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LADY GYPSY IN MONARCH FINAL
St Vincent-born calypsonian
Lornette "Fya Empress" Nedd-Reid
was yesterday disqualified from
participating in Sunday's Calypso
Monarch competition due to her
Kasana AQ Nancis Most amazing
is that the said "Vincy" won National
Calypso Queen (NWAC) in 2012... are
they now going to do like the Olympics
and give her crown to the second place
winner of that year?
Abbiola Charlemagne Hmmm
well then she shouldn't have been a
financial member of TUCO nor former
calypso queen. She has resident status
she isn't illegal...smh. Too much politics
in this competition.
Natty Prince She was the best for
me.John-Paul Mollineaux Sad. Fya
Empress has been singing and
competiting in T&T all these years...
Shame on TUCO. All they had to do
was to include her and done, why have
a "reserve" in the first place?
Justin N C Pablo TUCO has become
a dictatorship. Her nationality did not
change overnight, they screened her
in the preliminary round, judged her in
the semi-finals and now saying that
she's not eligible to participate in the
final because she's not Trinidadian?
She should file an injunction and stop
the competition unless they include
her.Lisa B Dove But it's not the first
time Fya Empress is entering the
competition so someone please tell
me, this making any sense?
Joel Henry That's why our music
can't reach anywhere, calypso will
never become a genre because of
things like this.
Loraine Charles TUCO needs to
ensure that all participants in the
calypso competition are citizens of
Trinidad and Tobago so as to avoid
this embarrassment. Both of these
competitors are inconvenienced
because of this. There should be no
toilet paper for this lady. She is within
her right to protest for a place in
the final if she has knowledge that
someone was chosen who has not
met all the requirements to be there.
Aniva Myers This is so humiliating.
Why let her compete in the semis
WASA to blame
Works and Transport Minister
Rohan Sinanan says he continues to
be very concerned and uncomfortable
about last Friday's disruption of traffic
leaving and entering Port-of- Spain,
which was caused by a broken eight-
inch Water and Sewerage Authority
(WASA) underground main on
Beetham Highway, metres from the
Sharliza Sankar Well there is also a
WASA leak in Freeport Mission Road
that was "fixed" two days ago by
WASA, but it's still leaking.
Steve Tsingh Sue WASA for all
those bad roads. They can't see a
good road and leave it. I mean if the
line leaking well is obvious it has to be
repaired, but oh gosh, repave the road
Andrew James The government's
poor service is a reflection of the
Nizam Mohammed Can he be
concerned also about all the potholes,
drains across the roads and swimming
pools that WASA leaves behind that
also disrupt citizens lives on a daily
61 OJT staff members
Some 50 per cent of staff members
from the On-the-Job Training
Programme (OJT) are on the breadline
as the Ministry of Labour and Small
Enterprise Development plans to
restructure the programme.
Caroline Dyson Pretty
soon almost every one
in this country will be
on the breadline. Oh
Lord, help us all.
We jamming still.
Ashram Boodoosingh All
121 members of staff from the
programme have been terminated
effective may 31st. They will be
replaced by 61 new positions that will
be offered to new candidates.
Kenneth Thomas Ok. Reading
the article it clearly states that
the employees were told it was
forthcoming. They were told of the
restructuring, they were also told
that they can reapply for the job. It all
comes down to you were on contract
labour. What do expect out of contract
Labour? Do you see it as a permanent
job? Well it's not.
Sharon Susan Abass These are the
people who work the hardest, it's sad!
Margarita Hinksoni How many
jobs have been created since
September 7, 2015? And how many
jobs have been lost since that same
day? Curious to know.
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Fya Empress (Lornette Nedd), during her perfromance in the semifinal of the
Calypso Monarch at Skinner Park, San Fernando. PHOTO: TONY HOWELL
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