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Wednesday, March 7, 2018
NOTICE OF FIFTEENTH
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Notice is hereby given that the Fifteenth (15th) Annual General Meeting of the
PMI Southern Caribbean Chapter will be held on Thursday 22nd March, 2018,
commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the The Normandie Hotel, 10 Nook Avenue, St.
Ann’s, Port-of-Spain, for the following purposes:
1. To confirm Minutes of the Fourteenth (14th) Annual General Meeting
2. Business Arising out of the Minutes
3. To Receive (1) President’s Report and (2) Audited Accounts for the financial year
4. To elect officers for the following positions for the new term:
• Vice President of Finance
• Vice President of Education & Certification
• Vice President of Membership
• Vice President of Special Events & Volunteers
(Note: Nomination forms and instructions are available from the PMISCC Secretariat
or at www.pmiscc.org).
5. To appoint auditors for the next financial year.
Registration starts at 5:30 p.m.
All members in good standing with the PMI and the PMI SCC are invited and
encouraged to attend.
Janice Koylass Abraham
07 March, 2018
By order of the Secretary, on behalf of the
Board of Directors, PMI Southern Caribbean Chapter.
PM meets with Muslim leaders today
Muslim Leaders anticipate Prime
Minister Dr Keith Rowley will
come with “convincing informa-
tion” that will influence them to
support the Anti-Terrorism Bill.
Rowley is expected to meet with
the leaders in a closed door meet-
ing to at the Diplomatic Centre, St
The leaders also hope Rowley
will deliver “comforting news” to
them on the issue of T&T Muslims
being labelled as extremists and
actively involved with the Islamic
Over 40 of them, who vowed to
unite as one, are expected to be
part of the meeting. The leaders
are also planning a rally this week-
Speaking with the T&T Guardian
yesterday, Enterprise Community
Masjid’s Imam Taulib Searles said
he believed the PM had “credible
information” to share with them.
“For him to call us into that
meeting, he has to say something
to us. He will try to convince us
to buy in and for us to leave with
us saying that whatever he came
with is a good idea and he gets our
blessings,” Searles said.
“He have to come with some
sort of credible information that
will in fact comfort us as leaders
and present to us good reason for
us to support the bill.”
Muslims of T&T PRO Imtiaz Mo-
hammed said he was going into
the meeting with an open mind.
The meeting comes even as the
US publication Stars and Stripes
reported on Monday that US
Southern Command head, Ad-
miral Kurt Todd, claimed there
were more than 100 ISIS members
known to be operating in T&T.
During a visit to the Pentagon in
Washington, Todd told reporters
that “there was an unwillingness
(by the T&T Government) to ac-
knowledge that perhaps they had
a problem with radicalisation from
these extremist messages.”
“There are individuals who
have been radicalised, where this
pernicious message has taken
root. That’s a concern to the gov-
ernment of Trinidad and Tobago.
They have focused on it and so I
think it’s an area that we all have to
take into consideration,” Tidd was
reported as saying.
He added that an increased
effort by the international com-
munity has had some success in
keeping ISIS fighters in Syria and
Iraq from returning home to coun-
tries in the Western Hemisphere,
including T&T. He said some ISIS
fighters in Syria originated in
T&T, “which has been reported as
one of the most fertile breeding
grounds for Islamic extremists in
the Western Hemisphere.”
Tidd’s statement places the spot-
light on T&T again, in the wake of
the US State Department security
advisory following the T&T Police
Service’s announcement that it
had stopped an alleged terrorist
plot to disrupt 2018 Carnival fes-
In response to Tidd’s state-
ments, Searles said there should
be some sort of verification of the
“We are really not convinced
that all these things are happening
in our country. We are a close knit
community and when we have
an Eid function or some other Is-
lamic function we come together,
making up just seven per cent of
the population and we must know
what’s going on with each other.
We have never had any situation
occurring in T&T that brought
about discomfort,” Searles said.
“We are hearing these general
statements for far too long now
and someone should now bring us
a list of names and let us say ‘yes
we known ten or 20 of them’.
“Responsibility must be taken
for the information they claim
they have. There must be substan-
tial evidence,” he added.
Mohammed shared Searles’ sen-
timents when asked about Tidd’s
Flashback... Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley during his meeting with
Admiral Kurt Tidd, Head of the US Southern Command, at the Diplomatic
Centre in St Ann’s in 2017.
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