Daily Archives: November 24, 2011

“An Act of Treason” – Trinidad Assasination Plot

“An Act of Treason” – Trinidad Assassination Plot

Kamla condemns cowardly plots against her and the People’s Government of Trinidad and Tobago

By Anna Ramdass anna.ramdass@trinidadexpress.com

 Story Updated: Nov 24, 2011 at 11:50 PM ECT

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday said the plot to assassinate her and Government members was an “act of treason” which will not deter her from dealing with the criminal elements and returning this country to a peaceful state.

Following the Cabinet meeting which took place at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s, yesterday, a calm and composed looking Persad-Bissessar addressed the media where she sent a stern message to the criminal elements—her Government will not back down in its fight against crime.

“The cowardly plots against me and the People’s Government serve only to strengthen my resolve and embolden efforts to eradicate this scourge from our society. For far too long these criminals have been allowed to flourish as the untouchables, some with their sinister connections of legitimacy. The intense pressure brought to bear by our initiatives will be intensified and I will stop at nothing to return Trinidad and Tobago to the peaceful state we once enjoyed,” said Persad-Bissessar.      Read more

T&T gov’t faces skepticism over ‘death plot’

(Reuters) Stabroek News –  November 26, 2011

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Election Day is a public holiday – November 28, 2011

Election Day is a public holiday

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Written by Kwesi Isles – Demerara Waves
Thursday, 24 November 2011 14:15
The government has settled on making Monday, Election Day, a public holiday, a  senior government official has confirmed.The official said it would be a full holiday instead of a partial one for schools.The same had been done for the 2006 general and regional elections..

Representation for such a move had come from the Private Sector Commission (PSC) and the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG), even as the opposition coalition APNU on Thursday disagreed with such a call.  According to the APNU’s Lance Carberry, making the day a holiday would pose transportation problems for the voting public.

.The Home Affairs Ministry is expected to make the public proclamation shortly.

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The First Thanksgiving story – video

The First Thanksgiving story – video

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Fort Langley Douglas Day Celebrations – “A glorious event”

Fort Langley Douglas Day Celebrations on Saturday, 19 November 2011

“The Caribbean comes to British Columbia”…  at Fort Langley National Historic Site.

The event was presented by Fort Langley Legacy Foundation, and the Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of B.C. from 12:00 to 15:00 hours at the Historic Site Fort Langley at 23433 Mavis Avenue. Parks Canada manages Fort Langley and aided in a successful Douglas Day.

Douglas Day this year was when the Caribbean came to British Columbia as advertised – There was great weather and a colourful ceremony with a short parade from the Community Centre to the Fort – Tropitonics steelband played in an enclosed tent at the Fort.  There were ethnic foods,  flags, cultural dancing, and a reenactment of the proclamation of British Columbia.  More info on British Guiana born James Douglas, BC’s first Governor, are in attachments at the end of this post.

The event was featured on Canada’s CBC News – view here   Continue reading

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