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REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND
Case Number: 2013 . 0219
LOUIE MORENO also
called LOUIS MORENO
NOTICE Leave is granted to
serve the defendant by way of
adjourned to 28th October at
Before her worship Ms Singh
Petty Civil Court Judge
Dated this 23rd September
2013 at Port-of-Spain
Clerk of the Peace St George
The allegations made by the People's
Partnership Government on the polit-
ical platform against the ILP candidates
did have an effect on the results of the
elections. Although the People's Partner-
ship was bitterly scolded for their "at-
tacks," it turns out that the information
did in fact matter to voters.
Voters recognised that a leader or rep-
resentative's background, character and
reputation are important facts to con-
sider. Voters acknowledged the danger
of putting a government consisting of
people accused of alleged criminal activ-
ity.Imagine the effect of having someone
as a prime minister who may have to
face charges of bribery and corruption.
Besides the immediate disgrace to our
nation, this will affect our political stabil-
ity and our economy. This will be disas-
trous to our international trade,
partnerships and investments.
It will damage the progress that we
have made in international agreements
The local government elections results
for the Felicity area alone make an in-
teresting study. It was only a few weeks
ago that Mr Jack Warner won the seat
as a Member of Parliament with a land-
Yet, mere days after, the very same
voters rejected him and his new-found
What can be the reason for this sud-
den and drastic change? Have people dis-
missed Mr Warner because of his muta-
tion to being anti-People Partnership? Or
has the allegations of the high levels of
criminality of some of his candidates
turned people off? Or maybe it is the ab-
surdity of his monstrous, baseless prom-
ises and undeveloped mandate?
Either way, Mr Warner is not as ap-
pealing as he once was. Maybe he and
his party should reconsider their future
position and purpose.
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WOMEN OF COURAGE
As an election bystander
who chose not to vote
owing to the poor gover-
nance meted out by the PP and
PNM and with Jack Warner s
corruption allegations hanging
over his head, I am now
watching in dismay and per-
haps disgust over the blame
being placed on the ILP for the
outcome of the 2013 local gov-
Did anybody ask the real
question---why did so many
people turn to the ILP and
"split" the votes?
Whether the ILP camp con-
sisted of disenchanted PP or
PNM supporters or the unde-
cided, there was something, an
energy or aura, that led people
to the party. Was it because
Jack s presence was felt at the
ground level, and the people
may have seen actual deliver-
Was it because the population
is fed up of the corruption,
nepotism and "eat ah food"
culture of the PP? Was it
because the PNM wasn t seen
as a viable alternative? What
I can t answer this, but the
point is that the PP and per-
haps the PNM did not possess
that attractive, inspiring quality
that this population demands.
Maybe the ILP wasn t the best
choice either, but they present-
ed an avenue of hope and
change, perhaps in the same
way that the PP had packaged
itself in 2010 and convincingly
won the 2010 general elections.
The PP is now calling on its
"dissidents" to "come back
home." Come back home to
what? The population is fed up,
as reflected in the poor voter
turnout this past Monday. The
PNM won, not necessarily
because of the slogan "Great is
the PNM", but because the
population probably needed to
teach the PP a lesson, again.
More needs to be done, Dr Glenn
The Ministry of the People and Social Development is
in the running for being adjudged the hardest work-
ing ministry. This is due to the minister's accessibility,
creativity and determination to actually give back.
During the past three years his vision to alleviate the
poverty situation has been vivid and I thank him for his
work in relation to the senior citizen services. The in-
crease in pension has benefited many.
These grateful senior citizens would now also like to
enjoy the fresh air and streets of our capital city. The
street dweller situation is unbearable and simply ridicu-
Major streets, dumpsters, restaurants and benches
have been converted to kitchens, beds and leisure spots.
This is unfair!
The Inter-Agency Unit on Street Dwellers needs to
develop a strategy to get more than 39 individuals off
the street and into their custody.
This needs to be done soon before patient, re-
spectable citizens start to abuse them.
We may not understand their circumstances but it is
unfair to us that we have to walk in the middle of the
road at 7 am because someone is sleeping on the pave-
Alvin K Daniel
Is Ramesh still relevant?
Is Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj still relevant in the poli-
tics of T&T? I have noticed a pattern in his contribu-
tions to the daily happenings. He rears his head, makes
some inconsequential comments, and then goes back
Mr Maharaj needs to understand that his time on the
platform has expired, and he needs to maintain his resi-
dence among the politically dead. The political land-
scape is already quite frenzied, and I think that Mr
Maharaj should save us the inconvenience of having to
hear added "noise."
It is unfortunate that the ILP is facilitating his resur-
rection. But no one should be surprised, since Mr Ma-
haraj has over the years, sought to align himself with
everything that is anti-UNC. That must be a heavy chip
to be carrying around for so long.
Mr Maharaj has to understand that this is 2013, and
his opinions with regard to the politics of this country
are null and void. The politics of his time have changed
to be more vibrant and all-inclusive. Perhaps Mr Ma-
haraj should consider retiring to a quiet villa and enjoy
the "fruits" of the years of his work.
STOP BLAMING ILP FOR
SPLITTING THE VOTES
From left, Honorees Edna Machirori, Najiba Ayubi and Bopha Phorn, attend
the 2013 Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement Awards hosted by
the International Women's Media Foundation at Cipriani's 42nd Street
yesterday, in New York. AP PHOTO
Voters affected by allegations of criminal activity
Jack no longer appealing
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