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Do You Think PM Kamla Should Attend The World Health Summit in September?

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She Certainly Should Because Diabetes Is One of The Leading Cause of Long Term Suffering and Death in Trinidad and Tobago

Here’s what the World Health Organizations (WHO) says about diabetes in Trinidad and Tobago.  Keep in mind that this is just one of the 4 non-communicable diseases identified as the leading cause of death globally. According to WHO: · T&T has the most persons with diabetes per capita in the Western Hemisphere. T&T is 5th in the world in diabetes per capitaDiabetes is the 2nd most common cause of death in T&T
Dead is dead.  Is there any difference between being a victim of a drive by shooting, a horrific murder, a planned daylight execution or contacting a non-communicable disease like diabetes?  

I know your first reaction is “that’s asinine” how could these cause of death be compared?  But think about it for a moment. Given the choice; which would you choose?  
That depends on your position.  Life is most times a spectator sport.  That’s until the bell rings…

10 Most Insightful Comments on The State Of Emergency In Trinidad and Tobago

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Trinidad and Tobago Limited State of Emergency

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Trinidadian Attempts to Blacklist Their Country’s Image To Live in The United States.

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Repeatedly Rejected, They Are To Be Returned Home
An Indian family has been trying since 2006 to have Trinidad and Tobago labeled as "dangerous to Indians who return here from the United States".  As such, they were seeking asylum.. 
That’s bad enough but a local Trinidad and Tobago newspaper, Newsday, August 7th, Sunday Morning edition splashed the headline below.  Obviously to increase circulation but other motives can be imputed. The headline read....
“CRIMINALS ATTACKING INDIANS”
You can read the rest of the story by clicking the link but consider the moral and ethical issues related to this story.  First, this is blatant sensationalism.  The headline does not support the content of the story.  This is irresponsible reporting with or without the intent to incite a particular segment of the society against another.  It could be cited as seditious.  But nobody is saying anything about it.  
As far as the story goes, this family overstayed their time in the United States. When c…

A Lighter Side Of The Caribbean

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Dem Jamaicans Dem

Someone sent me this joke, it made me laugh out loud.  Let me know if you think it's funny.   A Jamaican farmer named Ralph had an accident with  a lorry and was suing the lorry company.
  In court their hot-shot solicitor was questioning Ralph. 
  Solicitor:    'Now didn't you say to the Police at the scene of the accident, 'I'm fine?'
  Ralph:    'Well , I'll tell you what happened. I had just loaded my favorite cow Bessie into the...'
  Solicitor:    'I didn't ask for any details, just answer the question. Did you not tell the police officer at the scene of the accident, "I'm fine!"?'
  Ralph:   'Well, I had just got Bessie into the sidecar and I was driving down the road.....'
  The solicitor interrupted again and said,
  'Your Honor , I am trying to establish the fact that, at the scene of the accident this man told the police that he was fine. Now several weeks after the acciden…

Why Did PM Kamla Visit The Crashed CAL Plane In Guyana?

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She Stunned The Country By Personally Visiting The CAL Crash In Guyana
Prime Minister Kamla impromptu decision to visit the down Caribbean Airline in Guyana positioned her as an attention seeking, news hound.   
Unfortunately, there was no diplomatic advantage or even a guanine sense of compassion that was demonstrated here.  Express Story
In fact, as far as diplomacy was concern, her position was the air craft should not be moved to which the Guyana PM objected and insisted that it will be moved.  Wonder who had the last word on that issue?   
It brings back memories of a serious accident on the Churchhill Roosevelt Highway where people just stop to look causing a massive pile up in both directions?   Credit it to human nature to gawk at others misfortunes and simultaneously be grateful that “it’s them not me”.   
 This was a case of a country, represent by Prime Minister Kamla gawking at an accident personally.  
Our government also took the responsibility to fly ONE member of an injured …