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Office of the Transport Commissioner
Ministry of Transport
The public is hereby notified that to facilitate the closure of the Government
Accounts for the Fiscal Year ending September 30, 2013, the Cashiers Units
at the Licensing Offices will be opened as follows on that day:
1. Wrightson Road, Port of Spain
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
2. St. James
8:00 -- 9:00 a.m.
Please note that only Cash transactions will be accepted at the above offices.
5. San Fernando
6. Princes Town
7. Point Fortin
All offices will be opened from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for the following non cash
• Regulation Test Appointments
• Driving Test Appointments
• Renewal of Permits -- 65 years and over
• Verification of Transfer documents
• Inspection of motor vehicles
• Verification of information for registration
• Receipt of Maxi Taxi Applications
• Information services
The Transport Commissioner apologizes for any inconvenience caused.
Sgnd: Rueben Cato
September 20, 2013
Andre E Baptiste
It is a warm, breezy, palm-flapping winter
evening in South America, and I am listening
to relentless singing of "Guan-tan-a-
watching some turbaned women swathed in
hip-hugging skirts, blowing whistles while
gyrating their glistening bodies into an erotic
In that atmosphere, I could only dream pleasant
thoughts of Jennifer Lopez and Aishwarya Rai and
Somebody asked me and if history had changed
as follows, and I replied:
a) On November 19, 1989, Trinidad and Tobago
defeated the United States to qualify for the World
Today: There is a formidable and wealthy pro-
fessional league in Trinidad and Tobago, but none
in the United States, and Fifa and all its executives
make much less money, resulting in Jack Warner
losing his office, when Sepp Blatter is defeated by
Lennart Johanson, with football now in debt.
b) Blaze of Glory wins the 1980 Trinidad Derby
with a late stretch run to blow past a tired Beheaded
and make Nigel (my brother) cry for days.
Today: Maniram Maharaj owns a floor tiles
establishment and is President of the Arima Race
Club, while nobody knows where Joe Hadeed has
gone, although he could be the new Minister of
horseracing. By the way, Maharaj now trains over 90
per cent of the horses in training as well, putting him
in a can t lose situation.
c) Michael Johnson was told before the Olympics
200 metres final in Atlanta in 1996, that he would be
Today: There was no world record, Johnson is a
commentator, and Ato Boldon won the silver medal
behind Frankie Fredericks in the Atlanta 200 metres
d) Brian Lara never became a father in 1996
Today: He would have married already, he would
have been made West Indies captain faster, and he
would have had more test centuries to his name, but
no world records.
e) The in-famous Dwight Yorke video shot in 1997
was done in the United States, not England
Today: Dwight Yorke has just been signed to take
over from Jerry Springer in hosting the daily sex oriented
talk show, when his career with Manchester United
is over in four years time. Yorke s appearance on the
Springer show accompanied by footage from the video,
has made him an instant star in the United States.
f) In 1996, Pat Rousseau did not accept his nom-
ination to be West Indies Cricket Board President
Today: Joel Garner of Barbados would be ruling
cricket and things would be much worse, with no
immediate signs of any improvement, Steve Camacho
would have already lost his job as Chief Executive
Officer as soon as he started, and the WICB office in
Antigua would be closed down, and the offices returned
g) In the 1970 s, Jack Warner fails the teaching exams
at training college, and has to repeat or find another
profession, this time one with work from 8 to 4.30
p.m. on a full time basis.
Today: Warner would be in contention for the post
of President of TTUTA and we would have reached
a World Cup finals.
h) In 1998, Pam Nicholson rescinded her resignation
letter to the government of the day
Today: Trinidad and Tobago would have been spared
the ramblings of so many errant Sports Ministers on
topics they clearly will never be qualified for, even if
some can tell the difference between a bat and a ball
(albeit just barely). And others just seem to be concerned
with how they look.
i) In 1979, Claude Noel retains his World Boxing
title in his first defence.
Today: Noel would have been an inspiration to a
lot of young boxers, and we would have heard more
about boxers in the sport in Trinidad and Tobago,
rather than officials earning appointments to various
World Boxing organisations, while Boxing is out for
j) In 1998, the Arima Race Club is serious about
persons accepting betting on the track, rather than
through their system.
Today: The guy who sits with a cell phone in the
fourth row from the left (red seats) on Level 1 and
talks into it for the last fifteen minutes of every race
while staring at the tote odds board, would have been
removed already by the Arima Race Club.
k) In 1998, Leslie Tiger Stewart does not win a
free trip to the World Cup Finals in France
Today: He would not have been short of funds and
forced to fight again, although he has not had enough
time to train. He would have trained hard and easily
won his fight and pleased the expectant crowd.
l) In 1998, the Secondary Schools Leagu , take the
bold and draconian decision, that players that represent
their school in football, must learn to read and write,
especially after seven to eight years in school.
Today: St Anthony s College would have had their
sixth coach in ten years.
If things had not happened way they did
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