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The recent firing of Creative TT's
CEO, has undeniably prompted pub-
lic scrutiny regarding this company's
Creative TT is a state entity
under the Ministry of Trade and In-
vestment entrusted with the man-
date for the overall advancement of
the Creative sector.
The creative industries are those
industries which create and manu-
facture cultural goods. In T&T, they
consist of the music, film, fashion
and Carnival industries, dance, the-
atre, visual arts; all of which can sig-
nificantly contribute to T&T's
revenue earnings, foreign exchange,
job creation and employment
These sub sectors have been
identified as alternatives to the
country's dependency on the energy
sector, and are worthy of being part
of the Government's diversification
The hopes and expectations of
stakeholders are for Creative TT to
genuinely position itself to assist
creative individuals in realising their
dreams, aspirations and to develop
their true potential, however, the
role of this entity can only be
achieved if adjustments are made
to its present internal operations.
Concerned stakeholders are ask-
ing for a thorough evaluation of Cre-
ative TT's purpose and functions.
The following are among a list of ur-
• Review of its financial alloca-
• Implementation of strategic
• Assessment of its current
• Public profile (Web page)
These issues have been brought
to the attention of the Minister of
Trade Industry and Investment,
Senator the Honourable Paula
Gopee-Scoon, the permanent secre-
tary and the director of Trade re-
Creative Industries professional
Evaluation of Creative TT needed
I was very loath to submit a let-
ter, relative to my recent experience
in the USA, but, after learning of
the circumstances surrounding the
death of Mr Keith Sitahal on Harris
Promenade in San Fernando, I am
constrained to do so now.
Around 2 am on October 23,
while in Fort Lauderdale, I awoke
with an urge for the bathroom but
found myself unable to move my
right arm and right leg and unable
to speak. STROKE!!!
Rousing my wife with my left
hand, she became aware of my
predicament and awakened our
hostess, my relative and apprised
her of the situation. She in turn
called 911 and informed them of my
condition and of the address.
In less than five minutes an am-
bulance arrived and I was placed on
board where the highly efficient
paramedics hooked me up to appa-
ratus. They soon informed me that
my blood sugar level was extremely
low and therein my problem. They
administered the appropriate med-
ication and, in very short shrift,
movement of my limbs and my
speech returned. They informed me
that a condition mimicking a stroke
often appeared in low blood sugar
cases. All of this transpired in only a
When we arrived at the Florida
Medical Center, I was immediately
taken to the ER to be surrounded
by several concerned staff mem-
bers; warded and given many tests,
including a brain scan. The staff op-
erated in a most caring and profes-
After five hours of constant ob-
servation and they were satisfied
that my system had returned to
normalcy, I was discharged with
written instructions for the future.
I wonder if this problem had be-
fallen me in T&T would there have
been such speedy response and ef-
fective treatment available to save
me from demise? Will we in T&T
ever achieve such high standards?
Will T&T ever achieve high
standards of healthcare?
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Princes Town vendor Carlton Pope holds up the carcasses of an agouti and an
armardillo (known locally as tattoo) for sale on Thursday. Pope says an agouti
is priced at $300 and the armadillo is sold for $80 per pound.
PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
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