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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, September 19, 2016
SALE BY MORTGAGEE
Offers are invited for the purchase of the following
Apartment #12 (Two-bedroom),
Building 11, "Hibiscus"
Savannah Villas, Aranguez
665-5995/7907 Ext. 4617/4618
SEND BIDS TO:
The Manager (Property Sale)
Commercial Workout Unit
Market Street Complex
#4 Market Street,
Bids must follow the guidelines herein given to ensure
they are duly considered.
Bids must be received by September 30, 2016.
The Mortgagee does not bind itself to accept the highest
or any offer. The vehicle will be sold "as/where is". Un-
suitable bids will not be acknowledged.
San Juan South
PTA to protest
The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of the
San Juan South Secondary will be staging protest
action in front of the school s compound today
over the dilapidated state of classrooms and
Spokesman Osman Barrock said the PTA has
been locked in a back and forth with the Ministry
of Education over repairs that need to be carried
out at the school.
"Since June 6, Osha served notice to the school
that the labs were unfit for classes. On June 15,
the Education Facilities Company (EFCL) told us
the school had been put on a priority list for vaca-
tion repairs. Throughout July and August con-
tractors came to survey the work that needed to
be done, but nothing was done," he said.
Barrock said just before the beginning of the
new term, the school supervisor for the district
contacted the principal to find out if the school
would be ready. Upon being told that the school
would not be ready to accommodate all students
because no repairs were done to the labs, the
supervisor suggested that tents be erected in the
field to accommodate students. Barrock said this
suggestion was met with opposition.
One day before the start of the new school term,
an adviser to the Education Minister Anthony
Garcia met with the school s administration and
suggested that four pre-fab classrooms be placed
on the compound to accommodate the roughly
160 displaced students. The adviser said the pre-
fab classrooms would take two to three weeks to
be set up on the compound.
Barrock said not having full use of the facilities
is a major inconvenience to the students.
"We had to set up a shift system to accommodate
the students. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
we have Form 3 and 4 students attending classes,
while on Tuesdays and Thursdays, we have Form
1 and 2 students. Form five students attend classes
every day. Clearly this situation cannot be allowed
to continue," he said.
"We want the Minister of Education and the
EFCL to keep their promises and repair the facilities
or provide us with the pre-fab classrooms. We
have been going back and forth with this situation
since June and we are no closer to resolving the
Family of autistic woman:
Kadeen Dass shared a mes-
sage of forgiveness with
mourners yesterday at the
funeral of his cousin, Carla
Achalal, 30, was killed during
a robbery at her Bonne Aven-
ture, Gasparillo home last
Thursday, after she was bound
and gagged by the bandits.
Achalal, who was autistic,
suffocated after a bedsheet was
stuffed into her mouth and her
lips were taped shut.
Her father, Vishnu Achalal
and brother, Marlon Achalal,
were also bound and gagged
by the bandits but they sur-
vived the attack.
The family owns a hardware
located at the front of their
Dass said: "Carla was a bub-
bly and spritely person. She
brought a special light to our
Quoting Mahatma Gandhi,
he said: "Today I want to ask
everybody to be that change you
want to see in the world. Let us
all show love to one another, let
us all be our brother s keeper,
let us all forgive those who need
to be forgiven."
Dass said Carla s family have
forgiven her killers.
"If you think about the
people who did this, we as the
family want to love and for-
give," he said
Pundit Krishna Sieunarine,
who officiated at the funeral,
said one of society s biggest
issues is people s need to dom-
"Everyone feels like I am
greater than you and you feel
like you are greater than me
and that s the problem in soci-
ety today. I have said before, if
there is beauty in the heart...it
will lead to peace in the nation."
Pundit Sieunarine said many
people pray for peace without
realising it can only be found
"Everybody is praying for
peace, everyone is crying out
for peace but where can it be
found? Search thine hearts...
search your heart and there is
a fountain of peace...the day
we recognise this, there will be
peace in the world."
He advised mourners to keep
their faith in God, as that is the
greatest protection against the
increasing crime rates.
"There are so many rob-
beries and killings all over, but
I have read from my scriptures,
who God protects no one can
harm. That is my conviction
and my faith in my God which
will keep me safe. Once you
have faith and you believe, they
can t touch you with a ten-
Achalal was cremated at
the Shore of Peace in La
We forgive her killers
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Vishnu Achalal looks at the body of his daughter, Carla, during her funeral service, yesterday. PHOTO: KRISTIAN DE SILVA
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