BA A E
"It is not about poverty. Forget if you are poor,
set goals and work towards those goals." This is
the advice from Sangre Grande national scholarship
winner Ashley Ali to all the students whose parents
are struggling to eke out a living.
Ali, a student of Lakshmi Girls Hindu College,
said while some look at poverty as a crime, she has
taken a more positive outlook, seeing it as a stepping
stone for her to achieve academic success.
In an interview with the Sunday Guardian, Ali,
17, said she came from "a very poor but humble,
unemployed family who survive on part-time jobs
to live." But that never stopped her from dreaming
about becoming a doctor and working towards her
Aware that her parents were unable to assist her
financially, Ali said she burnt the midnight oil study-
ing, and it has paid off so far.
"It is a dream come true," said Ali, who lives at
Mc Shine Street, Sangre Grande.
The young woman, a 2015 scholarship winner in
the discipline of Natural Science, is simple in her
appearance and brilliant. Notwithstanding her intel-
ligence, Ali said "nothing in this world is easily
achieved without hard work."
Ali s education began at Sangre Grande Hindu
School at Rosseau Street, where she wrote the SEA
examination and secured a place at Lakshmi Girls.
There, she obtained grade ones in eight subjects---
additional mathematics, biology, chemistry, English
A, information and technology, mathematics, physics
and Spanish---at the CXC O-Level examination in
This inspired and motivated her to continue climb-
ing the ladder of success. She went on to achieve
grades ones in the eight subjects: biology unit 1,
grade-1; chemistry unit 1, Grade-1; pure mathematics
unit 1, grade 1; Caribbean studies, grade 1; commu-
nication studies, Grade; biology unit 2, grade 1;
chemistry unit 2, grade 1; and pure mathematics
unit 2-Grade-1---at the A-Level Cape Examination.
But Ali does not take all the credit. She said her
success was also due to "the assistance of my parents,
who gave me all the encouragement, moral and spir-
itual support. They are poor but have a rich mind."
Ali also extended her gratitude to her teachers and
A devoted Christian, and secretary of the New
Testament Church in her area, Ali said she put God
first in everything she does, since "He provides for
me, protects, guides and strengthens me to achieve
Ali lifted her hands and gave praises to God saying,
"Thank you God, all the glory belongs to you."
The young woman also had some advice for parents
and family members: "Stop the excuses that you are
continuously making that poverty is a crime. With
God, all things are possible. Pray to God, motivate
your children, they too can make it."
She warned that if parents do not take the respon-
sibility to bring up their children in the way they
should grow, "then there are those waiting to assist
in leading them in the wrong way, which may lead
to shame and regrets."
Ali said when she takes up her scholarship at uni-
versity, she will continue to focus on her studies
and being the top student.
Her desire is to work with those in need, and she
has promised that when she graduates her patients
would get the best service.
As a way of giving back to her community, Ali
has committed to giving free classes in Mathematics
and Computer Literacy at her Mc Shine Street, home
to all those who are interested.
'Forget if you are poor'
...scholarship winner says use poverty
as stepping stone to success
A y A y Az A
A PHOTO: RALPH BANWARIE
Stop the excuses that
you are continuously
making that poverty is a
crime. With God, all
things are possible. Pray
to God, motivate your
children, they too can
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