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We use the dry/foam extraction-
shampooing methods. Giving a
deep-level cleaning to your
upholstered furniture, sofas,
davenports, chairs and carpets.
Cleaning can be done in your own
home. Furniture and carpets dry
completely clean, looking fresh
and ready to be used the same
We've lost the sense of
right and wrong
Yesterday morning I heard on the
US news that a young man, found
guilty of driving under the influence
of alcohol, got off with a reprimand
although four people had died and
the report was that he came from a
well-to-do family and was ex-
The report went on to state that
this was very wrong, saying that
crime had nothing to do with rich or
poor but rather on parenting.
What a fantastic lesson for us
here in T&T---we are continuously
bombarded with "he was a good
boy" after the crime, but is enough
attention being paid by parents be-
fore? While on the subject of crime,
is there a different concept of what
is right and what is wrong within
our society? Do these "criminals"
who go around killing one another
really think that what they are
doing is wrong?
In the bad old days of colonialism,
religious instruction was part of the
curriculum at all schools and there,
apart from at home, we were
taught what was acceptable behav-
iour. Now all that has been changed
and the majority rules, right or
wrong (might is right).
During this season of peace and
joy let us settle down and collect
our thoughts. Carnival will come
soon enough, let us all make a con-
certed effort to avoid conflict and
concentrate on the true meaning of
It's Your Write
Keston Cooper, of Fifth Company Baptist Primary School, does his Saturday
morning chores of washing pots while he sits on a stack of bricks outside his
home at Samuel Cooper Trace, Moruga. PHOTO: KRISTIAN DE SILVA
The criminal use of guns to
commit crime is not going
away nor is it decreasing.
Neither can one blame it on
any one particular source. It
is expanding to pandemic
It seems no one is doing
anything to arrest this men-
Is it too much to ask that
the Opposition and the new
national security minister and
team sit and brainstorm to
come up with some ideas to
give us peace in our daily
The same folks who in two
years time will be beating
down our doors asking us to
vote for them will be on
every media outlet showing
what good custodians and
crime fighters they all were
and more baloney will be fed
to our confused and war-torn
Surely it is not too late to
implement some draconian
measures to arrest crime.
We could do with some
more surveillance cameras on
the highways to pick up get-
away cars; some metal detec-
tors in high crime areas; gun
possession must become a
non-bailable offence; more
police on the streets 24/7
instead of hiding in the sta-
tions, sleeping after 8 pm;
more police cars on the
streets late at night to curb
speeding and drunk driving
Surely, Mr AG, you can
come up with some great
ideas together with Mr Grif-
fith and Dr Rowley.
Its time to put aside politi-
cal differences and clean up
Dodge. You and the PP have
less than three years to do it
otherwise you will be a one
MAKE GUN POSSESSION
Savannah gone to the dogs
I have been observing the Queen's Park Savan-
nah and its deterioration. There are now portable
toilets placed on the grass on the West side.
Trucks would have to drive on the grass to pick
up these port-a-potties, damaging the surface.
There is now a multitude of vagrants that hang
around the coconut vendors and the illegal food
Vagrants are seen sleeping on the park benches
and under the large trees.
Be careful about sitting under some of those
trees because they can have fresh faeces under
Why are vendors allowed full-time on the Sa-
vannah? It looks like they even live there.
They wash their cars do mechanic work and
cause a lot of traffic and accidents. What is going
on?I was jogging on the grass in the Savannah
when a car overtook me at great speed.
The Savannah is a speeding roadway and not
even safe for pedestrians now. You can spot 50
cars at any time parked on the grass. All the foot-
ball and cricket players now park their cars on the
grass. They enter from the south side where Car-
los John started to pave the green space.
No one in authority seems to do anything al-
though there are some old discoloured "no park-
ing, driving" signs which you would have to look
hard to find.
Some of the railings have been uprooted by
trucks and cars. Football goal posts are now
chained to every other large tree. Why are author-
ities not removing this illegal scrap metal? The Sa-
vannah was once like the Botanic Gardens.
All the tags and descriptions of the trees have
been broken off and no one cares to replace them.
It will be sad day when one of our historic green
spaces which is naturally irrigated by aquifers will
become a piece of wasteland.
No hope for road repairs
In response to a hope that Mr Dopson's expressed in
a letter in the T&T Guardian that WASA would fix a hole
left by the repairing of a leak, I wish to tell him that he
should not hold his breath.
WASA fixed a leak on Covigne Road, Diego Martin a
few weeks ago and the mound of asphalt and dirt is still
This has now become a hazard with cars having to
swerve away from this mound and we the pedestrians
having to swerve also as we do not have pavements on
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