Today is Wednesday 23rd April, 2014. It is now fourteen days since the passing of former THA Chief Secretary, Prime Minister and President A.N.R Robinson. He is still not interred. This is today’s Round Up. /
**DEAD MAN GIVES LIFE: Grieving mom donates kidneys of murdered son to save patients in need
For more on organ donation in Trinidad and Tobago, see the National Organ Transplant Unit page at http://ift.tt/1jLntgv.
**Minister slams online video of mom beating girl
Comment on this has been wide and varied. I’ll leave it to the parents. I have my own opinions, but I have no children of my own.
**Girl, 14, arrested after car chase
Questions would be asked, how did this young girl end up in the company of these men and where were her parents?
**Lucky: PCA report not confidential
**…AG wants investigation by Integrity Commission
**CoP, integrity body must probe Flying Squad: Anand insists report leaked
**Lucky—PCA’s record good
**AG: LUCKY WRONG
The dance around the PCA report into the new Flying Squad continues. The AG continues to try to change the music. But it changes nought the fact that an illegal Police squad existed under the government’s nose, constructed with the assistance of a lead member of the local national security infrastructure. I have no problem with the AG’s bluster and his calls to have the matter investigated, taking it under advisement though given his own previous admissions about having less experience in matters criminal than civil. But don’t stop there, Ramlogan. Act on the report. Because, at a time where the people have lost confidence in a Police Service that has now turned to advertisements which seek success in the number of people dead year on year, that a mongoose gang could have been operating with the sanction of the security forces does not add to the impression that things are under control.
**Policeman who fired shots in Caura released pending enquiries
Again, this speaks directly to the public’s ability to have confidence in the Police Service to treat with its own.
38-year old Dane Joseph leaves behind a teenaged boy to ponder on his father’s violent death.
**Excavation near Sando Hill halted
**Excavation at San Fernando Hill: Surveyor, engineers called to account
**Residents want stockpile removed: ‘…It’s a health hazard’
Town will say that this is the one that got caught, and that too much of this goes on all over the country without being aired, that is, malfeasance in land development facilitated by corrupt individuals in the Corporations and Town & Country Planning.
I’m glad that this is happening, and hoping that all who need to be called to account will be.
**‘Widespread disregard for rules in T&T’: Project launched to ‘put health and safety first’
And we have fitting juxtaposition here as the San Fernado City Corporation launches its Health, Safety and Environment Week.
**Autopsy: Baby Akielah choked on her vomit
This is a really, really sad story.
**Seven schools remain closed: New term begins but…
I would make a suggestion to Doctor Tim because we go through this back and forth about how many school were attended to each vacation period and how may weren’t.
Let us instead of looking for pats on the back for work done, instead report first on work not completed, indicated how soon the work required will be completed, indicate as well what contingencies are to be put in place in the interim, and then and only then report on what was done.
It would avoid some noise if we just admit up front that there is still work to be done rather than looking for praise first for doing what is supposed to be yuh damn job.
If the approach were changed, stories like these might not jump up regularly to bite you on the hindquarters.
**‘Skippy’ on allegations of irregularities in ministry: It may be difficult to get documents
Skippy playing whistleblower and he ent have a whistle?
**‘No confidence’ in PNM election committee
The caption here appears incongruent with the content of the article. It appears to me that the complaint by one of the PNM internal election candidates which the caption summarises was completely addressed by the PNM’s election committee in writing.
More and more, it looks like Penny’s people are making noise for making noise’s sake. And more and more, when examined, they are looking a little foolish for it.
**PoS garbage pile-up avoided but City Corp workers feeling disrespected
Former POS Mayor Louis Lee Sing had this problem of overtime payments to garbage collectors to deal with as well. Eyes on this though. With the majority of the Corporations looking to be wukking, to wax colloquial, this could find itself resolved soon with replication in other Corporation districts.
**Aviation Authority: We have no report on Ramadharsingh issue
From the article: “Two things…we cannot comment on that and secondly we don’t have any report at all. In other words nobody has reported to us about an incident and we do not go on hearsay, we go on facts and if a report is made then we will have a duty to investigate and there is no report at all,” (Director General of the TT Civil Aviation Authority Ramesh) Lutchmedial said. “We don’t go on hearsay and we don’t go on what we read in the newspapers,” he said.
So Glenn got fired based on hearsay and what somebody read in the papers?
Secondly, wouldn’t saying that they don’t have a report considered to be commenting?
**Former Caroni workers march on Saturday
Promises not kept…
**NGC Bocas Lit Fest makes radio debut
**‘Not the politics we practise in T&T’
The call is commendable. But that’s about all it is for now. The COP doesn’t have the best record as far their views being considered is concerned.
These discussions are extremely important and must take top billing on the national agenda. Every national of Trinidad and Tobago needs to be following here, because they do affect all of us.
Have a good one, folks.