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The 2017 edition of Capture the Flag (CTF), an event
hosted by the Scarborough Secondary Alumni has been
launched. The event is carded for July 23, 2017 at the Mt.
Pleasant Recreational grounds.
CTF is geared at fostering friendly rivalry among sec-
ondary schools across Tobago. It was held for the first time
in 2016, between the Scarborough Secondary School and
Bishop's High School. Speaking at a news conference and
official launch at the Scarborough Secondary School last
Friday, organizers of the event promised that it would to
be bigger and better this year. There are two new additions
to the line-up, hoping to triumphantly represent their alma
maters and leaving with a flag and bragging rights.
SSS Alumni Coordinator Kevon Mc Kenna said this year
would see Roxborough Secondary School, Signal Hill Sec-
ondary School, Bishop's High School and defending cham-
pions Scarborough Secondary School, participating in the
event. He said the event is geared at restoring old fashioned
school patriotism on the island. He said each alumni will
also stand to benefit
"Let me thank the three newcomers for accepting the
challenge to this year's Capture the Flag. I think we are
creating history here, with first time we are seeing something
like this and that is good. Last year we would have announced
that we would be donating $20,000 to help send a child
to university, this year we have to make good on that schol-
arship. Also, each school participating, will receive a per-
centage of the funds to go towards the work of their respec-
tive alumni" Mc Kenna said.
The 2017 format was altered to include the two addi-
tional schools, while a random draw was conducted to set
fixture matchups, in the end Roxborough Secondary School
would faceoff Signal Hill Secondary School, while a rematch
would occur between Scarborough Secondary School and
Bishop's High School.
SHSS Captain and former national footballer Makan
Hislop said, he welcomed the initiative
"The bantering back and forth is nice, but it's all about
bringing out a team with old schoolmates and promote the
different alumni and this event is making a good step for-
ward to the whole idea of you giving back to your school
and reconnecting with your schoolmates" Hislop said
Vice-principal of the Scarborough Secondary School, Ann
Marie Davis said the inter- alumni football match has
derived many positives since its inception in 2016.
"It was a resounding success. We had about 3000 peo-
ple taking part, coming out and supporting the efforts of
the alumni. We had a series of activities to launch the event
which was a signature football match, where we garnered
a total of $18,000. It was really a success, as people came
out in the spirit of comraderie and friendship and really
enjoyed what the Scarborough Secondary School had to
offer" Davis said.
With less than a month to go before the event, Facebook
would be abuzz, as past students have been changing their
profile picture to the logos of their respective schools and
participating in meme wars challenging rival schools and
representing their alma maters
tobagotoday.co.tt June 28 - 2017
... Duke Presents Placard at Sitting
A packed public gallery was treated to a lively discussion
as the Tobago House of Assembly held its 6th Session of
the 2017 -- 2021 Sitting of the Assembly, at the Assembly
Legislature Building , Jerningham Street, Scarborough.
Assembly members' presentations were passionate and
Presiding Officer Dr Denise Tsoiafat Angus was on her feet
constantly cautioning members, on both sides of the Assem-
bly, for unacceptable behaviour.
Minority Leader Watson Duke drew the most heat for
At one point during his delivery, the Minority Leader
made reference to Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley. The
mention of the prime minister's name immediately drew
Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles to his feet in objection to
Duke's statement, on a point of order.
Charles held the position of Presiding Officer previous-
ly. He resigned that position to contest the post of politi-
cal leader of the People's National Movement(PNM) --Toba-
go Council. When the PNM won the last THA election
Charles was elected Chief Secretary.
"Madam Presiding Officer I raise a point of order that
no reference should be made to parliamentary figures in
the house," Charles said.
Dr Angus accepted the point of order, cautioned the
Minority leader and urged him to continue his contribution.
Duke continued engaging in crosstalk with the Chief
Secretary, asking him to be specific when raising a point
of order. "Next time you want to raise a point of order
include chapter and verse. You are no longer in charge of
this house," Duke told Charles.
The Presiding Officer quickly rose to her feet to quell
the banter. She calmly said,"Mr Duke you don't run this
house either I'm asking that you get back to your presen-
Things remained calm for a moment until the Minority
Leader began referring to two vessels acquired for the
"Minority leader can you please quote your sources so it
can be clearly documented, the Presiding Officer said . Duke
replied, "Madam Presiding Officer my source of informa-
tion is the worldwide web."
Despite the Presiding Officer's insistence that he provide
specific information so that it could included in the Han-
sard record Duke said, "This came from the world wide
web I will not reveal my sources but I am entitled to say
information reaching me in my inbox."
One of the major highlights of the debate came when
Duke reached beneath his desk and retrieved a poster with
the words "Save Studley Park Quarry."
The poster was earlier given to Duke by a protestor who
was part of a large group of Studley Park Quarry employ-
ees protesting the privatisation of the quarry.
Duke had called on the large group to accompany him
to the Sitting.
When the Presiding Officer saw the placard she imme-
diately rose to her feet. "Minority leader we are not going
to allow any posters, that is not part of parliamentary
practice so please put away your poster."
However, the Minority Leader responded that he "was
not going to post anything anywhere" but instead was
reading from the document. "I rise because I want to be
shown directly where in the standing orders it says the size
of the document I can read from."
The Presiding Officer said:"Mr Duke as Presiding officer
I have made a ruling if you are complete with your Budget
Statement we can wrap it up from here, if not please pro-
The banter continued and Duke said: "As minority lead-
er of this house I'm obliged to know where I have violated
the standing orders. That's my right in the house."
Duke's statement drew further heat from the Presiding
"Minority leader if you don't proceed with completing
your presentation I can end it here for you. Please proceed
do not challenge me in this chair."
Capture the flag promises bigger and better event
From left- Ann Marie Davis (Vice Principal, Scarborough Secondary School), Letrice Longdon (SSS Almuni Representative),
Kelvon Morris (Captain, Bishop's High School), Kevon Mc Kenna (Scarborough Secondary School Almuni Coordinator),
Ashford Legerton ( Captain, Roxborough Secondary School), Makan Hislop (Captain, Signal Hill Secondary School)
Dr Denise Tsoiafat Angus
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