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the healing power of a
long, deep breath.
Not only does it create
inner calm, it gives you
space to acknowledge
and appreciate that this
breath is not your last
--- Lori Deschene
"It didn't meet my expectations."
That was the disappointed view of
former chief of defence staff Kenrick
Maharaj Thursday, after the T&T
Defence Force (TTDF) apologised
for naming him as the person who
authorised Attorney General Faris
Al-Rawi's children to pose with
high-powered weapons at the Camp
Cumuto shooting range in 2015.
Renaldo Matadeen Yeah, it's not
like it sullied his name or anything.
He basically became the human
avatar for these neanderthals' email
Johnny Cage Wonder if it was
my kids doing that?
KC Mohamed And NOTHING
will come out from this... except
somebody making a lil change from
conducting "investigations" and full
stop. Trinbagonians don't fight up
for real action and consequences for
misconduct by public officials. The
life too sweet, it look like, and smoke
screens and frivolous distractions
are the order of the day!
Arlene Portia Grant How is
it a man who is drafting new laws
can't even follow the present one?
Is it because the rules don't apply to
him? How do you expect to eradi-
Jake C Gosine They lie on the
soldier thinking this too shall pass.
Tarnishing names for self preserva-
tion is part of the history.
Increase in Trinis applying
to teach English in Japan
There has been an "unprecedent-
ed increase in the number of appli-
cants" from T&T to go to Japan to
John W Smith Let's hope they
behave and adapt to a well struc-
tured and regimented society where
everything functions properly.
Rickard Alexis Mr Smith, try
being less critical about your fel-
low countrymen. Do you have any
knowledge about the Japanese cul-
ture more than what you've seen on
TV? I too thought that the country
to which I migrated was well struc-
tured and regimented until I'd been
here for a few years.
Pundit Mehindra Rambally
Maharaj That's good they getting
employment and doing a good thing
to help others.
Natalie Greaves Visiting Japan is
a lot of fun and it's such a wonderful
learning experience. I endorse this
Jake C Gosine Trinis going Japan
for something other than foreign
used cars. Things changing.
Triciah Gomes I teach it online
to Japanese students. If I didn't have
a child I would have loved to go in
the actual country.
Shams Mack Well if the job op-
portunities for their qualifications
are over there...
Bulgarians in card
scam fined $90,000
Four Bulgarians who pleaded
guilty to card skimming charges
were ordered to pay over $90,000
yesterday or face up to three years in
Gerald Mejias Let them pay the
$90,000, then send them to prison,
then deport them.
Anselm Katerson So they gon-
na use the money they stole to pay
their fines and leave the country
free men? Sometimes I wonder
what message these magistrates are
sending with these non-custodial
Kenny Supersad They deserve
jail with hard labour.
Winston Benn Come all that way
just to thief...but then that is nor-
mal for them in Europe....
Omar Dubay It is obvious to all
that they have already gotten a lot of
money and have been doing this for
some time. They may have no record
but it doesn't mean they haven't
done this many many times before.
They know all about how ATMs
work and how to manipulate/alter
the machine. They are too danger-
ous to let loose on the streets. They
will easily go get more machines in a
few days and do the same right here
Betty Felix Is Trinidad for real
about fighting crime? Had I done
this in another country I would be
sent to jail.
Judge grants part of $
to fight against violence
Fed up of repeatedly ordering the
State to pay compensation to the
victims of abusive prisons officers, a
High Court Judge has made an inno-
vative proposal for the reduction of
John W Smith Another step in
the wrong direction---suspend or
fire the prison officers found guilty
of abuse of prisons or have them
pay the compensation and see how
quickly things will change for the
Pundit Mehindra Rambally
Maharaj Great. Finally a judge who
sees the bigger picture. Let's hope
this will help to clean up the system.
Well done, Mr Justice Vashiest Ko-
Suzie B Allen I was so hoping
that the honourable judge would
have said make the accused prison
officer pay a percentage if the fine.
Larry Ramcharan Smh, the job
of an officer is so hard... if it had
been a prisoner in court for beat-
ing a officer I am sure that type of
figures would have never been paid
AG: Smith must address
Shanghai donation claim
Although it was Sports Minis-
ter Darryl Smith who prompted
the forensic audit into the Sports
Company of Trinidad and Tobago
(SporTT), when he returns home
from China he himself will face
some questioning of his own.
Stanley James Ryan We live in
very interesting times. The games
people play! Sports!
Vidya Maharaj Games continue!
Ronnie Sobrian Will be swept
under the rug.
Clyde Paul Just like LifeSport
and Dana murder ain't solved yet.
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Army admits grave error
Alexander, right, and
journalist Lennox Grant,
left, with the Ambassador
of the Kingdom of
Morocco to the Republic
of T&T His Excellency
second left, and President
Anthony Carmona after
the Amassador presented
his letters of credence to
the President at the Office
of the President on
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Former chief of defence staff Kenrick
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