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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Please be informed that the National Election of Officers of the Trinbago
Unified Calypsonians Organisation will be held on Saturday 21st
September 2013, at the 12th Annual General Meeting of the
Organisation, which started on Saturday 24th November 2012. The
Annual General Meeting (AGM) will continue at the VIP Lounge,
Queen's Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain and will begin at 10.00 a.m.
In light of this, you are advised to update your financial status on or
before Wednesday 31st July 2013. Please note Article 3 G (iii) of the
Constitution which states:
"If dues are in arrears for four (4) months, such a person will no longer
be a member and will be so informed by the secretary, by Registered
Mail. Such members shall only be allowed to rejoin on such terms and
conditions as determined by the General Council upon application".
The Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation takes this opportunity
to strongly encourage all persons who are presently un-financial to rec-
tify this situation before the stated deadline of Wednesday 31st July
It is important to note that becoming financially viable is a primary
requirement in order to ensure eligibility to participate in the Election.
Please be guided.
CLOSURE OF OFFICES
THE MINISTRY OF THE
PEOPLE AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
The Ministry regrets any inconvenience caused but assures the public of
our continued efforts to better serve you.
Regular office hours will resume on Thursday 18th July, 2013.
• Head Office, 69 Independence Square, Port of Spain
• Couva Social Services Centre, Couva
• Multi-Purpose Community-Based Telecentres
• New Horizons, Piparo
• Piparo Empowerment Centre, Piparo
• Port of Spain Offices -
• ABMA Building, 55 St. Vincent Street
• CL Financial Building, St. Vincent Street
• Nahous Building, 45A-C St. Vincent Street
• Regional Social and Human Development Council (RSHDC) Offices
• Rio Claro Social Services
• Sangre Grande Regional Social Services Office
-28 Foster Road, Sangre Grande
-Corner Savi St and Boodooville Circular Road, Sangre Grande
• Social Welfare Local Board Offices
• Targeted Conditional Cash Transfer Programme (TCCTP) Regional Offices
• Tunapuna Social Services Centre.
The Ministry of the People and Social Development advises members of the
public that ALL of its offices as listed hereunder will be closed
on Wednesday 17th July, 2013 to facilitate a staff function.
Multiple national champion Rhea
Khan and reigning national veteran
champion Peter Pirtheesingh are
among the top local challengers
who will compete with familiar
regional rivals at the inaugural
BCQS T&T Masters Squash Cham-
pionship, which began yesterday
and will run until Saturday, at the
Queen s Park Cricket Club s squash
Khan and Pirtheesingh are set to
participate in the over-35 competi-
tion, along with former national
champion Paul De Verteuil. Karen
Meakins from Barbados and the
Organization of Eastern Caribbean
States (OECS) national champion
James Bentick will vie for the top
prizes, but moreso pride.
Over 50 players from the region
will compete in the four categories,
O-35, O-45, O-55 and the Ladies
In the O-45 division, keen com-
petition is expected, as the likes of
T&T top veterans Roger Salandy and
Jackson are joined by former Bar-
bados national and veteran champion
Heading the O-55 category, the
largest in the competition with 22
players, are multiple national cham-
pions Richard Hart and John Holley,
along with their Barbadian rivals
Due to the high number of
entrants, there will be an O-55 qual-
ifying round-robin. It began yester-
day and will continue today. The
winners will advance to the main
draw, which starts on Thursday. The
O-35 and O-45 round-robin com-
petitions also start on Thursday.
Action will continue on Friday in all
divisions, from 9 am to 8.30 pm.
The event will conclude on Saturday
with the finals, a prize-giving cer-
emony and an after-party.
BCQS International, which also
supports the annual Barbados Mas-
ters Squash tournament, is this
event s title sponsor. Supporting
sponsors include the Queen s Park
Cricket Club, Autocenter Ltd, Carlton
Savannah, Atlantic LNG and Jammin
The tournament organisers have
welcomed all to witness the high-
Khan heads stars for masters squash
Ethan Lambie shone with a first-
place finish in two categories, while
team captain Kiel Abraham took the
other top spot, as the pair led team
Rough House to an excellent showing
at the North American Grappling Asso-
ciation (NAGA) US Open, which took
place in Orlando, Florida, recently.
The team finished with five awards,
three first-place, one second-place and
one third-place medal, in a competition
attended by over 1,000 grapplers and
over 2,000 spectators.
Representing T&T and Rough House
were Lambie, Abraham, Jean-Marc Borel
(second), Matthew Vilain (third) and
Kameal Mohammed (eighth). Adam De
Silva was the team s coach and man-
The team competed against athletes
from Brazil, South Africa, Canada, Italy
and teams from within the USA.
Speaking upon the team s return, De
Silva said, "With this experience, the
athletes will have a better understanding
of what it takes to compete and be suc-
cessful at an international level. They
were able to judge their own strengths
and weaknesses and (will) now take that
knowledge to become a stronger and
more knowledgeable competitor.
"The knowledge and experience
gained through these tours are priceless
to the individuals and we are truly grate-
ful to all those that made this possible."
De Silva thanked sponsors, including
Kee-Chanona, Swat Security, and facil-
itators at Rough House.
He indicated that Rough House has
held grappling tournaments regularly
within recent times, with the intention
of addressing the lack of ground fighting
and grappling arts available in T&T.
The team members who made the
trip hail from Diego Martin, Cunupia,
Chaguanas and St James.
Rough House bags five
medals at US grappling open
Members of the
Rough House team,
Adam De Silva
Jean-Marc Borel, Kiel
Vilain and Kameal
Mohammed show off
their prizes after a
successful showing at
the North American
(NAGA) US Open
Championship, held in
Florida, last week.
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