Monthly Archive for March, 2007

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Lecture: African Heritage in the Caribbean

By Chike Pilgrim
March 09, 2007

Professor Maureen Warner-Lewis giving her lecture 'African Heritage in the Caribbean'“THE CLASSICAL AND THE CONTEMPORARY”
2nd Part in a 4 Part Series put on by The University of T&T.

Lecture: “African Heritage in the Caribbean” – given by Professor Maureen Warner-Lewis.

The Lecture began in the National Library (Hart and St. Vincent) at 7:30pm and finished at around 8:45pm.

Prof. Warner-Lewis focused on eight (8) main areas of African contribution/heritage:
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State drops charges against CJ Sharma

Hall of JusticeIn a stunning development just after 1pm, the prosecution has dropped charges against Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma, who was charged with attempting to pervert the course of public justice.

As Chief Magistrate Sherman McNicolls entered the witness box, the lead prosecutor Gilbert Peterson, SC told the court that Sherman McNicolls, the chief witness against Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma, was no longer willing to give evidence in the criminal proceedings against Chief Justice Sharma. The prosecution subsequently discontinued proceedings against the Chief Justice.

Senior Magistrate Lianne Lee Kim then told the Chief Justice that the prosecution was not offering any evidence in this matter and that he is discharged.
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The Significance of African Heritage in Trinidad and Tobago

A Lecture by Maureen Warner-Lewis

Wednesday March 7th 2007

Time: 7pm

Venue: National Library, Port of Spain

AfricansBio: Born in Tobago, Warner-Lewis grew up in Trinidad where she received her early education. In 1962, she won a Trinidad and Tobago Scholarship to study English Literature at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. In 1970 she returned to Jamaica to lecture at the Univeristy of the West Indies and dedicated her life to studying the connections between Central Africa and the Caribbean that were forged through slavery.
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Politics, Legacy and the CWC Debacle

By Stephen Kangal
March 04, 2007

CricketEver since the establishment of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of CWC I never cease to agonise how current politics demoralises cricket and the playing fraternity. Both the Queen’s Park Cricket Club (QPC) and the T&T Cricket Board of Control (T&TCBC) have historically organised and conducted our cricket (Regional and Tests) with success both on and off the field of play. Examine the outstanding double success of the Senior Chutney Soca Cricketers in 2006 and 2007, the Youth League and Sunday Leagues. Have any of the current LOC political implants ever been involved in local cricket administration except peripherally for LOC Chairman Anand Daniel?
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Let us be gracious hosts

By Raffique Shah
March 04, 2007

Trini PeopleWith cricket World Cup fever gripping the Caribbean as of this weekend, maybe-just maybe-we’d get a respite from the politicians and the criminals, if only for a month or so. But you never can tell what these dubious breeds would come up with to steal our attention away from the galaxy of cricketing stars in our presence and the excitement of matches to come. It takes one mindless act by some gun-toting or cutlass-wielding jackass to cast the entire region in a bad light on the global stage. Or worse, some stupid statement by a publicity craving politician to stir up a storm, abusing his or her rank to paint a horrible picture of the country.
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Abortion and Cash-Incentive Sterilisation to Fight Against Crime?

Mungalsingh stands alone

By Mark Lawrence,
Thursday, March 1 2007

What the ...?OPPOSITION United National Congress (UNC) Senator Harry Mungalsingh stoutly defended statements he made to the Upper House on Tuesday that abortion and cash-incentive sterilisation could be measures used in the fight against crime.

Senator Mungalsingh stood alone yesterday as two senior UNC members — leader of Opposition business in the Senate and deputy Political Leader Wade Mark and Fyzabad MP Chandresh Sharma — both distanced the party from Mungalsingh’s statements.
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