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TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
APPLICATION NUMBER 34 0F 2014
IN THE MATTER OF THE REAL PROPERTY
ACT CHAPTER 56:02
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION
OF RAMNARINE GOBERDHAN BIRBAL TO
BRING THAT PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED
AT BERNARD ROAD, FELICITY CHAGUANAS
IN THE WARD OF CHAGUANAS IN THE
ISLAND OF TRINIDAD COMPRISING ONE
POINT TWO SIX SEVEN FOUR (1.2674)
HECTARES UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF
THE REAL PROPERTY ACT CHAPTER 56:02
CLAIMS TO TITLE TO LAND BY ADVERSE
NOTICE is hereby given that an Application has
been made by RAMNARINE GOBERDHAN BIRBAL
To have the parcel of land described in the Schedule
hereunder brought under the provisions of the
Real Property Act and that the Judge of the High
Court dealing with the said application has ordered
the Notice of the said Application be advertised
once a week for four consecutive weeks in two
daily newspapers in general circulation in Trinidad
and Tobago and that if no Caveat be lodged within
THREE MONTHS from the date of the first of such
advertisements The Registrar General may bring
the said parcel of land under the provisions of The
Real Property Act.
THE SCHEDULE ABOVE REFERRED TO:
ALL AND SINGULAR that parcel of land situate
at Bernard Road, Felicity in the Borough of
C h a guanas in the Island of Trinidad, in the Republic
of Trinidad and Tobago comprising ONE POINT
TWO SIX SEVEN FOUR (1.2674) HECTARES and
bounded on the North by the Lands of B. Bhirsingh
and by Balwantie Dass on the South by Bernard
Road and partly by Lands of Chunilal Latchman on
the East by Lands of Bandath Ramsoondar and
on the West by Lands of Chunilal Latchman and
partly by Bernard Road (hereinafter called "the
Dated the 1st day of May 2017
by the Government in June 2015. The revision
is also informed by the views and opinions
solicited from key stakeholders through na-
tional consultations conducted in Trinidad
and Tobago during 2010 -- 2014."
Then, after that claim, the sixth Draft of
this 15-year-old document said:
"In T&T, there are approximately 52,244
persons living with a disability, which is
equivalent to four per cent of the total pop-
ulation of 1,328,019, this according to the 2011
T&T Population and Housing Census."
Of course, I strongly objected to this mis-
information and misunderstanding of the
CRPD's tenets, since this accounted only
for some of those with physical disabilities.
The CRPD is specific and sufficiently loud
on psychosocial disability, which fact would
make these numbers given by the Ministry of
Social Development to be nonsense.
To quote an amusing Facebook post, "It's
been a while since I had had so much "flabber"
in my "gasted" as the State's disability inter-
vention inadvertently discriminated against
(other) persons with disability.
I strayed only to pinpoint the level of igno-
rance about disabilities in T&T. It is not only a
human failing but a systemic one. If those who
were/are charged with leadership on disabil-
ities discriminate against sectors of persons
with disability, whither the population?
Differences and diversity in other people or groups
of people is not tolerated here. I do not believe that it
is understood either.
And so back to Khaleesi.
Her mother is quoted as saying, "My child was not
given a fair chance. She was not called to be tested like
the other applicants, some of whom were accepted,
"My daughter is very brilliant. What she lacks phys-
ically, God has made up for it with her brains.
"I can think of no other reason why she was not afford-
ed the opportunity to be tested, except for her disability."
To those principals in the employ of the Ministry of
Education, MyChild says, "Children -- with or without
disability -- require the opportunity to become social-
ly well-adjusted to the best of their abilities. Early on,
they discover what's unique about their abilities and
their personalities. To accomplish this, the child needs
opportunities to explore their interests and share their
abilities. They need to play alongside and with others
to become acclimated with social norms."
Khaleesi's mom understands "children with disabil-
ity will require the ability to be successfully socialised
with other children with like disability, with able-bodied
peers, and with adults."
It is those who live or manage disability that must
teach others in the hope of affecting stigma and dis-
When the story broke, I saw this absolutely gorgeous
photo of mother and daughter and looked up the mean-
ing of Khaleesi.
"Khaleesi is an invented name introduced to the world
by author George RR Martin for his wildly popular Game
of Thrones series -- it's Dothraki for 'queen'."
For advocating for Khaleesi, mom Kerisha Crawford
Webb is my hero, my queen of hearts.
n From Page A24
It is not only a human failing but a systemic one
Crawford Webb with her daughter,
Khaleesi, 5, who has spina bifida.
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