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LONDON RALLIES TOBAGONIANS

By OPOKU WARE

THA Chief Secretary Orville London has accused the Central Government of "unjustified and unwarranted attempts to undermine the authority of the THA.

In his New Year's Day address, the Chief Secretary noted "over the past 12 months, Tobagonians have endured, survived and even made some progress during a challenge and often turbulent period."

The THA Chief Secretary who is seeking to extend his stay in office as Chief Secretary for 16 years with a THA election pending visualises that "the next 12 months the stakes will be much higher and we could be involved in battles that will determine the future of the island and the quality of life of its people for many decades."

London in his address, dedicated 2012 as the year in which Tobago achieves the level of Internal Self Government for which it has been striving since the era of APT James. He revealed that "the Bills which represent the recommendations and aspirations of Tobagonians have been transmitted to the Cabinet and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago."

However, he questioned the government's commitment to the principle of autonomy for Tobago and additional powers to the THA because of statements and postures from some government Ministers. London cited a number of areas to justify his point, such as, the Minister of Arts and Multiculturalism attempts to instruct the THA on matters which the THA has jurisdiction, the bullying of the management of the Magdalena Grand to cancel the legitimate THA booking and the decision of the Ministry of the People and Social Development and Cabinet to disregard a 30 year old practice and appoint their own Tobago local Public Assistance Board while THA recommendations to the Board are before the Ministry.

The THA leader felt that "those recent statements and actions are consistent with the treatment meted out to the THA by some Central Government Ministries and decision makers over the past 18 months.

Despite the situation with the Central Government, the Chief Secretary pointed to areas of achievement by his administration. He mentioned improvements in the Health sector such as state of the art health facilities at Charlotteville, Scarborough and Canaan. He also lauded the expected commissioning of the Scarborough laundry and the much anticipated state of the art of operations at the new hospital.

London also showered high praise on the extensive road works being inspired by the leadership of the Deputy Chief Secretary Hilton Sandy, who is also the Infrastructure and Public Utilities Secretary. The THA public assistance programme and the expanding business assistance to young Tobagonians were also emphasised by the Chief Secretary in his address. The fact that the lone Industrial Estate will soon have its first functionalising factory was not forgotten by the THA leader in his New Year's message. He said, "Tobagonians need to accept that in a changing dynamic world on uniformed forces of the traditional areas of study, may lead to frustration when they have to compete for dwindling job opportunities. He urged young Tobagonians to "access all relevant information, seek out all available advice and consider carefully before embarking on a career path."

The achievement of Kelly-Ann Baptiste at the World Athletics Championships and the strides made by a variety of Tobago young sports stars were all hailed by the Chief Secretary. The work of the THA in agriculture, housing, and the communities were given focus by the Chief Secretary in his address.

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Anonymous said on Saturday, Sep 15 at 3:31 PM

London is a half wit , he has ruined tobago , too much crime not enough justice, retire london you have done much harm.

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concerned tobagonian said on Wednesday, Jun 27 at 12:02 PM

Rallying Tobagonians is one thing but when they answer the call and make their investment especially in the Property Rental Market the so called outsiders with the hardwares who are in the market get all the rental opportunities and the indigenous Tobagonian have to beg and scrounge for the scraps which fall from the big boys table.Many have answered the clarion call but are sidelined because perhaps they do not pasa pasa with the big boy politicians. Look around the property market and see who are the favoured. Are we developing Tobagonians in a Developing Tobago and Protecting Tobago's Heritage.Look around and answer the question THA.

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I cannot vote for for Orville London said on Monday, Jun 25 at 7:59 PM

I am a student now finishing medical school in the USA.I needed 20000 to cover the balance of my scholarship. I was denied but my Former classmate who now has a degree in liberal arts from Ohio State University got 50000. I will be working in tobago in December. My classmate got married and is not returning. She had relations with a now councilor. CAN someone give me a reason to vote PNM?

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new yorker tobagoian said on Saturday, Jun 9 at 9:01 AM

Just remember that London came from a lady name washer Lewis alleyne so better come off his back you rides what God bless no man curse kamla coming to get the place from we opened up all eyes and the drugs will take overy

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jennifer said on Friday, Apr 27 at 6:43 PM

It is time for London to get out of politics; does he want to be there until he is 100 yrs old, give the younger folks an opportunity to take up leadership.

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the virginian said on Sunday, Mar 11 at 2:07 PM

Bagolady1,answer to your 10:52 AM comment:any man or woman judged of sound mind,a resident of Tobago,as defined by a super majority of the people of Tobago,and one who has met the minimum codified requirements for holding the office of Chief Secretary such as,but not limited to,age and so on.I would hope there're no specific formal educational requirements since there're no proven correlation between leadership and the extent of one's formal training.The great Carthaginian general,Hannibal,might not have been a scholar,yet he accomplished the unthinkable by crossing the Alps with his men,successfully invading Italy in 218. So when the time is ripe,let any'legitimate'Tobagonian with the fire in his/her belly stand up and be counted,irrespective of the length of his/her coat and allow gonians to choose wisely.Not that I have intent,but I'll be correctly deemed a carpetbagger,that rules me out.I only hope there'll be a crowded field from which to choose.It's better that way.

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bagolady1 said on Sunday, Mar 11 at 10:52 AM

Who is the critical thinker,Visionary leader, competent and compassionate 'people focused' leader you would like to replace London?

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Anonymous said on Friday, Mar 2 at 1:02 PM

Scamp LTD I agree with every word you say. Tobago has a lot ot educated people, who seem not to be using it wisely.When did Tobago like that? Is it too many imigrant we are letting in into the country? Is it the oil dollars that's turning people selfish? We need help bad and a lot of prayersEvery day I pray for a better Tobago.Maybe we should start a prayer cycle for Tobago

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Long Mango said on Wednesday, Feb 15 at 9:52 AM

Hi Citylimer u 2 sweet.

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citylimer said on Tuesday, Feb 14 at 4:48 PM

Hi Longmango I forgot to tell you that I am a family friend or you could say a friend of the family. Perhaps we are related in some way as most Tobagonians tend to be. Forget party do not get too worked up over politicians just try and cut your way out of this maze called politics and find a way to survive. We have a tendency to rely too much on which party is it my party or the other side. Which ever the party we have to ensure that we achieve our goals by fighting and grasping the opportunities available to us demand it Longmango. Do not look at the julie and feel ahow. Make the sweetest longmango chow with some pepper and it bound to sell while the expensive julie is not selling because the price is too high.

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citylimer said on Tuesday, Feb 14 at 4:25 PM

I understand your pain about the behaviour of men in general and their attitude towards women. I do not think that any political party is responsible for the unscrupulous behaviour of the men. The PP/UNC is in power in Trinidad and you hear of the same complain you are making about the URP/CEPEP men in Tobago under the PNM. Thus human behaviour transends a political party. You appear to be against the PNM so you will blame the PNM if you were expecting sun this morning and the rains came. Come on do better than that. Reference your allegation that I sat down and got what I got. What have I got. Does any one sit down and get anything. If so I would humbly suggest that you do the same and you will be prosperous. If the formula works please inform me. Have a good sitting. Watch the bed sores. Perhaps you may wish to sit on some eggs while you are at it. Watch out for the nimbles.

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Long Mango said on Tuesday, Feb 14 at 11:47 AM

Hi citylimer Please let us know if you are a friend or family, because you sat down and got what you wanted so you know that those who are not of the PNM PAIN league will not enjoy the perks you are now enjoying. So your advise is very timely all people must get up and get but you know it all too well that it is not so in the PNM.The current adminstration uses our Tax $$$$$$ as if it is their property,and do not understand that even though they were voted into office by their supporters they are duty bound to provide goods and services to all,but we all know that this PAINFUL PNM do not care about that,so for this reason some of our vulnerable women in the ccep and urp programmes are feeling the pain from their PAINFUL PNM supervisors,they have lost their dignity as a result of these sexual brutes, heartless, predators,sinful and wicked monsters, how can we allow an organisation such as this to return to office.No never again.

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citylimer said on Friday, Feb 10 at 8:35 PM

RJ - I am happy for you keep on keepimg on. By the way I am not big and I do not want to be big. Best of luck brother. Grasp what you are entitled to. Go brave and find your rightfull place in Tobago. Peace.

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Long Mango said on Friday, Feb 10 at 10:59 AM

I know what is good for us,ceartainly not the UNCARING PNM administration,as they say PNM is for Family and friends but the TOP is for all People no discrimination on party affiliation,sex, religion or whatever. The Tobago Organisation of The People is a people party,a caring party,a party who understand the issues of all the people,and Wii work in the interest of all.

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RJ said on Thursday, Feb 9 at 12:06 PM

CITYLIMER, Iam not just talkinh, I am alco acting. I will get big like you.

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Long Mango said on Wednesday, Feb 8 at 9:42 PM

Andy boy, all Mr London can do is talk,he is a very poor perfomer and what Tobago need now is a trend setter a leader who get the job done at the highest standard,and who is that Leader he is Mr Ashworth Jack.That is the leader who has defeated the the Tobago PNM on two occasions Andy Will how would you rate the PNM Mr London administration performance in the delivery of Houses, Agriculture,Health and Physical infrastructure,would you say that his performance was so good that there is no challenge for him.

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Andy Will said on Wednesday, Feb 8 at 4:38 PM

How come Long Mango didn't come over to this story to comment as yet? This blogger talking about PNM pain over on the Buccoo Reef story...if Tobagonians know what good for themselves, yuh would vote against this Gov't.

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the virginian said on Monday, Feb 6 at 10:01 PM

Citylimer,assuming this doesn't currently occur,do banks,real estate agencies and other financial institutions,and the likes hold periodic free seminars with potential customers--serve light refreshments for appreciation--highlighting certain opportunities and possibilities while fully explaning the requirements and demands to grow them.Some folks might be indecisive,sitting on the fence,paralyzed with fear to venture primarily because they need some upfront hand-holding.I had benefit of that when I first ventured into real estate and the stock market here in the late 70's.It was very,very helpful to me then.I was able to avoid some pitfalls and look out for potential problems.Of course,it's still risk-taking and as you well know,we've be raised to be risk-averse.That's one strike we had against us.Luckily,I've overcome that and I'm sure others there in the same predicament could.

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citylimer said on Monday, Feb 6 at 8:55 PM

error - should read making no effort.instead of effort

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citylimer said on Monday, Feb 6 at 3:45 PM

RJ- be fair talk is cheap - the THA have invited Tobagonians who want to venture into some business which has a sound business plan to apply for GRANTS and loans to start a business. Did you apply of course not. Just sitting down and making an effort to make any type of investment to help your self. Have started saving your money no matter how small it is towards a house of course not.It your privilege to grasp whats on offer.Talk is not going to advance your cause.Start small and grow.Put your effort where your mouth is.Sit down and say is only so and so getting ahead.You have a privilege grasp it before its too late. Think be proactive.

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RJ said on Monday, Feb 6 at 2:41 PM

It appears that it is citylimer who gets all the privileges. However, what about the rest of the Tobago populace, are they not entitled? We should see fair treatment for all by the THA.

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the virginian said on Saturday, Feb 4 at 2:05 PM

C'mon Citylimer,you seem to be one of the more profound bloggers but the last three sentences of your 8:26 PM piece yesterday"Beware my people... much was done"appear to betray that feeling.In my view,Tobagonians should make a critical assessment of their situation and proceed accordingly with concern but without fear.Remember earth was once considered flat and the moon,and not the sun,the center of the universe.We know differently now primarily because some folks were cautious and perspicacious but fearless.How 'bout that?

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citylimer said on Friday, Feb 3 at 4:26 PM

Say what you want under this THA administration Tobago has been developed to a stage where it is a most desirable place to live today.Realestate is selling like hot bread.Both Trinidadians and foreigners are hunting for land.Fortunately the THA bought significant pieces of realestate for future housing thus indigenous Tobagonians could save incrementally to accumulate their downpayment thereby being in a position to purchase housing for themselves and their offspring. This give another person a chance talk is just old talk.Running a country is not a lotto where you take a chance.Many took a chance in the last election and they are regreting it now.TOP is not a Tobago party of its own accord its umbilica cord is tied to PP who have ulterior motives as far as Tobago is concerned.Beware my people think straight Government is not a lotto to give or take a chance.What is the current THA not doing that people is calling to this or that a chance .With the limited resources much was done.

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citylimer said on Friday, Jan 6 at 5:09 PM

Issue - continuos unjustified and un warranted attempts to undermime the authority of the THA. The THA is an institution governed by the rule of the Constitution. Any attempts to undercut the THA is equal to treason and punishable by death. In this case political death in 2013 elections. Also heresy is punishable by political death. Worse of all these acts are aided and abetted by Tobagonians who have sold their soul for a mess of pottage. Their principles are being sacrificed for political power. These people are not worthy of governing their own, Off with their political heads come 2013 elections. Tobagonians examine the horns they are not real they are made of essential white paper on the roll. By their deeds you shall know them. Mouth open s- tory jump out. They let the cat out the the bag. Thanks V & J.

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citylimer said on Friday, Jan 6 at 4:50 PM

NOTE TO THE EDITOR - the word heresy means - an action/opinion contrary to the accepted doctrine on any subject - viz. the accepted authority of the THA. Also the words mess of pottage means - material comfort for which something higher is sacrificed. In this context ones principles are sacrificed for material comfort - political office. I am not seeing my submission. The language is proper standard language - used in writing - similar to Shakespare and doesnot or is not intended to be obscene. I know you have the sole discretion. The english language is beautiful please do not stiffle ones expression. Please publish my submission or at least meaningfully edit it . Thank you

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citylimer said on Friday, Jan 6 at 4:25 PM

Correction the Hospital was not being built by the THA - eDITOR PLEASE CORRECT.

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Anonymous said on Friday, Jan 6 at 2:05 PM

Has anyone seen the mess India, Brazil are in. Selling your soul for money is never the answer. The uniqueness of Tobago is soon disappearing,because we are absolutely too focus on the outside world. And as a result,we are no longer a people our community. First we gave away the coco, the bananas, the sea grapes, everything. what do we have left,which represents us. By God we even gave away our rivers.And now you people want us to give away the country to industrilization ,for money. These foreiners are venom,they come ANd next thing you know ,they want to make the rules. Nine out of ten times i assure you its not for the countries benefit. But to make you their slaves through industrialization. Beware of the pitfalls. Not everything that glitters is gold.

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citylimer said on Friday, Jan 6 at 1:55 PM

Yes Tobago has developed over the years. Health Centres - around the Island complete with Gyms for exercise and advise on lifestyle impediments. The Hospital was being built by the THA. It was being built by the Central Government - Ministry of Health under a IDB Loan. The problem was the contractor - is well known to us. There were problems with the soil test and also problems witht he quality of work being performed. Cost over runs were encountered. All these problems had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the THA. The project was managed by NIPDEC and various consultants on behalf of the Central Government - Ministry of Health. Schools several schools are available both Primary and Secondary , play grounds, roads grants for Tobagonians to go into business and develop the economy, housing being built, lands bought for future development, free transport to schools by maxi taxis and the like. Office, sport and culture, market space planned construction, esplanage, sewer facilities.

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D Mouse said on Thursday, Jan 5 at 10:30 PM

I worked in a factory environment in my early career.I worked on an assembly line as a technician for Cell Phone when they Just started to become all the rage for Philips/Lucent partnership company and I can tell you that it is so easy because 95% of the assembly work is automated you can be brain dead and still be a good employee in this field...Once the designs are imputed into the machines and that can be done remotely, you off and running. All you need is people to Push this lever and press a button and when an alarm sound you clear the machine and hit restart, and those robots run 24/7

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the virginian said on Thursday, Jan 5 at 4:12 PM

Bless,I've been preaching the crux of what you've articulated but the vibes I'm getting from some bloggers is that they like Tobago as is,for Tobagonians only."Outsiders"need not apply. BTW,you forgot to mention that Tobago already has a relatively young and higly literate labor force to support the likes of the behemoth Apple.Good job.Keep encouranging Tobagonians not to be afraid to push the envelope and yeah,they're already English speaking.

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Bless said on Thursday, Jan 5 at 3:15 PM

@Fire: Under TOP it will be the same treatment. My point is that Politics and Politicians is Not the answer. We must become more self reliant. We must invest in industry for local and export markets. We must not be afraid to do things Big...Big Grants... Big Businesses... big returns. Why must India, China and Brazil be the Sole suppliers to the U.S market when we are "Near Shore", to the U.S. and can compete with salary requirements and speak the same language. Why should Apple move its Ipad production to Brazil and Not to Tobago. $500USD/month is a nice salary for a factory worker in Tobago!

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the virginian said on Thursday, Jan 5 at 11:42 AM

Anonymous,I think I know why it might appear that you've been subjected to "special treatment." It's easy,c'mon,I give you two guesses.

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Poyer said on Thursday, Jan 5 at 11:09 AM

I'm appalled by some of the dotish comments made on this blog every wk,by those like "Conscious" as e.g.Since when it is the THA's responsibility to build grocery?Is it still necessary to have P.Offices all around when mails are delivered house to house today?Comm'Centres have been constructed/upgraded in many villages in the last 10yrs.There's no need for schools in every village when one can share in an area of other vill's.Since when the THA is assigned it's own Army&Coastguard vessels?People make all sorts of stupid demands now that they weren't making when the failures they support were in office.They can't give a valid or sensible reason why "London must go",but he must just go,like the "Manning must go" call.Today there's anger,regrets and disgust by that decision.Fortunately,many Tobagonians are now "seeing the light" while some are still brainwashed and ignorant.T'gonians need to become more enlightened and understanding of the politics and stop spewing sh.. every wk.

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Anonymous said on Thursday, Jan 5 at 1:33 AM

I tried to send my comments THREE TIMES without success, why is that? Every time I click on submit I get this response telling me it is gone for "Approval". By whom? This CANNOT be fair at all because some have 2 and 3 comments at a time. It is very frustrating.

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Fire said on Wednesday, Jan 4 at 10:23 AM

Bless that's the game that has being played for decades: Make Tobagonians feel they MUST depend on Tdad, and they will eventually believe they CAN'T survive without Tdad. But apparently it worked. We now appear to be tired and frustrated and our ambition for Self-government or Independence, have watered down to mere survival - social programs. London is sighting disrespect by the new government, but did he fare any better under PNM? Not even his previous PNM lackeys that ruled delivered for Tobago. If self-government is achieved under the PP government, you can rest assured that it's members will be well positioned here. But there seems to be something to fear about a self-sufficient or an independent Tobago, and it may be that Trinidad really needs but don't trust Tobago.

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the virginian said on Tuesday, Jan 3 at 6:46 PM

Perhaps part of the solution might be that Tobago should be allowed to keep all tax dollars generated from activities carried on in Tobago with said funds dedicated,and I mean dedicated,to infrastructure development.This would mean more jobs and with more jobs comes greater demand for goods and services.Yes,somebody has to provide the additional goods and services realizing a sort of job-creation multiplier over time and before you know it,real economic expansion.Is this just a pipe dream or what?

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Bless said on Tuesday, Jan 3 at 2:35 PM

Really !..."GOLD TAPS" and you believe that ?!...I didn't see any gold Taps when I visited. People always want this and want that and when they get it they don't see to its maintenance. It took the Hospital a Decade to build because Central Government slowly funded the project. THA would request X amount and dollars and Central Government will give Y amount, short changing the program. Tobago must beg we bread from Central Government all the time and 5% of the national budget is Chicken feed for what Tobago really need to grow at 3% Plus; 5% Take is break even at best. We do need much more, but when the moment gets going the private sector must maintain it...Stop Depending on the Government for every Dam thing !!! Tobagonians are too dependent of Government for bread !!!

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Anonymous said on Tuesday, Jan 3 at 2:14 PM

Tobago has a long road to climb ,from corruption , criminal element , no justice for poor people, promises made to seniors that are never fullfilled , the list grows daily, one thing that never changes , officials who take from the people, like London who so I have been told has gold taps in the bathrooms of his residence ,he is a piece of work, get him out vote honest people in, the only draw back is power corrupts,good luck you will need it

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the virginian said on Tuesday, Jan 3 at 1:00 PM

Conscious,you're on target.If you're currently a resident,maybe you should try to organize and spearhead a small group of about 5 serious-minded,influencial and respectable locals to meet preliminarily with the THA and express your concerns.I think,for starters,the THA should be receptive. Finally,if Tobago became a sovereign state,or something akin to that,it won't necessarily need an army but a strong and incorruptible police force and coast guard are a must.And in preparation for sovereignty,THA should begin to create the environment that would attract private capital investment,local or otherwise,to establish an industrial and manufacturing base to augment the tourism industry.I reside in a 21 st century developed city--no,not NYC--yet a day doesn't seem to pass where the Mayor and municipal government aren't trying to entice deep-pocketed entrepreneurs to our city to help diversify and strenghten its industrial base.Jobs,jobs,jobs.Right?

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CONSCIOUSTRINGONIAN said on Tuesday, Jan 3 at 11:20 AM

!IT APPEARS POWER IS SWEET; AND IT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE GOOD OF THE COUNTRY!!!!!!HAS MR LONDON CONSULTED THE VILLAGERS ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE EXPECTED TO GAIN FROM THE SELF GOVT????? OR IS IT JUST ABOUT A FEW PEOPLE AT THE THA MAKING DECISIONS AND GETTING MORE POWER IN THEIR HANDS??IT APPEARS THAT OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS TOBAGO HAS SEEN A DECLINE.!!!! NO SELFSUFFIENCY IN AGRI, ON EFFECTIVE TOURISM, NO SUSTAINABLE JOBS FOR THE LESS ACADEMCALY INCLINED, THE DEVELOPMENT OF EACH VILLAGE HAS MUCH TO BE DESIRED.!!!!!!! SOME VILLAGES ARE LACKING IN THE BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE OF POST-OFFICE, COMMUNITY CENTRE, A PLAY GROUND AND A PROPER GROCERY, A SCHOOL, WHERE POSSIBLE AND BASIC AMENITIES LIKE RUNNING WATER.THERE SHOULD ALSO BE PROPER SECURITY. IF HE WANTS SELF-SUFFIENCY, WHERE IS THE THA'S ARMY AND COAST GUARD VESSELS?????? WHERE ARE THE INDUSTRIAL ESTATES FOR MANUFACTURING GOODS IN A SELF-GOVERNMENT SYSTEM???? HOW DOES THE THA PORPOSE TO SUSTAIN THE TOBAGO ECONOMY??? THIS IS IMPORTANT!!!!

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Annoymous said on Tuesday, Jan 3 at 12:55 AM

Pungie! Yes! I agree. Our services sucks. We need to begin there. Secondly, we all have to get out of that care taker mode of the 1950 ideology. In Tobago we need a new drive and something other than the 1950 ideology to get excited about. That new drive comes by stop looking inward and look at the entire world and waht roles we play in the world. Our villages and mind set has to be part of the entire world. This I believe the new excitement that will engage the youth.

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PUNGIE said on Monday, Jan 2 at 9:40 PM

London needs to get his head out of the sand. Mr London needs to get out of his car and walk down Scarborough he will see a shack on every corner, go up to the hospital and see the poor service the citizens receive,visit a goverment office and chat with some of the (RUDE PIGS) working there.Pull your head out the sand wake up and smell the cocoa tea.

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Anonymous said on Monday, Jan 2 at 11:57 AM

REALLY how come so many tobagonians not seeing the money. please tell us what we should do with the people of cpep who you are so eager to make unemployed. iF you are supporting London with all this rubbish,i say down down down with LONDON. mY FAMILY AND MANY OTHER FAMILIES IN TOBAGO CANT AFFORD TO BUILD BIG HOUSES. WHAT PUT LONDON BACK AND HE WOULD BUILD FOR THEM,I DONT THINK SO. LONDON BRIDGE,IS BROKEN DOWN. WHEN A MAN DENIES CHILDREN THE RIGHT TO AN EDUCATION I SAY HE IS NOT WORTHY OF HIS POSITION. SPEAKING AS ONE OF THOSE CHILDREN,WHO HE SO ELOQUENTLY SAID,EVEN IF ITS YOUR RIGHT,I DONT WANT YOU HERE,AND JUST SENT ANOTHER INNOCENT CHILD TO THE STREETS. IS THAT THE MAN WE WANT TO CONTINUE LEAD US ,I DONT THINK SO.

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Looking Back said on Monday, Jan 2 at 8:48 AM

Last 10 Years in review: I know for one construction in the country quadrupled a good sign of economic success; money passing like rain. Unemployment at its lowest average 5% because of programs like CPEP etc etc. Crime in Tobago began to spike before the London Era because of ineptness in police work now serious crime is on the decline in Tobago. A regimn change in Tobago will mean putting inexperience in the place of a decade of experience. People can still find Jobs in Tobago in the global economic meltdown. In The Last Decade Business has never been so good at any other time in our history, come see the Mansions People are building. Minority Leader Jack is completing construction on a $5 Million Home were you think He got that money, from a Tree? Money Passing Like sand in Tobago in the last 10 years.

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Anonymous said on Sunday, Jan 1 at 9:40 AM

Well said scamp ltd, i for one sure miss the real Tobagonians. I can tell you that the negative, outside influence of the world sure toook too much root in our society.

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scamp LTD said on Saturday, Dec 31 at 10:18 AM

The only measure of a man is by the success of the people he is elected to govern. Is Tobago better off than it was 16 years ago? Is Tobago any closer to economic self reliance? Is agriculture flourishing? Is tourism flourishing? Are we, the people of Tobago, safer in our homes? Only the answers to these questions will define success or failure. The most important thing we must ask ourselves is WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT IT? we all have a responsibility to our island. sitting and whining about how everybody else has failed us makes us look like idiots. what the heck is wrong with us...our brains gone sorf and ourfeet tie up. get up off our backsided and do one, yes, just one thing today to better Tobago. (pick up a garbage bag and fill it with trash that is within 100 feet of your fence, tell the little cussbird on the corner not to disgrace himself)keep at it, every little action will have an impact. the longtime people of Tobago had dignity and pride. lets restore it.

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Anonymous said on Saturday, Dec 31 at 8:14 AM

Some people dont know when to quit. London has had his time to prove himself,and has failed in many areas, and hopefully has not bought the Tobago people with hs antics. His attitude to not give another person a chance, spells dictatorship. Thank God for democrati.

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