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DEYALSINGH: NO SOFT DRINKS IN NEW SCHOOL TERM
When the new school term opens
in September, all sugary drinks in-
cluding soft drinks will be banned
from schools across the country.
Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh
said the move was aimed at convert-
ing schools to healthy zones.
Kelvin Moses: Juices should be
removed as well...The only differ-
ence to me is the fizz.
Afi Boss Lewis: Neither should
they be allowed to bring it to school.
Melissa Boodhoo-James: Very
Necchisha Van Hanegin-Rob-
erts: Ban the drinks. I agree but
what about the sweets and other un-
healthy stuff sold in the cafeteria?
Azizul Rahaman: Fantastic!
Appeal to all the churches to do the
Lisa Bain: The Minister is trying
to stop the epidemic before it start
of diabetic adults who will become a
problem for the government in time
Adrian Singh: Before allyuh
try stop the fights and drugs etc
in schools allyuh studying sugary
Jin Jin: I think this is a great idea,
if healthy eating is encouraged from
small it will positively impact the
future. This measure will help to di-
minish life style diseases like, heart
disease, diabetes, and hypertension,
which all lead to worse consequenc-
es. We have to play our part now
to ensure a healthy future and stop
putting a strain on the Government
for these avoidable illnesses.
Billy Sieunarinesingh: It is
great that we are taking freedom of
choice away from the consumer. Im-
agine a 17-18 yr old being told by the
school café that he can't buy what-
ever he wants with the money that
he probably had to earn himself.
Yasmin Khan: Long overdue but
one of the most welcome moves.
Bottled water is also an epidemic...
not only does it have no benefit it is
adding to plastic waste and flooding.
Ban that too! And the energy drinks.
Barbara Pinheiro: What are they
going to replace with? Please don't
let the children drink tap water - full
of sediment and other things.
Ron Arjoon: Every school has a
parlour within 100 feet.... Yuh go
have sweet drink police?
Removing soft drinks are just the
first step. Next should be all the
Whenever Marcia Ayers-Caesar is
seen in public nowadays she is called
names and disrespected. She is also
shunned by family, friends and for-
mer colleagues. As a result of this,
Ayers-Caesar now avoids going out
in public and attending social events.
Nila Mahase Maharaj: Taxpayers
to feel the pain too.
Debbie Jacob: Give me a break.
It's called accountability.
Elliott Washington: Seems as
though she was wronged, therefore
she should be compensated!
Clary Heath: They really are
lawyers and judges. I don't believe
one word. I wud like to see her in
d market and ask why friends and
family wud turn their backs on you.
According to you, you did nothing
Martin Mark: Find it hard to
believe that family members have
Gerald Mejias: Your friends will
be your friends in good times and not
so bad times.
Christopher Persaud: Sorry
for her situation, but at the end of
the day she put herself in that, she
should have known she had pending
matters! Everyone deserves to move
up in life but not at the expense of
others! Especially those who may be
falsely imprisoned for years!
Melina Hutchinson: Well Mar-
cia, you brought that upon yourself.
Why didn't you tell the JLSC that
you had 53 outstanding matters?
Now you want to blame them for not
checking to see if you were telling
the truth. I really sympathise with
you and the position in which you've
found yourself, but how can you
blame the JLSC and Carmona for be-
Danielle Skeete: I'll be your
Descendants of the Dragon
flourish on Charlotte Street
There is a proliferation of Chinese
businesses in communities across
the country, including a strong pres-
ence in the country's capital, Port-
Jasmine Renee: Kudos to them.
Sean Quashie: T&T needs im-
migrants now more than ever. Our
workforce is dying out.
Jonathan Fournillier: And all
this goes to show is exactly how
our immigration and police are not
working because unless they have
work permits they are: 1. Not sup-
posed to be working and 2. Most of
them, including from all other coun-
tries, have long since over stayed
their allotted visa time. And 3, to
make it worse they very rarely hire
locals to say that they are creating
jobs for our citizens.
Que EnSingh: Hard working
Lucia Debideen: Racialism
would never end.
Joey Charles: Leave these Chi-
nese alone, clearly they have ambi-
tion some of all you don't push unu
Tinker Belle: Good read, you live
and learn every day....I really had no
idea it was this organized.
Reena Redoy-Lopez: They can't
speak a word of English, have Trin-
idad ID cards and drivers permits.
Last I know you have to pass reg-
ulations to get a drivers permit....
the corruption that takes place in
immigration and licensing office is
rampant and nobody doing anything
about it, Free for all.
Millie Roberts: Chinese are very
hard working people they work Sun-
day to Sunday so don't envy when
they achieve something...on the
other hand they should have work
permits and pay taxes like every.
Petal Austin: Trinidad has been
in a contract with China ever since
Eric Williams married his Chinese
wife whom he loved very much.
WEB CHAT...Below are comments from Facebook followers
he who expects
nothing, for he
shall never be
--- Alexander Pope
Two Chinese workers at Hong Kong Supermarket, in Broadway, Port-of-Spain.
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