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CAL board's wings clipped
By the way, I seeing talk of bringing in foreign professionals to run
things. They tried that with the Trinidad and Tobago Police service. It didn't
work. They got run out of town back to Canada.
Good move, if the board is replaced by people with the business acu-
men. Didn't Winston Dookeran ask that the "business board" with Lok
Jack, Riley et al stay? Politics aside, these men could have made CAL into a
alvin f mohammed
Gays tolerated in T&T says survey
More young people being exposed to higher education, international
travel, media and interaction with people who are LGBT and seeing for
themselves that the anti-gay arguments do not hold water.
What helps is if more people come out of the closet. When people know
they are working with, living with, friends with, neighbours with, buying
from, voting for, being taught by, being entertained by a LGBT person, they
are forced to see a human being and not some imaginary construct of
what they assume a LGBT person is.
OK, so we are tolerant. But this does not mean that we should promote
homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle. It is unnatural and by
promoting it, we are telling young people that nothing is wrong with it and
it is acceptable.
NGC fuels $150,000 in prizes
for domestic T20
Any word on TV coverage for our domestic T20 tournament?
Although one accused the
other of reciting sugar
industry history during yester-
day s Parliament debate, both
PNM s Colm Imbert as well as
PP s Rudy Indarsingh did actually
indulge is "looking back" at the
sector in their respective contri-
History, good and bad, past and
present will certainly play a role
in how Caribbean Airlines new
board negotiates out of CAL s
loss-locked holding pattern.
Finance Minister Larry Howai s
statements yesterday on the
change validate a valuable PP les-
son on the dangers of political
appointees. Recognition of this is
demonstrated by Government s
move towards a professionally
grounded board, heavy on the
necessary business, financial and
It s the latest political life-les-
son for the Partnership, marking
its third anniversary next Friday,
not just four ministers fired and
an MSJ Partner short, but also
currently one seat less than the
29 PP held in 2010.
Ironically, the first seat to
become vacant was held by Jack
Warner, the man largely perceived
as assisting PP s election victory.
In three years, PP has under-
taken fixing (systems), furthering
(others), foundation strengthening
(the economy, not Partnership),
faux pas (on governance), floun-
dering (in political sinkholes) and
fighting issues (the Opposition
and each other).
Not always in that order, and
with ill effect on its change agen-
da though PP s captain has main-
tained her basic crew and
attempted to act when ills
Now seeking to contain issues
concerning ex-jefe Warner, the
Prime Minister and company at
Monday s UNC Forum again
plugged party unity, emphasising
the PNM was the enemy and
never mentioning Warner or by-
That night s advertisement for
PP unity was sacked minister
Herbert Volney who recently said
he wasn t attending forums and
knocked Government for losing
touch with citizens. Volney now
appears to have been heartened
by the PM s move to go to the
people, a suggestion Warner had
Volney s presence telegraphing
teamsmanship despite his dis-
missal and previous criticisms of
some colleagues was an example
PP may hope Warner would fol-
Volney, however, still
telegraphed his independence that
night---and all that could flow
from it---by wearing a neon green
UNC shirt rather than party yel-
low. He s also made it clear he ll
be "constructively critical" in
next Monday s no-confidence
debate concerning the Prime
Volney is mum on his possible
attendance at Friday s PP
anniversary bash where anything
concerning the by-election---a
sensitive matter---is unlikely
appear on the programme, which
is set to underscore PP achieve-
ments and stability.
Even if absent from that event,
Warner s presence will be felt
since his weekly newspaper
debuts that day.
Its contents will determine
whether Warner will upstage PP s
anniversary shindig and provide a
talking point other than PP
speeches. And if that could con-
tinue throughout the term.
Warner s electioneering for
Chaguanas West recently
assumed grandstanding propor-
tions such his Sea Lots walkover
"gift," promised while in Govern-
The ethics of the situation have
however shifted with his move
out of Government, sparking
debate whether Government is
shying away from confrontation
with him on the issue because of
the overall challenge he presents.
Government is headed for
"licks" on that score among oth-
ers when PNM s no-confidence
motion is debated Monday.
Designed to tell the other story
of Government, its timing heads
off PP s celebratory showcasing of
its successes on Friday.
The Opposition s own three-
year anniversary meets PNM
with rising stocks---from PP s
misfortunes---and the THA vic-
But the PNM, like Govern-
ment, while also fixing and fur-
thering systems and foundation
strengthening, has also been
committing faux pas, and fight-
ing each other plus Government.
PNM chairman Franklin Khan
says under the Rowley leadership
PNM has grown "from strength
to strength, revamping systems,
strategies, policies and constitu-
tion." Reworking of the Manning
Vision 2020 plan, 80 per cent
completed, will finish by year
PNM insiders, however, say the
boosted image may be "smoke
and mirrors." Some are eyeing
PNM s 2014 leadership polls.
Since PNM s tradition is to retain
leaders when a general election is
near---2015---they expect current
leadership will remain.
PP, PNM THIRD ANNIVERSARIES
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