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OFFERS ARE INVITED FOR THE
12 Acres 3 Roods 29 Perches of freehold agri-
cultural land situate at Holder Trace, off La
Pas Road, San Souci, Toco.
1. The property is being sold as is without any
responsibility of the vendor to provide statutory
approvals surveying data or warranty on its suitability
for use for any purpose.
2. The property is being sold subject to any existing
tenancies or encroachments however formed.
Telephone Nos. 662-4020/4286
Officer #70 Ext. 5433
SEND SEALED BIDS TO:
The Properties Officer
Sale No 12/2013
#34 Southern Main Road, Curepe or
P.O. Box 72 Port-of-Spain
BIDS MUST FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES HEREIN
GIVEN TO ENSURE THAT THEY ARE
Bids must be received by 3.00 p.m on 2013 June 5th.
No late bids will be accepted
Unsuitable bids will not be acknowledged
The mortgagee does not bind itself to accept the highest or
any offer. The property will be sold subject to all rates, taxes
and other outgoings that may be due at the time of the sale.
High Commissioner Garvin Nicholas hosted a
reception at the T&T High Commission in London,
last Thursday, to celebrate the life and legacy of the
late Prof Anthony Martin.
Martin, who died on January 24, in Trinidad, was
professor emeritus of Africana Studies at Wellesley
College where he taught for 34 years.
He studied economics at the University of Hull
and qualified as an attorney at the Honourable Society
of Gray s Inn, London, United Kingdom. He was a
brilliant scholar, Pan-African activist and writer, and
was considered the world s foremost authority on
Marcus Garvey, says a release from the high com-
In his welcoming
address, Nicholas said:
"I am struck by Prof
Martin s legacy as it is
representative of the sig-
nificant contributions our
diaspora have made on
the world sphere.
"His is an inspiring
story of how a boy from
a small island grew up to
become one of the fore-
most authorities on
Africana Studies, and
influence so many across
"A brilliant scholar and ardent activist, Prof Martin
was a true son of Trinidad and Tobago and I am
happy for the opportunity to celebrate his memory
here at the mission."
Nicholas added that Martin made the Caribbean
region proud as an advocate of development through
education at home and abroad and that his contri-
bution to the scholastic and personal development
of countless students was profound.
Nicholas said the philosophy of service and passion
for learning was one that we must inculcate in the
young people of our region, in striving to build a
globally competitive nation in which the development
of independent and innovative thinkers was para-
"There are invaluable lessons which can be gleaned
from Martin s legacy, and chief among them is the
importance of not being afraid to go forth and speak
our truths and make our marks.
"We may hail from a small island, but like Tony
Martin, we must never be afraid to make a differ-
The feature address was given by Prof Cecil Gutz-
more who gave an enlightening account of Martin s
books and other literary works referring to events
which shaped his life and his writing.
Gutzmore spoke in particular of Martin s work on
Marcus Garvey which influenced the lives of African
people. He described Martin as a master of many
disciplines, subjects, literacy and cultural studies as
well as a political scientist and biographer.
Carol Houghton, Martin s sister, and Femi Martin,
his niece, read extracts from Tony the Trini from
Woodbrook (2001), an autobiographical work which
was discovered after his passing.
The extracts gave an indication of the early-life
experiences and great sense of humour of the great
academic and historian.
Femi Martin also performed Folklore, a story that
she wrote during her time as Dickens 2012 Young
Writer in Residence that explored themes of legacy
and the importance of family.
The vote of thanks was given by Ansel Wong who
also helped to organise the event.
Entertainment for the evening was provided by
Debra Romain on pan and calypsonian Alexander D
Great who wrote a special song for the event entitled
simply Tony Martin.
A number of close friends and family who attended
the event thanked the high commissioner for hosting
Nicholas pays tribute to late T&T scholar
High Commissioner Garvin Nicholas gives the welcoming address at a reception at the T&T High Commission in London, last Thursday, to
celebrate the life and legacy of the late Prof Anthony Martin.
Martin 'is an
inspiring story of
small island grew
up to become one
of the foremost
and influence so
many across the
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