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WEB CHAT ...from our Facebook readers
Several civil judges have ex-
pressed alarm over what
appears to be an attack on the in-
tegrity of Justice Frank Seepersad,
as questions are now being raised
about whether politics has infil-
trated the walls of the Judiciary.
Ian R Joseph: Let them explain why
it supposed to be random but he always
seem to get all ramlogan cases like that
computer only have one name
Colin Hamilton: It is so unfor-
tunate that people’s characters are
being tainted simply because of their
surnames.....all in the interest of po-
Dixi Lee: Wow what an amazing
coincidence that must be just luck.
Nara Adhama: Mischief by red and
ready supporters..Still waiting for CJ &
Co to step down if confidence is to be
restored to our judicial system...
Nara Adhama: One can also say the
appeal judges are pro ruling party. Until
CJ and Co step down and confidence
restored to the judiciary, every decision
will be held up to ridicule..
Man jailed for showing
porn to children
A54-year-old Arima man
who showed pornography
to two children was sentenced to
24 months in jail after being found
guilty of the offences on Thursday.
Sandra Fifi: That is all. He should
get 15 yrs.
Vishnu Ramdass: This has to be the
height of madness. 24 months???. Oh
come on 24 years is much suitable.
Investigative team for port
Prime Minister Dr Keith Row-
ley is contemplating putting
an investigative team into the Port
Authority of T&T to understand
“exactly what is going on” con-
cerning the port’s ferry service and
to review the situation.
Vitas Butkoon: This has to be a joke.
Is this a satirical piece?
Aneil Ishan Mann: Its time to
change the entire crew.
Asif Mohammed: And yet NO
BOAT... Problems still exist Rowley...
Red army you all taking this crap...
Veer Savakar: By appointing an in-
vestigative team indicates you have no
confidence in your Minister of Works
and Transport which i don’t support of
course. You should fire your Minister
of Public Utilities for not dealing with
this matter when he had all opportu-
nities to do so!
Claudius Mathura: Put priority on
new ferry boat instead of wasting time
on investigating into Port Authority on
this matter. This should have been done
in the first place. Again putting the cart
b4 the horse.
Anderson Khan: Communication!
Wesley Deonarine: Put ah team to
investigate your whole non performing
Annie Boo: Contemplating?
Nimal Singh: I wonder what will be
the cost to pay this “team”.......
Limma McLeod Wilkinson: An in-
vestigative team? Why doesn’t he just
tell the CEO and her board get their act
together by a deadline otherwise heads
PM, Kamla stalling
The Office of President Antho-
ny Carmona says the vacan-
cy of deputy director at the Police
Complaints Authority has not yet
been filled because neither Prime
Minister Dr Keith Rowley nor Op-
position Leader Kamla Persad-Bis-
sessar submitted any recommen-
dations for the post.
Jamie Pandohie: time to vote out
these 2 political PLAGUES that has
destroyed this country...
Claudius Mathura: PM...playing
the blame game as always.
Jake C Gosine: A first time situation
where Rowley and Kamla shares blame.
Normally it’s one or the other.
Levi Boodram: Kamla aint no bet-
ter than Rowley and people want her
back in power. Never me again. Either i
vote for someone more competent than
those two or I aint vote at all.
Mike Penco: This issue is not only a
PNM “dereliction of duty” but an op-
position one as well. Both Kamla and
Keith must share the fact that they have
blatantly ignored the supposed corre-
spondent sent to them from the Office
of the President. But then, are they not
politicians? Expect the unexpected!
Deal with wrongdoers
Justice Frank Seepersad
Do the crimes of those already dead de-
serve to be punished or even tried? That
is the crux of the argument in defence of
It is a fact, they will tell you, those
apologists for the UNC, that Gene Miles
fought against corruption in the PNM,
it is a fact that ministers were accused
of corruption from Japanese gardens to
apartments in Toronto and Swiss bank
These “facts” are, however, little more
that a justification for those that came af-
ter, indulging and engrossing themselves
in the same behaviour.
The preposterous nature of the de-
fence and justification masquerading as
outraged indignation is classic—attack
them twice as hard when they lash out
The best that can be said, is that these
honourable gentlemen may have very well
gotten away with it and perhaps are serv-
ing their sentences in hell.
The living, however, need to be dealt
with expeditiously before they pass from
this world and it is for this reason that they
need to be pursued. I wish the Honourable
Attorney General well in his endeavour
to bring the wrongdoers to light.
To all those UNC apologists, you need
to get the politics right and two wrongs
don’t make a right!
It seems that every day another banner
and/or sign is added to the fence opposite
the Lady Young Roundabout.
Some have taken up ‘permanent resi-
dence’, others are still hanging there long
after the advertised event.
Prior to general election in 2015, St
Ann’s/Cascade was plastered with cam-
paign posters, the remnants of which are
still evident. Now, we have the ‘bannered’
Hang your banner, by all means, but be
responsible enough to remove it after the
event. And, there should be no general
There is the argument
that trial by judge will as-
sist in speeding up court
matters. While this may
have some truth in it, let
us be careful not to create
Everyone who is facing
the courtroom for some
offence will like to be
treated fairly and have at
their disposal the fairest
Trial by judge opens up
a lot of loopholes, to me.
First of all, who will feel
comfortable with their life
in the hands of one indi-
vidual? Let us go where
the rubber meets the road,
what if that person is prej-
udiced or have preferenc-
es, yes this is a big risk.
With a jury more in-
dividuals come into the
equation so it is not just
one person’s point of view.
That person can be wrong
for there is wisdom in the
multitude of counsel.
Also, we have the ele-
ment of corrupt practice
and let us not forget this
or pretend that it does not
exist. That is the great risk
of trial by judge.
So it is not just about
clearing the courtroom
but people being treated
St Ann’s/Cascade—A banner haven
Trial by judge
a big risk
Leave Frank alone
“Failure is a part of
life. From time to
time you will fail
at something. That
does not mean that
you should give up
and never be happy.”
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