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"Don't be afraid
of showing affec-
tion. Be warm and
ate. Men are more
helped by sympathy
than by service.
Love is more than
money, and a kind
word will give more
pleasure than a
--- John Lubbock
Contractors working on a cul-
vert on the Beetham Highway were
forced to abandon the site last Friday
night after people went on the pro-
ject and threatened them and tried to
extort money from them.
Nila Mahase Maharaj Really? In
Beetham? No? Who is the MP? What
are their concerns?
Kenrick Purcell Why do we pay
Aaron Emm They impede their
own progress and they wonder why
they get nothing from every single
These ppl could never move forward.
Vernil Dalrymple I sure if it had
police and soldiers, they ain't going
to play mad. Then when rainy season
start and flood the living day light
out of them, they would want to
blame the PNM.
Ross Unus I have seen this site
and there are police there.
Natasha Gabriel Working in ar-
eas like this needs the presence of
police, they know that! On top of it
they complaining about the govern-
ment not doing nothing for their area
and when they start to do they wan-
na rob the workers. Is to leave all yuh
in the mess. It may have some good
ones but Peter pay for Paul and Paul
pay for all, simple as that!
Rena Boodram Stupid move,
where these people come from?
Kamla rips up property
tax form at rally
Opposition Leader Kamla Per-
sad-Bissessar tore up a property
fax form in front of a large crowd
of supporters in Debe yesterday as
she called on citizens to do likewise
when they receive the forms in their
Michele Sayers Inciting illegal
Frederick Andrew Granger And
she is serious about the development
of her country? Steups.
Paula Hutchinson Aunty Kamla
have money to pay court, I don't. I
am a law-abiding citizen. I am pay-
ing whatever the law of this country
says. All over the world people with
property pay taxes so what's the
Nicole Jacob Kamla can't give a
reasonable explanation to her sup-
porters why they should not pay it.
Maynard Smith What kind of
leadership is this? What the govt
must do come tax time is to withhold
whatever returns they are entitled
to, plus add penalties. The country
needs this money. Those who refuse
to pay, hit them where it hurts. Seize
their property, if necessary.
Kathy Ann George Kamla, as a
former prime minister, why would
you advised that?
Shervon Andrews And to think
you gone all the way to Debe to hold
a rally instead of going back to Par-
liament with a counter proposal like
a regular Opposition. Why we so in
love with dunce politics?
Jake C Gosine Rowley and co
should drop the property tax and
issue a Mouth Tax instead. Will
definitely turn over a bigger income.
(99% of T&T people got too much
mouth for their own good.)
Roger Alexander Sorry Kamla
for missing out on your performance
down at Debe... I was too busy taking
in the cricket at the glorious Brian
Lara Stadium. Thanks Keith.
Rachel Surajbally I'm not tak-
ing sides for any government, but
what about the people who are un-
employed because of the recession,
people who are struggling to put
food on the table and to make ends
meet? Now they may have to lose
their property or belongings because
they cannot even afford basic amen-
ities, and these people are not in the
minority. People in the bank begging
not to have their property taken
away because they lost their jobs.... I
am seeing this everyday around me.
So before die-hard PNM supporters
start to bump allyuh gums, think
about what is really going on. UNC
supporters, before you go tearing up
your tax forms, think about the con-
CJ: Judiciary used
as scapegoat in
Chief Justice Ivor Archie says
that the Judiciary's hands are tied in
terms of the implementation of more
programmes to facilitate restorative
Eye to Eye So what is he getting
paid for again? He sounds like a vic-
tim. If one of the most powerful man
in the land cannot act with leader-
ship ability, what behaviour are the
rest of the population supposed to
Mona Seebaran Get rid of the
lot...too much nonsense going on...
get honest people.
Sinanan blames media for
misinformation on rental
cost for Tobago vessels
Works and Transport Minister,
Rohan Sinanan, is accusing the
media of printing misinformation
concerning the Government's rental
costs for the Trinity Transporter
barge and the T&T Provider as com-
pared with the Superfast Galicia they
Sunil Ritesh Samuel Minister
Rohan, no one is "printing" misin-
formation. What is on social media is
shared what is given.
Winston Ankatiah When back
against wall, as is often, blame me-
dia, last govt or pull out ah distrac-
tion. True to form.
Pavel K Quamie Mr Minister,
so the govt knows it's not suitable
and still we end up using them. Am I
Jake C Gosine The blame game is
the best and most popular game in
A police officer provides security for workmen at a job site along the Beetham
Highway, Port-of-Spain, on Sunday. PHOTO: AYANNA KINSALE
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