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The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
In the High Court of Justice
Claim No. CV 2006-04170
POUI DEVELOPMENT LIMITED First named defendant
NOEL MC CUNE Second named defendant
NOTICE OF SALE BY AUCTION
SALE OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT NO 14 SEA VIEW GARDENS, OFF UNION ROAD,
FOUR ROADS, DIEGO MARTIN
TAKE NOTICE That pursuant to the Order of Mr Justice Boodoosingh made on the
24th May, 2011 I will put up for sale before the doors of the Court, Knox Street Port-
of-Spain on Thursday 22nd August, 2013 between 10.00 a.m and 10.30 a.m the
property owned by Noel Mc Cune to wit:
ALL AND SINGULAR that piece or parcel of land situate in the Ward of Diego
Martin in the Island of Trinidad comprising Eight Thousand and Seventy Eight
Square Feet (8078 sq ft ) delineated and shown numbered '14' on the general plan
annexed to Deed registered as No. 20654 of 1976 and bounded on the North by a
drain and by a road on the South by another drain and Lot No. 15 on the East by
the said road and by Lot 15 and on the West by the said two drains and which said
parcel of land is registered as 7106 of 1992 together with the buildings thereon and
appurtenances thereto belonging.
• The sale would be subject to all building restrictions, outstanding rates and taxes and
other charges which may be outstanding at the time of the sale and the existing tenancies.
• The property will be sold to the highest bidder.
• The successful bidder will be required to pay a 10% deposit and execute a
legally binding agreement for sale within 24 hours of acceptance of the bid.
Dated this 13th day of June, 2013
NAVIGATIONAL WARNING 018/13
TRINIDAD - GULF-OF-PARIA
Pipeline operations in progress by tug Michael M and barge Winston B will
continue until 31st December, 2013.
(1) 600 - Metre lengths of pipeline diameter 2" to 14" will be towed between
061 - 29.43 W
in the San Fernando bay area and the main Soldado Marine Oilfields area.
(2) Pipelines will be laid along the line joining
061 - 55-45 W
061 - 55.81 W
A wide berth and caution is advised
4th April, 2013
Director Maritime Services
Maritime Services Division
Ministry of Transport 0522065
Jack Warner is an enigma. In any free,
democratic and literate country, Mr Warner
would be politically dead and buried, without
the prospect of resurrection. The avalanche
of allegations, rumours and investigations
would have destroyed the best of politicians.
But here before our very eyes we see Mr
Warner being an extremely potent political
force with many people openly supporting
him. We don t know if he will win the
Chaguanas West seat but, by the level of
support he has, this is a political mystery.
What is the reason for this paradox?
Maybe we have to put Jack in a political lab-
oratory and study him! I believe that Jack
survives because he has achieved, or created
a perception that he provides extraordinary
representation. What we are seeing is the
expression of decades of people s frustration
with very poor and non-existent representa-
tion by members of Parliament. Who among
us can claim that we are/were satisfied with
the representation from our MP? Who
among us have found our MP to be accessi-
ble, affable and results-oriented?
Based on media reports and my own inter-
action with a limited number of people from
Chaguanas West, Mr Warner s shield is rep-
resentation. On the political platform and in
Parliament, Mr Warner is a pitbull, taking on
all "enemies" with often outrageous com-
ments. But to his constituents he appears to
be sensitive and empathetic.
Mr Warner does not fit any of the political
or societal stereotypes for the type of success
he is having. Why? My hypothesis is that
many voters have been so frustrated by poor
representation over the years that they are
willing to overlook some of the most serious
allegations and actions by a politician in the
history of our country.
This says more about the pappyshow that
passes for representation in our system of
government than it says about Mr Warner.
However, he has an advantage over every
MP who has ever served in this country. He
has tremendous resources: he rich fuh so!
And he is willing to spend some of his per-
sonal riches on his constituents. How he
acquired his wealth does not appear to be of
concern to his constituents. Robin Hood?
Ordinary MPs who come from regular back-
grounds and earn a normal salary do not
have that option.
But he may still fail. He is going against
the tide. Numerous politicians in our past
got carried away by temporary popularity
and deluded themselves into forming political
parties, only to fail miserably:
• Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj---Team Unity
• Hulsie Bhaggan ---Movement for Unity and
• Karl Hudson Phillips ---Organisation for
• Winston Dookeran ---Congress of the Peo-
• ANR Robinson---Democratic Action Con-
All of them, with the exception of Robin-
son, went the way of "not a damn seat for
them." Robinson carved out a niche in Toba-
go and was able to use it as a bargaining
chip. But his party had no real success.
Can Mr Warner rock this boat of history
and be the first to defeat a traditional party
after breaking away from it? But whatever
the outcome of the Jack Warner Show, the
single lesson that all current and future MPs
should learn is the power of representation.
If this lesson is learnt, even if he loses the
seat, Jack would have won. And the country
has won too.
It's Your Write
Call for Gordon's
In his Sunday column headlined The Trou-
bling Silence, Prof Hamid Ghany laments the
lack of support, from pressure groups like the
Chamber of Industry & Commerce, for his ar-
gument that Mr Ken Gordon should resign as
chairman of the Integrity Commission for
having met with Opposition Leader Dr Keith
Rowley at his home.
On cue from the politicians, Ghany de-
scribed the Gordon/Rowley meeting as "se-
cret," and also named T&T Transparency
International, the JCC, Fixin T&T, Fitun and
the TTMA for disappointing him.
The attack on Gordon was first instigated
by the parties to the "e-mailgate" conflict and
while this is understandable coming from
players in the political arena, a detached on-
looker may not see the merit in Ghany's hy-
pothesis that Gordon should resign merely
for meeting Rowley at home, notwithstand-
ing Ghany's quaint remark that, "When Row-
ley declined Gordon's offer of a drink---the
meeting became official."
Rowley is reported to have sought offi-
cially, via the Integrity Commission office, an
urgent appointment with Gordon. Accepting
the quasi-judicial nature of the Integrity Com-
mission, I have not heard any criticism, allega-
tion or suggestion of impropriety of Rowley's
attempt to meet Gordon, by Ghany or anyone
else. A meeting at the Integrity Commission
office might thus have been seen as innocu-
Accepting or not Gordon's explanation for
the meeting at his home, I am hard-pressed
to find that an innocuous 20-minute meeting
in a private office, if the venue moves to a pri-
vate residence or a coffee shop for that mat-
ter, could become repugnant, devious,
clandestine, and unlawful. Ghany, in my view,
should leave that argument for the politicians.
Kamla, however, may not get her way with
President Carmona as she did with former
President Richards when she advised
Richards before demitting office to leave the
Integrity Commission in limbo and not ap-
point commissioners. But to press her politi-
cal agenda that Gordon should step down, SC
Israel Khan has been retained to speak for
her.I have confidence that President Carmona
will not succumb to irrational political ram-
Michael J Williams
Maracas St Joseph
In response to the lack of any real people-
driven policies being proposed or even com-
peting political ideologies outside of the
ethnic grab-and-share being suggested, civil
society should avoid this overtly partisan
march carded for today and instead have its
own and separate march sometime in the fu-
ture so as to at least indicate, if not outline,
the issues that are important to the people of
this nation apart from and outside of the
shadow of naked political interests.
There is also a need to demonstrate the
people's rejection of limiting tribal politics and
the winner-take-all posture currently allowed
by this country's lack of procurement legisla-
tion, treasury protection and campaign fi-
nance controls, and to have proper governing
legislation put in place to protect the coun-
try's treasure from the unscrupulous.
But this cannot be accomplished through
simply supporting whichever of the two sides
of the PNMSJ and UNCOP coin is in opposi-
tion at the time.
The unions ought to be steering clear of
both the traditional parties as their constant
involvement in that inter-party bacchanal
seems to be diluting their own reasons for
Is it that their own political vehicle---the
MSJ---is incapable of enunciating workers' po-
litical positions, intentions and aspirations ad-
Or is this simply a case of attempting to
negotiate for short cuts in the bargaining
process up front?
And if yes, pray tell, what is the difference
between that and the same self-serving be-
haviour of the party financiers/investors?
Civil society has a much greater role to play
in the shaping of the society we want, but
that will not be accomplished through tag-
ging on to every marching band that passes
by.What we ought to be doing instead is to
call for an organising of all civil society and all
special interest groups to be formed into
something like an interim steering committee
so as to identify, negotiate and align the di-
vergent interests with a view to preparing a
working document to present to Government
and Opposition outlining the will of the peo-
ple.And, based on their response to those de-
mands, we may then be in a much better po-
sition to judge if the population as a whole do
in fact have reasons to march.
Phillip Edward Alexander
The Citizen's Union of T&T
THE POWER OF
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