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People who can whistle
and watermelon carvers
are invited to participate
in a competition hosted
by Mere Desh to mark the
168th anniversary of Indi-
an Arrival on May 30, at
Centre Pointe, Chaguanas.
Chaguanas Mayor/feature speaker Orlando Nagessar
will be the patron of the fun-filled event which kicks
A release said "contestants who can whistle a film,
local classical and chutney song are invited to enter
a whistling competition. Those who can carve a water-
melon into an item like a basket or fruit bowl are
invited to work their magic. The goal of this project
is to encourage standards of artistic excellence in
human whistling that can be respected throughout
the professional music community. There are no age
limitations in entering the competitions. Participants
have a chance to win big cash prizes."
Another highlight will be the honouring of five illus-
trious sons and daughters who have contributed to
culture and nation building. Entertainment will be
provided by Modern Rhythms led by Rawytee Ramroop,
dances from Princess Priya, The Desh Premee Dance
Group and infectious tassa music.
The Chaguanas Lion s Club will be hosting a free
medical clinic. Families and the public is invited.
Contestants will have to whistle a song for three
minutes. Whistling presentation can be done with
people s music of choice, musician, karaoke, solo or
with the house band/orchestra.
United States internationally renowned
urologist/prostate specialist Dr Kevin Slawin is expect-
ed to deliver a lecture on prostate cancer and screening
to members of the local medical fraternity at Court-
yard Marriott Hotel, Invaders Bay, Port-of-Spain,
The theme is Prostate Cancer: "Lack of Evidence-
Based Medicine: Understanding and Implementing
PSA Guidelines into Practice."
Slawin is the president and chief medical officer,
Bellicum Pharmaceuticals. He is also the director, Van-
guard Urologic Institute and the Texas Prostate Centre
adjunct professor, Centre for Clinical and Translational
Sciences, the University of Texas Health Science Centre,
Houston clinical professor of Urology, Baylor College
of Medicine director of Urology and Memorial Her-
mann---Texas Medical Centre.
The lecture will be hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago
Cancer Society and The Trinidad and Tobago Medical
Association. All medical doctors are invited to Con-
tinuing Medical Education (CME) meeting. The lecture
ties in with the mission of the Cancer Society which
is to create and promote greater awareness of the need
for early detection and preventative measures aimed
at reducing the incidence of cancer through education,
service and advocacy. After the lecture, a question and
answer session will be held. It culminates with dinner.
All attendees will be certified by AACME (American
Academy of Continuing Medical Education).
US urologist to speak
on prostate cancer
A housekeeper has been jailed for seven
months for stealing jewelry from her
Among the reasons why Hafeeza
Mungalpersad, 59, was sent to prison was
because it was the second time, as a house-
keeper, she stole from her employer.
The first time, in 2002, she was working
in a different household. She was convicted
and fined $2,000.
Mungalpersad, the mother of two, from
La Romaine, who had first pleaded not guilty
in 2011, changed her plea to guilty earlier this
week before San Fernando Fourth Court Mag-
istrate Margaret Alert. She was remanded in
custody until Friday.
Prosecutor Sgt Veano Ragoo said the
employer discovered jewelry valued at $4,566
missing from a room in her house on Novem-
ber 28, 2011.
The employer reviewed camera footage
and saw the accused stealing the jewelry.
Some of the jewelry were recovered.
Asking for her not to be jailed, her attorney
Ainsley Lucky said she was very sorry she
had betrayed the trust of her employer.
The magistrate asked why she did not
express her remorse by pleading guilty in
Lucky said she was trying to get her
employer to accept compensation and dis-
continue the case.
He said Mungalpersad was willing to reim-
burse her employer and was embarrassed and
The magistrate remarked that she could
not have been that embarrassed, since she
had stolen from an employer before.
In sending her to jail on Friday, the mag-
istrate said Mungalpersad s stealing was a
Housekeeper jailed for stealing jewelry
calculated act and that she had breached her employer s
The magistrate said the accused had a previous con-
viction for a similar offence and did not plead guilty
at the earliest opportunity. She also said jewelry carried,
in some instances, sentimental value.
In the event that Mungalpersad appeals the sentence,
the magistrate fixed bail in the sum of $100,000.
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