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The Real Jerk Has A New Home
H
aving closed its
former landmark
location more
than a year ago, The
Real Jerk has opened the
doors to its new home.
Owner Ed Pottinger recently
reopened the Caribbean spot
in the old Playpen space at 842
Gerrard St. (at Carlaw).
After almost a year and a
half of searching for a suitable
new location Pottinger has now
found what he thinks will be
an ideal spot. This has worked
out perfectly and weve got all
the check marks: parking, we
get to stay in the east end where
our customer base is, and its a
standalone building. Im really
happy with the location.
The menu will be largely
the same as the former loca-
tion, with a few additions,
like sandwiches during
lunch service. Weve got 95
per cent of our staff com-
ing back after a year and
four months, he said. They
waited and are excited.
Staff at the Real Jerk pose for photo at the restaurant offcial opening
on October 5. Photo Courtesy Eddie Grant
T
he Canadian Guya-
nese Community
has lost an icon with
the October 7 passing of
Norman Augustus Sue-
Kam-Ling, known to all
simply and most fondly as
Norman Sue. As the founder,
and patriarch of Norman Sue
Bakeries, he was one of the
communitys best known, highly
respected and widely admired
business owners.
Sues passing has sent waves
of sadness throughout the
Guyanese-Canadian com-
munity. Norman Sues Bakery
products such as its plait bread,
rotis and pastries have become
customer staples over the many
Canadas Guyanese Community Loses
An Icon, Norman Sue Has Passed
years that the company has
been in business. Guyanas
President Donald Ramotar and
Toronto Consul General Sattie
Sawh were amongst those who
have expressed their profound
sadness and deep sense of loss
to the news of Sues passing.
According to Consul General
Sattie Sawh, Mr Sues name has
become synonymous with a high
quality of service to the public
and has also become closely
associated with community-
based measures to support and
promote Guyana and Guyanese
in Toronto. The entire commu-
nity has been affected by this loss
and joins his bereaved family in
mourning at this sad time.
Guyanas Ottawa-based High
Commissioner to Canada,
Harry Narine Nawbatt referred
to Sue as a pioneer in the
bread and pastry business.
Said Nawbatt, Norman brought
Guyana and the Caribbean to
Toronto. Persons visiting from
other parts would invariably
visit Normans establishment
to stock up on his distinctive
favours before returning to
wherever theyd come from.
Those who knew Norman Sue
and were aware of his outstanding
record of providing fnancial and
in-kind sponsorship to worth-
while community activities, will
undoubtedly miss his presence
at future Guyanese-Canadian
events. This years Guyana Inde-
pendence Festival, held at Centen-
nial College last June, was one of
his last public appearances.
While he was there scores of
attendees stopped by the Norman
Sue Booth to convey their well
wishes. A testimony to the wide-
spread admiration and respect
Norman had earned amongst his
fellow Guyanese Canadians.
Rest In Peace Norman Sue.
Your life has set a shining ex-
ample for others to follow.
October 9, 2013 CARIBBEAN GRAPHIC PAGE 2
August 1947-October 2013
Norman Sue
There is much to be said about such a remarkable
person. Mr. Norman Sue was a wonderful Husband to
wife Lynette and loving father to Kim, Natasha,
Nashenka, Nadia and Nicholas. He encouraged his eight
grandchildren; Jennilyn, Nyssa, Alisha, Felisha, Adam,
Andy, Ariel and Justin.
Dad was a very hard working individual who inspired
many people. Although he was a master baker by trade,
he was a friend and mentor to many. He was an honest
and dependable person who saw no color, race or
religion. He made Canada his home in the 1970s. He
and his brothers, Michael and Neville, began the bakery
Sue Brothers in the late 70s and shortly after Norman
Sue Bakery was born.
Dad, you never really and truly saw what you meant to
people especially those close to you. Your heart had
more love than it could hold. You created memories too
many to mention. You made your name a household
name, one people would never forget. Now that you
have moved on, you are dearly missed but you have left
us with lessons and memories that we will treasure for
forever. Dad we love you more today than yesterday but
not as much as tomorrow.
October 9, 2013 CARIBBEAN GRAPHIC PAGE 3
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Were i n your Ki tchen more than you Thi nk!
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K
ay Morris has made his-
tory in the US after she
was declared 2nd Place
Winner at the Prayze Factor
Peoples Choice Awards Grand
Champion Finals competi-
tion in Atlanta, Georgia on
September 21, 2013.
Morris was among the 25 nomi-
nees who won in their categories.
She won for Best Rhythm and
Praise Solo Artist of the Year, and
Best Christian Alternative Solo
Artist of the Year. After the last
round of voting to advance, 15
of the 25 finalists made it to the
Grand Finals. After the first round
of judging, Kay made it to Top 4
Finalists and in the final round of
judging took the 2nd place winner
award at the Grand Championship
Finals (Top Three spot).
Kay Morris, dubbed by her Ameri-
can counterparts as the Singing
Queen, surprised the Judges when
she hit the stage (elegantly dressed
wearing a tiara) singing her rendition
of her reggae hit single Letters of
Love. The audience received her well
and unlike the other contestants, the
judges didnt have a question for Kay
but instead asked her what would she
like to ask them, after she posed her
question to the judges, they com-
mended her for bringing profession-
alism to the platform.
Kay Morris Make US
Gospel History
Caribbean Gem: Miss
Guyana Universe 2013!
Katherina Roshana was on
October 6 crowned Miss
Guyana Universe 2013 after
triumphing over seven other
delegates in the local pageant
held at the Pegasus Hotel
Poolside. Roshana was sashed
by First Lady Deolatchmee
Ramotar and crowned by her
predecessor Ruqayyah Boyer.
She will now be set to represent
Guyana in Moscow, Russia at
the November 9, 2013 Miss
Universe Pageant.
October 9, 2013 CARIBBEAN GRAPHIC PAGE 4
Meet your local
Mortgage Advisor.
Bianca Aziz
Home Financing Solutions
As a Scotiabank Mortgage Advisor, I am committed to providing you with
excellent service and innovative mortgage solutions that are right for you. I am
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Are you thinking of
Buying or building a home?
Refinancing your existing mortgage?
Renovating your home?
Consolidating existing debts?
Bianca Aziz
Home Financing Solutions
Greater Toronto Area
647.983.6826
bianca.aziz@scotiabank.com
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Meet your local
Mortgage Advisor.
Bianca Aziz
Home Financing Solutions
As a Scotiabank Mortgage Advisor, I am committed to providing you with
excellent service and innovative mortgage solutions that are right for you. I am
committed to finding the most appropriate solution to meet your unique needs.
Are you thinking of
Buying or building a home?
Refinancing your existing mortgage?
Renovating your home?
Consolidating existing debts?
Bianca Aziz
Home Financing Solutions
Greater Toronto Area
647.983.6826
bianca.aziz@scotiabank.com
Youre richer than you think

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Bianca Aziz
Home Financing Solutions
As a Scotiabank Home Financing Advisor, I am committed to providing you with
excellent service and innovative mortgage solutions that are right for you. I am
committed to nding the most appropriate solution to meet your unique needs.
Are you thinking of
Buying or building a home?
Renancing your existing mortgage?
Renovating your home?
Consolidating existing debts?
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Wishing you a very special
Mothers Day
Bianca Aziz
Home Financing Solutions
647-983-6826
bianca.aziz@scotiabank.com
Mama was my greatest teacher, a
teacher of compassion, love and
fearlessness. If love is sweet as a
flower, then my mother is that
sweet flower of love Stevie
Wonder
B
orn in Toronto to Jamai-
can-Canadian parents,
Kagame Murray is a New
York educated multimedia artist
with a scientifc leaning. Whether
its photography, sculpture, painting,
animation or flmed content, Kag-
ames technical expertise and
philosophical point of view
inform every piece.
With his latest work The
Illusion of Linear Time Kag-
ame used this knowledge to
program a computer algorithm
designed to explore the mysteries
of the universe, and relied on his ex-
pertise in animatronics to de-
sign and illuminate this
sculpture, which he
built piece by piece
over the course of
fve years. With
his trademark hat,
Kagame is a fx-
ture on the scene,
observing and
interacting with
future subjects,
taking mental
notes of the
interactions
between
people, and
their behav-
iour towards
one another.
Always
Kagame Murray Creates An Illusion
Of Linear Time
aware of his surroundings, Kagame sees
the depth in everything, from a grain of
sand and how it fts into the universe, to
raindrops falling on the surface of the
ocean, and their function in the grand
scheme of life.
While attending a Masters pro-
gram in Design and Technol-
ogy at Parsons School of
Design in New York City,
Kagame focussed on
experimental animation,
adding to his 20 years
of professional experi-
ence with 3D animation and
audio/visual effects software.
Kagames works have been
featured as part of
Scotiabank CON-
TACT Photogra-
phy Festival on
numerous
occasions, and
also as part of
group and solo
shows most nota-
bly at Rouge Con-
cept Gallery and
Gallery Moos.
Kagames
works can also
be found as
part of various
prestigious pri-
vate art collec-
tions here and
abroad.
THE ILLUSION OF LINEAR TIME is an organic fbre optic sculpture
capable of amazing lighting spectacles. Weighing in at nearly 400
lb., transparent and standing at over 7 ft. tall its composed of large
and small honeycombed chambers flled with nearly 4000 ft. of fbre
optic tails. This art piece represents the strange and yet to be un-
covered nature of our universe. Throughout the duration of Scotia-
bank Nuit Blanche Kagame Murray will run a custom algorithm which
the viewer will experience through light and colour.
FIRST a mould is created. Kagame
shapes the plastic by cutting Styro-
foam and sculpting plasticine, and
the two are integrated with a sealant.
This mould is shaped
into a large honeycomb-like struc-
ture with 42 cells.
Using vacuum chamber techniques
Kagame skilfully pours the tinted
liquid plastic into the moulds. Then
the pieces are assembled.
Next, preparation of the liquid
plastic is undertaken for the perim-
eter of the structure. A fnal liquid
plastic pour is commenced.
Sanding, polishing and fnishing of
the cured piece begins.
The sculpture is then rigorously
threaded with 4000 ft. worth of fbre
optic tails.
These codes control the colour and lighting intensity of the
piece and can change in a fraction of a second. Light emits from
the sides of the tails particularly where the fbre tail is posi-
tioned at a sharp turn or curve.
The Illusion of Linear Time is Part One of the Dream Series
and will be featured at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto as part of
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche on October 5, 2013 starting at 6:51pm.
These codes control the colour and
lighting intensity of the piece and
can change in a fraction of a second.
Light emits from the sides of the tails
particularly where the fbre tail is po-
sitioned at a sharp turn or curve.
October 9, 2013 CARIBBEAN GRAPHIC PAGE 5
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Publisher/Editor: Tony McWatt
Contributors: Sandra Ann Baptiste, Akua Hinds,
Christine Reid, Sir Ronald Sanders,
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Sir Ronald
Sanders
US Republicans Using Weapons Of Mass
Financial Destruction
T
here will be a lot of
rubbish in Washing-
ton over the next few
days. And, that rubbish is
not only the garbage that is
steadily piling up in the na-
tions capital because of the
governments shut down.
It is also the quality of the Republican
Partys argument for refusing to pass a
Budget that would allow the federal gov-
ernment to provide goods and services
to the public.
While the Republicans have ob-
structed Budgets before - notably in late
1995 and early 1996 when Bill Clinton
was President - there is more than a
little racism toward this frst non-White
American President by the right wing
Tea Party element even though they
have not dared to say so.
The Republican intent in refusing
to adopt the governments budget is
to sabotage the Affordable Care Act
President Obamas health programme
that would give coverage to all that
has been labelled Obamacare. Inciden-
tally, there have already been over 30
attempts to stop it.
What the Republicans are doing is
nothing short of blackmail in more
ways than one. So far, President Obama
has stood-up to it. But, this battle looks
as if it will persist, bringing hardship to
many and even threats to the security of
the country.
Those issues have been well detailed in
the international media and no purpose
would be served by rehearsing them
here. It is with the international impact
that this commentary is concerned.
The impact of the government shut-
down on the US economy, which is still
the worlds largest economy, will be
felt worldwide. For instance, with over
800,000 federal government workers
not being paid and hundreds of con-
tracts to the private sector not being
honoured, there will be fewer people
thinking of holidays and this will affect
tourism, including to Caribbean desti-
nations that rely heavily on US tourists.
Caribbean countries will also suf-
fer from a decline in remittances from
many of their migrants who either work
directly for the federal government
or are employed by private frms that
provide services for the government. Of-
fcial development assistance from the
US to developing countries is also now
suspended until a budget is passed and
government spending can resume.
A great part of the world, therefore,
has a keen interest in the high-stakes
poker game being played out between
President Obama and the Democratic
Party on the one-hand and the Repub-
licans pressured by their right-wing
Tea Party faction on the other.
The government shutdown is one
issue but the more serious problem
is raising Americas debt ceiling from
its current level of $16.7 trillion. By
October 17, the US Congress must raise
the debt ceiling or the US will default
on payments of its debts. The mere
prospect of such a default has already
adversely affected the global stock mar-
ket. An actual default would bring into
question whether the US dollar should
be retained as the worlds main reserve
currency and it would certainly compro-
mise its value.
Many countries including the major-
ity in the Caribbean have tied the ex-
change rate of their currencies to the US
dollar. Therefore, if the value of the US
dollar declines in the wake of a default on
debt repayment, there will be an auto-
matic devaluation of those currencies
that are tied to the US. For some small
countries particularly those in the Ca-
ribbean that are already highly indebted
this development will increase their
debt burden and gravely challenge their
capacity to avoid default themselves.
The truth of the matter is that these
fghts in Washington are presented as
disputes over the budget and the debt ceil-
ing but they are really about next years
mid-term elections. The Republicans are
determined to weaken President Obama
and to lay the blame for the government
shutdown squarely at his feet in the hope
that the electorate will vote against the
Democratic Party. If the Republicans can
also force Obama to abandon his signa-
ture health care Act, they will claim a
massive victory and a major humiliation
of a President whose face they have long
wanted to grind into the dust.
In all this, the Republicans have
done the United States no good. Within
America, government services have
halted, hundreds of thousands are living
lives of uncertainty with no pay packet,
and there is widespread dissatisfaction
and frustration. From outside, the US
governmental system looks dysfunction-
al and weak. Its reputation as a model
to be adopted is now fractured and con-
fdence in its global leadership has been
severely undermined. No one in the US
has gained from the antics of Republi-
can Party representatives in Congress,
not even the far-right Tea Party who can
claim no beneft for America.
Dysfunctional government occurs
elsewhere in the world including in the
Caribbean but, for the most part, the
countries involved are too inconsequen-
tial to impact the global economy. Not so
with the United States which, however
the present debacle unfolds, must now
understand that the same prescription
they give to others to reduce their debt
applies equally to them. If they fail to do
so, the irresponsible dysfunction of their
system will continue year after year.
In the meantime, other governments
should take every precaution to safe-
guard their countries from the extremes
to which the Republican Party appears
ready to go even to the point of using
weapons of mass fnancial destruction
within their own borders.
Hit Or Miss Success On Caribbean Restaurant Ownership
A
s evidenced by the recent,
unfortunate, closing of
Leelas in Scarborough,
owning a Caribbean Restaurant
in the Greater Toronto Area is
no easy business. The Leelas
closing followed that of Coco-
nuts not too long ago. Despite
being adequately sized, centrally
located and well promoted they
both failed to withstand the
fnancial challenges that charac-
terize the food service business.
Closings such as Coconuts and Leelas
cause one to wonder what is it exactly
that allows some restaurants to survive
while others falter. One would have
thought that their central locations, well
sized ambiance and commendable pro-
motional efforts would have suffced to
allow both establishments to thrive. The
fact that they didnt now clearly suggests
that in the long run such factors may
matter very little.
Ajaxs Sunset Gardens, Bramptons
Calypso Hut, Mississaugas Charlies
Caribbean Cuisine, Pickerings Island
Mix and Scarboroughs Windies, all
serve as sterling examples of Guya-
nese-owned Caribbean restaurants
that from all appearances seem to be
faring quite well. Timehris two loca-
tions in Scarborough are others that
can be added to that list.
So what is it that has allowed these
restaurants to thrive? Knowing the keys
to their success could be useful to those
who would dare to seek their fortune
in what has clearly proven itself to be a
very challenging business.
One characteristic that Sunset Gar-
dens, Calypso Hut et al seem to share is
their tendency to have a healthy balance
of eat-in and take-out customers. Spend
any amount of time within the walls of
these establishments and you wont help
but notice that the phone is constantly
ringing with orders for take-out.
Seemingly another major factor of
infuence is the tendency, shared by
all, to have at least one or two prime
days during any given week. Island
Mix and Windies have for example
both become almost legendary for their
Friday nights. Amongst their respec-
tive regulars the numerical size of
which is very impressive, Friday nights
at either establishment are considered
to be a virtual cant miss!
Good food, a decent ambiance and
solid core of regulars therefore seem
to be keys to the long term survival of
Guyanese-owned Caribbean restau-
rants. Amongst the Jamaican styled res-
taurants the success infuencing factors
may be slightly different.
Within the GTA, Jamaican owned
restaurants are now dime a dozen. It
seems that every second Jamaican that
comes to Canada is of the opinion that
their way of cooking yard food is that
better than anyone elses.
Engage in a conversation with any
Jamaican Canadian restaurant owner
and it wont be too long before you
hear them boasting about the superi-
ority of at least one dish on their menu
above that of all would be rivals. If its
not the jerk chicken or pork, its their
curry goat, oxtail or soup that they
will readily claim to be the very best
in the city.
Certainly Jamaican owned restau-
rants such as Mr Jerk in Scarborough,
Grannys Kitchen in Mississauga, Gems
Brampton based dual locations and
the latters MoBay Restaurant as well,
all seem to be doing thriving business.
Again for most of these take-out orders
are as least as signifcant, if not moreso
than their eat in business. They all also
seem to have impressively healthy lunch
and dinner time customer fows.
Much the same goes for the Citys ever
increasing gamut of Trinidadian and
Guyanese owned roti shops. These have
become so widespread that its now al-
most impossible to miss. Pickering with
its limited Caribbean population now
boasts at least three.
Drupatis Scarborough, Monas and
Roti Hut, unquestionably three of the
GTAs most popular and successful roti
shops, are located within mere blocks
of each other. Yet that hardly seems to
matter during any given lunch or din-
ner hour when all three are invariably
packed with their respective regulars.
Despite the unfortunate closing of Co-
conuts and most recently Leelas, theres
still seems to be suffcient examples to
suggest that with the right combina-
tion of factors in operation success can
indeed be more of a hit than a miss.
Tony McWatt
October 9, 2013 CARIBBEAN GRAPHIC PAGE 7
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$
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$
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Lion Baking
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$
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Ackee $
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Butter Fish
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Whole Veal
Shoulder
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75
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$
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(8 kg.)
$
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ct.11 - 20th.
H1N1 Deaths Confrmed
Govt. Fundraising Hits A Snag
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados has con-
frmed four cases of infuenza A H1N1
including one death.
A statement from the Ministry of
Health said that results from the 10
samples sent to the Trinidad-based
Caribbean Public Health Agency
(CARPHA) had confirmed the cases. It
said the other six samples were nega-
tive for the H1N1 virus.
Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr.
Elizabeth Ferdinand said Barbados
has an adequate supply of Tamif lu
which is recommended for persons in
high risk groups, and those who need
hospitalisation.
In addition, the Ministry of
Health is expecting a shipment
of the seasonal inf luenza vaccine
which contains the H1N1 virus and
will be offered to frontline workers
in the public sector and persons in
high risk groups.
Dr. Ferdinand reiterated that
most persons who suffer from in-
f luenza will experience only mild
illness and will recover in three
to five days without the need for
medical attention.
In light of the outbreak, the senior
health offcial said that the Ministry of
Health would be intensifying its public
awareness efforts through various
media as a way of sensitising the public
about the dos and donts in relation to
Infuenza A H1N1.
Dr. Ferdinand is encouraging mem-
bers of the public to cooperate with pub-
lic health guidelines as was done during
the 2009 Infuenza Pandemic.
BRIDGETOWN, Cash-
strapped Barbados efforts to
raise urgently needed money on
the international markets have
suffered a major setback with its
withdrawal of a bond tender offer
and buyback for up to US$250
million (BDS$500 million). There
was no official statement from
Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler
on the decision, announced on
October 2, that effectively sty-
mied the plan to use the money to
shore up foreign reserves, provide
budgetary support to fund the
deficit, finance fiscal operations,
and improve and extend the ex-
ternal debt maturity profile.
Government had been granted
parliamentary approval to seek
the take-up of an issue of US$500
million worth of bonds through
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., lead
manager, which would underwrite
the risk, with CIBC World Markets
Corp acting as co-manager.
But it had only sought half that
amount in the initial tender of fer
on September 23, to buy back
for cash its 7.25 per cent notes
due in 2021 and the 7 per cent
notes due 2022, and together
with outstanding notes in a ag-
gregated principal not exceed-
ing US$250 million.
That offer was to expire at 11:59
p.m. on September 30, but Gov-
ernment elected to extend the
time to 11:59 p.m. on October 1.
Subsequently a press release said:
The Government has elected to
withdraw the tender offer and not
accept for purchase any outstand-
ing notes tendered pursuant to
the tender offer.
CCJ RUles In
MyRIes FavoUR
BRIDGETOWN, The Caribbean
Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled
that the Barbados Government
breached Jamaican Shanique
Myries right of entry when she was
denied entry to the country more
than two years ago, and awarded
her more than $75,000.
In its October 4 ruling, delivered
by video conference from Trinidad,
the court ordered the Barbados
Government to pay her $75,000 in
non-pecuniary damages, $2,240 in
pecuniary damages, and pay her
legal costs. Myrie claimed she was
verbally abused by immigration
offcers, subjected to a body cavity
search and illegally denied entry
into the island when she arrived at
the Grantley Adams International
Airport (GAIA) on March 14, 2011.
In addition to seeking up to $1
million and apology for how she
was treated, Myrie asked the CCJ
to determine the minimum stan-
dard of treatment applicable to
CARICOM citizens moving within
the region under the Revised Trea-
ty of Chaguaramas and requested
that further investigations be car-
ried out to identify the individuals
who assaulted and detained her,
with a view to prosecuting them
criminally.
Shanique Myrie
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados is poised to
take advantage of a lucrative flm indus-
try which has the potential to become a
major earner of foreign exchange.
These were the views expressed by
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport,
Stephen Lashley, as he toured the set of
the flm Diplomatic Transition at The
Divi South Winds Resort recently.
The flm is Cameroonian by origin,
but a small portion was shot in Bar-
bados. I fnd it certainly a very good
connection between Barbados and
Cameroon, and a very relevant develop-
ment because as this flm is being done
in Barbados, I think it comes at a right
time because for the frst time we have
specifc legislation which will make
productions in Barbados much easier,
said Minister Lashley.
He further explained that the Minis-
try of Culture, Sports and Youth is seek-
ing to take the flm industry to a new
level and the Barbados Film and Video
Association has been very cooperative
in helping to achieve this.
Within the government of Barbados
we see this kind of development in
terms of locally grown flms as impor-
tant. We have, I believe, tremendous
talent in BarbadosWe are also very
keen on ensuring that we can develop
content and that the content would be
of quality to be exported.
Lashley noted that Barbados can
easily become a regional hub for the
flming of movies and the necessary
infrastructure has been established
already. However, plans are still in the
works for the establishment of a Film
and Video Commission and a sound
stage in order to attract international
producers to our shores.
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Stephen Lashley
October 9, 2013 CARIBBEAN GRAPHIC PAGE 9
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Grenada government, which is contem-
plating entering into an agreement with
the International Monetary Fund (IMF),
says it is encouraged by the support giv-
en by non-governmental organizations
to restructure the countrys national
debt. It said the Grenada Conference of
Churches, the Grenada Private Sector
Organisation, the Grenada Trade Union
Council and the Inter-agency Group of
Development Organisations have all
voiced their support for governments
plan to restructure the national debt.
Representatives of these organiza-
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of Social Partners Forums to debate
issues of national concern. The debt
restructuring is a key component of a
home grown programme Grenada is
discussing with the IMF and the Keith
Mitchell administration has already
warned nationals they should be pre-
pared for change.
Mitchell is due to visit Washington
later this month for talks with the
IMF and has promised to continue the
national dialogue. He has been meeting
which various groups to solicit feedback
and has been outlining the various
issues being discussed with the IMF
whose board members meet in Decem-
ber for decision on Grenadas home
grown programme.
CASTRIES, St. Lucia, St.Lucias Prime
Minister Kenny Anthony says his
government is seeking to revolu-
tionise the islands education system
by eliminating the need for books in
the classroom.
Anthony, who is also Finance
Minister made his intentions known
to students in the south of the island
on October 2 as they became part
of the distribution network of thou-
sands of laptop computers. Under
the Secondary School Laptop Pro-
gramme established by the Ministry
of Education, 3,300 laptops are be-
ing provided to fourth form students
to assist them in preparing for exams
in the coming year.
I suspect that in the next fve or
possibly ten years, children attending
secondary school will no longer be
required obtain books, and parents
will be relieved of the task of digging
deep to fnd funds to purchase text
books come September.
Because all the textbooks you
would require will be on a laptop
that you are going to have to ac-
company you to school. That day will
soon come, he said.
Anthony a former teacher and Min-
ister of Education said in prepara-
tion for that day, his government was
moving to not only modify teaching
styles and techniques but we have a
responsibility as a Government and a
country to prepare you.
He described the laptop distribu-
tion programme as an equaliser
enabling students from all of back-
grounds to access computers.
Lewis said that the provision of
computers to schools falls in line with
ongoing technological advances in
the school curriculum.
All laptops have several security
features which will track and disable
the units if they are stolen.
Prime Minister Kenny Anthony
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ST. JOHNS, Antigua, An expert in
the study of the ills of nitrogen has
said reducing meat consumption can
help safeguard the environment in
Antigua & Barbuda. Professor Mark
Sutton from the Centre for Ecology
and Hydrology in the United Kingdom
is one of the experts behind the Our
Nutrient World study commissioned
by the United Nations Environment
Programme examining the pros and
cons of nutrients on the environment.
Professor Sutton said whats prob-
lematic for Antigua & Barbuda is that
only 10 per cent of nutrients which
goes into food as fertiliser is con-
sumed, the remaining 90 per cent is
lost in the environment.
He also said too much nitrogen
would negatively impact the land, wa-
ter and air quality. The study warrants
an immediate change in agricultural
procedures and food consumption
practices in the country, he said.
What that tells us is that we are
eating luxury levels of livestock, more
than we need to eat and contributing
to high levels of pollution. From an
environmental point of view, what is
the right amount of meat to eat and if
we save a meat meal, we will be con-
tributing to a cleaner environment?
The challenge is there for us to think
about what is in our lunch plate,
Professor Sutton said.
Asked directly whether he wants a
reduction in meat consumption locally,
Sutton said, think about your con-
sumption. If you are someone with a
luxury level of consumption, chances
are you are eating more than you need.
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how effciently nutrients are used in
Antigua & Barbuda
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GEORGETOWN, Guyanas Minister of
Agriculture, Dr Leslie Ramsammy, has
criticised regional governments for fall-
ing short on promises of greater invest-
ment in agricultural research. Speak-
ing at the opening of a regional media
workshop to kick off Caribbean Week
of Agriculture (CWA) activities here,
Ramsammy pointed to the fact that less
than 0.1 per cent of the regions annual
expenditure is devoted to research in
the sector.
Ramsammy said this exists even
though Caribbean governments say they
are in pursuit of a hunger free region of
the world.
He chided regional offcials for slow
development of a genetically-modifed
organism (GMO) policy and said though
he would not state his personal view on
the issue, such a policy was important
if the region were to properly address
climate change impacts on the sector.
Bajan Sheep Farming Assistance Rendered
GUyanese WoMan CaUGht In
dUbaI WIth dRUGs
GEORGETOWN, Barbados is assist-
ing Guyana to establish a model sheep
breeding farm to enhance the produc-
tion of mutton. This was disclosed by
Agriculture Minister Dr. Leslie Ram-
sammy during a seminar on the small
ruminants industry, held as one of
several activities comprising the 12th
annual Caribbean Week of Agriculture
(CWA), recently held in Guyana.
Dr. Ramsammy disclosed that the as-
sistance had been formalized during a
meeting of the Guyana/ Barbados Joint
Economic, Technical and Cultural Com-
mission, held at the Guyana Interna-
tional Conference Centre at Liliendaal,
ECD on October 4. He said that, accord-
ing to the agreement, the Ministers of
Agriculture of Barbados and Guyana
would meet to work out details for es-
tablishing the farm.
On completion of the current obser-
vances of Caribbean Week of Agricul-
ture, a team of veterinary personnel
from Guyana will visit Barbados to
observe operations there. A team of
Barbadians with technical expertise will
visit Guyana to start the ball rolling by
the end of this month
Dr. Ramsammy explained that the
main aim is to expand Guyanas current
efforts to breed stocks of the high-
yielding Barbados Blackbelly sheep to
improve the productivity of sheep farm-
ing in Guyana. He added that Barbados
is an excellent source for technical
advice on sheep breeding, because it
has the most advanced sheep breeding
programme in the Caribbean, with its
Barbadian Blackbelly being among the
best breeds in the world.
He said that, apart from the model
farm, the Ministry of Agriculture
intends to identify and certify farmers
who have high standards of sheep farm-
ing to assist the breeding and propaga-
tion programme. These farmers will be
organised in clusters, and in addition
to the proposed model farm will be the
source of prime quality stocks for other
sheep farmers countrywide.
The model farm, he said, would
receive technical support from the Food
and Agricultural Organization (FAO),
the Inter-American Institute for Coop-
eration on Agriculture (IICA), and the
Caribbean Agricultural Research and
Development Institute (CARDI).
GEORGETOWN, Dubai: Airport
security offcers have intercepted
two drug mules carrying 5.361kg of
cocaine worth around Dhs8 million,
reported the Dubai Police Anti-Nar-
cotics department earlier this week.
In the frst operation, the police
intercepted a Tanzanian man, SK,
who had arrived from Sao Paulo
in Brazil. He was arrested at Dubai
International Airport following a
tipoff that he was carrying drugs,
authorities said on September 30.
In the second incident, a Guya-
nese woman, identifed as NR, was
intercepted at the Dubai airport on
her way from Sao Paulo to Johan-
nesburg in South Africa.
As per the information with the
police, the offcers checked her
handbag and seized three plastic
bags containing 3.184kg of cocaine.
During police questioning, she
reportedly claimed that a female
friend in Guyana had lured her
with a big cash reward in case she
agreed to smuggle the contraband
She directed her to a man in Sao
Paulo who gave her a handbag of
drugs to be taken to Johannesburg.
He requested me to deliver
them to a man in South Africa and
that the latter was waiting for me at
the airport with a reward of $3,500
if all went well, said NR.
Both defendants have been re-
ferred to the Dubai Public Prosecu-
tion. The police urged the public
for more cooperation in its crack-
down on drug-related activities.
Dr. Leslie Ramsammy
October 9, 2013 CARIBBEAN GRAPHIC PAGE 11
ezJet boss
pleads GUIlty!
GEORGETOWN, The former direc-
tor of a Boca Raton payrol l com-
pany faces a maximum 40 years
in prison af ter admitting Tuesday
that he skimmed more than $20
mi l lion that was supposed to be
turned over to taxing authorities
on behalf of roughly 12 hospitals
in eight states.
Sonny Ramdeo, 36, formerly of
Sunrise, pleaded guilty to wire fraud
and money-laundering in connec-
tion with the scheme prosecutors
said he concocted while working for
Promise Healthcare.
Much of the money went to bankroll
a charter jet company, Ezjet, he found-
ed that provided service from New York
City to Guyana.
When confronted by company audi-
tors in October 2012, he fed to New
York where he was arrested. He is to be
sentenced Jan. 13.
GEORGTOWN,
In the face
of escalating
violent gun
crimes, gov-
ernment on
October 2 an-
nounced that it
has given green
light for the
establishment
of a Special
Weapons And
Tactics (SWAT)
team.
With a
SWAT Unit, the
Guyana Police Force would be better
placed to make specialized interven-
tions, thereby, ensuring law and order
is maintained, and prospective threats
are neutralized, said the Home Affairs
Ministry in a statement.
Now that Cabinet has approved the
SWAT team, the Home Affairs Ministry
said it has hired the Washington-based
consultancy frm, The Emergence Group
(TEG) to obtain the requisite assis-
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aMMo ChaRGe
GEORGTOWN, A 19-year
old man, who allegedly
claimed that he had found
a 9 MM rife and bullets
in a backdam and he was
going to sell them, was
charged with illegal pos-
session. Dexter Hopkinson
pleaded not guilty to the
charges of being in illegal
possession of a frearm and
ammunition without being
the holder of a license.
Hopkinson pleaded not
guilty but City Magistrate,
Judy Latchman refused bail
and ordered that he return
to court on October 23
for the commencement
of his trial.
Particulars of the charge
are that on September 29
at West Ruimveldt, Hop-
kinson of 152 C Field
Sophia, East Coast De-
merara was caught by a
police patrol with the 9 MM
Keltec Luger rife and ten
9MM rounds,
Police Prosecutor, Vishnu
Hunte told the court that
a patrol found the illegal
items in a black and red
bag after they stopped and
searched a car that was
proceeding in a suspicious
manner.
Hopkinson told the police
that he had found the gun
and bullets in a backdam
and was about to sell them.
The accused is already
before the Mahaicony
Magistrates Court for a
robbery matter.
tance in this initiative.
TEG is frst expected to conduct an
Organizational Needs Assessment and
craft training programmes. Curricu-
lum development and training, includ-
ing mentoring, will also be undertaken
by the consultancy frm.
The establishment of a SWAT team
has received the full support of the lead-
ership of the Guyana Police Force, said
the Home Affairs Ministry.
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October 9, 2013 CARIBBEAN GRAPHIC PAGE 12
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KINGSTON, Two civilians were
killed and seven young men taken
into custody in the Corporate Area
community of Denham Town as the
security forces try to crack down on
an upsurge of violence in the area.
The community, located in west
Kingston was rocked by explo-
sions early morning on October
3 which forced commuters to run
from fying bullets. The police
report that when the shooting sub-
sided it was discovered that two
men believed to be members of
a gang operating out of Denham
Town, were killed.
According to Acting Assistant
Commissioner of Police, Delroy
Hewitt, the operation was in re-
sponse to the high level of violence
in area. Hewitt said two illegal
frearms were seized during the
operation.Seven youngmen , also
from Denham Town were taken
into custody during the operation.
Ochis Street People Crisis
Oral Sex With Minor
Leaves Senior Citizen
In Legal Trouble
KINGSTON, Concerns
have been raised over
the large number of
people living on the
streets of the resort
town of Ocho Rios. The
most recent concerns
were raised by a newly
established charity
group, Friends of Ocho
Rios. The group said
that the numbers are
alarming, with an unconfrmed esti-
mate of over 200 people roaming the
streets of the town, some committing
serious acts which endanger many lives.
Friends of Ocho Rios has promised
to do its part in getting the many street
people in Ocho Rios off the streets of
the resort town. Sandra Grey Hamilton,
co-founder of the group, said that the
organisation will be raising funds and
contributing that money to the St Ann
Parish Council in support of plans by
the Mayor of St Anns Bay, councillor
Desmond Gilmore to establish a halfway
house for the homeless in the parish.
Grey Hamilton -- pointed out that
there were four different groups of
people roaming the streets -- the home-
less, the mentally ill, the physically
challenged and drug addicts. She said
that the group intends to protect visitors
to the island, as well as residents, busi-
nesses and the street people themselves.
Not only is this an eyesore, it is now
a serious health and safety issue, she
said. The problem with these street
people is growing by the day, to the
point where it now has serious national
implications. It also has now become
a safety issue ... safety for the locals,
safety for the street people and safety
for our overseas visitors, she added.
There have been unconfrmed reports
that some persons are allegedly taking
many of the street people, especially the
mentally ill, into the town and leaving
them there. According to Grey Hamilton,
citizens have reportedly witnessed ve-
hicles leaving some of these people in the
streets in the wee hours of the morning.
Every day there is a new one, she said
KINGSTON, A senior citizen,
who paid a schoolgirl $400 after
promising to perform oral sex on
her for the last time, is to know
his fate on November 14, after he
pleaded guilty to indecent assault
in the Corporate Area Resident
Magistrates Court last week.
The 60-year-old mason, who is
the former landlord of the 14-
year-old complainant, was arrest-
ed and charged in August, follow-
ing the incident which occurred at
his home.
The court heard that on August
15, the complainant was washing
her hands at a pipe in the accused
mans house, when he asked her to
perform oral sex on her. The com-
plainant reportedly agreed.
The court heard further that
the complainant went back to the
accused mans home on August
22, when he sent her to a shop
and on her return told her to keep
the change.
The court also heard that the
accused asked the complainant to
allow him to perform oral sex on
her for the last time and when he
was fnished he gave her $400.
However, concerned neighbours
who had seen the girl entering the
accused mans house, contacted
her parents.
The childs parents then con-
fronted her about what had
happened and after they were
informed, took her to the Centre
for the Investigation of Sexual Of-
fences and Child Abuse where the
matter was reported.
The accused was subsequently
arrested and charged.
October 9, 2013 CARIBBEAN GRAPHIC PAGE 13
KINGSTON, Jurors have heard
evidence that three condoms
were found in the burnt-out Toy-
ota Noah motor vehicle in which
the charred remains of popular
television personality Christine
Hewitt was discovered in June
2006. Scenes of Crime Detective
Richard Blair testifed under cross-
examination by defence attorney
Pierre Rogers that the condoms
were sent to the forensic lab for
analysis.
Blair had testifed under cross-
examination by defence attorney
Michael Deans, who is represent-
ing accused David Gordon, that
he didnt search the motor ve-
hicle for any form of bodily fuid.
Blair also testifed that speakers
and a stereo appeared to be
missing from the vehicle.
The cop said also that, on the
night of June 29, 2006, when he
went to the scene of the crime
on the Mount Industry main road
in St Catherine, he didnt have a
fashlight. He said the area was
very, very dark, but he had the
light from his cellphone. Deans
questioned Blair about the ad-
equacy of the lighting he took to
the crime scene.
You werent going to look for
bun and cheese? Deans asked to
laughter from jurors.
No, the detective answered.
Deans asked whether he knew
if the Toyota Noah was a make
of vehicle that was frequently
stolen, but Blair said he didnt
know. Gordon, Hewitts husband,
and his brother Worthsworth are
being tried in the St Catherine
Circuit Court for murder.
On October 3, Superintendent
Nevaro Smith, who was part of
the investigation, told the court
during his examination-in-chief
that he and other offcers went
to Worthsworths home in Lin-
stead, St Catherine in July 2006
with a warrant. He said Worths-
worth threw a cellphone out of
the house, which was retrieved
by the police.
Smith said Worthsworth told
him that the phone was a toy,
which turned out to be untrue. He
said he asked Worthsworth why
he threw the phone away and the
accused told him that the instru-
ment was no longer working.
Smith said that Worthsworth
was taken to the Spanish Town
Police Station, along with the
phone, following a search of the
home, which turned up no guns
nor drugs, which they had gone
in search of.
Job Ad
Attracts
Hundreds
MONTEGO BAY, Over 200 job seek-
ers converged at Pier 1 in this tourist re-
sort city on October 3 in hopes of secur-
ing employment. They were responding
to a newspaper ad by Ocho Rios-based
tour company Bamboo Beach Club.
The need for jobs, particularly among
the youth population, is an increasing
concern across the country as the un-
employment fgure for that demographic
is close to 40 per cent, according to the
Statistical Institute of Jamaicas num-
bers for the second quarter of 2013.
Among young men, the unemploy-
ment fgure is 30 per cent, compared to
27 per cent in females, while it stands at
16.3 per cent in the general population.
How much of a dent Bamboo Beach
Club will be able to make in the unem-
ployment numbers remains to be seen,
but the job seekers are hopeful that the
company will make a change in their
lives.
When contacted, the company con-
frmed that it had placed the ad but
would not discuss its plans or how many
positions it was seeking to fll. A source
close to the company, however, dis-
closed that it is expanding its operations
in anticipation of the winter tourist
season, hence the need for hostesses to
work on tour buses.
There are a lot of positions, the
source said.
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Quarry Controversy
PORT-OF-SPAIN,
National Quarries
(NQ) paid $2 mil-
lion for two pieces
of equipment, even
though the cash-
strapped State
company thought
it was getting only
one. Usually, such a
two-for-the-price-
of-one arrangement
is a steal of deal, except the company
did not beneft from any bargain.
One piece of equipmentan excava-
tor went to NQ, while the othera
crawler dozerwent to a worksite for
Gopaul & Company. And despite pay-
ing $2 million, about $831,402 of that
sum remained unaccounted for in the
transaction.
In June 2013, NQ paid $2 million
(US$317,968.75) to secure the excavator
and, unknown to the company, when it
paid that sum to a Miami-based broker,
Global Trade and Financing, a Caterpillar
crawler dozer was also being acquired.
The dozer secured by NQ remained
undeclared at the company and was in
use by Gopaul & Company for its work at
the Beetham Landfll for the Solid Waste
Management Company Ltd (SWMCOL).
Media investigations into allegations
of fnancial impropriety and fraudu-
lent deals at the State company has
revealed someone at NQ submitted an
infated invoice for the acquisition of the
excavator and, as a result, managed to
secure the dozer which was put to use at
Gopaul & Company.
Gopaul & Company came under scru-
tiny after Prime Minister Kamla Persad-
Bissessar, who is a personal friend of
the companys principals, Ralph and
Maureen Gopaul, became their house
guest in the lead-up to and after the
May 2010 general election, shortly after
which the company was the preferred
bidder for a $40 million contract at
State-owned National Petroleum Mar-
keting Company Ltd (NP).
The Integrity Commission rejected a
complaint by Opposition Senator Fitzger-
ald Hinds that Persad-Bissessar was in
breach of the Integrity in Public Life Act
for her stay at the Gopauls Tunapuna
residence, and it also recently cleared NP
of allegations of bid-rigging in the execu-
tion of the $40 million contract.
In 2011, Gopaul & Company set up a
construction outftRaldon Construc-
tiona combination of the names of
Ralph and Donald Gopaul, two direc-
tors of the company. Raldons address,
as listed in the registry, is Watts Street,
St Augustine, which is the address of
Gopaul & Company.
Raldon has been a contractor at NQ
since it was established. Invoices and
cheques paid to Raldon, which ranged
from $250,000 to $500,000 a month,
for its work out of Scotts Quarry in
Blanchisseuse, have been obtained by
local media.
Murder
Count At
300 And
Rising
PORT-OF-SPAIN, The 2013 mur-
der toll, after 279 days, now stands at
30012 fewer than the corresponding
period last year.
The inauspicious fgure was attained
with the shooting death of Winston
Buju Callender at Nelson Street, Port
of Spain, on October 6 morning.
According to police reports, Cal-
lender, of no fxed place of abode, was
killed in a shoot-out with four men
around 10 a.m. There were no eye
witnesses, police said. Callender was
approached by the men and was fred
upon. He returned fre, but was shot
twice in the upper body. He died on the
scene near the St Barbs taxi stand, close
to the corner of Prince Street. At least
16 spent shells were recovered. Police
said Callenders parents arrived on the
scene, viewed his body and left.
A few hours after the killing, offcers
of the Inter Agency Task Force searched
the George Street and Nelson Street
apartments, but left empty-handed.
Callender was the second person to be
killed over the weekend. On the night
of October 4, Jerome Patty Alfonso
was shot dead near his Malabar, Arima,
home. Police said around 10.30 p.m.,
the 35-year-old was at the corner of
Lengua and Joseph Streets in Malabar,
when two men walked up to him and
opened fre. Alfonso was hit eight times
and died minutes later on the side of the
road. He was the fourth person to be
killed in the area in as many days.
Deputy Commissioner of Police
Mervyn Richardson has indicated that
the police have since arrested several
people in relation to the Malabar kill-
ings. He added that the offcers have
begun taking a blanket approach to all
illegal activities in the area, with the use
of the Air Guard, Regiment, offcers of
the National Security Operations Centre
(NSOC) and police.
He said the police are doing all they
can to keep serious crimes, which
include murders, to a minimum, but
called on the public to assist.
In an unrelated case, police have
yet to identity a man found between
Buildings 58 and 60 at Nelson Street,
Port of Spain, on October 2, when
residents heard gunshots around
11.30 p.m. and discovered the lifeless
body on the ground.
Offcers of Besson Street Police Sta-
tion and Port of Spain Criminal Investi-
gation Department arrived on the scene,
but no one was able to identify the body.
Reports are that the man is from the
Beetham Gardens area. No description
of the man has been given.
Investigations are continuing by offcers
of the Homicide Bureau.
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tionals whose bullet riddled bodies were found in the forest in Central
Trinidad on October 1. Police have identifed the couple as Gladys Otiz
and Vasquez Marcano, whose bodies were found lying on the roadway
near an agricultural estate off Flanagin Road in Brasso, by an estate
worker.
They said a vehicle was found abandoned less than a quarter mile
away, with a suitcase in the trunk and investigators suspect the couple
had been taken to the area by their killers for execution.
The police said the woman was shot three times and the man received
six bullets and the authorities believe that they may have entered the
country from Margarita on September 29.
tRInIdad,
panaMa
sIGn tRade
deal
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and
Tobago and Panama on October
3 signed a Partial Scope Trade
Agreement which will help boost
the economies of both countries.
The Partial Scope Trade Agree-
ment, provides the preferential
treatment that exporters from
Trinidad and Tobago will enjoy in
the Panamanian market and the re-
ciprocal preferential treatment that
Panamanian exporters will receive
in the Trinidad and Tobago market.
In the case of Trinidad and To-
bago, there will be immediate tariff
elimination in a number of important
manufactured products and also
tariff reduction in several other areas.
This agreement will strengthen the
existing trade relationship between
the two countries, as it will afford
further market diversifcation and
penetration.
The agreement was signed in Pan-
ama by Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Winston Dookeran of the Republic
of Trinidad and Tobago and Ricardo
Quijano Jimenez, Panamas Minister
of Commerce and Industry.
The signing was done in the
presence of President Ricardo
Martinelli Berrocal of Panama and
the Prime Minister Kamla Persad-
Bissessar .
The Agreement marks the end of
four rounds of negotiations between
the two countries which commenced
in January 2010 .
The Government, though the sign-
ing of Partial Scope Trade Agree-
ment is honouring its commitment to
south/south cooperation and to the
developmental agenda through the
increase in trading opportunities for
our private sector.
Swine Flu
Cases
Confrmed
PORT-OF-SPAIN, The Ministry of
Health has received information from
the Caribbean Public Health Agency
(CARPHA) laboratory of six confrmed
local cases of the H1N1 or Swine Flu.
In light of these new confrmations,
locally, along with increased infuenza
activity in the Caribbean region at this
time, the Ministry wishes to assure the
public that all systems for response to
infuenza cases are in place at our local
institutions and advise that citizens
follow the instructions given to them by
medical professionals said the Ministry
of Health in an October 2 Release.
Health Minister, Dr. Fuad Khan has
called on residents not to panic in the
wake of the report.
Now in order to decrease the level of
panic that may set into this country as
we see there are various headlines on
it, I want to assure the public that this
H1N1 is called Swine Flu, not Bird Flu.
H1Ni has been around in Trinidad and
Tobago since 2009 . We have been hav-
ing cases since 2009 so this is nothing
new that is occurring at this time. I do
believe what would have triggered the
fear and concern was the neighbouring
countries. Barbados has had I think on
death as a result of H1N1 he said.
He said of the confrmed cases, three
patients are from the San Fernando
General Hospital, one from Mt. Hope
Hospital while it is not known what
areas the others are from.
The Ministry of Health has reminded
the public to practice good personal
hygine and to protect themselves and
others from acquiring the virus.
Dr. Fuad Khan
October 9, 2013 CARIBBEAN GRAPHIC PAGE 16
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POLICE CARDING
MUST STOP
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s a teenager growing up in
Toronto, I could never un-
derstand why so many of
my peers held negative attitudes
towards police. I remember in
high school, kids would jeer at
police offcers and use deroga-
tory terms to describe them. I
never subscribed to this attitude
and even today, I encourage
my children to have the utmost
respect for the police. After all,
these are the men and women
who place their lives on the line
to ensure that we live in a safe
community.
That being said, I can understand why
the Toronto Police have been subjected
to a lot of criticism and negative public
sentiments. Take for instance the prac-
tice of carding. This is the procedure
where police offcers randomly question
and identify people in Toronto. Accord-
ing to the media, a disproportionately
higher number of black and ethnic indi-
viduals are carded as opposed to their
white counterparts.
Once stopped by the police, you are
usually questioned with respect to your
identity, what you are doing in the spe-
cifc location where you are stopped, who
you happen to be with at the time and
any other information you may volun-
teer. All of the information is recorded
on a Form that is kept by the police.
This information can and often does go
into the Toronto police computer data
base. The information remains on fle
and can be accessed at a later time.
Quite often, when people are stopped,
they are intimidated, scared and igno-
rant with respect to their legal rights.
This is especially true when it comes to
new immigrants and young people. In
my opinion, the procedure of carding
people is wrong and should not be toler-
ated in a free and democratic society.
The fact that more black people are
being carded more than any other ethnic
group is not only discriminatory, but it
works to erode confdence in the police.
Currently, those in authority are talking
about reviewing the carding procedure
to make some changes. But, lets face it,
no amount of change can fx something
that is wrong both in principle and in
practice. The system of carding should
be abolished, plain and simple.
If the police wish to be treated with
the respect that they deserve for doing
a dangerous and essential job, then
they must treat those they serve and
protect with the same respect. Singling
out people based on the colour of their
skin is unacceptable. This type of racial
profling is not to be condoned. It is an
affront to ones human rights as guaran-
teed by the Canadian Charter of Rights
and Freedoms.
If you happen to be stopped by the
police during one of these carding pro-
cedures, you should know that you are
under no legal obligation to answer any
questions or produce identifcation. You
should, however, answer questions and
provide identifcation in some specifc
instances; for instance, if you are driv-
ing a motor vehicle or if you are being
investigated for some non- criminal
offence (Highway Traffc Act, Provincial
Offence etc.).
If you do decide to speak to the police,
it should be noted that you should
provide accurate information. I have
had clients who tried to use a differ-
ent name; the outcome was criminal
charges for obstruction. As a general
rule, we all tend to get along better if we
are courteous and civil with each other,
so if you should fnd yourself in one of
these carding procedures, maintain
your composure, be civil at all times and
know your rights.
Selwyn R. Baboolal is a partner at Ou-
marally Baboolal practicing in the area
of litigation for the past 19 years. The
foregoing is intended for information
purposes only and you should consult a
lawyer if you need legal representation
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PLYMOUTH, Montserrat- A footballer
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division has been jailed in Montserrat
for drug traffcking. Sap Player Bryan
Woody Aaron has been given a 7 year
sentence.
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the national team. The authorities arrest-
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Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
have been shortlisted among 10 male and ten female athletes
for the 2013 World Athlete of the Year Award. The IAAF
announced on October 1 that an email poll involving the
World Athletics Family has begun and will close midnight
Sunday, October 27.
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Council of the International Athletic Foundation on
stage during the 2013 World Athletics Gala on Satur-
day, November 16.
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and female World Athletes of the Year.
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ama and Costa Rica in World
Cup qualifying encounters last
month. On the fip, six play-
ers fve from the UK and one
from the US MLS have not
been included.
Those making the US-bound squad
are goalkeeper Duwayne Kerr, Colorado
Rapids striker Deshorn Brown, Water-
house midfelder Romario Campbell,
US MLS midfelder Je-Vaughn Watson
and Scandinavia-based left-sided player
Demar Phillips.
Out are regular captain, the USA-
based goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts,
Turkey-based striker Luton Shelton and
the UK-based quartet of forwards Mar-
lon King and Jermaine Beckford, and
midfelders/wingers Chris Humphrey
and Garath McCleary.
Jamaica, currently at the bottom
of the six-nation CONCACAF World
Cup qualifiers with four points, are
scheduled to meet Brazil-bound USA
in a must-win match at Sporting
Park in Kansas on Friday. Kick-off is
at 5:30 pm.
On the same day the Boyz face the
USA, Honduras host Costa Rica in
San Pedro Sula, while Mexico and
Panama clash at high altitude Azteca
in Mexico City.
Along with the USA on 16 points,
Costa Rica on 15 points have also
booked their Brazil 2014 World Cup
spot. Honduras follow in the race
with 11 points and are on the verge of
clinching the third automatic quali-
fying spot.
Panama and Mexico, eight points
each, and Jamaica are fghting for the
fourth-place play-off spot.
Jamaica will close out their Brazil
2014 campaign next on October 15 in a
home game against Honduras.
The top three teams will qualify
directly for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Fi-
nals, while the fourth-placed team will
play a home-and-away series against
New Zealand, the winner of Oceania.
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Kirk Edwards and wicketkeeper-
batsman Chadwick Walton been
named in the 15-member Test
squad for West Indies tour of
India. Edwards, who is currently
captaining the touring West Indies
A team in the unoffcial Tests
against India A, made a case for
his selection with some good
scores on the tour.
Edwards was the 14th West
Indies batsman to score a century
in his debut Test - against India
in 2011 - but was dropped after
he failed during the sides tour to
England in 2012. He was a part
of the squad for the Tests against
Bangladesh in November 2012, but
did not get a game.
Since then, Edwards has cap-
tained the West Indies A team
in frst-class matches against
Sri Lanka A at home and on the
tour to India. The batsman is among
the leading run-getters on the current
tour of India. In three List A games,
Edwards scored 159 runs at an average
of 53, including one hun-
dred and was third in the
run-scoring charts, after
Yuvraj Singh and Jona-
than Carter. He scored two
ffties in two frst-class
games and also
captained the
side to a 162-
run win in the
frst match of
the series.
Fast bowler
Shannon Ga-
briels exclusion
is the only other
change from the
Test squad that
played against
Zimbabwe
in March.
Gabriel was
replaced by Jamaica pace bowler, Shel-
don Cotterrell.
West Indies are scheduled to play two
Tests and three ODIs on their tour of In-
dia. The frst Test will begin on Novem-
ber 6, while the second Test is
scheduled for November 14.
The three ODIs will be played
on November 21, 24 and 27.
Squad: Darren Sammy (capt),
Tino Best, Darren Bravo,
Shivnarine Chanderpaul,
Sheldon Cotterrell, Narsingh
Deonarine, Kirk Edwards,
Chris Gayle, Veerasammy
Permaul, Kieran Powell,
Denesh Ramdin, Kemar
Roach, Marlon Samu-
els, Shane Shillingford
and Chadwick Walton.
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UTTARAKHAND, India, West
Indies cricket legend Brian Lara
endeared himself to Indian fans
when he played a charity match
in Dehradun on October 3 to
help raise funds for victims of
the Uttarakhand food.
While India skipper M.S.
Dhoni, was sorely missed, Lara
ensured that his batting as well as
words of encouragement helped raise
awareness. I urge anybody with means
to support this cause as a lot of families
have been destroyed. As much funds
and as much help in any way possible is
needed, Lara said.
The 44-year-old left-hander promised
more support and participation in the fu-
ture. I am here and I will be back for sure
and next time I come back I will be back
with some West Indian players, he said.
Laras was the frst attempt by any
cricketer of international repute to help
victims in the state. Massive foods on
T20 Helps Me Look After
My Family Says Pollard
New Delhi: Kieron
Pollard`s approach
towards life is very
similar to his cricket -
uncomplicated.
While cricketers
across the world
love to make right
noises about how
much they love play-
ing Test cricket, the
26-year-old Mumbai In-
dians all-rounder is very
practical about choices
he has made and frmly
stands by it.
You make decisions
in life. The point when I
started playing top-level
cricket to this day, T20 is
the cricket that I have
made my name in. I
don`t have any regrets
having played only 24
frst-class matches till
date. It is a business
as well and I have to
look after my family
and live as well, Pollard told PTI in
an exclusive interview.
Apart from being a star performer
for MI in IPL, Pollard has played for
Somerset in England, Big Bash in
Australia, Bangladesh Premier League
and the Caribbean Premier League.
But does the tag of T20 freelancer
hurts him, Pollard gave a pointed
reply, If people want to call me
T20 freelancer, that`s their opinion. I
can`t do anything about it. If I try to
change everything, I will be trying to
change the whole world.
For me, it`s just a mat-
ter of what I am sup-
posed to do and that is
playing whatever format I
get to play.
The giant of an all-
rounder felt that his stint
with Mumbai Indians has
made him a better cricketer.
Four years with Mumbai
Indians has been a learning
experience for me. The
best part is that players
come and go in other
teams but at Mumbai
Indians, the core of
the team has been
same for the last
four years. We have
enjoyed each other`s
success, said Pol-
lard, who has played
85 ODIs and 37 T20
Internationals for his
country.
On the technical as-
pects, Pollard believed
that he has become a
better batsman against slow bowlers
during his stint with Mumbai Indians.
Earlier, whenever I would come
into bat, the opposition captain
would immediately bring in a spinner.
It has changed now as they normally
don`t bring a spinner when I come
into bat. Although I still get out but,
if the slow bowlers keep it in my arc,
I am ready to hit it out of sight. My
regular visits to India has given me a
lot of confdence to play in front of
big crowds, Pollard added.
June 16 this year resulted in a huge loss
of life and property.
The students who came out to watch
Lara bat though, seemed to put the
nightmare behind them as they followed
every move of the cricketing icon. It
is every cricketers dream to play with
Brian Lara but it would have been good
to play with some Indian cricketers as
well in this charity match, said Ishan of
Abhimanyu Crickat Academy.
Lara is currently in India as mentor
with the Trinidad and Tobago national
team which has reached the semi-fnals
of the Champions League Twenty20
Tournament.
Edwards, Walton In
Windies Squad To India
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