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A man dressed as Santa
Claus delivers candies to
children during the
opening of the most
Christmas mail office in
the small village of
Door) north of Berlin,
Thursday. Last year, over
292,000 children from
all over the world sent
their Christmas wishes
to the small village to
"Christmas mail office,
Each one was answered
by German mail staff.
The UNC led PP has done more
in its short-term than PNM has
ever done for the people of T&T, how-
ever, attitude goes a long way in the
way people see you.
Like ex-PM Panday, so too PM
Kamla, believing that because the
Partnership got so many seats its
reign would be for a long time, she
and others forgot how and who made
the reign possible.
Would she have become leader of
the UNC without Jack Warner, and
thus the PM? No. Whose money and
influence helped to finance the cam-
paigns? No question was ever made
of that, but Jack, a straight-forward
man, proclaimed that he would not
allow graft and fraud by anyone in the
party or government.
That did not fit right with some,
since he was loved by many and he
worked hard for the party, sleeping
only a few hours. That was a road-
block to some, so he had to be
stopped, firstly by removing the
PURE programme, then splitting his
ministry, then putting him to head a
tough ministry. Yet he did not com-
plain as he had the UNC in his blood.
FIFA rumours were nothing new
and there have been nothing found ir-
regular in order to find him guilty, yet
PM Kamla decided to strip him based
only on rumours, or so she said. Of
course that was not the real reason.
All the party groups in Chaguanas
West wanted him as their candidate
yet someone else was put up. Even
then he still remained a devoted party
man, promising to campaign with her
in the East/West corridor.
He formed a new party but said
that it would become part of the Part-
nership that was rejected. In the cam-
paign all of those who Jack helped to
win in their constituencies poured
There are some adages worth re-
membering which mean the same:
don't curse river stone after you cross
the river; don't damn (curse) the
bridge after you cross and; remember
those you meet on the way up as you
will meet them on your way down. All
of these adages PM Kamla et al for-
got. My father and others said that
you can do 99 good but just do one
bad and that one will be remembered
Herbert Volney was made a scape-
goat, but someone within the Cabinet
had to have tipped off Ish and Fergu-
son. They themselves could have
waited for a while, the Act is a good
one, as trials take way too long, wast-
ing time and money. Justice delayed
is justice denied. If the Act was so
flawed, with all of the lawyers in the
Parliament why was it allowed to
Unless PM Kamla et al use the re-
maining months in office to rectify its
mistakes then it will be another one-
term government. They will have to
The least said about the COP the
better. It is batting out of its league.
It's Your Write
welcomed at Registrar
Usually, I would have envisioned my-
self writing this letter to complain
about the substandard conditions at
the Registrar General's sub-office at
Leotaud Street, San Fernando.
I say this because only last year I
was forced to endure a horrendous ex-
perience at that office when I went to
transact business with a friend. A leaky
canvas tent provided no protection
from the rain, so it was to my pleasant
surprise having returned to the office
this week with an elderly uncle, to find
that accommodations had improved
The leaking tent has been replaced
with a covered front which also pro-
vides users comfortable seating with-
out being exposed to the sometimes
harsh elements of nature.
It is good to see there are still some
ministries that care about the people
who access their services.
A penalty for a foul
When I realised the Big 5 final would
be St Mary's versus Presentation, I
thought this would be a classic game.
North versus South. Two colleges with
a long pedigree and history of foot-
balling traditions. This was the ultimate
clash we had waited for.
The expelling of the St Mary's coach-
ing staff needs to be investigated.
Before the game both teams agreed
to abide by the referee's decisions. The
referee is in charge.
We will not always agree with all his
decisions, but then that is life. When
things go against us, is this how we
Is this the example we want to set
to impressionable young minds and
then blame them when they exhibit
the same behavioural traits?
Losing is always difficult but we
must learn to manage heartache.
When the coaching side was relegated
to the stands, who was in control? It
was reported the St Mary's players did
not receive their silver medals after the
game as they were instructed to go
straight to their dressings rooms. That
was not sporting behaviour.
There are proper channels to handle
discontent. This incident will have con-
sequences and repercussions. This will
be remembered as "Big 5 incident, a
penalty for a foul.''
Hard luck, St Mary's, you were a wor-
thy combatant. Your time will come.
You have Intercol to look forward to.
Congrats Presentation, enjoy and
savour your victory.
Maracas tourism gone
to the dogs
Is there a genuinely valid reason why
the car park at the much-touted tourist
attraction, Maracas Beach, is in such a
When last has the minister of
tourism visited the island's attractions?
Beside the parking area being more
pot-hole than car park, mosquitoes
have a near-perfect breeding ground in
these deep holes which are filled with
dank, stagnant water. And the ever-
persistent stray dogs! Worse yet, in
near proximity are the famous bake
and shark vendors.
Every tourism publication, story, fea-
ture article on Trinidad, highlights
Maracas Beach as a major attraction to
visit, yet the car park remains in this
abysmal state of disrepair and deterio-
ration. This gives us a bloody good idea
of how serious this country is about
Still no classes at
No school at Tunapuna Secondary
School since October 23, except for
fifth formers. No one can say when it
will be reopened. Some say it is De-
cember or January 2014.
Could the Ministry of Education give
a specific date so parents and/or
grandparents can plan accordingly.
After all, isn't education important for
the future of our nations' children?
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