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Less than a week after taking the
oath as a Judge of the High Court,
Marcia Ayers-Caesar yesterday re-
signed and Chief Justice Ivor Archie
simultaneously announced she will
be reinstated as Chief Magistrate.
Brent Bhagaloo: Total stupidity
and we wonder why the court system
the way it is.
Ally Sequea: Come on woman,
you taking the fall for those incom-
Lyndon Smith: I'm happy to see
this honourable lady have the hum-
bling spirit to make such a move.
Wish there were others like her.
Jayson Joseph: You think it easy
to sit down whole day and listen to
murder cases! I gone oui, let dem
fight up with dem cases... who tell
them commit de crime in de first
Girl, 6, and father
murdered at home
The rural village of Mammoral in
Central Trinidad was shaken up this
morning following the brutal murder
of a six-year-old girl and her father.
Ryan Steinberg Jr: Sad, 178 mur-
ders in 120 days. I think the nation is
numb with all the killings.
Mark Hosein: And no protest,
no blocking of roads, no burning of
Richard De Gourville: And the
blood of our countrymen continue to
cry out from the ground! How long,
Felicia Cudjoe Howe: God, only
you could end this.
Melissa Scott :The reason will be
very interesting. I hope it's not a sce-
nario of the actions of parents cause
the death of the child.
Ian Emamdee No words, no
words at all could describe this.
No medicine for cancer patients
Scores of cancer patients in des-
perate need of chemotherapy are
being turned away from the oncology
centre of the San Fernando General
Hospital because of staff shortages at
the oncology's pharmacy.
Melina Hutchinson: The CEO of
the SWRHA is responsible for over-
seeing and monitoring the hospital.
The fault may lie with him because he
is saying that they are now training
people to do the job.
Andre Sookdar: All medications
are procured and supplied by the
Ministry of Health. It's shipped to
the RHAs as needed. It's years now
chemo short because it's really, really
Melina Hutchinson: Like you
can't read and understand! The drugs
are there but there is no one to mix
the chemo since the pharmacist
resigned, and they are now training
somebody to do it!
Visesh Lall: Check the stadium...
Ryan Steinberg Jr: Melina
Hutchinson the minister is his boss.
The buck stop with Deyalsingh. He
has to OK money for medicine. If
they pay us the $350 million owed
we can start purchasing more meds.
Most suppliers want cash for pur-
chases in the US because they feel
we have no money which is true. We
cannot get Forex.
Maliah Alexander: So wait, the
pharmacist that mixes the drugs
got a position in Tobago? I am sure
they got notice that the person was
leaving. Why not train some more
people? Why was there only one
person doing this job? What if they
got sick? This entire thing is beyond
Kamla: Forgive me
for not axing the tax
Opposition Leader Kamla Per-
sad-Bissessar has asked for forgive-
ness from citizens for not repealing
the proposed Property Tax, which
she has now dubbed 'poverty tax',
during her tenure as prime minister.
Garth Brierly: Her entire Axe the
Tax campaign was a con. She bor-
rowed money every year instead of
collecting a legitimate tax and right
now we have to pay back the debts
she created. Real smart since she had
the biggest deficits and budgets with
no major revenue generation.
Neslyn Guide: Kams u still trying
to fool d people.
Melina Hutchinson: The reason
why she didn't repeal the Proper-
ty Tax is because she was going to
implement it. And she should be
ashamed to tell the citizens of this
country that she failed to collect
Property Tax for five years and three
months thereby depriving this coun-
try of millions and millions of dollars
Stephen Steve Ramdhani: Soon
you will be PM again, and you will
have another chance to axe it. It is
just a matter of time.
Nila Mahase Maharaj: Now they
running up and down against the
tax...she sorry. Why didn't she fix it?
Sorry is not enough. Try again.
Shyankaran Lalla: Fooled the
population and now asking for for-
UWI on financial brink
The inability of Caribbean govern-
ments to keep its commitment for
the first time to help fund the The
University of the West Indies can
lead to peril for the regional tertiary
Glenda FrenchePopeau: This is
the most important asset to the cit-
izens of these developing countries.
Funding for these institutions should
be priority on the governments
Tedra Kirby: Every yr while doing
my undergrad I had to go back and
forth between the bursary and my
govt to get my govt to pay my eco-
nomic cost (not tuition), as is agreed
upon by being a contributing coun-
try. Every single year! When it isn't
paid, the school puts a hold on ur ac-
count. These regional governments
do not make their contributions to
the UWI on time, if at all. Collective-
ly we must do better. I hope this is a
wake up call for all our governments
Richard De Gourville: Oh my! I
hope they can find a solution!
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"Any man worth his
salt will stick up for
what he believes right,
but it takes a slightly
better man to acknowl-
edge instantly and
that he is in error."
--- General Peyton C
A bride has her portrait
taken by the Vltava river
downtown Prague, Czech
Republic, yesterday. The
Charles Bridge is in the
background. AP PHOTO
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