doing a great job
the management of TTPost for the professional manner in which they handled
the recent allegations made by the Guardian Angels.
I was amazed
at the honesty and professionalism shown by the New Zealanders and local
managers as they openly addressed the issue of mail being in the hands
of the Guardian Angels a first in our country.
that they accepted that an incident of mail tampering had occurred and
that the matter was in the hands of the police was indeed admirable.
long we have been subjected to corrupt practices at our State enterprises
and time and time again dishonest acts and breaches are swept under the
has to look at WASA, NWRHA, BWIA and CEPEP to see the blatant abuse of
office by officials.
the Fraud Squad fully investigates the circumstances surrounding the Guardian
Angels and their vigilante activities.
Dr Khan focus his energies on fixing the nations health crisis instead
of bad-mouthing the postal administration?
to remind the good doctor that his political agendas should be left to
the political platform. And that there is a fine line between public interest
and public mischief.
in the past received other peoples mail in my box and I did what
was required by simply handing it back to the postman.
forward to seeing the postman for my area as he rides his motorcycle doing
year and a half ago, the people in my area did not even have a postman
delivery service, but thanks to TTPost my pension cheque is now delivered
to my home.
seen significant improvements made by TTPost and wish to commend them for
their efforts to improve the quality of mail delivery.
have though that the day would come when you could pay your phone bills
in three minutes flat at a post office, rather than waiting in line for
an hour at a TSTT office.
I do not
know how many New Zealanders are working at TTPost, but it is good to see
the local managers holding their end as reported on the television stations
and newspapers. Who says that we do not have local talent?
nearly leads to death
a US national and his Trinidadian wife in Tobago looking at their property
in which they plan to build their home.
a random act of kindness nearly causing their deaths.
given a lift proceeded to tie up these people, put them in the trunk of
their own car, rob them of their money, beat them into disclosing their
PIN and drive their car to Scarborough to the ATM.
the distressed couple managed to free themselves, open the trunk and escape,
while the car was in motion.
of the story is dont give anyone children, old people, handicapped
people a lift.
may cause you to meet your maker sooner than you had expected. Even though
Bethel is the name of a holy place, dont trust the area.
of Cocorite dust
I am prompted
to pen this letter after reading the article EMA pressured by big
business written by Jada Loutoo in the May 31 Guardian.
in Cocorite and have written to the EMA and the Town and Country Planning
Division in the past to enquire about the land reclamation that is taking
place at two businesses in the area.
we are at the mercy of the clouds of dust stirred up by the trucks delivering
earth. When delivery is done then the bulldozers do their part by pushing
the loads into the sea to create more land. When communicating with these
land grabbers, they indicate that they are creating employment
and that this is progress.
legal? How far out into sea are they allowed to go, if approval has been
given by the appropriate authority? Has approval been given for a heliport?
A pad has already been laid down at one business.
reporters should make a visit to the site to see for themselves.
to help the disabled
Credit Union Co-operative Society Ltd views with disgust the hardships
encountered by our disabled brothers and sisters in T&T.
for education/training and gainful employment are quite small. Those of
us who are gainfully employed have had to struggle for years to reach this
of disabled people camping out on Wrightson Road is an affront to any society.
Are we to wait until someone dies before the powers that be begin dialogue
towards workable solutions for the disabled?
believe that the services of the Ministry of Education, YTEPP, NESC, Servol
and the many NGOs could be used to make the lives of people with disabilities
you, Mr Manning.
land use policy
1970s and 1980s, national land utilisation maps and diagrams were often
displayed for pubic information. The idea of using land according to its
type and fertility was accepted.
people who thank their pieces of land for their survival during the two
World Wars. In war time also, even the Queens Park Savannah was given
over to citizens to plant garden as German submarines reduced
our food supply by sinking merchant ships coming here.
a couple of small islands with lots of mountains and limited arable land
but with an increasing population. The wise use of our land resources is
an excellent idea, therefore, to establish the new industrial park at Wallerfield,
where the soil is among our poorest for most crops. Similarly, it certainly
seems undesirable to take the countrys best soil with long-successful
farming and replace it with houses. I am not the one who has said that
area near Curepe has the countrys best soil; a university professor
in agriculture did.
As a country,
are we going to do the best for ourselves by leaving good arable land for
agriculture and assigning the rest for other varied needs? (The allegation
of voter padding is a non-issue.) Government should publish its land-use
policy, based largely on soil type, along with its land use allocations.
should be taken to include areas for potential squatter development, with
a commitment to squash such settlement elsewhere.
must adhere to such a Government policy. We must not bring pressure to
bear to change it for our own personal ends, nor should we flout it.
we in 2020 take our students and tourists to some small, cleared spot in
some yard, otherwise sheathed in concrete, to display the best soil in
our country with test tube soil samples on sale?
be an imaginative and entrepreneurial citizen who would do that as, perhaps,
the official policy might be to ignore or downplay our soil legacy.
also seem desirable to do two things:
Assign pieces of land to each farmer with a lease, the land to be used
strictly for farming.
Design and conduct high-quality training programmes for them, so the best
farm land may produce the best and highest yielding crops.
of course, if Governments hope is to lift this country to what is
termed First World status, it must achieve the following: law in the interest
of the people, in consultation with them; peoples adherence to the
law; guardians faithful enforcement of the law. Can we hope for this?
to blame Aleong
It is unfair
and quite over the top to blame Conrad Aleong for BWIAs financial
large airlines, for example, United Airlines and American Airlines, have
experienced the same serious problems after 9/11 and, later, the rash adventures
of Bush and Blair in Iraq.
one of the worlds best and safest carriers and I pray for its survival.
Surrey KT16 9LP