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Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
In The High Court of Justice
Claim No. CV2014 -00114
Neeshad Ali Transport Service
International Limited Defendant
Before the Honourable Madame
Justice Nadia Kangaloo
Dated January 21, 2014
Upon Reading the Notice of
Application filed on January 13,
2014 supported by the Affidavit
of the Claimant sworn and filed
on January 13, 2014.
And Upon Dealing with the
Notice of Application without a
hearing pursuant to rule 11.13
(d) of the Civil Proceedings
Rules 1998, as amended:
1. The Claim Form and
Statement of Case filed herein
on January 13, 2014 be served
on the Defendant by advertise-
ment of this High Court Action in
two (2) daily newspapers of
notice of national circulation in
Trinidad and Tobago, twice
weekly for two (2) consecutive
2. That the said Notice of this
High Court Action also state that
the Defendant has fourteen (14)
days from the date thereof to
enter an appearance and twen-
ty-eight (28) days from the date
thereof to file a defence.
3. Such service must be
proved by the Claimant by the fil-
ing of an affidavit of service
before the date fixed for the first
hearing of the first case manage-
ment conference in this High
COMMUNITY CARE CREDIT UNION CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LIMITED
Notice is hereby given that the 53rd Annual General Meeting of Community Care Credit
Union Co-operative Society Limited (formerly Lever Brothers WI Credit Union Co-operative
Society Limited) will take place on Saturday 22nd March, 2014 at the Auditorium,
Premier Quality Services Limited, Macoya at 1.00 p.m.
Registration begins at 12.00 noon.
Dated at Curepe this 17th February, 2014
Credential Committee Report
Notice of Meeting
2. Minutes of the 52nd Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 23rd March, 2013
3. Election of Officers
• Board of Directors
• Credit Committee
• Supervisory Committee
• Education Committee
• Financial Statements
5. Budget Proposals
7. General Business
Please note only members, above the age of 18, in Good Financial Standing as defined by Bye
Law 1a(x) will be admitted to the meeting. Identification must be presented at Registration
Members are asked to call and confirm registration for catering purposes.
Bye Law 1a(x) -- A member in "Good Financial Standing" is a member who is neither
delinquent nor inactive.
The Annual Report will be available for collection at the Credit Union from 19th March, 2014.
Neal & Massy (North) Credit Union
Co-operative Society Limited
Annual General Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the sixty- first (61st) Annual
General Meeting of Neal & Massy (North) Credit Union
Co-operative Society Limited will be held at the Capital
Plaza, Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain on Saturday 22nd
March 2014, from 1:00 pm for the following purposes:
1. To receive, examine and discuss:
a). The reports of the Board of Directors and
b). The Financial statements for the year ended
31st December, 2013.
2. To elect officers for the new term 2014/2015.
3. To appoint Auditors.
4. To transact any other business that may properly come
before the house
Members please ensure that you are in possession
of at least one form of National Identification bear-
ing your photograph.
ONLY members in good standing will be allowed to
attend and participate.
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MRS. JENNYLYN BAILEY
Registration commences at 12:00 noon.
There are times when noth-
ing but a good book can
put life s vicissitudes into
perspective. Whenever I feel
down or whenever I feel like
some problem is insurmount-
able, I inevitably turn to a book
with the hopes that it will lift
my spirits. It always does.
Sometimes I come across a
book that inspires beyond belief.
For some time now, I have
been saving this review of a
book called Wave, an unimagin-
able story of both loss and sur-
It is impossible to read Wave
without a lump in your throat, a
tear in your eye and the feeling
that your heart is skipping a
beat or two.
Wave, by Sonali Deraniyagala,
is a moving memoir defined by
the tsunami that swallowed her
family on December 26, 2004. It
is a story of facing loss and
finding comfort in memories.
On that fateful morning in Sri
Lanka, Sonali and her family
had been staying in a beach-
side hotel when the tsunami hit.
Her friend first noticed some-
thing strange was happening.
Sonali whisked her two boys
and husband out of the hotel.
Her description of the wave
that separated them is horrify-
ing, and this is only the begin-
ning of the story.
Sonali lost her friend, hus-
band, two sons and her parents
who were staying in a room
next to them. In a voice trying
to inject clarity into utter con-
fusion, Sonali tells her story
courageously and honestly.
The difference between her
story and other tales of survival
is Sonali s unwillingness to make
herself a martyr.
Her struggle to survive is
filled with sadness and anger.
Her anger is directed at the
Dutch couple who rent her par-
ents house and the sadness that
she tries to drown with alcohol.
Her tug of war with wanting
to forget the experience yet
remember her family is a touch-
ing one that reminds us all that
comeback stories are never
smooth or noble.
Written with vivid descrip-
tions of the tsunami that are
interweaved with memories of
her happy life now washed
away, Sonali s story transcends
sadness and presents a com-
pelling case for appreciating
every moment of life.
There are fine threads that tie
the story together---the pre and
post tsunami life Sonali experi-
enced: other friends, family,
places and events that lead the
author from London to America
to Sri Lanka in an endless jour-
ney to discover a new life and
avoid her pain.
The juxtaposition of both
beautiful and horrific images
capture Sonali s confusion as
she tries to work through her
sorrow, but there is an underly-
ing feeling of control buried
deep inside her.
What struck me the most was
the reoccurring images of mud
that form a glue to the story:
There is the mud from the
tsunami; the boys muddy shoes
when they come inside her
home after playing cricket in
the yard, the muddy mat where
their shoes had been left in Sri
Lanka---a succession of muddy
images that bring clarity to a
murky picture even though they
do not give any order to the
There are so many lessons to
be learned from Wave. First and
foremost there is the feeling
that grief is something that
must be faced. There is no
escaping it. It s all right to feel
grief and anger.
Sonali teaches readers that we
do not gradually work through
grief with a sense of finality. It
grips us when we least expect
it. Grief can never be totally
Wave, a beautiful, haunting,
extraordinary book. There is
nothing like it in terms of its
scope of pain.
It is a moving account of how
memories can save us when our
lives turn topsy turvy.
Most reviews have credited
the author with an extraordinary
story. A few people, who just
don t seem to get the complexi-
ty of grief, have criticised her
for being moody and even cruel
at times. This adds to the hon-
Sonali didn t have to tell read-
ers how she stalked the Dutch
couple who rented her parents
home. She didn t have to admit
that in her rush to leave the
hotel she failed to knock on her
parents door to warn them.
She didn t have to admit that
there were times when she
didn t want to find her family
members because she couldn t
face seeing their dead bodies.
Above all, Wave is a story
about how writing the painful
journeys in our lives can heal
us.Writing, you will realise after
reading Wave, is as important as
What struck me the
most was the
reoccurring images of
mud that form a glue to
the story: There is the
mud from the tsunami;
the boys' muddy shoes
when they come inside
her home after playing
cricket in the yard, the
muddy mat where their
shoes had been left in
Sri Lanka---a succession
of muddy images that
bring clarity to a murky
picture even though
they do not give any
order to the story.
THE HEALING POWER OF WRITING
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