Daily Archive for June 3rd, 2010

People’s Partnership plan for 120 days of immediate action

LEFT: David Abdullah of the Movement for Social Justice, Congress of the People (COP) political leader Winston Dookeran, Tobago Organisation of the People (TOP) leader Ashworth Jack, United National Congress (UNC) leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, National Joint Action Committee (NJAC) political leader Makandal Daaga, and chairman of the Movement for Social Justice Errol McLeod.

The People's Partnership

1. Every child going on to secondary school from the SEA will be provided with a laptop to begin their secondary school education.

2. We will begin addressing the issue of securing and expanding GATE.

3. We will rescind the property tax.
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Ministry of Multiculturalism

Secretary General of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha, Satnarayan Maharaj

Secretary General of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha, Satnarayan Maharaj (Photo: Phagwa celebrations 2010)

Look to Canada for help

By Sat Maharaj
Jun 03, 2010 – guardian.co.tt

For a number of years the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha has been advocating that the Ministry of Culture be renamed the Ministry of Multiculturalism with all the attendant policy changes. On May 28, at the SDMS Indian Arrival Day dinner at the Centre of Excellence, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced that she heard the Maha Sabha’s call and that the Ministry of Arts and Culture would be renamed the Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism. We have always advocated the culture of a country in the spontaneous expressions of the people and that the State has no business in culture except as a facilitator. The State must not decide which of the various cultures of our land should receive enhanced funding and which shouldn’t. Political affiliation and support must not be the measure of state support.
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Penny tipped for Senate

Mrs. Penelope Beckles

Mrs. Penelope Beckles

By Clint Chan Tack
June 03, 2010 – newsday.co.tt

AS the People’s National Movement (PNM) prepares for its new role as this country’s parliamentary opposition, there appears to be growing support for former Arima MP Pennelope Beckles to be appointed as Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate and to succeed Patrick Manning as PNM political leader.
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Let justice take its course

Newsday Editorial
June 03, 2010 – newsday.co.tt

Ishwar Galbaransingh and Steve FergusonWe must assume that Attorney General Anand Ramlogan’s demurral in the face of questions regarding persons slated for extradition to the United States was based upon caution alone—he having not seen the relevant correspondence in the matter.
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