Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 23rd 2013 Contents What is wrong with this
pathetic set of players
we have representing
the West Indies?
Is the money they are paid
not enough? Because when
they perform for the IPL for
the thousands of dollars they
certainly give their all. Have
they no pride or loyalty to WI
cricket and its supporters?
They are playing with little
enthusiasm. Wayward bowling
with more wides given away
than any other team. Most
inconsistent batting (on today
and woefully off tomorrow),
and don t seem able to think
and plan in different situations.
I couldn t agree with Clive
Lloyd more in his dismay at the
exclusion of Ramdin for poor
I ve said it time and again, a
wicketkeeper is a specialist
position, if he happens to bat
well, that is a bonus.
You have six-seven specialist
batsmen whose duty is to make
runs and they are all failing but
Ramdin is dropped for poor
form. I feel sorry for Johnson
Charles, who isn t as competent
behind the stumps and helps in
the number of byes that go for
four extra runs. To me the
wicketkeeping is also affecting
his batting, which is not the
same when he has this added
Before each match I am sick
of hearing or reading how con-
fident they are of winning.
Maybe that is the problem---
overconfidence. Our fast
bowlers are a sad bunch com-
pared to the past bunch of
Walsh, Roberts, Ambrose,
Holding etc, who I am sure
combined never gave away as
many wides or four-run balls
as this bunch do. This group is
more interested in bowling fast
with no thought for line or
This proliferation of T20 and
ODI cricket is spoiling our
cricketers, who can t build an
innings or think out a plan,
when to go for runs or not, or
how to assess a situation. It is
all slam bang, quick runs---even
when they are 97 with ten
overs to go, they must hit a
four or six to reach the 100.
Unfortunately the WI is being
starved of the longer version of
the sport so our players will
continue in this attitude and
thoughtlessness for a long time.
I think the corner they were
turning ended up in a cul-de-
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This reverend seems to have some media contact. Each time he has
something he believes is important to say the television cameras are in
the church and the press too. Why is this front page news? What is so
important in what he says that it must be carried on prime time
television news and the front page media? Must this display of the man's
"humility" be put out there each time for public consumption?
Consumer Affairs is there to help
The Consumer Affairs Division should investigate the return rate for
electrical items purchased at Pricesmart in T&T. Every single electrical
item, except one, that I have purchased there had to be returned because
they did not last the warranty period. The last item was a portable
telephone which I returned. I was informed when I purchased the phone
that the manufacturer's warranty of three months was in force but when
I returned the item because it failed in second month from the purchase
date they refused to exchange it, saying then that the warranty period
was 30 days. So a friend posted the phone from New York for me with
the particulars to the vendor and within one week I received a new phone
at no cost to me.
Gordon's action reeks of political bias---Khan
Mr Gordon was someone in whom I had looked up to as a person of
high morals. I was mistaken. I now consider him another person who has
been overtaken by their own hunger for power.
Police Association calls on CoP to 'clear the air'
This is what you get when it is found necessary to have positions of
national security and other similar sensitive offices headed by acting
officers. It is not difficult that the political entities would from time to
time seek to manipulate matters in their own interest. In any event such
acting heads become subject to suspicion especially in the circumstances
of a questionable administration such as is presently in office.
As far as I know, neither the acting CoP nor his acting deputy are IT
experts, if they were I doubt they would have opted for their present
jobs. They never should have had anything to do with this e-mailgate
fiasco until a crime was established and the culprits identified. Meanwhile
their butts should have been in the field trying to keep the general public
safe from the mayhem and rampant discomfort which has now become a
way of life in T&T.
It should have been the responsibility of an independent authority to
seek out the services of a renowned IT science company with no interest
in any office or individuals involved in this sensitive matter. After
determining the authenticity or not of the e-mails, identification of the
author thereof, then the matter would have been handed over to the
competent authority: Police, Integrity Commission, while providing expert
witnesses for prosecution if necessary.
As far as the CoP is concerned, he has already compromised his
position and should see fit to comply with the association by either
"clearing the air" or clearing his desk.
The only way one can truly understand the gravity
of what is now facing pit bulls in this country is to
imagine being one who is dumped to face all man-
ner of life threatening risks. Pit bulls have now become
the genocide breed.
This Dog Bill has been a nightmare for pits and wel-
fare organisations like Animals Alive. We have been be-
leaguered by owners, the police, members of the public
to rescue pit bulls from all over the country.
The thing is, we run a no-kill facility with a population
limit and when after a point when we can take in no
more dogs, we are being made to stand by and watch
these animals being destroyed.
How unfair, unjust and inhumane!
The Dog Bill did cause poor owners to discard their
dogs but what about the dogs?
No domestic animal should have to face this tortur-
ous nightmare. Saying that owners should not dump
their dogs but take them to the pounds made no sense
because everyone knows that inevitably, dogs at
pounds are euthanised within a day or two so owners
prefer to let them loose in hope that they may survive
No law should have been passed unless it could have
guaranteed that owners who could no longer afford to
keep their dogs could give them up to a registered shel-
ter and registered shelters would be given incentives to
take in as many as possible.
These travesties occur when lawmakers do not con-
sider civil society as one where animals matter in a
symbiotic relationship with humans.
When will we evolve and when will we lift our think-
ing and actions so that we hurt no creature, human or
animal? This law has precipitated lawlessness, injustice
and death to a breed.
Pit bulls now genocide breed
LACKING PRIDE, LOYALTY
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