By Dr. Kwame Nantambu
May 28, 2006
The recent triple conviction of former Prime Minister Basdeo Panday for “failing to disclose a London bank account to the Integrity Commission” has not only caused a mighty dark cloud to descend across the horizon of TnT politics but has also spoken revealing volumes as to the real nature of ministerial performance on both sides of the political spectrum.
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Modibo Kambon Karamoko
Secretary, Afrikan Nationalist Patriotic Movement
Trinidad and Tobago
We must pay tribute to great pioneers such as Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Edward Wilmont Blydwn, Kwame Nkrumah, Yosef Ben-Jochannnan, Kwame Ture, Robert Mugabe, Akintola Shaka Agaja, Elijah Muhammed, Patrice Lumumba and many others. Pan Africanism is an international African philosophy created by Africans in Africa and in the diaspora. The pan African philosophy is geared for unification, liberation, cultural and economic independence of Africa and African people everywhere.
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African group makes list of ‘no-go’ areas before World Cup
The FIFA World Cup is often considered an occasion to ignore differences and make friends. But ahead of Germany 2006, which kicks off on June 9, there have been several concerns that black fans and other non-white people may be subjected to serious racial attacks.
The debate started when the former government spokesman under chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, Uwe-Karsten Heye, warned that black visitors coming to Germany for the World Cup should avoid certain parts of the host cities. His comment drew mixed criticism and support.
“There are small and medium-sized towns in Brandenburg, as well as elsewhere, which I would advise a visitor of another skin color to avoid going to… It is possible he wouldn’t get out alive,” Heye warned.
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By Michael De Gale
May 24, 2006
Trinidad and Tobago News Blog
The escalation of violent crimes in T&T has politicians, business people, the police and concerned citizens not knowing which way to turn. In this climate of criminality, the Government has squandered millions in state of the art technology, promised action plans which failed to materialize and most recently have invited foreign police officers to arrest the problem.
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Police yesterday launched a manhunt for a woman and her brother in the sexual and physical abuse of children.
Northern and Southern Division police searched both Laventille and Princes Town for the couple, who has been closely linked with operations at a Claxton Bay home. The two have allegedly been squandering funds and starving the children, police said.
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Teenager faces charges
An 18-year-old man is to be charged with exposing lewd material to minors, after he reportedly sent several video clips of pornography to a cell phone belonging to an 11-year-old student of a Belmont primary school.
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By Linda Edwards
Both Raffique Shah’s column at Trinicenter.com and the Express analysis of the similarities of abuse and failure in Nixmary’s and Emily’s cases require more than Sunday reading before lunch, then putting away the papers for a good meal and an afternoon nap.
It seems to me that they require printing out or cutting out by every individual in every government agency that deals with children, including, and especially magistrates and police officers and posting above a sheet labelled ‘Action Plan For Today’.
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By A. Hotep
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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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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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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