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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, June 20, 2016
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Living Word Credit Union
Co-operative Society Limited
will be held on
Sunday 26th June 2016 at 12.00 noon
Living Word Christian Centre Auditorium,
53B Circular Road, San Fer nando.
RHONDA KRYSTAL RAMBALLY
Pierre La Borde says it was an hon-
our to bring the body his father back
to T&T on the boat he built. He says
his father did not like flying and pre-
La Borde said he was proud of his
father's accomplishments as his father's
books about his voyages influenced peo-
ple to sail. La Borde's father, Harold,
was a well-known sailor who circum-
navigated the world. Harold died in
Grenada on June 12.
Pierre and his younger brother, Andre,
who flew to Grenada from New Zealand,
sailed with their father's casket from
Grenada to T&T. They docked the Hum-
mingbird III at the Coast Guard head-
quarters at Staubles Bay, Chaguaramas
around 8.40 am on Sunday.
After offloading the casket, the broth-
ers went to Customs and Immigration
and then rested until late evening after
the long journey between the islands.
La Borde said: "It was just a coinci-
dence that he arrived on his birthday.
That was special for us."
The brothers said they missed cele-
brating Father's Day yesterday and their
father's 83rd birthday on Saturday but
while they will think of him, they that
he is now in a better place.
La Borde, 52, said he was five years
old when he went on his first voyage
with his father and was nine when they
returned. He said as a child being out
at sea was second nature. On reflection,
he said it was a really, special child-
"On the second round the world voy-
came back. I also sailed with him across
the Atlantic in the year 2000."
Andre, 46, was born in New Zealand
on the couple's first voyage. He resides
there with his family.
La Borde said one of the highlights
of his father's career was sailing around
Cape Horn which is at the bottom of
South America. He compared it to
climbing Mount Everest.
"The main purpose of that second
round the world voyage was to say that
you sailed around Cape Horn and had
been through the toughest weather. It
was a long journey across the Pacific."
La Borde said he and his girlfriend at
the time, Ave, accompanied his father
on that journey.
"That was probably the happiest day
of his life to achieve such a great goal,"
Sons honoured to sail
home with La Borde's body
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar
saud while the labour movement has made
tremendous strides in advancing the living and
working conditions of their members, yhere is
urgent need for government to "engage swiftly
in comprehensively revising and amending a
number of critical pieces of labour legislation
and even introducing new ones."
In her message to mark Labour Day which
was celebrated yesterday, Persad-Bissessar called
for labour measure to pro-
tect and safeguard the
gains made by T&T's
working men and women.
"The Opposition stands
firmly and resolutely in
support of the promotion
of progressive labour leg-
islation such as the revi-
sion of the Industrial
Relations Act, the revision
of the Retrenchment and
Severance Benefits Act, and
the revision of the Bank-
ruptcy and Insolvency Act
to provide workers with preferred treatment in
the instance of bankruptcy and insolvency on
the part of their employer companies. This has
to go hand in hand with revision of the Com-
panies Act," she said.
"There is also an urgent need to establish an
unemployment and insurance fund to address
the challenges faced by displaced and or dislocated
"Consideration should also be given to the
introduction of a basic condition of work or
employment law to codify minimum wages and
terms and conditions of all workers."
Persad said on the 79th anniversary of the
founding of the modern trade union movement,
workers are challenged with growing unemploy-
ment and underemployment; rising disparities
in income and wealth disparities; growing poverty
levels and many other issues.
Kamla calls for
revised labour laws
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