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QUEEN STREET TO BE RENAMED AFTER PENNY
The Port-of-Spain City Cor-
poration has taken the deci-
sion to rename one of its busiest
streets after this country's first
Miss Universe competition win-
ner, Janelle Penny Commissiong.
Robert Singh: Penny Lane?
Mary Prem: Without us? Penny
Street sounds weird.
Liselle Benoit: I don't think Penny
even wants that. I respect the lovely
lady and doing that is not befitting
to her. Just saying...
Seth De Freitas: Congratula-
tions to her, however, this changes
everything...."Pick me up at the cor-
ner of Frederick and Janelle Penny
Commissiong street" ...whew.
George Lightyear: Both Hasely
Crawford and Janelle Penny Commi-
siong had BWIA DC-9-50 airlcraft
named after them in the late 1970s,
but the aircraft have been retired
(and probably scrapped) by now.
Adi Douglas Josette: I'm not sure
how to feel about this.
John Quamina: Should one be cele-
brating a beauty queen to this level?
Is there such a dearth of intellect
and talent to choose from? What are
we saying to young girls? If you look
good in a bikini you could become a
national hero? Grow up T&T.
Salisha M Hosein: She deserves
Umadaye Jogie: Seriously people in
charge, this is news, why u changing
history? New community springing
up everywhere, name streets there,
leave our history alone.
Deryck Sampson: Now change
nelson Mandela park to the Slinger
David H Joseph: Some historical
names are best left alone. Pudding
Lane EC3 (London) where the Great
Fire of London started in 1666 is still
known by that name. What next?
Frederick Street with all it's histo-
ry.....Flood street? I agree with the
comment where the name change
should be done with a new commu-
Roger Alexander: People pee all
over that street...disrespect to Pen-
ny.Bellies SuperNedd: Well look how
this gonna take a while to soak in.
Bob Ranks: Excellent! The making
of good and relatable history! She
Govt takes Clico
No Man's Land
At the very end of the notes to
the 2016 year-end audited fi-
nancial accounts of beleaguered
insurance giant Clico lies note
37...In effect, this note says that
Clico's 100 per cent interest in
Occidental Investments Ltd and
Oceanic Properties Ltd, more
commonly known as the No Man's
Land ocean property in Tobago at
a value of roughly $187 million, is
now owned by the Government of
Mary Prem: And give it to the
Americans. But then again, do Toba-
go people want their sweet island?
David H. Joseph: Love you Toba-
Leba Maria Benjamin: But I see
Lawrence Duprey back in T&T re-
cently, alyuh sure this is not just a
gimmick with the gov't ? By the way,
how come when they were looking
for him to testify in the inquiry he
could not be found?
'Pushed aside and forgotten'...
life on the north-east coast
Villagers along the north-east-
ern coastline have a luxury
that those in the urban areas do
not have---a breathtaking pano-
ramic view of the Caribbean Sea
and the Atlantic Ocean.
G McPherson: Mr Rondon says
they have to wait a bit. Fair enough.
But how long do we, the rest of the
people of T&T who badly want to
take our families to the beaches,
have to wait for him and the Regional
Corporation to get rid of the squat-
ters on all the beaches from Matura
right up? On the most popular beach
on Galera Rd the squatters have
taken over, putting up permanent
structures on the beach. We are
afraid to take our families there any
more. Also, the place is unkempt,
overgrown and generally nasty. Do
Gerald Mejias: A nice part of the
country if only the Powers to be rec-
ognise that a tourist destination in
the making if only the vision for the
future of the area is look at.
value for money
The Persads have lived in Bel-
mont for 17 years and the only
thing consistent about their wa-
ter supply, is the fact that they
rarely have one.
Clary Heath: I would like to know
which part of Belmont she is speak-
ing about because I know the area
very well and in some cases people
don't even have tanks because there
is a consistent flow of water.
Safraz Nawaz Khan: Well we must
all start paying for this value. There
are thousands of people who have
water supply to their home and not
paying for it. Maybe that's the reason
WASA not in a rush to fix the prob-
Jacqueline Benjamin: Maybe be-
cause the pipes running to her house
or on her compound could be cor-
roded. Lots of home owners have
never changed their pipes from gal-
vanise to PVC. Some of those pipes
are maybe almost 100 years old. It
is not always WASA's fault. It hap-
pened to me.
This country's Judiciary "will
self-destruct if major chang-
es are not made," a High Court
judge speaking under the condi-
tion of anonymity has said.
John W Smith: The destruction
started a few weeks ago.
Nara Adhama: CJ and JLSC must
step down and end current impasse.
Azard R Mohammed: It have al-
ready! Justice is only administered
to middle and low income citizens!
Those above middle class are above
the Justice system!
Shyankaran Lalla: Well said your
honour, this is a clear indication
of the lack of confidence in the CJ
and both the Prime Minister and
Opposition Leader should take
heed of this warning and call on the
President to appoint a Tribunal now
Harry Ramharack: Not only the
judiciary will self-destruct but the
nation also. Justice is the bedrock
upon which a nation is built. Some
key players do not see why this issue
should be resolved immediately.
'Do not expect me to resign' and the
'china- wall hands- off' attitude'
continue to have their negative im-
Miss Universe 1977
Janelle Penny Commissiong.
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