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"There is only one
to avoid criticism,
and be nothing."
Minister of Sport and Youth Af-
fairs, Darryl Smith, is describing
questions surrounding his trip
with a delegation of officials to
Tobago last weekend as another
storm in a teacup.
Patrick Joel Persaud: I don't
give him wrong, allyuh vote for that.
Spend the money boy, it's not yours,
they put you there to enjoy yourself.
Vido Ramkhalawan: Making
merry on taxpayers' strength.
Novana Forde: All should be held
accountable. However, thief doh like
to see man with bag. We should never
forget the wastage past or present.
Lou Sandy: Face facts---they will
do as they like---remember they in
charge and is their country.
Louann Sati Bissessar: This
man representing sport andthey eat
$90,000 in food?
Annclaire Hutchinson: Talking
down to us again.
Anderson Khan: One is phone bill
and a next is food bill. Well boy, I wish
I could live it up so too yes. Yuh dam
Jake C Gosine: A much used PNM
saying. A storm is still a storm---in a
teacup or otherwise.
Jake Simms: This is the recesssion
the country enjoying... they living it
large at the expense of the tax payers!
Ryan Steinberg Jr: This is what
really bugs me: Rowley ran on the
platform to bring better governance
but he has yet to show it. Rowley
himself $3 million lobbyist for three
min phone and Shamfa $59,000
phone bill. Everyday the government
reminds us of the previous adminis-
tration but they have proven to be no
better, especially when we have no
money for medicine and other essen-
Nelissa Armstrong: When the
PM returns I hope we have a change in
Cabinet. With the same haste he used
to remove Olivierre for getting into an
altercation with constituents, remove
this one for abusing public funds. If
this is what he doing for a simple trip
to Tobago, what will the bill be like for
an international trip?
AG: Final child marriage
debate before June
The final debate on abolition of
child marriages is expected to be
heard before June, says Attorney
General Faris Al-Rawi.
Mohammed Imran: No, every
time PNM want to cover up some
thing, that's the distraction.
Nila Mahase Maharaj: There are
only a few days before June.
Pervert held again outside school
A man who was jailed for mas-
turbating in front of a girls' pri-
mary school in March was again
caught by the police on Monday
doing the same indecent act, but
at a boy's primary school.
Keisha Roberts: What the mag-
istrate and them waiting for? Until
he rape somebody's child or run in a
Sharaz Mohammed: Four times
for the year so far. They need some-
thing drastic before he rapes the kids.
Angelina Senior: Why has he not
Gillian Walters: He is a risk to
children. There is little the police can
do after he serves his jail time.
Melina Hutchinson: He needs
psychiatric help, this is not normal
Wendy Rona: When we went St
Crispins there was a man doing that
every evening at the bus stop and
when we went Tranquil it had one
across from our class on Victoria Av-
Gemma Bain: Everything moving
in slow motion it seems.
Janelle Phillip: And only get 60
days in jail hmmm.
Elvis Ramnath: The law supposed
to be more serious for these offences.
Elliott Washington: This individ-
ual needs to be treated for his psycho
sexual behaviour before he hurts kids!
Jail time without therapy will do him
The United National Congress
(UNC) yesterday accused Fi-
nance Minister Colm Imbert of
subverting and undermining the
judicial process by inviting prop-
erty owners to continue to submit
their valuation forms in the face
of a High Court injunction stall-
ing the process.
Stephen Steve Ramdhani: The
offices are not accepting any, I un-
derstand. They are not taking him on
because they respect the decision of
the court. They don't want to be in
contempt of court. Yet another em-
barrassment for the govt.
Lou Sandy: Stop confusing us.
Mohammed Imran: Since when
the government listen to kamla?
That's why I still worried about prop-
Melina Hutchinson: Kamla, you
are a SC, so tell me which part of the
judgment of the court forbade people
from submitting their forms and for-
bade the acceptance of same?
Isabella De Barry Lamsee: All
they care about is how much they can
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An undated photograph of Sport Minister Darryl Smith and ministry employee
Kate Balthazar. Balthazar, who is attached to the ministry's communications unit,
was among twelve employees who accompanied Smith on a trip to Tobago last
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