Monthly Archive for June, 2007

JLSC to move against Mc Nicolls

By Andre Bagoo and Nalinee Seelal
Thursday, June 28 2007

Chief Magistrate Sherman Mc NicollsThe Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC) is drafting two disciplinary charges of misconduct to be served on Chief Magistrate Sherman Mc Nicolls no less than 12 days from now.

The charges are expected to be served on Mc Nicolls shortly after he delivers a ruling in the five-year-long Piarco I preliminary inquiry due on July 9. The disciplinary charges will allege Mc Nicolls brought the administration of justice into disrepute. When the Commission completes the drafting exercise, Mc Nicolls will be notified and given an opportunity to respond.
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Girl, 13, gives birth: four students charged with rape

Thursday 28th June, 2007

BabyThe alleged rape is reported to have taken place sometime between April and October 2006. Last week, doctors delivered the baby by Caesarean section because of the teenage mother’s age, health and the size of the baby.

A 13-YEAR-OLD boy was among four students who appeared in the Princes Town Magistrates Court yesterday charged with raping a 13-year-old girl.
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Pakistan’s lesson for TnT

By Dr. Kwame Nantambu
June 14, 2007

Trini PeopleContrary to Prime Minister Patrick Manning’s public identification, “the most intractable problem facing Trinidad and Tobago at this time is (not) race relations” but ethnic relations.

Yes, we all belong to the human race but this human-race matrix is replete with people of different/ varied/ diversified skin colour or hues as a result of adaptation and migration coterminous with human sexual interrelationships/ contacts over the millennia.
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Carnage on the Streets: It’s Not Normal

By Michael De Gale
June 12, 2007

Vehicular AccidentLike the runaway crime situation, the carnage on the streets of T&T makes me wonder if anyone is in charge. Is there a ministry responsible for transportation or a police department responsible for road safety? If so, why are people being mangled daily and lives being lost unnecessarily, when tried and proven measures can be enforced to stop vehicular terrorism? How difficult is it to clamp down heavily on speedsters, inebriated and otherwise reckless drivers, street racers and all the madness that passes for driving in T&T? With the death toll in excess of 115 so far, these are no longer accidents; this is murder and should be prosecuted as such.
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Counting Our Blessings

By Dr. Selwyn R. Cudjoe
June 10, 2007

Trini PeopleTrinbagonians have much for which they should be thankful although I am not too sure that we always realize it. Today, our wages are the highest in the Caribbean; our per capita income stands at about $11,000 US; and we enjoy many modern conveniences. Yet, like Oliver Twist, the cry goes out for more. Surprisingly, we never think much about who or what is responsible for our economic success which is why on June 19, 2007, we need to give thanks and praises to those brothers and sisters who fought so gallantly to make us who we are and those who were responsible for bringing us to where we are today.
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Jokey terrorists, jokier politicians

By Raffique Shah
Sunday, June 10th 2007

JFK Terror SuspectsAfter overcoming the initial shock of television networks across the world featuring this country in an alleged plot to “blow up the JFK airport” in New York, I could not help but break into peals of laughter. The first giggle came when the US networks featured the sorry picture of the alleged mastermind, Russell De Freitas. This “Sad Sack”, as The New York Times dubbed him, looked incapable of blowing hot air with any force, far less deal the US a “blow more devastating than 9/11”, as a State Department spokeswoman insisted.
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What If NBC Cheered on a Military Coup Against Bush?

By William Blum
June 08, 2007

Venezuela and ChavezDuring the Cold War, if an American journalist or visitor to the Soviet Union reported seeing churches full of people, this was taken as a sign that the people were rejecting and escaping from communism. If the churches were empty, this clearly was proof of the suppression of religion. If consumer goods were scarce, this was seen as a failure of the communist system. If consumer goods appeared to be more plentiful, this gave rise to speculation about was happening in the Soviet Union that was prompting the authorities to try to buy off the citizenry.
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Africa and Its Discontents

What Does It Have to Do With Us?

By Paul Buchheit
June 07, 2007

AfricansWe hear about people dying in Africa because of civil wars, or because they didn’t have a few dollars for medicine or malaria nets. We regret that their corrupt governments cause these problems and make our aid ineffective. On the surface this is indeed the reason for their problems. But if we look more deeply at the effects of our need for oil and minerals, we arrive at a different conclusion. We find the existence of ‘rentier’ states such as the Republic of Congo, Chad, and Nigeria, where once-healthy and self-sustaining agricultural countries have effectively rented themselves out to a demanding western world by focusing on the sale of one valuable commodity that doesn’t offer any benefits to the masses.
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Remigius Kintu at African Liberation Day Dinner Reporters
Event Date: May 26, 2007
Posted: June 06, 2007

African Liberation Day Dinner 2007Remigius Kintu was the feature speaker at the African Liberation Day Dinner organized by the Caribbean Historical Society. Gamal Nkrumah, son of Kwame Nkrumah, who was originally slated to be the feature speaker, could not attend due to the illness of his mother, who subsequently passed away. The event, held on the 26th of May 2007, commemorated the 44th anniversary of African Liberation Day and also marked the 25 years of existence of the Caribbean Historical Society. As guests filtered into the auditorium, the sweet sounds of pan music played by the Diego Martin based Ice Water Pan Ensemble were heard. The event was well-attended and the dinner was prepared by Kumasi Coalpot Services.
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JFK Terror Suspect Abdel Nur Surrenders

Trinidad and Tobago News Reporters
June 05, 2007

Police have confirmed to that around 11:15 a.m. today, Abdel Nur turned himself into the West End Police Station in Diego Martin. Nur was later transferred to a Port of Spain police branch.
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