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Title: ELECTION NITE
Post by: weary1969 on July 26, 2010, 07:34:13 PM
Nobody cares. Kamla went and vote wit d Rising Sun on she chest. GR8 example Madam PM. Doh be vex when other peeps break d law.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: truetrini on July 26, 2010, 07:51:14 PM
PNM get a cutarse AGAIN!

PP take Diego Martin.....Rowley's back yard!
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: weary1969 on July 26, 2010, 07:52:53 PM
PNM get a cutarse AGAIN!

PP take Diego Martin.....Rowley's back yard!

Not surprisin I expect dem 2 only get San Juan/Barataria and POS
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: truetrini on July 26, 2010, 07:57:48 PM
any live links to hear the results?
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Brownsugar on July 26, 2010, 08:00:05 PM
PNM get a cutarse AGAIN!

PP take Diego Martin.....Rowley's back yard!

Not surprisin I expect dem 2 only get San Juan/Barataria and POS

they got Point Fortin too...Rowley conceded....

@ Weary, Kamla wear a UNC juzzy to vote??  Sooooooo nobody eh stop she??  uuuummm correction....soooo she eh stop she self??!!  Lawd.... :busshead:
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: STEUPS!! on July 26, 2010, 08:02:43 PM
*sigh*  :-\
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: weary1969 on July 26, 2010, 08:12:50 PM
PNM get a cutarse AGAIN!

PP take Diego Martin.....Rowley's back yard!

Not surprisin I expect dem 2 only get San Juan/Barataria and POS

they got Point Fortin too...Rowley conceded....

@ Weary, Kamla wear a UNC juzzy to vote??  Sooooooo nobody eh stop she??  uuuummm correction....soooo she eh stop she self??!!  Lawd.... :busshead:

Nah not a juzzy d symbol. Y stop dey doin whatever dey want. Dey large and in charge.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: D.H.W on July 26, 2010, 08:20:07 PM
and the truck keeps rolling on , u know what funny PNM blast ah set ah loud stinking music in people ears , almost everyday and people running all over the road, i hardly here PP much , but they get mash up in Arima again lol. Arima doh love PNM again  :devil:
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: D.H.W on July 26, 2010, 08:23:59 PM
any live links to hear the results?

http://www.jumptv.com/en/channel/cnc3/ u have too sign in or create a jumptv account
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: truetrini on July 26, 2010, 08:35:13 PM
I only care who win St James West!
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Jah Gol on July 26, 2010, 09:47:45 PM
This was the first time I've voted in local government elections. In May there was long bending line at 6. I wake up late this morning and reach there 0720 and there was literally nobody in front of me at polling station 1833. I heard the officer announce "Consecutive Number 33" then she butchered my name. I shake my head , I do my part yes.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: weary1969 on July 26, 2010, 10:05:37 PM
This was the first time I've voted in local government elections. In May there was long bending line at 6. I wake up late this morning and reach there 0720 and there was literally nobody in front of me at polling station 1833. I heard the officer announce "Consecutive Number 33" then she butchered my name. I shake my head , I do my part yes.

CO-SIGNNNN I hearing Fireworks at Rienzi as I type
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: weary1969 on July 26, 2010, 10:32:06 PM
People's Partnership claims victory at local government election.
The ruling People's Partnership coalition party won 11 of the 14 corporations at the 2010 Local Government election on Monday. They wrested the San Fernando City, Arima Borough, Diego Martin, Tunapuna/Piarco, Sangre Grande, Siparia corporations from the People’s National Movement (PNM). In addition, they retained the Chaguanas Borough Corporation, as well as the Penal/Debe, Princes Town, and Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo corporations, while adding the Mayaro/Rio Claro Corporation which was jointly held

Express
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Controversial on July 26, 2010, 11:04:26 PM
wow they get beat like a judas oui
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: congo on July 26, 2010, 11:40:33 PM
LOl and they're off ...Now sit back and enjoy the ride...The horses are truly out of the stable..Say what U want about Manning, he never had the constitutional power to be an asshole so his actions were always gonna fall short...I can't wait for the fireworks..!!

Steups Trinis should hold their heads in shame...All the rant and rave about Manning postponing local government elections...We get the elections and according to the EBC poor voting turnout..We really not serious..!!

Steups now ship building  going to replace the smelter plan down la brea..This doesn't seem well thought out...How are we going to profit and compete against other territories that have been in the ship buidling for centuries and who now admit to seeing a decline in the relevance of the industry??
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: ribbit on July 27, 2010, 01:19:26 AM
AB Trini, ent de map have a curryish hue to it lately?   :D

Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: truetrini on July 27, 2010, 06:38:45 AM
The PNM, once proud and seemingly invincible is in dire starits now.

Rowley will soon be hearing the call for his head.  He is seen as brash, coarse and brutish and finally, in sweet T&T the population it seems is growing politically mature.

Imbert, Manning, Enil, and the rest are dead politically, and they helped kill the PNM.

The PP has to do its job or I feel they too will be removed.

The people of T&T have spoken, let democracy reing.

 Le Roi est mort, vive le Roi!  The King is Dead, Long live the King....or is it Queen?
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: AB.Trini on July 27, 2010, 06:51:54 AM
While many may bask in victory and the 'fed ups' rejoice one has to wonder if we have learned our lessons.

It is no surprise that the results are convincing as they are. However, what  have we learned? It reflection over the past five years, we have seen the results and the outcome of a 'one party dominating' the political scene. Have we simply replaced one with another? Time will reveal......

No matter this new political landscape, the public have to  demand greater accountability for the government. Interestingly, as I move about and speak to a number of people, it appears that this shift in political affinity, also represents a shift in  a generational aligning with political ideologies. The ruling parties  appears to have more of an appeal to a younger electorate and a radical thinking from the past. Disenchantment with the 'old guard' and with ideologies of the past are shifting the views of many.

So today we stand on the cusp of political change time will tell if this will reveal societal changes, economic and fistful responsibilities, reduction in crime and stabilization of food prices. Will promises made be promises kept?

I trust that the return to peaceful times and public safety would be high priorities as this government moves to assert its governance. I look forward to a prosperous and safe future in TnT.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: sammy on July 27, 2010, 07:19:10 AM
The PNM, once proud and seemingly invincible is in dire starits now.

Rowley will soon be hearing the call for his head.  He is seen as brash, coarse and brutish and finally, in sweet T&T the population it seems is growing politically mature.

Imbert, Manning, Enil, and the rest are dead politically, and they helped kill the PNM.

The PP has to do its job or I feel they too will be removed.

The people of T&T have spoken, let democracy reing.

 Le Roi est mort, vive le Roi!  The King is Dead, Long live the King....or is it Queen?

nopes, rowley try to take front before front take he. He came out b4 election sand said that election got called b4 he was made leader of the pnm. so maybe they'll fall for that.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: D.H.W on July 27, 2010, 07:45:21 AM
wow they get beat like a judas oui

 :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: truetrini on July 27, 2010, 08:02:09 AM
Rowley is absolutely correct.  it was decided and called before he was made leader of the PNM.  Additionally, can you please tell me of a time when the winner of the GE did NOT win the LGE?

The cut arse was expected, losing Arima and Diego Martin was NOT!
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Jah Gol on July 27, 2010, 08:19:54 AM
The PNM, once proud and seemingly invincible is in dire starits now.

Rowley will soon be hearing the call for his head.  He is seen as brash, coarse and brutish and finally, in sweet T&T the population it seems is growing politically mature.

Imbert, Manning, Enil, and the rest are dead politically, and they helped kill the PNM.

The PP has to do its job or I feel they too will be removed.

The people of T&T have spoken, let democracy reing.

 Le Roi est mort, vive le Roi!  The King is Dead, Long live the King....or is it Queen?
Rowley is still one of the most popular figures in the PNM. The ‘calls for his head’ are unlikely to gain support. The party is still reeling from the Patrick Manning scandals and the UNC et al capitalized on that and carried momentum from the General Election into the Local Government Election. The UNC campaign was better and they obviously had more corn.  The turnout is reflection of the level of despondency among PNM supporters and the general national apathy for local government.

On the point of the incumbents removal it is important to note that the UNC et al garnered over 400,000 votes controlling a two thirds majority in Parliament with significant support from the media. There is no end in sight to the free ride this government is receiving from the media.  Even so , if and when it subsides the opposition is on its knees and face a financial challenge that will make any attempt to recoup support difficult.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: weary1969 on July 27, 2010, 08:24:07 AM
The PNM, once proud and seemingly invincible is in dire starits now.

Rowley will soon be hearing the call for his head.  He is seen as brash, coarse and brutish and finally, in sweet T&T the population it seems is growing politically mature.

Imbert, Manning, Enil, and the rest are dead politically, and they helped kill the PNM.

The PP has to do its job or I feel they too will be removed.

The people of T&T have spoken, let democracy reing.

 Le Roi est mort, vive le Roi!  The King is Dead, Long live the King....or is it Queen?
Rowley is still one of the most popular figures in the PNM. The ‘calls for head’ are unlikely to gain support. The party is still reeling from the Patrick Manning scandals and the UNC et al capitalized on that and carried momentum from the General Election into the Local Government Election. The UNC campaign was better and they obviously had more corn.  The turnout is reflection of the level of despondency among PNM supporters and the general national apathy for local government.

On the point of the incumbents removal it is important to note that the UNC et al garnered over 400,000 votes controlling a two thirds majority in Parliament with significant from the media. There is no end in sight to the free ride this government is receiving from the media.  Even so , if and when it subsides the opposition is on its knees and face a financial challenge that will make any attempt to recoup support difficult.


Free ride is a joke dey use 2 harp bout d baliser tie where d outrage bout d stunt Kamla pull yday
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: D.H.W on July 27, 2010, 09:04:53 AM
Rowley is absolutely correct.  it was decided and called before he was made leader of the PNM.  Additionally, can you please tell me of a time when the winner of the GE did NOT win the LGE?

The cut arse was expected, losing Arima and Diego Martin was NOT!

living in arima i doh feel PNM is liked to much anymore. people doh seem to cosey up to them anymore, even the T&TEC workers who was on my pole was cussing the PNM loud speaker passing lol , there public image seems damaged badly , i never thought i would see that in ARIMA , because PNM does always win here.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Trini _2026 on July 27, 2010, 09:29:47 AM
Nobody cares. Kamla went and vote wit d Rising Sun on she chest. GR8 example Madam PM. Doh be vex when other peeps break d law.

why was she not wearing white??? ..... i guess dookeran gave up on becoming prime minister btw
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: truetrini on July 27, 2010, 09:33:59 AM
Nobody cares. Kamla went and vote wit d Rising Sun on she chest. GR8 example Madam PM. Doh be vex when other peeps break d law.

why was she not wearing white??? ..... i guess dookeran gave up on becoming prime minister btw

But Jack waiting in de wings!  hahahah dat was yuh boy, yuh wanted him to get Trinity Cross and ting....yuh real facking hero..now what beeyotch?
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: weary1969 on July 27, 2010, 10:56:13 AM
Nobody cares. Kamla went and vote wit d Rising Sun on she chest. GR8 example Madam PM. Doh be vex when other peeps break d law.

why was she not wearing white??? ..... i guess dookeran gave up on becoming prime minister btw

D SYMBOL WAS WORN
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Controversial on July 27, 2010, 12:14:05 PM
Nobody cares. Kamla went and vote wit d Rising Sun on she chest. GR8 example Madam PM. Doh be vex when other peeps break d law.

why was she not wearing white??? ..... i guess dookeran gave up on becoming prime minister btw

D SYMBOL WAS WORN

whats your point?
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Jumbie on July 27, 2010, 12:32:35 PM
Ladies and gents on the ground... is there any other elected official showing to be as involved (photo op?) as Mr Warner. Seems the man here, there and everywhere...as if he really trying.



Word on the street is that the new gov't will also be adopting some ideas put froward by Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated in their crime fighting and solving plan.


Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Jah Gol on July 27, 2010, 12:55:14 PM
Nobody cares. Kamla went and vote wit d Rising Sun on she chest. GR8 example Madam PM. Doh be vex when other peeps break d law.

why was she not wearing white??? ..... i guess dookeran gave up on becoming prime minister btw

D SYMBOL WAS WORN

whats your point?
Campaigns officially end the night before. Persons are not allowed wear party symbols at polling stations. 
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: congo on July 27, 2010, 01:45:38 PM
I saw her wearing it, I thought I was seeing things...Ppl in this country too weak...Imagine election finally call and low voter turnout, ppl saying that they fed up of elections...If U fed up of elections go to Somalia or frigging Iran...Pick and side and vote..!!
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Controversial on July 27, 2010, 03:37:52 PM
Nobody cares. Kamla went and vote wit d Rising Sun on she chest. GR8 example Madam PM. Doh be vex when other peeps break d law.

why was she not wearing white??? ..... i guess dookeran gave up on becoming prime minister btw

D SYMBOL WAS WORN

whats your point?
Campaigns officially end the night before. Persons are not allowed wear party symbols at polling stations. 


in the express it shows her at her constituency office wearing the symbol. is there any visual proof from any credible source that captures her dawning the symbol at a polling station?
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: D.H.W on July 27, 2010, 04:25:37 PM
pics or it didn't happen  :devil:
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Jah Gol on July 27, 2010, 05:48:38 PM
Nobody cares. Kamla went and vote wit d Rising Sun on she chest. GR8 example Madam PM. Doh be vex when other peeps break d law.

why was she not wearing white??? ..... i guess dookeran gave up on becoming prime minister btw

D SYMBOL WAS WORN

whats your point?
Campaigns officially end the night before. Persons are not allowed wear party symbols at polling stations. 


in the express it shows her at her constituency office wearing the symbol. is there any visual proof from any credible source that captures her dawning the symbol at a polling station?
Perhaps my comment was incomplete. I was responding to the question you posed. It's obviously wrong for a person to wear party symbols at the polling station. I presumed this was the 'point' in the original statement. Whether or not the allegation is true needs to be verified.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Controversial on July 27, 2010, 06:05:27 PM
Nobody cares. Kamla went and vote wit d Rising Sun on she chest. GR8 example Madam PM. Doh be vex when other peeps break d law.

why was she not wearing white??? ..... i guess dookeran gave up on becoming prime minister btw

D SYMBOL WAS WORN

whats your point?
Campaigns officially end the night before. Persons are not allowed wear party symbols at polling stations. 


in the express it shows her at her constituency office wearing the symbol. is there any visual proof from any credible source that captures her dawning the symbol at a polling station?
Perhaps my comment was incomplete. I was responding to the question you posed. It's obviously wrong for a person to wear party symbols at the polling station. I presumed this was the 'point' in the original statement. Whether or not the allegation is true needs to be verified.

no scene :beermug:

Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: AirMan on July 27, 2010, 06:06:06 PM
'Extremely poor' voter turnout in Sando
By Keino Swamber South Bureau

YESTERDAY'S voter turnout to elect councillors to serve on the San Fernando City Council was described as extremely poor.

Returning officers for the three divisions pegged the turnout to be in the area of 30 to 33 per cent of those registered to vote.

"It was very, very slow today," said Merle Baird, the Returning Officer for Pleasantville, Cocoyea/Tarouba and Mon Repos/Navet.

"A turnout in the 50's and 60's is considered good. I think one of the reasons for an even lower turnout this year is the fact that it came so soon after such a vibrant general election."

When the Express spoke with Hubert Ramnarine, Returning Officer for Marabella West, Marabella East and Marabella South/Vistabella, at around 5.30 p.m., he said he was doubtful the turnout would reach 40 per cent of the registered voters.

"By lunch time, less than 3,000 people had cast their votes at the various polling stations."

Returning Officer for Springvale/Paradise, Les Efforts West/La Romaine and Les Efforts East/Cipero, Eddison Ramdeen, said the turnout was extremely poor. Continue..http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/99294079.html
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: truetrini on July 27, 2010, 06:36:41 PM
wat is the big deal if she wears the rising sun symbil..that is she party..a-a ah woulda be shocked if she was wearing de balisier
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: ribbit on July 27, 2010, 07:04:27 PM
whaiz de appropriate action for the officials running de polling booth?

bar anyone wearing party logos from de booth - forcibly if necessary?
cover dem with a wrap?
distract anyone else in de vicinity lest dey vote get corrupted by hypnotic suggestion?

???
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Controversial on July 27, 2010, 07:45:51 PM
whaiz de appropriate action for the officials running de polling booth?

bar anyone wearing party logos from de booth - forcibly if necessary?
cover dem with a wrap?
distract anyone else in de vicinity lest dey vote get corrupted by hypnotic suggestion?

???

 :D im a poli sci major and was wondering whats the logical reason behind the rule
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: AirMan on July 27, 2010, 07:51:26 PM
Check out how many comments under this article below that are drowned with racial slurs..(and its funny/ironic/sad that the supporters of the winning party that are making most of the racial slurs)...smh

...http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/99294089.html
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Brownsugar on July 27, 2010, 07:52:40 PM
wat is the big deal if she wears the rising sun symbil..that is she party..a-a ah woulda be shocked if she was wearing de balisier

Chups....you self.  Yuh not supposed to wear any symbols, colours or paraphanelia of your party anywhere near the polling station.  I didn't see the clip myself but if it did happen..... :busshead: for Kamla and the EBC.

On the elections itself.  I expected the PNM to lose.  However, I thought that with Rowley taking over the reigns they would have a better showing in the traditional areas since the overall feeling was that people just wanted to get rid of Manning in the General Elections.
So it is clear now that PNM supporters are very despondent about their party. That coupled with the fact that local gov't elections typically has a low voter turnout.  Talk about a double whammy.....

But ah have to say it.  PNMites only have they self to blame.  They allowed Manning to ride rough shod over a great party to what end??  What was the plan??  That Panday would have been in opposition forever??  

So PNMites what now??  Me eh planning to have to stomach Jack for more than 5 years but if all yuh eh get all yuh act together..... :whistling: :whistling:
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: D.H.W on July 27, 2010, 07:54:46 PM
Check out how many comments under this article below that are drowned with racial slurs..(and its funny/ironic/sad that the supporters of the winning party that are making most of the racial slurs)...smh

...http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/99294089.html

yeh im amazed , at the comments really sad, they hiding behind a computer to make doh
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Jah Gol on July 27, 2010, 07:57:54 PM
Check out how many comments under this article below that are drowned with racial slurs..(and its funny/ironic/sad that the supporters of the winning party that are making most of the racial slurs)...smh

...http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/99294089.html
Online anonymity is like viagra for cowards.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Controversial on July 27, 2010, 08:00:15 PM
Check out how many comments under this article below that are drowned with racial slurs..(and its funny/ironic/sad that the supporters of the winning party that are making most of the racial slurs)...smh

...http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/99294089.html
Online anonymity is like viagra for cowards.

 :D racist slurs are unecessary from both sides, i believe tt needs a thorough cleansing of this.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Controversial on July 27, 2010, 08:13:47 PM
Check out how many comments under this article below that are drowned with racial slurs..(and its funny/ironic/sad that the supporters of the winning party that are making most of the racial slurs)...smh

...http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/99294089.html
Online anonymity is like viagra for cowards.

but it must be said, rahael referring to POS as the jewel of the crown is also a wrong statement and disregards other parts of the nation. he should be reprimanded for this statement and people should not support it. despite being from POS, it think it is unfair to the other counties because tt as a whole twin republic is the jewel.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: AirMan on July 27, 2010, 08:19:00 PM
Check out how many comments under this article below that are drowned with racial slurs..(and its funny/ironic/sad that the supporters of the winning party that are making most of the racial slurs)...smh

...http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/99294089.html

yeh im amazed , at the comments really sad, they hiding behind a computer to make doh

T&T is the only country i know where there is still hatred from one group of people to another group EVEN when their political party win at the poll! (could be either party)...its like one group dont want the other group to exist in politics so a win is not enough....sad
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Bourbon on July 27, 2010, 08:27:11 PM
Check out how many comments under this article below that are drowned with racial slurs..(and its funny/ironic/sad that the supporters of the winning party that are making most of the racial slurs)...smh

...http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/99294089.html


Me eh know bout allyuh...buh.....me eh surprised a bit. As i said since general elections...the racial overtones sickening. And i dunno if my ears tuned to pick up one side better....buh i hear a lot of it from one side. So it go.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Jah Gol on July 27, 2010, 08:30:09 PM
Check out how many comments under this article below that are drowned with racial slurs..(and its funny/ironic/sad that the supporters of the winning party that are making most of the racial slurs)...smh

...http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/99294089.html
Online anonymity is like viagra for cowards.

but it must be said, rahael referring to POS as the jewel of the crown is also a wrong statement and disregards other parts of the nation. he should be reprimanded for this statement and people should not support it. despite being from POS, it think it is unfair to the other counties because tt as a whole twin republic is the jewel.
They just got there asses handed to them. I think he's grasping at straws, I don't think it's disrespectful though. The Port of Spain City Corporation has very significant role to play as the body responsible for the maintenance of the country's commercial center. Their budget tends to be significant as well. Rahael was trying to take something positive out a very grim situation.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: weary1969 on July 27, 2010, 08:35:36 PM
Check out how many comments under this article below that are drowned with racial slurs..(and its funny/ironic/sad that the supporters of the winning party that are making most of the racial slurs)...smh

...http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/99294089.html


Me eh know bout allyuh...buh.....me eh surprised a bit. As i said since general elections...the racial overtones sickening. And i dunno if my ears tuned to pick up one side better....buh i hear a lot of it from one side. So it go.

It was always there but remember is there time now. So dey tellin yuh 2 yuh face. Livin Central so I accustom just doh take dem on. May I recommend dat evrybody do d same.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Controversial on July 27, 2010, 08:38:53 PM
Check out how many comments under this article below that are drowned with racial slurs..(and its funny/ironic/sad that the supporters of the winning party that are making most of the racial slurs)...smh

...http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/99294089.html
Online anonymity is like viagra for cowards.

but it must be said, rahael referring to POS as the jewel of the crown is also a wrong statement and disregards other parts of the nation. he should be reprimanded for this statement and people should not support it. despite being from POS, it think it is unfair to the other counties because tt as a whole twin republic is the jewel.
They just got there asses handed to them. I think he's grasping at straws, I don't think it's disrespectful though. The Port of Spain City Corporation has very significant role to play as the body responsible for the maintenance of the country's commercial center. Their budget tends to be significant as well. Rahael was trying to take something positive out a very grim situation.

it is disrespectful, it shows that he is irresponsible and politically unaware of the statement he has made. immaturity with the substantial position he holds in the pnm. he should resign his position, how much more shame does he want to bring to the party?

there is no excuses that can be made for that statement.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Controversial on July 27, 2010, 08:44:44 PM
Check out how many comments under this article below that are drowned with racial slurs..(and its funny/ironic/sad that the supporters of the winning party that are making most of the racial slurs)...smh

...http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/99294089.html


Me eh know bout allyuh...buh.....me eh surprised a bit. As i said since general elections...the racial overtones sickening. And i dunno if my ears tuned to pick up one side better....buh i hear a lot of it from one side. So it go.

It was always there but remember is there time now. So dey tellin yuh 2 yuh face. Livin Central so I accustom just doh take dem on. May I recommend dat evrybody do d same.

is who time now? is trinidad and tobago time to rebuild and re-structure with everyone working together. the use of the words like THERE and DEM should not be in your vocab because you are fueling the hatred, don't you think its about time you get rid of those words when referencing to your own trinidad people and yes they are your people too unless you think otherwise.

 
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Jah Gol on July 27, 2010, 09:35:09 PM
Check out how many comments under this article below that are drowned with racial slurs..(and its funny/ironic/sad that the supporters of the winning party that are making most of the racial slurs)...smh

...http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/99294089.html
Online anonymity is like viagra for cowards.

but it must be said, rahael referring to POS as the jewel of the crown is also a wrong statement and disregards other parts of the nation. he should be reprimanded for this statement and people should not support it. despite being from POS, it think it is unfair to the other counties because tt as a whole twin republic is the jewel.
They just got there asses handed to them. I think he's grasping at straws, I don't think it's disrespectful though. The Port of Spain City Corporation has very significant role to play as the body responsible for the maintenance of the country's commercial center. Their budget tends to be significant as well. Rahael was trying to take something positive out a very grim situation.

it is disrespectful, it shows that he is irresponsible and politically unaware of the statement he has made. immaturity with the substantial position he holds in the pnm. he should resign his position, how much more shame does he want to bring to the party?

there is no excuses that can be made for that statement.
Port of Spain is the most densely populated regional corporation. It is the home of the seat of government and the commercial capital of Trinidad and Tobago. Hundreds of thousands of people enter Port of Spain daily. The city corporation employs over 3000 staff and has a significant budget for good reason. Clearly Port of Spain is very important relative to local government. 

Idk I musbe a lil  insensitive but I don't see the disrespect. The PNM just lost and they lost bad, is 3 they get. Rahael is hardly an issue at all. The comments in that article are consistent with the letters to the editor in the news these days and even comments on facebook. The PNM has left office and the UNC supporters continue to attack. When Rowley's statements by some strange alignment of the stars manages to get a minute or 2 on the news it is thoroughly dissected in the press. Now Rahael's comment. Seriously ?
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Bakes on July 27, 2010, 10:01:15 PM
:D im a poli sci major and was wondering whats the logical reason behind the rule

You was a "poli sci" major and cyah see the obvious link to voter intimidation down the slippery slope?  Is not like this is a new policy limited only to TnT.

but it must be said, rahael referring to POS as the jewel of the crown is also a wrong statement and disregards other parts of the nation. he should be reprimanded for this statement and people should not support it. despite being from POS, it think it is unfair to the other counties because tt as a whole twin republic is the jewel.

Dred you ent bet you does talk real shit when yuh ready yes.  POS as the nation's capital; as the seat of both commerce and government; as the chief policy metropole... it the obvious crown jewel in any local election.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Bakes on July 27, 2010, 10:10:48 PM
is who time now? is trinidad and tobago time to rebuild and re-structure with everyone working together. the use of the words like THERE and DEM should not be in your vocab because you are fueling the hatred, don't you think its about time you get rid of those words when referencing to your own trinidad people and yes they are your people too unless you think otherwise.

 

Ah know yuh go bawl how ah picking on yuh... but yuh on ah real roll with de shit talk tonite.  You chuckle and skin yuh face and bawl about how racist comments on "both sides" need tuh dun, when it clear it primarily coming from PP/UNC supporters.  Not one harsh word, just some fence-sitting kumbayah talk.  Yet Weary speaking what obviously on most people's minds... including those in government... and you giving she ah hard time fuh making an innocuous comment about what is likely popular sentiment.

You more outraged that Rahael talking about POS as de "crown jewel" than all de racist talk being spewed towards black people in dem comments.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: congo on July 27, 2010, 10:17:40 PM
It starts from the top...Imagine a man like Daaga telling people while on the platform that if you vote for a PNM representative, "you are a criminal". Kamla telling Diego Martin that they need to repent for voting PNM...Jack telling people in Mayaro that if they vote for a PNM councillour, he will ignore him and they will get nothing...Slippery slope ahead..!!
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Controversial on July 28, 2010, 12:21:16 AM
:D im a poli sci major and was wondering whats the logical reason behind the rule

You was a "poli sci" major and cyah see the obvious link to voter intimidation down the slippery slope?  Is not like this is a new policy limited only to TnT.

but it must be said, rahael referring to POS as the jewel of the crown is also a wrong statement and disregards other parts of the nation. he should be reprimanded for this statement and people should not support it. despite being from POS, it think it is unfair to the other counties because tt as a whole twin republic is the jewel.

Dred you ent bet you does talk real shit when yuh ready yes.  POS as the nation's capital; as the seat of both commerce and government; as the chief policy metropole... it the obvious crown jewel in any local election.

voter intimidation whether it be physical or verbal because of supporters loitering around the polling station is something I'm strongly against. However, I do not see the wrong in supporting your party openly by wearing an article of clothing that depicts the party symbol. Freedom of expression is very important and essential in any democracy, it separates yourself from being a banana republic where you cannot feel free to express your support for a particular political body.

I guess I am accustomed to elections where you don't have to call the metropolitan police because of voter intimidation. Once again it is a matter of my opinion on the subject as I am well versed in my field of study and have taken part in elections in a developed nation.

However, I am well aware of previous elections where voter intimidation has occurred and deterred individuals from voting because of the thuggery involved at various polling stations. This needs to change and I see it as a step away from the past and the thuggery associated with elections. We need TT to understand that you don't need to be afraid to wear a t-shirt in support of your party, voter apathy needs to be minimized.

I hope in future elections the police will be at hand at most of the stations to ensure voters are not intimidated because of what they wear in support of their party, whether it be a pnm shirt or pp shirt.

TT as a whole is the crown jewel, your opinion is your opinion, I love POS, i was born and bred in POS, however, Rahael was in essence saying, who cares about the rest at least we have POS. What you don't understand is other people from different areas will not take this lightly. You can sit behind your computer and type about POS is the crown jewel but individuals in other parts of the nation will say, we are important as well. We have the farming and agriculture, we have the pitch in our region and so forth, they all make up the nation. If you don't see that, then I can't help you because TT doesn't stop after the lighthouse.

 

Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Controversial on July 28, 2010, 12:33:14 AM
is who time now? is trinidad and tobago time to rebuild and re-structure with everyone working together. the use of the words like THERE and DEM should not be in your vocab because you are fueling the hatred, don't you think its about time you get rid of those words when referencing to your own trinidad people and yes they are your people too unless you think otherwise.

 

Ah know yuh go bawl how ah picking on yuh... but yuh on ah real roll with de shit talk tonite.  You chuckle and skin yuh face and bawl about how racist comments on "both sides" need tuh dun, when it clear it primarily coming from PP/UNC supporters.  Not one harsh word, just some fence-sitting kumbayah talk.  Yet Weary speaking what obviously on most people's minds... including those in government... and you giving she ah hard time fuh making an innocuous comment about what is likely popular sentiment.

You more outraged that Rahael talking about POS as de "crown jewel" than all de racist talk being spewed towards black people in dem comments.

breds i not bawling about anything, its a discussion, a conversation where there will be varying opinions and perspectives. where did I chuckle and grin my face? are you referring to when I laughed at what ribbit said? because thats the reason I laughed. if you read above you will see that I said racism needs to stop to progress the nation.

I can't place the blame on one party, both have their racist supporters, neither of them I support, the comments by the indo-trini poster on the trinidad express is ignorant and shows his lack of intelligence with regards to the system itself. I have no time for those type of individuals and they exist on both sides, this particular article it was from one side.

so exactly what is the popular sentiment you speak of, please elaborate to me in detail?

two wrongs don't make a right, weary is biased in her opinion, so it would be hard to get an objective analysis from her, especially if you were to follow her comments.

How about AB Trini with his curry coloured map of the elections, what is your opinion of that statement?  8)
also i notice your avoidance to the terms i pointed out that weary used, a matter of convenience?

furthermore, rahael is a public figure for the pnm, he doesn't live in a bubble or a glass house to my knowledge.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: weary1969 on July 28, 2010, 07:03:56 AM
Check out how many comments under this article below that are drowned with racial slurs..(and its funny/ironic/sad that the supporters of the winning party that are making most of the racial slurs)...smh

...http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/99294089.html


Me eh know bout allyuh...buh.....me eh surprised a bit. As i said since general elections...the racial overtones sickening. And i dunno if my ears tuned to pick up one side better....buh i hear a lot of it from one side. So it go.

It was always there but remember is there time now. So dey tellin yuh 2 yuh face. Livin Central so I accustom just doh take dem on. May I recommend dat evrybody do d same.

is who time now? is trinidad and tobago time to rebuild and re-structure with everyone working together. the use of the words like THERE and DEM should not be in your vocab because you are fueling the hatred, don't you think its about time you get rid of those words when referencing to your own trinidad people and yes they are your people too unless you think otherwise.



 

Listen friend if SOMEEEEEEEEE I USED D WORD SOME INDO TRINIDADIANS choose 2 say these things all ovah Chaguanas and Couva I eh fueling no hatred it is what is being said. Whether u like 2 believe it or not. Lets b honest for years some Indo Trinis have been spouting racial statements both locally and internationally.

Less u 4get d posse that ran 2 Canada and claim refugee status in d late 1980's because dey were being discriminated against. There are segments of d East Indian community that are racist and once UNC in power they tell yuh 2 yuh face. When they in opposition u will get d poor service because they will ignore u and sell their race 1st.

4 me is not an issue I have my own blacklist goin I know what businesses in Central I will not purchase from and b4 I drove it had some taxi drivers I will not travel with. I advise my peeps doh study it use your economic power.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Controversial on July 28, 2010, 10:35:53 AM
Check out how many comments under this article below that are drowned with racial slurs..(and its funny/ironic/sad that the supporters of the winning party that are making most of the racial slurs)...smh

...http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/99294089.html


Me eh know bout allyuh...buh.....me eh surprised a bit. As i said since general elections...the racial overtones sickening. And i dunno if my ears tuned to pick up one side better....buh i hear a lot of it from one side. So it go.

It was always there but remember is there time now. So dey tellin yuh 2 yuh face. Livin Central so I accustom just doh take dem on. May I recommend dat evrybody do d same.

is who time now? is trinidad and tobago time to rebuild and re-structure with everyone working together. the use of the words like THERE and DEM should not be in your vocab because you are fueling the hatred, don't you think its about time you get rid of those words when referencing to your own trinidad people and yes they are your people too unless you think otherwise.



 

Listen friend if SOMEEEEEEEEE I USED D WORD SOME INDO TRINIDADIANS choose 2 say these things all ovah Chaguanas and Couva I eh fueling no hatred it is what is being said. Whether u like 2 believe it or not. Lets b honest for years some Indo Trinis have been spouting racial statements both locally and internationally.

Less u 4get d posse that ran 2 Canada and claim refugee status in d late 1980's because dey were being discriminated against. There are segments of d East Indian community that are racist and once UNC in power they tell yuh 2 yuh face. When they in opposition u will get d poor service because they will ignore u and sell their race 1st.

4 me is not an issue I have my own blacklist goin I know what businesses in Central I will not purchase from and b4 I drove it had some taxi drivers I will not travel with. I advise my peeps doh study it use your economic power.

dem and there was used, that to me is general more than some of the indo-trinis, now you are changing your talk. there are plenty racist indo-trinis as well there are equally the same amount of racist afro-trinis at the same time, so doh get tie up.

neither of them i support, if you boycott the indo-trinis that are racist, then i applaud you but make sure you boycott the afro-trinis that are also racist towards indo-trinis. bc if you are just brushing that aside, you are fueling the hatred, also by referring in general with words like dem and there is not helping your case.

we are all one people, when you are living abroad in a foreign nation they say that to your face as well.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: weary1969 on July 28, 2010, 10:43:40 AM
Check out how many comments under this article below that are drowned with racial slurs..(and its funny/ironic/sad that the supporters of the winning party that are making most of the racial slurs)...smh

...http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/99294089.html


Me eh know bout allyuh...buh.....me eh surprised a bit. As i said since general elections...the racial overtones sickening. And i dunno if my ears tuned to pick up one side better....buh i hear a lot of it from one side. So it go.

It was always there but remember is there time now. So dey tellin yuh 2 yuh face. Livin Central so I accustom just doh take dem on. May I recommend dat evrybody do d same.

is who time now? is trinidad and tobago time to rebuild and re-structure with everyone working together. the use of the words like THERE and DEM should not be in your vocab because you are fueling the hatred, don't you think its about time you get rid of those words when referencing to your own trinidad people and yes they are your people too unless you think otherwise.



 

Listen friend if SOMEEEEEEEEE I USED D WORD SOME INDO TRINIDADIANS choose 2 say these things all ovah Chaguanas and Couva I eh fueling no hatred it is what is being said. Whether u like 2 believe it or not. Lets b honest for years some Indo Trinis have been spouting racial statements both locally and internationally.

Less u 4get d posse that ran 2 Canada and claim refugee status in d late 1980's because dey were being discriminated against. There are segments of d East Indian community that are racist and once UNC in power they tell yuh 2 yuh face. When they in opposition u will get d poor service because they will ignore u and sell their race 1st.

4 me is not an issue I have my own blacklist goin I know what businesses in Central I will not purchase from and b4 I drove it had some taxi drivers I will not travel with. I advise my peeps doh study it use your economic power.

dem and there was used, that to me is general more than some of the indo-trinis, now you are changing your talk. there are plenty racist indo-trinis as well there are equally the same amount of racist afro-trinis at the same time, so doh get tie up.

neither of them i support, if you boycott the indo-trinis that are racist, then i applaud you but make sure you boycott the afro-trinis that are also racist towards indo-trinis. bc if you are just brushing that aside, you are fueling the hatred, also by referring in general with words like dem and there is not helping your case.

we are all one people, when you are living abroad in a foreign nation they say that to your face as well.

Yes they are racist African but I am yet to hear 1 say is we time now. Anybody who ever hear an Afro Trini say is we time know but I guess is always dey time because PNM in power long time. When I say dem evrybody in Tdad who is not in ostrich know what I am referring to.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: D.H.W on July 28, 2010, 10:58:07 AM
Yes they are racist African but I am yet to hear 1 say is we time now. Anybody who ever hear an Afro Trini say is we time know but I guess is always dey time because PNM in power long time. When I say dem evrybody in Tdad who is not in ostrich know what I am referring to.

yeh its gets annoying hearing that, like they aint realize is Africans vote for PP too.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Jah Gol on July 28, 2010, 11:08:34 AM

TT as a whole is the crown jewel, your opinion is your opinion, I love POS, i was born and bred in POS, however, Rahael was in essence saying, who cares about the rest at least we have POS. What you don't understand is other people from different areas will not take this lightly. You can sit behind your computer and type about POS is the crown jewel but individuals in other parts of the nation will say, we are important as well. We have the farming and agriculture, we have the pitch in our region and so forth, they all make up the nation. If you don't see that, then I can't help you because TT doesn't stop after the lighthouse.

I reside within the Tunapuna/Piarco regional corporation and can't say that I'm offended in any way by Rahael's statement.  I was happy with the work done by the TPRC in my community as well but I digress.. You're focussing on one sentence of a statement made by a leader from a party that just got a sound ass washing. Rahael is basically saying we lorse but we still get town. Granted that Port of Spain would OBVIOUSLY have the greatest priority in local government the party's success in that district is shrouded by defeats in 6 others. I am more embarrassed for him than offended.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: weary1969 on July 28, 2010, 11:23:28 AM
Yes they are racist African but I am yet to hear 1 say is we time now. Anybody who ever hear an Afro Trini say is we time know but I guess is always dey time because PNM in power long time. When I say dem evrybody in Tdad who is not in ostrich know what I am referring to.

yeh its gets annoying hearing that, like they aint realize is Africans vote for PP too.

U hearing that 2 I taught it was meh medication needed changing as I said the voices ah back . Dat not important they in power (yes TI I used they referring to members of the East Indian who harp on saying that) d fact that Afro Trinis wanted 2 rise as well not important.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: sammy on July 28, 2010, 12:21:41 PM


Yes they are racist African but I am yet to hear 1 say is we time now
. Anybody who ever hear an Afro Trini say is we time know but I guess is always dey time because PNM in power long time. When I say dem evrybody in Tdad who is not in ostrich know what I am referring to.

true... i never hear someone claim that an african say that. I hear ppl say that the africans does use the word "dem" though. like dont put dem in power. if u put dem in power crappo smoke we pipe etc.

I never  heard anyone say it in person though, never even heard the 'we time now' thing in person either, buh that doh mean it doesn't happen .

The question is however, are those views rampant in T&T?
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Jah Gol on July 28, 2010, 01:24:17 PM


Yes they are racist African but I am yet to hear 1 say is we time now
. Anybody who ever hear an Afro Trini say is we time know but I guess is always dey time because PNM in power long time. When I say dem evrybody in Tdad who is not in ostrich know what I am referring to.

true... i never hear someone claim that an african say that. I hear ppl say that the africans does use the word "dem" though. like dont put dem in power. if u put dem in power crappo smoke we pipe etc.

I never  heard anyone say it in person though, never even heard the 'we time now' thing in person either, buh that doh mean it doesn't happen .

The question is however, are those views rampant in T&T?
Most people normal yuh know. Of course if your side lose its very disappointing. Most of the alarm I hear is when The AG bring a list of issues that match almost word for word a list of 'grievances' that ITEC/Gopio had. Also alegations of ministerial intimidation of contract officers at Ministry of Health and The Sport Company.

I've seen grafitti on walls with some the 'we time now' thing. Most of the shit is on facebook and them sites where people post anonymously.

Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: weary1969 on July 28, 2010, 02:54:58 PM


Yes they are racist African but I am yet to hear 1 say is we time now
. Anybody who ever hear an Afro Trini say is we time know but I guess is always dey time because PNM in power long time. When I say dem evrybody in Tdad who is not in ostrich know what I am referring to.

true... i never hear someone claim that an african say that. I hear ppl say that the africans does use the word "dem" though. like dont put dem in power. if u put dem in power crappo smoke we pipe etc.

I never  heard anyone say it in person though, never even heard the 'we time now' thing in person either, buh that doh mean it doesn't happen .

The question is however, are those views rampant in T&T?

EXTREMELY RAMPANT WHEN U LIVE CENTRAL. U know y peeps say crapaud go smoke dey pipe is because of d way d UNC peeps does get on when dey in power. Like now where evry contract worker scared because all ah we is agent of d PNM and get we job because of nepotism. I eh scared because I apply and was interview 4 d wuk I have.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: trinindian on July 28, 2010, 06:22:07 PM

EXTREMELY RAMPANT WHEN U LIVE CENTRAL. U know y peeps say crapaud go smoke dey pipe is because of d way d UNC peeps does get on when dey in power. Like now where evry contract worker scared because all ah we is agent of d PNM and get we job because of nepotism. I eh scared because I apply and was interview 4 d wuk I have.

But this statement about central is just as one sided as what you accused them off.  As a central man I would never say it is we time now.  Not that I excuse their behavior, maybe like many other they simply lack tact.   
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: STEUPS!! on July 28, 2010, 06:36:01 PM
well lately at my job i have been dealing with alot of caroni workers (who are predominantly indo trini as we know) and after d elections, the "we time now" , 'kamla go handle we nice'  and racial slurs were used against myself and some other staff. ah have a thick skin so me eh take DEM on ( i didnt know using a pronoun was considered racist now  ::))
but ah cud tell yuh dis, anybody call me n****r, go get fork up. me eh care who u is.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Bourbon on July 28, 2010, 06:43:50 PM
Is someting like dis go happen. A blame game start.....den....tings get stoke up....and all it need is for one idiot to cross de line.


Inadvertently....i seeing potential for how it plays off happening right here.

Fact is.....it happening. Probably on both sides.....maybe even to varying degrees.

Regardless.....it sad.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Controversial on July 28, 2010, 06:46:23 PM


Yes they are racist African but I am yet to hear 1 say is we time now
. Anybody who ever hear an Afro Trini say is we time know but I guess is always dey time because PNM in power long time. When I say dem evrybody in Tdad who is not in ostrich know what I am referring to.

true... i never hear someone claim that an african say that. I hear ppl say that the africans does use the word "dem" though. like dont put dem in power. if u put dem in power crappo smoke we pipe etc.

I never  heard anyone say it in person though, never even heard the 'we time now' thing in person either, buh that doh mean it doesn't happen .

The question is however, are those views rampant in T&T?

EXTREMELY RAMPANT WHEN U LIVE CENTRAL. U know y peeps say crapaud go smoke dey pipe is because of d way d UNC peeps does get on when dey in power. Like now where evry contract worker scared because all ah we is agent of d PNM and get we job because of nepotism. I eh scared because I apply and was interview 4 d wuk I have.

the way you come across is as if the only racists are indo trinis, which is bull, i come from a very mixed family and i am not afraid to admit racism is equal on both sides, not in my family but i have seen it personally and heard it many times from both indo and afro-trinis. no side is innocent.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: trinindian on July 28, 2010, 06:46:59 PM
( i didnt know using a pronoun was considered racist now  ::))
Forgive the old heads, they forget all they language arts lesson.
 ;)
but ah cud tell yuh dis, anybody call me n****r, go get fork up. me eh care who u is.

out of curiousity no n word, but still racial slurs?
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: STEUPS!! on July 28, 2010, 06:54:38 PM
( i didnt know using a pronoun was considered racist now  ::))
Forgive the old heads, they forget all they language arts lesson.
 ;)
but ah cud tell yuh dis, anybody call me n****r, go get fork up. me eh care who u is.

out of curiousity no n word, but still racial slurs?

yes the  'n word', not directed to me but to the security guard by a
FEW of the caroni workers



BTW, indo trinis are also at d receivng end of racial comments by afro trinis yes, so i have heard. i have never personally seen it happen so i cant say.  but i have seen it many times in the reverse so im speaking from experience and not just stirrin up bachannal
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: trinindian on July 28, 2010, 07:05:48 PM
yes the  'n word', not directed to me but to the security guard by a FEW of the caroni workers
had to see if trini know c***n, and calling someone a boy does not have the same connotations from a trini.
BTW, indo trinis are also at d receivng end of racial comments by afro trinis yes
Reading some of these posts you would think that this was not true. 
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: ribbit on July 28, 2010, 08:43:29 PM
now that de election finish, de EBC can get to work tallying de racial insults from each side and see which side "win". steups.

race talk is de fastest way to stifle public discourse. most of de population brain seize up when dis race talk get going.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: weary1969 on July 28, 2010, 09:28:15 PM


Yes they are racist African but I am yet to hear 1 say is we time now
. Anybody who ever hear an Afro Trini say is we time know but I guess is always dey time because PNM in power long time. When I say dem evrybody in Tdad who is not in ostrich know what I am referring to.

true... i never hear someone claim that an african say that. I hear ppl say that the africans does use the word "dem" though. like dont put dem in power. if u put dem in power crappo smoke we pipe etc.


D

I never  heard anyone say it in person though, never even heard the 'we time now' thing in person either, buh that doh mean it doesn't happen .

The question is however, are those views rampant in T&T?

EXTREMELY RAMPANT WHEN U LIVE CENTRAL. U know y peeps say crapaud go smoke dey pipe is because of d way d UNC peeps does get on when dey in power. Like now where evry contract worker scared because all ah we is agent of d PNM and get we job because of nepotism. I eh scared because I apply and was interview 4 d wuk I have.

the way you come across is as if the only racists are indo trinis, which is bull, i come from a very mixed family and i am not afraid to admit racism is equal on both sides, not in my family but i have seen it personally and heard it many times from both indo and afro-trinis. no side is innocent.

D part when I say there are racist Aficans eh register.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Bakes on July 28, 2010, 10:32:29 PM
voter intimidation whether it be physical or verbal because of supporters loitering around the polling station is something I'm strongly against. However, I do not see the wrong in supporting your party openly by wearing an article of clothing that depicts the party symbol. Freedom of expression is very important and essential in any democracy, it separates yourself from being a banana republic where you cannot feel free to express your support for a particular political body.

I guess I am accustomed to elections where you don't have to call the metropolitan police because of voter intimidation. Once again it is a matter of my opinion on the subject as I am well versed in my field of study and have taken part in elections in a developed nation.

However, I am well aware of previous elections where voter intimidation has occurred and deterred individuals from voting because of the thuggery involved at various polling stations. This needs to change and I see it as a step away from the past and the thuggery associated with elections. We need TT to understand that you don't need to be afraid to wear a t-shirt in support of your party, voter apathy needs to be minimized.

I hope in future elections the police will be at hand at most of the stations to ensure voters are not intimidated because of what they wear in support of their party, whether it be a pnm shirt or pp shirt.

TT as a whole is the crown jewel, your opinion is your opinion, I love POS, i was born and bred in POS, however, Rahael was in essence saying, who cares about the rest at least we have POS. What you don't understand is other people from different areas will not take this lightly. You can sit behind your computer and type about POS is the crown jewel but individuals in other parts of the nation will say, we are important as well. We have the farming and agriculture, we have the pitch in our region and so forth, they all make up the nation. If you don't see that, then I can't help you because TT doesn't stop after the lighthouse.

 



No offense... but what shit you really talking fella?

You focusing on de voter intimidation like I said that wearing the shirt amounted to that.  My point is that the wearing of the shirt... ESPECIALLY by a candidate for election is passive campaigning... wherever she wears it in public it is passive campaigning.  You say yuh take part in elections in developing nations and well versed in yuh field of study... which to me isn't at issue... whether versed or not versed.  But where have you EVER heard of campaigning, passive or not being permitted at a polling station?

Next you talking about freedom of expression... there is no such thing.  There is a price you pay for that "freedom" and that price is that it comes with curbs... it is not an absolute right nor an unfettered freedom.  People love to bawl that first thing out they mouth without even giving they brain so much as half a chance to process what they mouth really saying.  There are always Time, Place and Manner restrictions on speech.  The prohibition on electioneering at the polling station is but one of those recognized restrictions.  So-called freedom of speech is simply not an issue here.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: sammy on July 28, 2010, 10:41:54 PM
well lately at my job i have been dealing with alot of caroni workers (who are predominantly indo trini as we know) and after d elections, the "we time now" , 'kamla go handle we nice'  and racial slurs were used against myself and some other staff. ah have a thick skin so me eh take DEM on ( i didnt know using a pronoun was considered racist now  ::))
but ah cud tell yuh dis, anybody call me n****r, go get fork up. me eh care who u is.

even TUPAC?   ;) ;D

maybe the "we" and the 'Dem' refers to the UNC as a party and not necessarily indians as an ethnic group.  ::)
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Bakes on July 28, 2010, 10:43:35 PM
breds i not bawling about anything, its a discussion, a conversation where there will be varying opinions and perspectives. where did I chuckle and grin my face? are you referring to when I laughed at what ribbit said? because thats the reason I laughed. if you read above you will see that I said racism needs to stop to progress the nation.

I can't place the blame on one party, both have their racist supporters, neither of them I support, the comments by the indo-trini poster on the trinidad express is ignorant and shows his lack of intelligence with regards to the system itself. I have no time for those type of individuals and they exist on both sides, this particular article it was from one side.

Yes... yes, you spoke in a very vague, non-specific manner... supporters of ONE party spouting they racist diatribe, but you can't blame one party.  Maybe you convincing yuhself with that bullshit.


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so exactly what is the popular sentiment you speak of, please elaborate to me in detail?

two wrongs don't make a right, weary is biased in her opinion, so it would be hard to get an objective analysis from her, especially if you were to follow her comments.


You don't need elaboration... just half a brain would do.  The popular sentiment is that now that PP in power is "indian time" again.

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How about AB Trini with his curry coloured map of the elections, what is your opinion of that statement?  8)
also i notice your avoidance to the terms i pointed out that weary used, a matter of convenience?

AB Trini is one man and one man only.   One man dat half this website dun consider half-crack anyways. That and the fact that his words carried racial connotations (being a veiled reference to East Indians), but they weren't as pointedly racist as anything we saw on the Express comments.  Is equivocating like this that make me realize long time dat you is ah joker.  The fact that you here even bringing up talk about AB Trini is proof positive that you not being serious.

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furthermore, rahael is a public figure for the pnm, he doesn't live in a bubble or a glass house to my knowledge.

I haven't the faintest clue what this statement has to do with anything... there is a factual basis for him referring to POS as the 'crown jewel'.  Let's try and focus on whether there is truth to that as I claim, rather than focus on the messenger (Rahael) himself.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Bakes on July 28, 2010, 10:50:00 PM
the way you come across is as if the only racists are indo trinis, which is bull, i come from a very mixed family and i am not afraid to admit racism is equal on both sides, not in my family but i have seen it personally and heard it many times from both indo and afro-trinis. no side is innocent.

You focusing on how she coming across rather than paying attention to what is actually being said.  Yuh wanted elaboration from me but before I could even check back in others provide it fuh yuh.  Rather than respond tuh dat yuh on Weary case about "how" she coming across.  Is not how SHE coming across... is about how some Indo-Trini PP supporters coming across right now... just as they did when UNC was in power.  You's de only man here acting like yuh dunno what people talking about.

And if yuh never hear de racism on either side ah yuh family... why is talk about yuh family being "very mixed" relevant?  That supposed tuh what... earn yuh HiLo stamps?
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: Bakes on July 28, 2010, 10:52:55 PM

Reading some of these posts you would think that this was not true. 


"these posts" talking about what was posted big and bold in a national newspaper's comment section.  Go find similar comments posted in a similar manner, and uncensored by the moderator mind you.  After yuh find them come post them here... then yuh could talk.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: weary1969 on July 28, 2010, 11:21:24 PM
well lately at my job i have been dealing with alot of caroni workers (who are predominantly indo trini as we know) and after d elections, the "we time now" , 'kamla go handle we nice'  and racial slurs were used against myself and some other staff. ah have a thick skin so me eh take DEM on ( i didnt know using a pronoun was considered racist now  ::))
but ah cud tell yuh dis, anybody call me n****r, go get fork up. me eh care who u is.

even TUPAC?   ;) ;D

maybe the "we" and the 'Dem' refers to the UNC as a party and not necessarily indians as an ethnic group.  ::)

Yeah right then PP peeps of African decent would b sayin is we time now.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: congo on July 28, 2010, 11:31:35 PM
Ganga Singh to act as WASA’s CEO
RHONDA KRYSTAL RAMBALLY
Published: 29 Jul 2010

Public Utilities Minister Emmanuel George listens to WASA’s general manager, corporate communications, Ellen Lewis, left, as she makes a point, while permanent secretary Jacqueline Ganteaume-Farell looks on, at yesterday’s media conference, St Clair. PHOTO: KEITH MATTHEWS
Former Public Utilities Minister Ganga Singh has been appointed acting chief executive officer (CEO) of the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA). This is the third appointment of a CEO at the State-run company since January. Dr Jim Lee Young and British national Andrew Smith each served four months before resigning. Singh served as Public Utilities Minister from 1995 to 2001 after the United National Congress won the general election for the first time.
http://guardian.co.tt/news/general/2010/07/29/ganga-singh-act-wasa-s-ceo

Of all the ppl it have in this country capable of doing this job...You will put this man, seriously?? So much graduates we have walking these streets now, it has been over 10 years since he was last in Government..They can't find another capable soul to take the reins....?? STEUPSSS
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: weary1969 on July 28, 2010, 11:42:02 PM
Ganga Singh to act as WASA’s CEO
RHONDA KRYSTAL RAMBALLY
Published: 29 Jul 2010

Public Utilities Minister Emmanuel George listens to WASA’s general manager, corporate communications, Ellen Lewis, left, as she makes a point, while permanent secretary Jacqueline Ganteaume-Farell looks on, at yesterday’s media conference, St Clair. PHOTO: KEITH MATTHEWS
Former Public Utilities Minister Ganga Singh has been appointed acting chief executive officer (CEO) of the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA). This is the third appointment of a CEO at the State-run company since January. Dr Jim Lee Young and British national Andrew Smith each served four months before resigning. Singh served as Public Utilities Minister from 1995 to 2001 after the United National Congress won the general election for the first time.
http://guardian.co.tt/news/general/2010/07/29/ganga-singh-act-wasa-s-ceo

Of all the ppl it have in this country capable of doing this job...You will put this man, seriously?? So much graduates we have walking these streets now, it has been over 10 years since he was last in Government..They can't find another capable soul to take the reins....?? STEUPSSS

JOBS 4 D BOYS NUTTEN WRONG WIT DAT. This is d man who say water 4 all by october 2000. So he 10 yrs late but he get another chance 2 complete d dream of water 4 all.
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: congo on July 28, 2010, 11:53:26 PM
yeah U laugh...Doh forget that WASA CEO was appointed only 4 months ago to a 3 year contract yeh..Could u imagine the amount of money we the taxpayers have to shell out as his contract has been terminated...!!!
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: weary1969 on July 28, 2010, 11:56:28 PM
yeah U laugh...Doh forget that WASA CEO was appointed only 4 months ago to a 3 year contract yeh..Could u imagine the amount of money we the taxpayers have to shell out as his contract has been terminated...!!!

Iz  :rotfl: or  :( or worse :cursing: so I  :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: ELECTION NITE
Post by: AirMan on July 29, 2010, 06:03:23 AM

link http://newsday.co.tt/politics/0,124789.html

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OUT of a total of 998,908 persons eligible to vote in Monday’s Local Government Elections, only 386,830 persons exercised their franchise, Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) Chief Elections Officer Howard Cayenne revealed yesterday
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