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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Friday, January 24, 2014
The public is hereby notified that
Beach House Carnival All
Inclusive proposes to apply to
the Environmental Management
Authority (EMA) for a variation
in accordance with the Noise
Pollution Control Rules 2001 for
the Event/Activity described
Date of Event/Activity:
27th February, 2014
Description of Event/Activity:
All Inclusive Carnival Fete
Address of Event/Activity:
Chagville West, Chaguaramas
Duration of Event/Activity:
2.00 p.m - 10.00 p.m
The Public is invited to submit
comments within two weeks of
the publication of this notice to
UNITED COLORS OF BENETTON
LONG CIRCULAR MALL
BENEFIT THE PEOPLE FOODS LTD.
3159 EMR, BARATARIA
Is inviting applications for suitably qualified nationals of China
to fill the post of position for:
Email resume to:
And send a copy to the:
Ministry of Labour & Manpower
Deadline Date: 07.02.2014
The childhood home of Cyril
Lionel Robert (CLR) James on
Ward Street, Tunapuna, is being
considered for conservation,
according to the National Trust s
chairman Dr Kumar Mahabir.
When contacted, Mahabir said
photographs were taken earlier this
month and a dossier highlighting
the technical aspects of the house
was being documented and pre-
pared to send to the Registrar Gen-
eral s Office.
"We sent field officers to look at
the site...We want to put it on the
list of sites to be protected," Mahabir
said by phone.
The T&T Guardian understands
the house is privately owned, and
Trust employee Marlon Green says
the identity of the owner is still
unknown. He said the Trust would
find out via the District Revenue
Office in Tunapuna or the Ministry
of Legal Affairs.
A call to the Revenue Office in
Tunapuna revealed the owner can-
not be found without having an
assessment number, usually found
on a Water and Sewerage Authority
(WASA) bill. The office cannot
search for an owner on the basis
of an address alone.
Green said the recommendation
currently in place was for providing
a sign for the house, explaining its
relevance and historical significance
to the public.
If a building is listed, the onus
remains on the owner to maintain
the property, and he will be
penalised if the building is demol-
"The owner is informed and
there would be a notice of intention
to list," Green said.
A recent visit to the dilapidated
house revealed an abandoned struc-
ture, with surrounding overgrown
Councillor for Auzonville/Tuna-
puna and vice-chairman of the
Tunapuna Regional Corporation
Esmond Forde said he hoped the
house would be added to the
National Trust s list of heritage sites.
"I would like it to go that way,"
he said via telephone yesterday.
He hoped it could be purchased
from the present owner and be
considered for conservation.
Forde described the property as
"unkempt" and said workers for
the Community-Based Environ-
mental Protection and Enhance-
ment Programme (Cepep) would
regularly cut the grass last year.
Forde said since the property was
purchased, the corporation was
never able to identify who the
A neighbour to the Ward Street
house who has lived next door for
almost 40 years has seen homeless
people come and go. She said she
did not know the owner personally,
but saw him from time to time
when he passed by to inspect the
"It has no flooring boards around
the porch so people can t get in.
But that doesn t stop anyone. There
was a couple living there for a while.
Then just the man."
She said the house has been
empty for some time.
Asked if she was worried about
possible crime because of homeless
people coming into the community,
she said no.
"I don t feel scared. Here quiet."
Asked about the home being
possibly conserved by the National
Trust, she joked: "They could do
what they want."
Cyril Lionel Robert (CLR) James's childhood home on Ward Street, Tunapuna.
PHOTO: MARYANN AUGUSTE
Childhood home of
CLR James tipped
Why the house matters
Prof Selwyn Cudjoe
described James as one of the
most important intellectuals
and scholars of the 20th
century, who played an
important role in black
movement and black studies in
the United States while he
lived there in the 1930s and
In a brief telephone
interview yesterday, Cudjoe
said he supported the move to
conserve James' Tunapuna
home, as it was a symbol in
world literature. He was
referring to James' book
Beyond a Boundary, in which
James wrote about watching
cricket from his bedroom
The book marked the
beginning of cultural studies
and symbolised how sports
reflected a nation's character.
Cudjoe said was a monument
in world literary history.
"One of the most important
things they can do is name it
as a national heritage site."
Beyond a Boundary is a
classic book about cricket and
is a social commentary as well
as containing autobiographical
Cyril Lionel Robert (CLR) James
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