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Maracas Bay vendor Ras, who buys the catch from fishermen and resells it,
displays what he has to offer at Maracas Bay on Tuesday. Ras claims the
fishermen are catching less of late and his "hustle" is becoming harder to
sustain. PHOTO: KRISTIAN DE SILVA
Jack Warner is happy Prime
Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar
has finally announced the date
for the Chaguanas West by-elec-
tion and remains optimistic he
will be chosen to contest the seat
under a UNC ticket.
In an e-mail yesterday, Warner
said: "I am happy the date has
finally been announced. There is
a lot of work still to do and now
my campaign team and I can plan
carefully for this campaign."
Asked whether he was surprised
at the date chosen, Warner said:
"In politics, nothing ought to sur-
prise you. We must remember
that the Constitution gives to the
Office of the Prime Minister the
power to select the date for by-
elections. There is a period which
ought not to expire.
"The Prime Minister has chosen
July 29, 2013, a date which I myself
had anticipated, given the discus-
sions held with several leaders of
the Islamic community. So for me,
July 29 seems appropriate."
On his chances of being selected
by the UNC, Warner said: "I am
very optimistic but I have learnt
in life never to expect too much.
If I am selected, I will be grateful,
but if I am not, I will then have
to re-look at my options and
choose a path with the consensus
of my constituents."
He steered clear of confirming
whether he would fight as an
"The people of Chaguanas
West, over the last two elections,
did not just vote party.
"The collective strength of their
vote indicates they also voted for
representation. It is my belief that
representation again will deter-
mine for whom the vote is cast.
"If the consensus, as I walk
about, suggests the people want
me to continue representing
Chaguanas West, then I will so
decide, if otherwise, I will also
have a decision to make."
Warner also said there may still
be concerns among the Islamic
community over the election date.
"I cannot speak for the Islamic
community and will not be so
presumptuous to attempt to do
so. However, if I had the power
to choose a date, I would have
chosen a much earlier date to
ensure the election did not com-
promise the observance of the
holy month of Ramadan.
"Some Muslim brothers and
sisters have indicated to me they
would want to participate in the
election campaign but once it falls
within the month of Ramadan it
will inhibit them. So while voting
may not be a problem for them,
participating in the process may
"For me, I just would have pre-
ferred to be a little more respectful
to the Islamic community and I
do not need a meeting with its
leaders to do so."
The Anjuman Sunnat ul Jam-
mat Association (ASJA) has
already said the Muslim commu-
nity had no problems with the
on UNC call
...as PM announces July 29 by-election
Protesting school supervisors
are expected to meet with Chief
Education Officer Harrilal
Seecharan today to discuss poor
wages and working conditions.
The supervisors, who are
tasked with the responsibility of
maintaining standards and
accountability in government
schools, have been complaining
that their subordinates have bet-
ter remuneration packages.
Early yesterday, a delegation
of supervisors went to the Edu-
cation Ministry, Port-of-Spain,
and dropped off documents out-
lining their concerns. They com-
plained that most of the eight
educational districts were under-
"Because of poor salaries, the
ministry finds it difficult to
attract and retain all the best
candidates for the posts," one
supervisor said yesterday.
In a letter to the ministry, the
supervisors said they were often
disrespected because the princi-
pals, whom they supervise, were
paid higher salaries.
"Supervisors are referred to as
lazy, incompetent and are blamed
for the many deficiencies of the
system. This has negatively
impacted on the morale and self-
esteem of this group of officers
who have a key role in improving
the quality of school adminis-
tration and curriculum delivery,"
the letter stated.
They also complained that
supervisors worked in cramped
offices in two out of seven edu-
cational districts in Trinidad.
School supervisors in wage talks today
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