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with this Unbelievable price on
32" and 37"
HD LED T.V.
Priced at 32" $2300.00
OPEN EVERYDAY SUN. TO SUN.
FROM 8.00 A.M. TO 6.00 P.M.
San Fernando 652-7278 and 682 2623
St. James 784-0280
(The Liquor Licences Act
NOTICE is hereby given
that by lawful authority under
the provisions of Section 18
(3) of the Liquor Licenses Act,
Ch. 84:10 the Licensing
Committee for the Licensing
District of Victoria West, San
Fernando has appointed
Thursday the 10th day of
July, 2014 at the hour of nine
o'clock in the forenoon at the
San Fernando Magistrates'
Court as the day, hour and
place at which a SPECIAL
SESSION will be held to consid-
er the application of MATTHEW
COELHO & WADE RAMJOHN of
ST.HELENA VILLAGE,PIARCO &
GARDENS,SAN FERNANDO for a
Certificate authorizing them to
obtain a SPECIAL RESTAURANT
LICENCE in respect of premises
situate at CATHAY HOUSE,
Dated this 18th day of June,
Two controversial bills, notably the
Judges Salaries and Pension Bill
and the Retiring Allowances Legisla-
tive Amendment Bill were passed in
the House of Representatives (Gov-
ernment and Opposition) on June 13.
In response to the backlash, the
Prime Minister quickly announced
that the Government has put the
bills on hold until all "perspectives
and opinions are ventilated."
I am not a constitutional expert to
determine whether the Salaries
Review Commission (SRC) has juris-
diction or not regarding pensions of
retired judges and parliamentarians.
However, as reported in the print
media, a cursory glance of examples
of the pensions (funded by taxpay-
ers) that would be applicable, upon
presidential assent, for ex-parlia-
mentarians reveal some interesting
• Eight years but less than ten---
• Four years but less than eight---
I have looked at the comparative
analysis of a teacher who retires
after ten years service and earned a
salary of $12,000 a month---15 per
cent of that monthly income would
be applied to calculate his/her
monthly pension. This works out to
be the mammoth sum of $1,800
monthly for the rest of his/her life.
The words of English author
Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) resonate
in my mind: "The pleasures of the
rich are bought with the tears of the
MUST REALLY BE
Madam PM, I pray that you consider
raising the Government pension from
$3,000 a month. It has become impossi-
ble for pensioners to make ends meet on
$100 a day. Rent, utilities, food and med-
ication not available on CDAP are the
main everyday expenses we face.
Inflation has eroded the purchasing
power of the dollar and we desperately
need an increase. Those who receive NIS
must also get an increase. You should
consider raising the ceiling to $5,000 a
month so that someone receiving the re-
tirement benefit from NIS could at least
be entitled to $2,000 per month from
Government at age 65.
Pensioners struggling to make ends meet
It feels as though peo-
ple forget that policemen
and women risk life and
limb every day to serve
Often, I am left con-
fused when I see friends
and family of those killed
by police staging fiery
protests and blatantly
spewing threats against
the authorities. In most in-
stances with these contro-
versial police killings, guns
and ammunition are recov-
ered, most recently, one
that is powerful enough to
pierce bullet proof vests.
As citizens, we always
call upon police to do their
jobs and rid the streets of
guns. Isn't this being
done? In no way do I sup-
port the unlawful killing of
citizens by police, however,
I believe that when their
lives are threatened in
these hostile situations
where they are being shot
at and attacked, we can-
not blame them for de-
fending themselves. We
cannot allow the criminals
to get the impression that
they have total control
Police are people too
Can anyone explain to me how
the work permit section of the Min-
istry of National Security continues
to grant non-national dentists (Cari-
com and international) work per-
mits to work in T&T?
I may be mistaken, but there is a
part of the form that specifically
asks whether or not there are no
nationals suitably qualified to work
before granting the work permit to
The University of the West Indies
graduates every year about 20 qual-
ified local dentists and the turnover
rate for dentists is very slim as op-
posed to medical doctors or nurses.
So in essence, there is a surplus
of local dentists who are seeking
valuable employment which these
foreign dentists currently occupy.
Please put locals first.
Dr J Ramjohn,
Having run out of time to push
constitutional change or campaign
financing reform, there was just
enough time for "thief-in-the-night"
Black Friday legislation.
Some are accusing the PP gov-
ernment of knowing that their term
is over, so they fix exorbitant remu-
neration, legalise it and go home
happy. No need to work to continue
self enrichment anymore. Jackpot.
Mr Chavez and Marcos and Putin
and so many others did not have
such a brilliant idea. Will taxpayers
keep quiet due to party loyalty?
Put local dentists first
Part of final year agenda?
These young men take baths using water from a spring along Laventille Road, Laventille, recently.
This shows that despite all of WASA's advertising there is still a lack of a regular supply of water to
homes in some areas. PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ
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