Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : August 9th 2013 Contents The hype continued into the second week of
Digicel's Summer Burn as fitness fanatics
decked in their Digicel T-shirts gave it their all
in their mission to burn out those calories.
Fitness goers lined up in a sea of red at the Queens
Park Savannah on July 29 to take part in all the chal-
lenges Digicel had to offer. They began with an in-
tense warm-up where all ages and sizes pulled
through before moving on to a very exciting Zumba
This week's team challenge was pulling a pick-up
van across the finish line, an undertaking deemed
worthy of proving strength and power. Although it
seemed an impossible task at first, the teams gave it
their all with 'Scum Bags' coming in first place win-
ning $2000 as well as tickets to the Caribbean Pre-
mier League (CPL) Qualifiers. Second place went to
Team Republic who received one month's free gym
membership to Long Circular Club and in third place
was 'D Squad' receiving vouchers compliments of
With four more weeks to go those up for a bit of
fun and a good work-out in the process, can sign up
for the team challenges either ahead of time on the
Digicel Facebook page or prior to the event on the
day. These challenges will vary on every occasion and
will increase in difficulty each week. Winners will be
determined on the day. Teams must comprise five
persons with at least one female.
Prizes up for grabs include cash for each challenge
and tickets to the upcoming CPL Semi and Final
Friday, August 9, 2013 • Issue 100
Trinbagonians need to learn how to drive.
Yes. I've spoken more than once about how Trinbag-
onians are some of the best on the roads worldwide,
but ah TIRED of having to deal with the few who
slipped past the driving test and got their license prob-
ably because the examiner was tired that day and just
wanted to get back to a room with less sunlight after
drinking too much in ah party the night before.
It's bad enough having to deal with the lunatics in
the white and yellow vehicles who obviously see the
road as a non virtual version of Carmageddon. It's the
so-called regular drivers who are starting to make me
feel like I need to make a trip to St Anns for a little va-
Take the indicator. People, this device actually serves
a purpose. It's not just there to make the car look nice.
Most important of all, It's an INDICATOR! This means
it indicates you want to turn. You don't put it on
AFTER you start to turn. And it's not a command. Put-
ting on your indicator does not give you the right to
just turn in front of me and have me mashing brakes
like Fred Flinstone by pushing my foot right through
And if you indicate you're turning right, then
PLEASE TURN RIGHT! What it is with people in this
country who insist on indicating right, then pull left in-
stead? I have total sympathy for dyslexic people, but
leave the dyslexia home when yuh driving nah.
Next is what I call the taxi move. It's when they
overtake someone, then immediately pull over and
stop in front of them. Again the Flintstones maneuver
to avoid hitting them. But I blame passengers for this
more than drivers. You've been living in the SAME
PLACE FOR 10 YEARS! You JUST realised you're ap-
proaching your stop? These are the same people who
visit the SAME fast food outlets over and over and
stand there looking at the menu trying to decide what
they're going to buy. You KNOW what you're going to
buy. It's the same thing you've been buying for the
past few years. The menu eh change. Mankind hungry
and you there going "uhhm. ahh.. Let me have ah..
hmmm." For crying out loud get ah two piece and
Next are the Brakers. I call them the Brakers be-
cause they hit the brakes for EVERYTHING. I swear if
they see a butterfly pass in front of their windshield
they will hit the brakes. I've actually been behind
someone wondering if they were some kind of Ghost
Whisperer and seeing things coming at them I wasn't
seeing. Especially since we were the only two persons
on that stretch of road at the time. These people don't
need a license. They need an exorcist.
And it's time the government put back up the signs
saying "Keep left except when overtaking". People
have forgotten this small piece of advice. How else to
explain someone doing 40khp in the fast lane on the
Beetham. And ever notice they always come out when
you in ah hurry? Like they have a Twitter account that
lets them know when they can cause the most traffic
or what? #time-to-cause-traffic
There are a lot more things I need to gripe about,
but space does not permit. I will just leave by saying
the white lines in the parking lot are there for you to
put your car BETWEEN. It's not there for you to line
up the center of the car with it.
SIGH! I going and call St Ann's yes. Is either that or
meh premiums going up AGAIN.
Members of the public engrossed in their intense warm up during Digicel's Summer Burn at
the Queens Park Savannah
All in sync these fitness fanatics burn those unwanted calories at Digicel's Sum-
mer Burn's second week.
Third place winners Team 'D Squad' proudly
pose after accomplishing the challenge, walking
away with vouchers compliments of Subway.
This member of Team 'Republic', who placed second, exudes amazing
strength as he pulls this pick-up van across the finish line, with assis-
tance from his team mates who pushed the truck from behind.
Members of team 'Scum Bags', the first place winners of the Sum-
mer Burn Challenge, stand tall and strong with Digicel's Communica-
tions Manager Penny Gomez. Their prize was two thousand dollars
in cash, one month free gym membership and tickets to one of the
CPL semi-final matches.
Team 'Titans' are all smiles after winning the Digicel's
staff team challenge of pulling a pick-up truck across
the finish line.
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