Monthly Archive for May, 2006

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Give Jack his jacket!

By Khalil Saif,

Jack WarnerNOT me and the bacchanal business, as the rankers in the society fight to guard their cherished spaces.

My humble opinion is that the law-makers and interpreters in this society are the biggest violators of the laws and if they cannot get their act together but instead choose to wash their dirty linen in public, then the only hope in solving the dogfight has to be divine intervention.
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Louis Lee Sing’s Compulsory National Service

By A. Hotep Audio

The discussion on Compulsory National Service is taking place on the backdrop where people in this society do not like facing and openly addressing racism, colorism, gender biases and classism, amongst several of the other ills mentioned, that are largely as a result of slavery and our colonial experiences.
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Children and the general insensitivity of people

A. Hotep’s comments on i95.5 FM about:
1) Alternative reports that states that the Iran President Ahmadinejad did not deny the Jewish Holocaust and;
2) Street Children and the general insensitivity of people towards them.

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Cops move on CJ’s Chambers

FRAUD Squad detectives yesterday obtained a warrant to search the Chambers of Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma at the Hall of Justice.

This move has come as the investigation into allegations that Shar-ma attempted to influence Chief Magistrate Sher-man McNicolls in the recently concluded trial of former prime minister Basdeo Panday draws to a close.

The action has also occurred while Sharma is attending an overseas conference in the Czech Republic and while lead investigator, Assistant Commissioner of Police Wellington Virgil, remains at a private health institution recovering from minor surgery to his left foot.
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The Fault, Dear Brutus…

By Michael De Gale

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
but in ourselves…”

–From Julius Caesar (I, ii, 140-141)

Maybe it was an oversight or even a temporary lapse in judgment that landed Mr. Panday in the penitentiary. Having once ascended the commanding heights of power, some may even argue that it was a feeling of invulnerability and the dizzying effects of power that intoxicated Mr. Panday, resulting in a lapse in judgment. Whatever the reason, the crux of the matter is that Mr. Panday is a citizen of T&T and is not above the law. Consequently, if he perpetrated the crime he must do the time. This does not detract from Mr. Pandays’ tremendous contributions as a Trade Union leader and his reputation as a political pit bull. That is already enshrined in the annals of West Indian political history and will forever be attributed to him. However, to give Mr. Panday a pass because of past performance, age or status is to make a joke of justice and set a negative precedence for a nation that is in the thaws of escalating crime and unprecedented violence. This most recent development, is yet another chapter in the saga of Basdeo Panday.
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