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A SPECIAL MEETING of the TRINIDAD AND
TOBAGO ASSOCIATION FOR THE HEARING
IMPAIRED will take place on TUESDAY 17TH
DECEMBER, 2013 at No. 31C Wrightson Road, Port-of-
Spain at 4.00 p.m. in the afternoon for the following:-
1. To formally adopt rules of the Association pursuant to
Section 10 of Act 53of 2000 (referred as "the
Constitution of 1994") and replace the word
"Constitution" with the word "Rules" wherever it appears
and "Article"replaced by the word "Rule".
2. Amend Rule 13 and replace "14 days" in line 4 to "10
3. Amend Rule 9(a) by deleting "May" in line 2 to
4. To revoke the membership of staff of the Association
made on the 5th November, 2013.
5. To establish a Rules Committee to review the rules and
report by the 30th June, 2014.
6. To appoint Ms. Daphne Moore from the, Elections and
Boundaries Commission as the Elections Officer for the
Annual General Meeting.
7. To hold the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF
THE 12TH NOVEMBER, 2013 on the said 17th
December, 2013 at 5.00 p. m.
Dated 2nd December, 2013
By Order of the President
Mandela had been imprisoned
for 27 years for opposing racist
apartheid and emerged in 1990 to
forge a new democratic South
Africa by promoting forgiveness
and reconciliation. He became
president in 1994 after South
Africa s first all-race democratic
The late president died in his
Johannesburg home December 5
at age 95.
His body lay in state for three
days this past week, drawing huge
crowds of South Africans who
mourned his death and celebrated
his successful struggle against
When Mandela s body arrived
at Mthatha airport, soldiers in full
dress regalia, male and female,
were stationed on foot on either
side of the road as cows grazed
nearby. Local residents lined the
route, shielding themselves from
the sun with umbrellas.
Mandela had longed to spend
his final months in his beloved
rural village but instead he had
spent them in a hospital in Pretoria
and then in his home in Johan-
nesburg where he had remained
in critical condition, suffering from
lung problems and other ailments,
until his death.
In Qunu, residents expressed
deep affection for their beloved
"Long live the spirit of Nelson
Mandela," chanted a crowd on a
highway near Mandela s com-
"My president," they sang.
There were also old songs of the
"Release Mandela from prison,"
went the chorus of one.
Many people carried small
national flags or banners with a
smiling image of Mandela. Peri-
odically, police and other official
vehicles passed by, heading to the
Khanyisa Qatolo, 28, was born
in Qunu and attended children s
Christmas parties hosted by Man-
dela at his home when she was a
child in the 1990s.
"I remember his smile," she said.
"I miss his smile."
Qatolo said she was disappointed
that local residents would be
unable to go to Mandela s funeral,
in line with local custom, and had
instead been asked by officials to
view the final rites on big video
screens in the area.
"The people of the community,
they should be there, supporting
the family," she said. "I feel bad
not to go there."
Milly Viljoen, 43, drove 12 hours
through the night with a friend to
stand on the roadside overlooking
Mandela s compound in Qunu.
" It s befitting to see him to his
final resting place," she said.
Viljoen, a student activist during
apartheid, first saw Mandela when
he appeared before an enthralled
crowd in Cape Town after he was
released in 1990. She met him later
when he visited the township
school where she was teaching.
"You couldn t help but love the
man and be touched and hang on
to his every word." (AP)
Continued from Page A45
Touched by Mandela's spirit
People wave at an aircraft carrying the casket of former South African president Nelson Mandela as it took
off from Waterkloof Air Base on the outskirts of Pretoria, South Africa, yesterday. AP PHOTO
Former South African president Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel, right,
and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Nelson Mandela's former wife, wipe their tears
as the former president's casket arrives at Mthatha Airport in Mthatha, South
Africa, yesterday. AP PHOTO
Nelson Mandela's daughter Makaziwe Mandela, left, and Bantu Holomisa, right,
arrive at Mthatha Airport before the remains of former South African president
Nelson Mandela in Mthatha, South Africa, yesterday. AP PHOTO
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