Showing posts from February, 2013

Is Montano Sentence Unfair?

How justice works in Trinidad and Tobago.  Swift & Sure

Most Trinbagonians know that Machel Montano was slapped on the wrist after his conviction on 5 charges which included assault and battery and using obscene language.

But let's face it, that was expected.

 If you have been following the case for any time you would come to the conclusion that there are 2 set of justices in TnT. According to Mr. Herbert Volney, past Justice Minister, big mouth with an axe to grind. He is calling for a judicial review of the sentencing by the DPP. Read his position here Express Article

The articles states that "Section 30 of the Offences Against the Person Act, Chapter 11:08 provides for a maximum term of imprisonment of five years for the charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm for which Montano was convicted"

 After Carnival Montano publicly apologized to the victims of the fracas. In my opinion, it was a totally lame apology. It was more of an insult than an apol…

Arresting Women - Law in Trinidad & Tobago

A Public Service Message
An incident took place recently - a young girl was raped by a man posing as a plain clothes officer; he asked her to come to the police station when she and her male friend didn't have a driver's license to show.

He sent the boy off to get his license and asked the girl to accompany him to the police station. He took her instead to an isolated area where the horrendous crime was committed.

The law which most are not aware of, clearly states that between 6 pm and 6 am, a woman has the right to REFUSE to go to the Police Station, even if an arrest warrant has been issued against her. 

It is a procedural issue that a woman can be arrested between 6 pm and 6am, ONLY if she is arrested by a woman officer and taken to an ALL WOMEN police station. If she is arrested by a male officer, it has to be proven that a woman officer was on duty at the time of arrest.
Please share this with as many girls and women you know.

Also guys.... share with friends …
Don't You Dare Try This

Here is what can happen with you if you try smuggling drugs into the UK.  A short vacation to the UK can last for years.
The vacation planned to the UK

His nervous behavior gave him away.

Super Blue - 2013 Road March King


Will MacFarlane Stop Carnival?

Dismissed Claims That Trinidad & Tobago Carnival Is "The Greatest Show On Earth"

Here's a direct quote from the veteran mas man:

Rubbish.  What we have is the greatest street party.  But when you see what Rio (Brazil) has the elaborate costumes, their Carnival reflests their culture.  Brazil carnival is far, far superior to outs. 

 "Brazil's carnival is far, far superior to ours. We keep saying we are getting closer to Brazil but we aren't, each costume starts at US$2,500 for a costume. Anybody can join a samba school but you have to sign a contract and learn the dances. It's well-done stuff, not the crap you see here," he admonished.

Now I don't think that MacFarlane read what I had written just before this Carnival. The post entitled Marketing Carnival To the World

If as Mr. MacFarlane's said that it has been a bad business decision to continue he should know.  I certainly don't think he did it because he wants to start  contro…

Marketing Carnival to the World


2013 Soca Power & Groovy Monarch Winners Results

Big Surprise Ending: A Tie For First

Well I was not 100 percent wrong.
Yesterday I predicted that Super Blue will take the Crown.  He did, half of it, he split with Montano. 
The face off ended in a draw.Austin "SuperBlue" Lyons and Machel Montano at Friday's Play Whe International Power Soca Monarch results wer not expected by anyone.
Machel gave a spirited performance with his delivery of "Float" while SuperBlue, enchanted the crowd before he took to the stage.He had the crowd humping with his piece, "Fantastic Friday." -->
Machel, easily won the Digicel International Groovy Soca Monarch defending his title.
Neil "Iwer" George took second with Dexter "Blaxx" Stewart, third.
The complete official results
Play Whe International Power Soca Monarch 1. Austin "SuperBlue" Lyons 1. Machel Montano 3. Rodney "Benjai" Le Blanc
Digicel International Groovy Soca Monarch 1. Machel Montano 2. Neil "Iwer" Goerge 3. Dexter &…

Who Will Be The Groovy Soca & Power Soca Winners?