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Friday, November 29, 2013 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
de la BASTIDE & JACELON
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO.
IN THE ESTATE Of
STEPHEN CHARLES - Deceased
late of 24 Second Street West Beaulieu Avenue
in the Ward of Tacarigua in the Island of
Trinidad who died on the 13tt of January, 2013
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that creditors and other
persons having claims against the estate of the above-
named STEPHEN CHARLES - Deceased should give
notice in writing to the undersigned who are Attorneys-
at-Law for Republic Bank Limited the Executor of the
Will of the above-named Deceased, not later than
Monday the 30th day of December, 2013 after
which time the Executor intends to distribute the
estate of the said Deceased among the persons entitled
thereto having regard only to the claims for which
notice have been received by the Attorneys-at-Law.
DATED this 22nd day of November, 2013
Mark J. Laquis
de la Bastide & Jacelon
17-19 Pembroke Street,
Port of Spain,
Attorneys-at-Law for the Executor
NAVIGATIONAL WARNING 018/13
TRINIDAD - GULF-OF-PARIA
Pipeline operations in progress by tug Micheal M, Kathy M, and bagder
Winston B and Kenneth O. will continue until 31st December, 2013.
(1) 600 - Metre lengths of pipeline diameter 2" to 14" will be towed between
061 - 29.43 W
in the San Fernando bay area and the main Soldado Marine Oilfields area.
(2) Pipelines will be laid along the line joining
061 - 55.81 W
061 - 55-45 W
Anchor spread and safe zone area Max 350 m radius during the project
Barge IMO#TTO 310103 ( Kenneth O.) IMO #8942474 ( Winston B.)
Tugs Reg. TL 420 (Michael M.) Reg. TT30001 ( Kenneth O.)
A wide berth of 600 M and caution is advised
4th April, 2013
Director Maritime Services
Maritime Services Division
Ministry of Transport 0816060
for company in El Socorro
Assist with statutory filing
ACCA Level 2
5 O'levels including English
Experience in Peachtree Accounting
At least 2 years working experience in
a similar field
Two employment references
Please send applications to:
No later than December 6th 2013
Unsuitable applicants will not be
Tony Fraser s column "Kumar,
Protector of the Indians"
(November 27) should have
read "Kumar, Builder of Trinidad."
Tony Fraser has chosen to label
Ranjit Kumar as an Indian leader.
He wrote: "He arrived from his
native India, discerned the plight of
sons and daughters of indentured
Indians and determined he had a
mission to protect them politically
against marginalisation and to assist
with the cultural and political self-
assertion in Trinidad."
Did Fraser deliberately ignore the
many projects that Kumar did to
develop the entire T&T?"
While Kumar identified with the
Indians and their struggles, one
cannot ignore the work he accom-
plished while employed as a civil
engineer with the Public Works
Department. He was responsible for
reclaiming the swamp on the west
coast for the expansion of Wright-
son Road into the first dual car-
riageway in the country.
The project, in addition to
reclaiming the swamps and man-
grove lands, included the construc-
tion of drains and bridges to ensure
the drainage of water from the east
into the Gulf.
The major aim of this project was
to develop "a deep water wharf so
that large ships could berth along-
side the sea front rather than miles
out at sea."
Many doubted Kumar and pre-
dicted that the road would collapse.
Today the Wrightson Road contin-
ues to endure, defying all the cynics
Kumar also worked to alleviate
flooding in Laventille, San Juan and
Curepe. In the 1960s he was the
chief engineer who supervised the
construction of the Hilton. He was
also the engineer that built the
Morvant Housing Estate and
expanded the Eastern Main Road
between San Juan and Curepe.
It was Kumar who exposed cor-
ruption in Parliament in the build-
ing of the Caura Dam and influ-
enced the government to stop the
project in 1948 and recommended
that "the government could acquire
more water at cheaper rates and in
less time by drilling wells under-
We cannot forget that he helped
organise the taxi drivers union and
made representation in the legisla-
ture to ensure that their grievances
were not ignored. The membership
of the Taxi Divers Association was
cosmopolitan and headquartered in
During the 1937 labour uprising
Kumar served as a volunteer soldier
and guarded government buildings
On more than one occasion he
addressed striking workers and bro-
kered peace. He was never afraid to
place his life at risk for the greater
welfare of the nation.
Tony Fraser failed to mention that
Kumar served as an elected council-
lor in the Port-of-Spain Council
between 1943 and 1945 and again
as an alderman between 1947 and
1956. Port-of-Spain could hardly be
described as "Indian," thus demon-
strating the national and cross-eth-
nic appeal of Kumar.
Tony Fraser has ignored the fact
that Kumar was the proud father of
15 children---six from his Indian wife
who returned to India and nine
from his African wife...no better
proof that his concern was not lim-
ited to Indians.
Iam a resident of Woodbine Estate, Upper Bournes
Road, St James. It has been ten months that the resi-
dents in the area have had to walk the streets in dark-
ness as there is no more street lighting. Numerous
requests have been made within this time period by
various people to have LP 6/28C, among others, re-
paired, but to no avail.
On two occasions technicians visited the site, promis-
ing to return and still have not done so within the last
few months. On the first visit the lights were just exam-
ined and on the second it was stated that the parts on
the pole were old.
Are we to believe that at this stage our so-called
"reputable" electrical company is not equipped with the
tools necessary to provide prompt and effective service
to the citizens of this country; or that the level of ineffi-
ciency is so high that it takes a year to address a simple
This lack of quality customer service obviously fur-
ther adds to the level of danger that already exists for
the residents of Woodbine Estate. One should not have
to resort to this option but drastic actions seem to be
the only way to get matters addressed in this country.
T&TEC, please attend to this matter.
Iwas enjoying reading Roger Gordon's letter (Don't be
another crab in a barrel) as it exactly reflects my senti-
ments: all and sundry criticises everybody and every-
thing. Then I came across the words "solutionising our
problems"...Please Mr Gordon! I know it is fashionable in
Trinidad to follow the US habit of indiscriminately turn-
ing verbs into nouns when there is a perfectly good verb
that could be used.
But "solutionising" is a step too far---meaningless.
What is wrong with "finding solutions"?
Apart from this little criticism, which I hope will not
upset the goodly gentleman unduly, I hope everyone
who read his letter will take on board his excellent ad-
vice: think critically but follow it up with a search for the
solution to the problem and then the right action to re-
solve the problem.
WASA workers guide a sheet of iron as it is lowered from a crane over a trench on Independence Square,
Port-of-Spain, on Wednesday. Undertaken during normal working hours, the digging caused traffic to pile
up as far back as the flyover entering the city. PHOTO: ROBERTO CODALLO
Woodbine Estate street lights need repairs
'Solutionising' or finding solutions?
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