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Close to 400 pounds of dead fish
has once again washed up on the
shores at Point Sable and Carat Shed
beaches, La Brea, sparking fear among
residents that what ever caused their
death could also affect them.
The find has propelled president of
the La Brea Fisherfolk Association, Alvin
La Borde, to once again plead with the
Environmental Management Authority
(EMA) to come clean with the results
of tests conducted in the past and say
what was causing the fish kill to con-
Speaking at Carat Shed beach yes-
terday, La Borde said following the dis-
covery of carcasses of a bottle-nose
dolphin and other marine life on the
beach last August, numerous samples
were taken but the results were never
"Basically the same thing is happen-
ing again. A lot of different species of
fish is washing ashore and it is a cause
for serious concern.
"What is killing the fish could be
affecting human beings in some way.
We want to know if this fish kill is as
a result of some sort of chemical being
dumped in the sea because it does not
happen throughout the year."
He said dead fish first started sur-
facing following the Petrotrin oil spill
two years ago but did not believe that
was responsible for the present situation.
He said there were a lot of companies
operating around the Gulf of Paria and
toxicity levels in the water must be
tested and revealed so it could be cor-
La Borde said since the new wave
of fish kill started on Sunday, "I con-
tacted the EMA and they assured me
they would be getting in touch with the
Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) and
come down here to do some testing."
Representatives were yet to arrive,
A trustee with the fishing association,
Wayne Henry, questioned what sense
it made to test samples when the results
"Fishermen from Otaheite, Claxton
Bay, do night fishing on these beaches.
When they throw their nets into the
sea chances are some of the sick fish
could get caught up in the nets and
they could sell these to unsuspecting
customers who could die and nobody
will know what killed them because
some of the half dead ones look good.
Fishermen want a proper investigation
into what is causing this fish kill," Henry
La Borde expressed disappointment
with the response of the elected rep-
resentatives for La Brea, including the
local government councillor and MP
He said the association had been try-
ing to arrange a meeting with Olivierre,
who is also the Energy Minister, since
last year with no success.
"We have asked for several meetings
with Miss Olivierre and the last response
we got from her secretary is that the
earliest available date is the ending of
February," La Borde said.
Dead fish mystery
at La Brea again
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St Benedict s College student
Kevan Calliste is the National
Junior Extempo Monarch.
The grandson of veteran calyp-
sonian Black Stalin (Dr Leroy Cal-
liste), Kevan won the title at the
final of the inaugural competition,
presented by Friends of the
Youths of Trinidad and Tobago,
at the SWWTU Hall, Wrightson
Road, Port-of-Spain, yesterday.
His prize package included
$5,000, a challenge trophy and
trip to Tobago for two with
Keishon Phillip, of Belmont
Boys Secondary School, placed
second to win $3,000, a trophy
and trip to Tobago for two, with
In third place was Brenrique
Richards, of St James Secondary
School, who took home $2,000,
a trophy and a guitar.
Fourth place and a prize of
$1,000 and a trophy, went to Isa-
iah John, of Barataria South Sec-
Twelve contestants, extempo-
rising on a variety of topics,
appeared in the final before an
adjudication panel comprising
Carl Jordan, Vorbin Cordice,
Michael McIntyre, Ezekiel Ben-
jamin, and Dianne Marshall-
Holdip, with Jennelyn Hamblyn-
Raphael and Earl Duncan as
Aaliyah Jeffrey, of St James
Secondary School, created history
when she became the first con-
testant to appear in the first stag-
ing of the National Junior Extem-
po Monarch Competition.
Eight were selected and paired
from the first round to compete
in the second.
They were Kevon Calliste/Isa-
iah John, Josiah Kennedy/Rivaldo
London, Keishon Phillip/Bren-
rique Richards and Josiah Du
Barry/Toni Glasgow. Their topics
included My Favourite Calyp-
sonian, 2015 Calypso Monarch,
Soca Monarch and Soca War-
The four advancing to the third
round were Calliste, Phillip, John
and Richards, extempoing on the
topics Foreign Food versus Local
Food and National Birds. John
and Richards were eliminated,
and the final contested between
Calliste and Phillip in a North
versus South extempo war.
Patron of the event, President
Anthony Carmona, in an opening
address noted it was the first
occasion on which secondary
school students were participating
in "an important quintessential
feature of our art form."
He said the competition pro-
vided an opportunity for the
younger generation to learn the
importance of perseverance,
vision and belief in self in order
to accomplish great things.
"We underestimate the impact
extempo has on the world," he
contended, adding this was the
only country in the world this
genre of the art form was alive
He referred to extempo as "the
gayelle of calypso," in which
words and music were used as
opposed to the sticks used in the
Stalin's grandson is Junior Extempo King
St Benedict College's Kevan Calliste celebrates his victory in the
inaugural national junior Extempo Monarch at SWWTU Hall, Port-of-
Spain, yesterday. PHOTO: SHIRLEY BAHADUR
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