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RHONDA KRYSTAL RAMBALLY
The Government has recog-
nised that dogs are a form of com-
panion and protection.
Attorney General Anand Ram-
logan said this on Friday during his
winding up of The Dog Control Bill
2013 in the Parliament.
He said the Government was not
discouraging people from owning
"So anybody in the population
who would have been frightened
by the headlines that appeared
recently about all the fines and the
terms of imprisonment and so on,
if you wish to avoid all of that, just
don t have a dangerous dog.
"You could have any other kind
"You could have a pothound, you
could have a Rottweiler, you could
have the Alsatian...you could have
any other dog, and you would not
have to bare the brunt of the bur-
dens that the legislation imposes.
Ramlogan said that was why
there were two classes---Class A
and Class B.
He said Class A was for danger-
ous dogs and Class B was for all
He said, "Because we ve recog-
nised as a government the need for
citizens to have maximum latitude
to exercise their right under the
Constitution with respect to enjoy
the freedom of one s own property,
and a dog is your property...so that
the bill has constitutional implica-
He said the Government had
erred in favour of allowing people
to own the dog, subject to the con-
ditions being imposed.
He said Clause 5 of the bill states
what fell under reasonable cause.
"If, for example, your dog saw
someone jump over your fence and
break in the house, and the dog
rushes out and attacks him, nothing
wrong with that," he said.
Ramlogan said there was liability
for that because man was attacked
while committing an offence.
Sport Minister Anil Roberts, seat-
ed in the chair of the chief whip,
begged to move that the debate on
the bill be adjourned.
You can own a
...just not a dangerous dog---AG
Icon, mother, fighter, spiritual,
remarkable, diligent, hard worker.
These were some of the words used to
describe long-standing member of the
Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU)
Thelma Williams during her funeral service
at OWTU s headquarters in San Fernando
Glowing tributes were paid to Williams,
93, who served in the blue shirt army of
the OWTU for 76 years.
Describing Williams as an icon in the
labour movement and by extension the
nation, Rev Canon Knolly Clarke said
Williams has passed on the baton to her
comrades to continue the struggle for the
"We could drop the baton because the
struggle is long and hard," he said. However,
Clarke said after he heard OWTU s pres-
ident general Ancel Roget s speech on
Labour Day, the battle has just begun.
"So as we thank God today for her
work, she calls us once more to struggle
for the workers agenda and not only
struggle but to do something about the
state of our nation."
After the service, Roget and Movement
for Social Justice leader David Abdulah
led a procession through the streets as
they made their way to the Roodal Ceme-
tery where Williams was laid to rest.
OWTU's 'Sister T' laid to rest
Tobago by or on behalf of the United
States Department of Defense in con-
nection with activities under this
agreement shall not be subject to
any taxes or similar charges in
Trinidad and Tobago.
United States contractors shall
not be liable to pay any tax or similar
charge assessed within Trinidad and
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required to ensure full ability to oper-
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to its expiration.
Historic Sofa signed
between T&T and US govts
Continued from Page A12
President of the Oilfields Workers' Trade Union (OWTU) Ancel Roget, right, and
Movement for Social Justice political leader David Abdulah view the body of
Thelma "Sister T" Williams, during her funeral service at OWTU Paramount
Building, Circular Road, San Fernando, on Friday. PHOTO: TONY HOWELL
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