Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 24th 2013 Contents T&T compete with swimmers
from Guyana, Suriname and
hosts, Barbados as well as
specially invited guest coun-
try, St Lucia.
This meet has proven to be
the launching pad for many
of our senior swimmers,
including Olympian Sharntelle
Mc Lean and the Mc Leod
brothers, World Seniors
2013 qualifiers, Joshua
Chabeth Haynes is head
coach and she is supported
by assistant coaches Edric
Hargreaves and Michael Jules.
The team s four chaperones
are: Bertram Blackman, Derek
Changar, Gresha Gonzales and
Team manager Denise Far-
ray Constantine is predicting
that this year s swimmers
which mixes experience with
raw talent and enthusiasm,
will do us proud.
Team training (which began
last Saturday) takes place on
mornings at two locations on
Wednesday (Flying Fish pool)
and Saturday (Centre of
Excellence pool) until the
week of departure.
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, July 24, 2013
COMMUNICATION WORKERS' UNION
IAN 'TEDDY' BELGRAVE can best
be described as progressive,
militant, revolutionary, radical
and sometimes controversial
and most of all a patriot with an
unwavering love for his country
and ALL ITS PEOPLE. 'TEDDY'
as he was fondly known first
attracted national attention
during the internationally famous
George Williams University struggle
in Canada in the late nineteen sixties
(1960's), which was carried out by West
Indian students on the campus against
INSTITUTIONALISED RACISM as practiced by
Upon his return to Trinidad and Tobago in 1970, 'Teddy'
established his MASS LINE credentials by immediately
throwing in his lot with the NATIONAL JOINT ACTION
COMMITTEE, which at the time was on the nation's streets
galvanizing MASS ACTION against the NEO --COLONIAL
policies of the then Eric Williams led PNM Government.
This was just the beginning of a lifetime of CLASS
STRUGGLE for 'Teddy' in his homeland, as he bravely
sought to organize resistance against the systematic
disenfranchisement of the society's UNDERCLASS.
It was during the heady times of the 1970's, that 'Teddy'
came into contact with a young LYLE TOWNSED and
played no small part in the development of the
COMMUNICATION WORKERS' UNION in its post Carl
Tull/PNM era. An Educator by calling and training, he lent
his skills to our Union by way of schooling CWU'S
leadership at all levels in preparation for its duty as a flag
bearer for WORKING PEOPLE, WORKING POOR,
UNDEREMPLOYED, UNEMPLOYED and the
Many years and a series of EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS
later, IAN 'TEDDY' BELGRAVE was commissioned by the
very leadership of the CWU that he helped develop, to
document "THE HISTORY OF THE COMMUNICATION
WORKERS' UNION". This project
was successfully undertaken to
the extent of being an out-
standing success and a must
read book for all aspiring
persons in service of the
masses. It is now considered a
landmark documentation of the
development of the MAS
MOVEMENT and the rise of the
Progressive Workers of the CWU.
"DARE TO STRUGGLE, the History
of the Communication Workers' Union"
authored by Comrade Ian Teddy Belgrave,
will be forever be etched in the annals of history
as a great work by a great working class soldier.
Ian Teddy Belgrave was a great and passionate lover of the
national instrument, the Steel Pan. For years he worked
assiduously to advance the value of the national instrument
and the young pan players. This was done through tours to
various countries to provide opportunities to the young
pannists' and expose our unique invention, the Steel Pan,
to the international arena. The CWU worked along with
Teddy and provided him with invaluable support in the
pursuit of this noble cause.
It is with great pride that the COMMUNICATION
WORKERS' UNION has openly associated with 'TEDDY'
over the years and with a heavy heart say farewell to a true
comrade, whilst taking comfort in the knowledge that his
legacy in the COMMUNICATION WORKERS' UNION will
forever be drawn upon as "WE DARE TO STRUGGLE".
WELL DONE COMRADE 'TEDDY'.
MAY YOUR SOUL AND THE SOUL
OF OTHER GREAT WORKING CLASS
STALWARTS, INCLUSIVE OF
COMRADE LYLE TOWNSEND,
REST IN PEACE.
The Amateur Swim-
ming Association has
named the team to rep-
resent T&T at the
which will be held from
August 16-18 at the
Aquatic Centre in
Wildey, St Michael,
The meet will see
8 & Under Girls
8 & Under Boys
Jae-Hwa Lee Wing
Todah-Joy De Matas
T&T names team for Goodwill swim
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