Monthly Archive for May, 2013

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Health Minister Dr. Fuad Khan: Sextuplets’ parents ungrateful

‘UNGRATEFUL’

By Anna Ramdass
May 09, 2013

Health Minister Dr Fuad KhanThe sextuplets’ parents are ungrateful and owe the Government, the Prime Minister and the taxpayers of this country a “thank you” for all that was done to ensure that mother and babies had the best care possible, Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan said yesterday.

The March 4 birth of the sextuplets to parents Petra Lee Foon, a teacher, and Kieron Cummings, a bank employee, was a first for Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean.
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Selwyn Cudjoe Speaks on the Life of Tony Martin

By Dr. Selwyn R. Cudjoe
[Celebration & Remembrance of Tony Martin, Wellesley College,
Wednesday, May 1, 2013.]

Professor Tony MartinI met Tony Martin when I arrived at Harvard University in 1976. Although we were both born in Trinidad, we had not met each other prior to that time. Tony was born in Port of Spain, the capital of the country; I was born in Tacarigua, a village about twelve miles east of Port of Spain. Tony had studied at St. Mary’s College, one of the elite colleges of the country; I had remained at St. Mary’s Anglican Church School, as a pupil teacher or practicing teacher under supervision of other teachers. In the course of things, Tony went off to England “to further his studies” as we say at home. I went to the States. By then he had written Race First: The Ideological and Organizational Struggles of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Improvement Association, a book that came to define his scholarly career and which the late, great John Henrik Clarke described as being “close to a definitive study of Marcus Garvey as we have seen.” Other than our mutual national origins, my interest in Tony Martin grew because I was using Race First in my class and wanted to know more about Tony and what had gone into the writing of his book. In December of 1987, a year and a half after I arrived at Wellesley, Tony presented me with a copy of his book that was inscribed, “To a brother and a colleague, with Best wishes.” I still possess a copy of that book, but this is getting ahead of my story.
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Havelange quits Fifa

Jack Warner, Sepp Blatter and Dr. Joao Havelange at the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation's Centennial Dinner at the Dr. Joao Havelange Centre of Excellence, Macaya on September 05, 2008
Jack Warner, Sepp Blatter and Dr. Joao Havelange at the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation’s Centennial Dinner at the Dr. Joao Havelange Centre of Excellence, Macaya on September 05, 2008

Wednesday, May 1 2013
newsday.co.tt

JACK WARNER’S close friend Dr Joao Havelange, 96, in whose honour the Centre of Excellence in Macoya was named, resigned in disgrace after a Fifa ethics committee found that Havelange — a former Fifa President — had taken bribes.
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