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TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
In the Estate of Delia Greene
of 78, Bathgate Drive, Westhill,
NOTICE is hereby given that
creditors and other persons hav-
ing claims against, or an interest
in the Estate of the above
named deceased should give
notice in writing to Aprile Akim
of 9a, Buller Street,
Woodbrook, Port-of-Spain, the
Legal Personal Representative
of the estate of the above
named deceased to whom a
Grant of Letters of
Administration was issued by
the High Court of Justice not
later than the 21st day of, June
2013 after which date the said
Aprile Akim intends to distribute
the Estate of the deceased
among the parties entitled
thereto having regard only to the
claims of which notice has been
received by the said Aprile
Dated this 10th day of May,
Legal Personal Representative
estate of the above named
deceased to whom
a Grant of Letters of
issued by the High Court of
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The live broadcast from the Houses of Parliament
takes the privilege afforded to members that was cre-
ated to protect them from lawsuits during debate and
turns it instead into a tool to be used against members
of the public by ruthless politicians who may have an
axe to grind.
Clearly it offers an imbalance in the politics where
parliamentarians can assassinate the characters of their
political opponents with virtual impunity, something
never considered when privilege was created all those
Perhaps the time has come to either censure and
control privilege or delay the live broadcast so as to pre-
vent this from becoming the norm as has been the case
under this People's Partnership Government.
It cannot be overstressed that to allow that hallowed
chamber to be used to denigrate political opponents
should not be a function of privilege and this matter
needs to be addressed as soon as practically possible if
only to rein in those unrestrained by decency and good
Phillip Edward Alexander
I am writing be-
cause of my con-
cern about the
large amount of
late night bars op-
erating along Ari-
Woodbrook. I know
that there are resi-
dents protesting through the courts at
the granting of licences to some of the
establishments. I fully support these
residents although I am not a Wood-
I have had the displeasure of passing
along the Avenue at night. Apart from
the very loud music, patrons stand on
the pavements and spill onto the road-
way. The attitude of some people is
you have no right to drive along the
road or cross the road. They refuse to
move out of the way.
I am wondering: who are the various
corporations that grant licences to
these businesses? Do they do surveys,
spot checks, noise abatement assess-
ments and health and safety
checks for patrons?
I would assume that be-
fore licences are granted, re-
strictions would be in
place---that the bars ensure
that the music is at a certain
decibel, comfortable for the
patrons and residents; a time
limit when the music should be
stopped; speakers turned inwards on
the premises and the outer areas
fenced off so that the pavements are
I have come to the conclusion that,
like everything else, the people of T&T
are not considered or consulted when
serious decisions are made. How sad.
I am an old Woodbrook resident and
I am very sad to see what has become
of Ariapita Avenue and the surround-
ing streets destroyed by bars, clubs
and other businesses.
Those noisy Avenue bars again
In the age of the Google driverless car, I am disap-
pointed that we have not been more agressive and
imaginative when it comes to reducing both the gas
subsidy and carbon dioxide emissions. I think it is high
time we look beyond CNG (which is the current gov-
ernment push, and which has failed to catch on despite
past campaigns) towards the electrification of the car.
Very recently there have been many high-profile
electric cars that have received good reviews in major
publications. These include the Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus
Electric and Chevrolet Volt. These came on the heels of
the now long-established hybrid vehicles which have
been produced for years now by almost every major
car manufacturer but are disappointingly still rare or
non-existent in T&T. In fact, when even the famous
Ferrari S. p. A. jumped on the hybrid bandwagon with
their latest flagship, we can be sure we are late for the
My suggestion is that the government take meas-
ures to make these cars---particularly pure electric ve-
hicles (which thrive in stop-and-go traffic conditions
like ours)---more affordable for the local market, possi-
bly by lowering VAT and waiving licencing, customs
duty and other fees for models like these. It should
also invest in and encourage the establishment of pub-
lic and commercial charging stations rather than CNG
Time for electric cars
Ten days ago this barrel was placed at the centre of this busy intersection at Lord and Coffee streets, San Fernando, by the San
Fernando City Corporation. It created a nightmare for commuters, especially during peak traffic hours. Additional work done over
the weekend effectively cut off one lane, creating massive traffic pile-ups as people made their way to work and children to school
on Monday morning. Come on, Mr Mayor, surely citizens should not have to endure another 10 days of such inconvenience. PHOTO:
SOUTH BAD ROAD
T&T's political chess game
Reluctant and curious, I need to ask: does Mr Jack
Warner play chess? By resigning his seat (and taking
advantage of the clock) he has cleverly maneuvered the
PM and her TOP-less partnership into zugzwang.
Explanation: This occurs when the cornered oppo-
nent (Kamla) has a choice of only two chess moves, ei-
ther of which results in demolition by the aggressor.
Move #1 is the UNC nomination of Warner which may
split the country; Move #2 is to let Jack fight and win as
an independent. This will humiliate all the PM's pawns.
Coincidentally, from May 6 to 10, Basdeo Panday (a
chess player in San Fernando) was due to face Sir David
Simmons, chairman of the 1990 enquiry. And this too is
By a published letter to Sir David, he confirms will-
ingness to give evidence. One condition: power to cross-
examine every adverse witness including ANR
Robinson, Trevor Sudama and Sally Wilson.
Turning quietly to the impending general election,
Warner will not need a majority to control Parliament.
Jack plus five equals PM. The seats are Winston Pe-
ters', Mr de Coteau's, Anil Roberts', plus the Volney and
Ramadhar vacancies (to come). The final numbers: 18
+17 + 6 for Warner.
Arthur L McShine
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