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Laventille to Cuba—A Success story

Published: Saturday, September 5, 2015 Despite the absence of significant government and corporate support to their appeal for financial assistance, a group of talented students from Success Laventille Secondary School (SLSS) has been able to fulfil an invitation from the Cuban Institute of Music to visit Cuba as part of a cultural-educational exchange with T&T. The 23 students, all members ...

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WICB fires Ramdin

Published: Saturday, September 5, 2015 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados—Wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin has been axed as Test captain after just 15 months in charge and replaced by rising star and One-Day skipper Jason Holder, for the tour of Sri Lanka next month. The 23-year-old, who has played eight Tests and 33 One-Day Internationals in his fledgling career, will lead a 15-man squad for ...

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‘Apples, grapes and KFC days over’

Published: Saturday, September 5, 2015 The Prime Minister, in her most recent advertisement, asks for support from the undecided voters for her slate of ministerial candidates. Why should they bother to vote for them? Late invitations are supposedly insulting depending on just how late they were delivered. To date the Partnership election strategy may best be described as a “tragedy.” ...

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Warped idea of representation

Published:  Saturday, September 5, 2015 In recent letters to the editor, and the knee-jerk responses to the call by Timothy Hamel-Smith for voters to “spoil your ballot,” by Minister Bharat and other prominent citizens, people like me are being exhorted to vote on Monday. While I understand the point that they are trying to make—civic responsibility, the right to vote ...

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Man and Child

All play makes Jack a smart boy Published:  Saturday, September 5, 2015 Kevin Baldeosingh You know the saying: it asserts that there should be a balance between work and play. But that proverb was coined at a time when children were sent to work in factories to earn money for their families. And, as a matter of empirical fact, a ...

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Negative voting in interest of promoting democracy

Published:  Saturday, September 5, 2015 It has been reported that the Elections and Boundaries Commission (the EBC) has issued a release yesterday, September 3, 2015, which in part says: “While the law is silent on the intentional act of defacing the ballot paper, it should be noted that in the counting of the votes, at the close of the poll, ...

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Ready for Rowley or continuing with Kamla?

Gail Alexander Published:  Saturday, September 5, 2015 In the face of assorted projections including decreased chances for Monday’s general election, the PP yesterday telegraphed its intent to recapture the Parliament, ending an all-day motorcade through the crucial East-West corridor election battleground, with a scheduled gathering at the Waterfront, Port-of Spain—Parliament’s home. Some PNMItes also declared intent by donning red yesterday. ...

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Sound clash 2015

Paolo Kernahan Published:  Saturday, September 5, 2015 On Monday, a frenetic election season will come to an end. Until the polls open at that hour of salvation, my ears will ring and my eyes will water at all that has gone before.  “Who yuh votin’ for?… PNM! Who yuh votin’ for?… PNM!” Stuck at a roundabout, my rear view mirror ...

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