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PAN TRINBAGO EXECS VEX AT GOVT
Pan Trinbago is openly accusing the Gov-
ernment---via the Ministry of Community
Development, Culture and the Arts and the
National Carnival Commission---of trying
a hostile takeover of their organisation and
other stakeholder bodies on the eve of Carni-
Allison Hovell Account for the money! I
agree with the Minister. Don't let any money pass
through their hands until the audit is complete!
You see what happens when there is no-one to
monitor how monies are being spent?
Two held at guns, ammo
seized during South raid
More than two dozen Task Force officers
swooped into known drug dens in San Fernando on
Thursday, seizing a pistol, ammunition and mari-
Donna Cambridge Like they size pampers too.
Anarki Hatake Good! Well done officers, south
Shelly Ann Gonzales But why all them pam-
pers box tho .....
Ryan Singh Steinberg Finally we catch some
illegal gun runners, now the next battle is convic-
tion---if the state prosecutor will show up.
Man crushed in Claxton Bay dump
A man has been crushed to death by a truck
while scavenging at the dump in Forres Park, Clax-
Lou Sandy Death in every conceivable manner
happening one after the other in this country...
Jewel Flores Tragedy everywhere everyday.
Rena Boodram Why are the citizens of T&T
dying so. Rip sir.
La Brea residents shut down
construction site to protest jobs
In their quest to find employment at the con-
struction of the $6.3 billion Caribbean Gas Chem-
ical Limited (CGCL) petrochemical complex in La
Brea, hundreds of residents staged protests yester-
day, causing a shutdown at the construction site.
Siddiq Mohammed Unemployment in LA Brea
Nila Mahase Maharaj Where the MP? The
residents of La Brea have been represented by the
same unit all the time. Why complain now?
Private sector not up to challenges
A new report from the Inter-American Devel-
opment Bank (IDB) has concluded that the private
sector in T&T "is not up to the challenge of sup-
porting economic growth, creating employment,
contributing to government revenues in a signifi-
cant way or improving the economic welfare of the
Adija Pierre Which will have an effect on their
business and then they will blame the government
Nila Mahase Maharaj Why is that so? The
support systems are absent. The red tape is a killer.
Judith Chase I always say this... they have no
real interest in upgrading T&T... only to suck it dry
for their own purposes.
R Geewan Gopie That is because of crony cap-
tialism, where only a selected few under this gov-
ernment gets contract after contract and the small
entrepreneur can't compete with them.
Silver Gray Wolf All they want to do is to live of
ah the oil money from Petrotrin. That's all.
Mark Joseph Yet those are the ones that the
Government is being easy on with taxes.
Seth De Freitas IDB, sad to say but I could've
told you that. Our private sector is a joke. They
are lazy, lack vision and innovation. They are not
creative. Then there are these organnisations such
as the chambers that are just glorified secretariats
just doing administrative duties without any real
Kenrick Purcell This is so when our education
system only churns out followers and not leaders/
innovators... We are not much of a creative so-
ciety as we need to be to sustain this harsh times
worldwide... We adopt the habits and behaviours
or other countries too easily... What do we invent?
All we know is to drill the ground and sell and that
technology is mostly controlled by outsiders. Fact
is our education system is a joke and unless we
radically change, we will continue to be buyers
more than sellers.
Dale Prescott We didn't need the IDB to tell us
that. Sadly it's the truth. We are a nation built on
buy and sell over with high profits. Takes zero risk
and we frown upon those who do.
Pundit Mehindra Rambally Maharaj Well
duh! The majority of Trinis did not have to wait for
no report to know this we seeing it for ourselves.
Just the govt and all those chambers blind to this
Garcia: Too many students
have taste for fried chicken
Education Minister Anthony Garcia said yes-
terday that many students have a palate for "fried
chicken" as opposed to locally grown food which
are served daily by the National Schools Dietary
Services Ltd (NSDSL).
Nandanie Sarjoo Have you tasted the food be-
ing cooked for these kids? Jail birds get better tast-
ing food than these kids. Time to up grade. And our
tax money paying for this so the children should
get better tasting food.
Seth De Freitas Just one question Minister,
aren't the chicken we eat, locally reared?
Sasha Frost They don't ever give them fried
chicken so I dunno what he talking about... There
are so many children in all the schools who need
these lunches and don't get... They should focus
on making sure all kids in rural area schools gets
John Smith They have a palate for it because it
has been advertised to them by word-of-mouth
and by the television you have to change that
by educating them to the ills of this deep fried
chicken and then to the health benefits of home-
grown food. It's a shame that you have to advertise
healthy food to people but the corporations that
are brought in with all this fast food stuff. They
advertise their food to people and if you're not
advertising your food and all they are seeing is this
unhealthy food that's what they're going to want.
So you have to advertise healthy food to them or
else risk having an obese nation a nation ridden
with childhood diabetes and obesity.
Snuggles Pie Maraj Oh please, so what he want
lil chirren to eat? Grass n locally grown flowers?!
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keeps you alive.
makes life worth
living." --- Mary
performs his 2017
during the 4th
installment of the
Eye Slam concert
series at LIV night
Club in San Fernando
EYE SLAM CONCERT
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