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DUKE SWIMMING TO T&T IN
FERRY FIASCO PROTEST
Tobago House of Assembly
(THA) Minority Leader Watson
Duke intends to make good on his
promise to swim from Tobago to
Trinidad in protest against the
unreliable inter-island ferry ser-
vice, as well as the deficiencies in
the procurement process for the
Ocean Flower 2 cargo vessel.
Sherry Lokai: Go get them, Mr
Nadie Khan: Well let him go,
think anybody cares? Who he fool-
ing? That is just talk.
Christopher Ramirez: People
may laugh at the man but it goes to
show how ridiculous the situation is
and has been over the last months.
The man is taking a stand and may
garner international attention into
Camille Ottley: Make sure Mr
Solo on stand by to help you.
Anthony Gajadhar: Tobago kub-
Kanhiram Budhu: If he doesn't
make it, he shall have made a point.
Ni'chara Charles: Well he could
carry a few stranded passengers on
Andre Payne: Good PR stunt,
but how does it solve the sea bridge
Janine Bristol: I'll give him five
minutes before he comes up with an
excuse why he can't continue. Ham-
string injury, cramp etc.
Tobago businessman to
banks: Have a heart
Members of the Tobago business
community are appealing to Govern-
ment to give them a tax amnesty and
to speak with the Central Bank and
Bankers' Association to hold their
hands on foreclosures.
John W Smith: Hold strain peo-
ple---let's do this.
Winston Ankatiah: As someone
said, "Ah raise gas three times no riot
yet," so doh expect nothing from that
loyal safe seat vote bank.
Emmanuel George: This will
culminate in a vicious land grab in
Angene Maharaj: I agree, how
can outside companies get tax breaks
while our local business owners
struggling and begging the govern-
ment for help.
for smuggling US$
Former flight attendant Vinosh
Maraj was yesterday fined $55,000
for trying to smuggle close to
US$40,000 into the country.
Ryan Perrotte: Why is it illegal?
Nadia Sherene Ramoo Lewis
Yes, that's a good sentence.
Jeremiah Steele: Whoever gave
him US $40,000 to traffick for them
will pay that TT$55,000 with ease.
And the game goes on with the next
Avi Nash: And the government
gonna seize the US just like they took
the US$2 million from the container.
Know it's illegal but hmmm...
Gail Oneta Huggins: He get off
with a small slap on d wrist...he dam
Ryan Steinberg Jr :They
shouldn't have arrested him but in-
stead follow the money trail and see
where it leads to. Everyone wants to
be a hero, now we will never know
who the money belong to because
the flight attendant was just a mule
carrying the money.
Bryan Chapman: Simply put, he
got caught this time.
Pamela Jagdeo: No foreign ex-
change to travel! So we going black
market and becoming criminals!
on way to work
The woman who was knocked
down and killed Monday morning
crossing the Eastern Main Road,
Champs Fleurs, has been identified
as Cheryl John.
Herbert Volney: What the police
reports and the media reports did
not speak to is the wanton rushing
the traffic lights at the Mendez Drive
intersection that takes place each
time the lights change. There is a
disregard of the pedestrians' right
to cross the roadway when the main
road lights are red. But then if the
police escort to the Justice On Time
vans can hit me some four feet on my
side across an unbroken mid line on
the PBR who are we ordinary folks to
De Silva-Prince Lovely
Chimere: That road is so dangerous
eh, gosh boy so sad, may she RIP.
Sharon Amos: May she rest in
Lou Sandy: Wait until no vehicle
is in sight before crossing...better
you are late than to be killed.
The Ato Boldon Stadium in Cou-
va has been closed to members of
the public while safety and security
measures at the adjoining National
Aquatic Centre and Cycling Velo-
drome are being reviewed.
Johnny Sombrerro: They use
taxpayers money to build the facility
but the public can't use it.
Zeriam Kobayashi: While com-
ing up with this plan you could have
placed a few more guards not close
the while facility.
Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Minority Leader Watson Duke, second from
left, mobilises supporters in Roxborough, Tobago, ahead of his swim from Tobago
to Trinidad in protest against the unreliable inter-island ferry service.
"Our most basic
common link is that we
all inhabit this small
planet. We all breathe
the same air. We all
cherish our children's
future. And we are all
--- John F Kennedy
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