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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Summit opening ceremony
« on: April 18, 2009, 06:25:14 PM »
anyone know where I can view this, or get a copy ? Heard it was better than Barcelona

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Jokes / cnn
« on: April 15, 2009, 09:01:23 PM »

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General Discussion / Soldiers among 4 extradited to US for kidnapping
« on: August 05, 2008, 03:59:57 PM »
Soldiers among 4 extradited to US for kidnapping
Denyse Renne drenne@trinidadexpress.com

read the above story in the express.
Since the US have a policy of deporting known criminals back to their country or origin - many directly into the streets of TT, what happens when/if thse guys are found guilty in the US. Would they then send them back to Trinidad as deportees?

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Football / TFC vs Dallas on CBC
« on: August 03, 2008, 03:02:54 PM »
James has started and was interviewed at 1/2 time. Score still 0:0

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Jokes / next one in the office
« on: July 30, 2008, 12:35:51 PM »
It was the first day of a school in USA and a new Indian student
> named Chandrasekhar Subramanian entered the fourth grade.
>
> The teacher said, 'Let's begin by reviewing some American History.
> Who said 'Give me Liberty , or give me Death'?
>
> She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Chandrasekhar, who had his hand up:
> 'Patrick Henry, 1775' he said.>
>
> 'Very good!'
>
> Who said 'Government of the People, by the People, for the People,
> shall not perish from the Earth?'
>
> Again, no response except from Chandrasekhar.
> 'Abraham Lincoln, 1863' said Chandrasekhar.
>
> The teacher snapped at the class, 'Class, you should be ashamed.
>
> Chandrasekhar, who is new to our country, knows more about its
> history than you do.'
>
> She heard a loud whisper: 'F**k the Indians,'
> 'Who said that?' she demanded. Chandrasekhar put his hand up.
> 'General Custer, 1862.'
>
> At that point, a student in the back said, 'I'm gonna puke.'
>
> The teacher glares around and asks 'All right! Now, who said that?'
>
> Again, Chandrasekhar says, 'Al Gore to the Japanese Prime Minister, 1991.'
>
> Now furious, another student yells, 'Oh yeah? Suck this!'
>
> Chandrasekhar jumps out of his chair waving his hand and shouts to
> the teacher , 'Bill Clinton, to Monica Lewinsky, 1997!'
>
> Now with almost mob hysteria someone said 'You little shit. If you
> say anything else, I'll kill you.'
>
> Chandrasekhar frantically yells at the top of his voice,
> ' Michael Jackson to the child witnesses testifying against him- 2004.'
>
> The teacher fainted. And as the class gathered around the teacher on
> the floor, someone said, 'Oh sh*t, we're f**ked!'
>
>
> And Chandrasekhar said quietly, 'I think it was George Bush, Iraq , 2007.

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Jokes / one floatin round work
« on: July 29, 2008, 09:53:30 AM »
A stranger was seated next to a little girl on the airplane when the stranger turned to her and said, 'Let's talk. I've Heard that flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.'

The little girl, who had just opened her book, closed it slowly and said to the stranger, 'What would you like to talk about?'

'Oh, I don't know,' said the stranger. 'How about nuclear power(or T&T football)?' and he smiles.

'OK,' she said. 'That could be an interesting topic. But let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer
all eat the same stuff - grass - . Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?'

The stranger, visibly surprised by the little girl's intelligence, thinks about it and says, 'Hmmm, I have no idea.'

To which the little girl replies, 'Do you really feel qualified to discuss nuclear power (or T&T football) when you don't know shit?     


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Other Sports / lil swimmers
« on: June 20, 2008, 08:41:33 AM »
I have 3 swimmers at home. (no, they ain't get it from me)They are still quite young, but let the ppl in the field keep them in mind for T&T, in case they stick with it. Of Course the final decisions will be theirs.
After very 1st yr competing at their resp. age grps
9 yr old is ranked top 5 in Canada in all discp. (2nd in Province)
10 yr old ranked top 20 in back.(top 5 in Province)
11 yr old ranked top 20 in Province for the free.(attemptin P2 designation this wkend)
let's see what next year brings, cause at present they doing it for, and having fun. They are being promoted to Tier 1 in their clubs. I will let those interested know if they stick or sink.

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What about Track & Field / Guidance/Help needed
« on: May 14, 2008, 10:49:50 PM »
Gentlemen, I would need some of your expertise very shortly. I have just accepted a volunteer coaching post (sprints & jumps) in a small community middle-distance club...only because the coach knew me as a football coach, + one of my lil ones want to do sprints...
 I have no coaching experience or training experience for that matter, although I myself competed sucessfully at a Junior National level (trinidad & canada) many years ago. Moreso, I have inherited through their parents, when they learned of my acceptance, 2 exceptional kids, both 17 (of Trini parents), as well as, 7 others of their friends they have brought along.
1 of them is top 3 long jumper in the province for high schools, and the other, is..get this, number 1 in all highschools(actually,the HS finals are today, so that might change), anyway as of now he is #1 in 100,200,400,400 H & 800. He has so far been training on his own, as he is also all Provincial In Football, Basketball and Soccer..Plus he is a Straight A student, and in the school band...His only issue is he is a bobcats fan, and not a Raptor. :D..nb: he is a good friend as well..

Could someone give me some direction, guidance as to how I can help these kids. I have some ideas, but do not really want to waste time experimenting, while I learn the coaching aspects. I would appreciate some direction to usefull books or sites where I can pick up some proper learning habits as well as technical training quickly, as I don't want to let the kids down (never done that yet, but that was with football).
The bigger clubs are to distanced for them, especialy with their wide range of activities at present, though they are willing to give me full co-operation and participation in setting up our training schedule.
All serious suggestions would be appreciated and considered. Thanks in advance.

ps: as of next week they all would be doing distance and fitness training with the club's regular distance coach (only 2x/wk). i would be starting the sprint and jumping program the 2nd week of June.

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Bert Boldon CD re-release
« on: April 08, 2008, 09:31:50 AM »
I am pushing this CD around Mtl. If interested, txt meh nah!
There is a lil mix clip on the music type - mellow-jazzy, piano & steel

http://www.caribbeanmusic.ca/html/bertram_bodon.html

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / allyuh din tell meh bout dis
« on: March 10, 2008, 08:31:59 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR_dZtK6eXc

add: ah now see plenty ppl did send it while ah was away..big thanks

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To  MTL residents and WestCan old girls Lenore and Tamara in placing 2nd and 3 rd respectively in the Queen Comp....serious mas ppl that :applause: :applause:

anybody know where I can see pics ?

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Chacarron
« on: January 04, 2008, 02:04:31 PM »
Allyuh check out the " EL Chambo" video "chaccaron" yet...ah doh have ah link cause ah at work...check it on youtube

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Football / Govt kicks $3.75m in T&T Pro League.
« on: October 30, 2007, 09:03:35 PM »
Govt kicks $3.75m in T&T Pro League.
By: Nigel Simon (Guardian).
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The T&T Pro League through its chief executive officer Dexter Skeene, was presented with a cheque for $3.75 million to cover its prize distribution for the 2007 season as well as its administrative cost and day to day operations by Roger Boynes, the Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, yesterday. The presentation was made at the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs, head office Abercromby Street, Port-of-Spain.
In handing over the cheque, Boynes stated that the monetary support would contribute significantly to establishing the league on sound financial footing for the future and it is expected that absolute support for the Pro League by the Government will continue to decrease as the league becomes more self-sustaining and viable.
The $3.75 million to the T&T Pro League by Government brings its total financial support to the local professional league from 2003 to 2007, to $11.208 million. Boynes then heaped praises on Skeene and his organisation and stated, “T&T Pro League continues to operate a successful professional football league with support from the Government, as well as corporate sponsors.”
“The Pro League plays a vital role in the employment of over 2,500 persons in varying capacities, with high risk youth among them while the league has also provided socio-economic benefits to the communities in which the teams operate by encouraging young people to engage in social activities,” he added.
“In keeping with the plans of the Government Boynes said the T&T Pro League is an endorsement of the their vision for T&T in its efforts to accelerate the sports tourism sector by inviting international teams to visit this country and welcoming non-T&T nationals as players within the league.
With regards to the development of youth the minister lauded the T&T Pro League who he said is a major promoter of youth competitions, since each of the clubs must field three youth teams in the Under-15, Under-17 and Under-13 age groups.
He said that based on the youth league’s organised by the Pro League it was no surprise that the national Under-17 team that played at the Fifa Under-17 World Cup in Korea, in August comprised players from these participating clubs.
“The youth competitions serve as a foundation for the development of football and the pursuit of excellence.”
The Minister of Sport also noted the important role of the local professional league to the national football team.
“It was very evident during the recent Concacaf Gold Cup in the USA as the national team for that competition comprised of players exclusively from the T&T Pro League, which augurs well for the league’s reputation. In closing Boynes applauded the league for understanding its importance to T&T and emphasised that Government will continue to give support.
A gleeful Skeene noted that yesterday was a very important day for football and particularly the youth.
Skeene, a former national player himself firstly thanked God, and then the Government for its support for the last four years and for understanding its vision.
“Because of the T&T Pro League many youths now have the opportunity to earn a living through football continuously at a professional level which will help T&T in the future as it seeks to continuously qualify for World Cups, both at junior and senior levels,” he said.

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Football / Some interesting names here - Eddie Hart League
« on: October 15, 2007, 09:01:03 AM »
Valtrin, Maash prevail in Eddie Hart League
Garfield London - Trinidad Express
Monday, October 15th 2007
   
   
   DFENDING champions Valtrin United and MAASH Internationals enjoyed well deserved victories in their groups as action in the Eddie HART football League continued at the Eddie Hart Savannah in Tacarigua recently.

On Friday night in the second game of a double header, substitute Mark Thorne notched the game winner for MAASH as they edged Paradise FC 2-1 in a Group One clash.

And prolific Dwight Crichlow netted a brace and set up the other for the champs to score a compelling 3-1 triumph over 1999 titleholders Kandahar United in play from Group Two on Thursday evening.

Substitute Thorne, who entered the fray in the last 15 minutes of a very competitive encounter, registered his priceless item for MAASH in the 72nd minute, hammering home a low drive from around the penalty spot, past a diving Paradise custodian, following a move the down the right side.

Earlier in the game, Marlon Warner gave Paradise the lead in the 45th minute after they had dominated a goalless first period.

However, MAASH started the second half purposefully and were rewarded for their play via inspirational captain Stevon Stoute, who grabbed the equaliser with a neat solo effort in the 62nd minute.

The win moved MAASH (11 points) two places up the table into fourth position from seven matches on the back of three wins, two drawn games and two losses.

Star-studded Paradise have now dropped from one-time leaders of the group to seventh spot on the 12-team standings.

On Thursday, prolific Crichlow netted items in the 10th and 54th minutes, and then set-up his striking partner Keston Zico, Henry in the 65th minute to seal the game for his club, before he was substituted with five minutes from regulation time.

Andell Allsop picked up a consolation item for Kandahar nearing the end of the 80-minute encounter. The current champs (15 points) have now recorded five successive wins after a slow start to the season. The good run has sent them flying into second spot in their group, just behind early pace-setters, Bon Air, on 21 points.

However, 2004 and 2005 champions Dread Fire's poor season continued as they were held to a goalless draw by newcomers North Hill, while Ball Runners managed a slim 2-1 over an aging SJ Crown United in game two on Friday night.

Brent Joseph and Dwayne Thomas did the trick for the Chaguanas-based Runners, while Dexter St Louis replied for Crown United in the Group Two contest.

And in the only game last Wednesday, Blue Waters continued to absorb the goals in their maiden EHFL  season as they were peppered 12 -2 by a fast-improving OPAC Youth Connection.

The main contributors for OPAC were Keon Wilson (five goals), Rodell Mohammed (three) and Dexter Joslyn, who netted twice to take his tally to eight goals for the campaign, thus far.

Joslyn has now joined Gorean Highley (Bon Air) and Hayden Mitchell of North Hill as the leading goalscorers.
 
 

 


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Football / Anybody see this To FC game
« on: September 17, 2007, 08:00:19 PM »
Colin Samuel ... >:(

ps : Dragon yuh get rob

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Football / Nigeria v Spain
« on: September 10, 2007, 08:07:17 AM »
Nice game....I have never seen penalty icks taken with such confidence (Nigeria)/ and lack of (Spain) on the big stage as I did yesterday....Enjoyed it all doh...For the Spanish they played well, commentators mentioned who was with Athletico, who with Arsenal, who with Barca etc... in contrast, I didn't notice mention of many big club for the Nigerians, yet to the man, they were equally good, if not more confident....Commentators well rated up the Spain Keeper, deservingly, yet the Nigerian keeper made the hardest saves...it made for an interesting contrast

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Football / TO SC(Fc) vs Chicago
« on: July 29, 2007, 02:57:26 PM »
Finally sitdown to watch ah whole game with dem.. Score right now is 3-0, Chicago, it should be 9-1 for Chicago
ah hate to see the wrong ppl gettin paid to do simple timg, other ppl begging for ah chance to do for next to nothing..
i'm not usually negative, buh ah fine dem is rank messhound, and dat includes Samuel..den again. ah vex with he since Conn. vs USA..ah never see Samuel play good yet...as like he doh like when I looking..he obviously does better when I not, so for his sake ah go stop lookin...an the next time anybody say bout he replacin somebody on we Team, because he make 1 good cross...expect argument from me, wheter ah see the rest of the game or not... MR. Samuel, sorry, ah cyah be ah fan ah anybody who runs less than Stern....
dem man playin in slow motion, and too many simple no-pressure passes going astray...if they pick an play against ah team from their tryout camp, with we own dragon an 8 as strikers, the trialist could beat dem, the only way the TSC could win is because ah shame...ah cyah back this team

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Football / Championship div. Prize money breakdown ?
« on: May 02, 2007, 10:04:57 AM »
Does anyone know what is the structure ?
I'm just wondering besides promotion of the 2 top teams (Brmgh & Tland), what kind of other incentives are in place...thus financial benefits to each club

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Football / re:Wrexham
« on: April 10, 2007, 12:05:47 AM »
Wha really is the stories with Tallman an dem...he playing good ? dey have injuries...if anyone don't know, ah guess ah will have to research..buh dey drop liike ah rotten breadfruit *booaf*

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Football / Chalkie say he is ah socawarrir too
« on: February 11, 2007, 02:51:15 PM »
ent...trinitv.net

add: Has anybody tried the Jump tv ting ? what's the diff. with this an homeview ?

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Football / Guess which might grow up an play for we..
« on: February 01, 2007, 08:24:55 PM »
pick one and back dem now nah, if yuh dare

http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,51630.html

forgive me please mods. buh ah understand ppl football concern...but

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Football / T&T prepare for Central American tour
« on: January 27, 2007, 11:04:17 AM »
T&T prepare for Central American tour
courtesy: Trinidad Express

Saturday, January 27th 2007
 
 
 The Trinidad and Tobago national football team leave team for Panama City today for the first of two friendly engagements in Central America.

The "Soca Warriors," beaten finalists in Tuesday's Digicel Caribbean Cup final, also play Costa Rica on February 4. The squad resumed training yesterday, with standby players Christian Baptiste and Anthony Noreiga rejoining the group.

Striker Kevon Carter was also recalled, while US college-based players Makan Hislop and Keeron Benito were scheduled to depart for their respective schools and will not make the trip.

Defender Osei Telesford is also recovering from an injury, while Jan Michael Williams, Kerry Baptiste and Nigel Daniel were released to their clubs after Tuesday's game for CFU Club Championship action.

National coach Wim Rijsbergen said he hopes to at least have more training sessions with the current group but sees the importance of having a proper mix with the overseas-based players.

"Every time we have a group together, we try to see what their level is and with these kind of games, we can see if some of the guys can make the next step. Some of them can make the next step, some reach their level and you see whether it's good or not to play at the international level. If  we see weaknesses then we try to work on it or we look for other guys," Rijsbergen said.

"We try play against international teams where we can improve these guys. Of course this is the same for  every international game and tournament we will face and the next one is the Gold Cup. Hopefully by the Gold Cup we will have the right players in the right positions for the tournament."

On the subject of continuing training, the Dutchman added: "Most of these guys will go back to their clubs. Hopefully we can find a solution where with the local boys we can train maybe once a week. What will happen is they go back to their clubs and they go back to their old rhythm and the rhythm here is not good enough to make the next step."
 

Read this and  ah not sure of the team going.


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Jokes / For your next seminar
« on: January 05, 2007, 09:14:45 AM »
Subject: Seminar Bingo
Do you keep falling asleep in meetings and seminars?   What about those long and boring conference calls?  Here's a way to change all of that...

1. Before (or during) your next meeting, seminar, or conference call, prepare yourself by drawing a square. (I find that 5" x 5" is a good size.)

2. Divide the card into columns - five across and five down.  That will
give you 25 one-inch blocks.

3. Write one of the following words/phrases in each block:

* synergy                             * strategic fit
* core competencies          * best practice
* bottom line                      * revisit
* expeditious                      * to tell you the truth (or "the truth is")
* 24/7                                  * out of the loop
* benchmark                       * value-added
* pro-active                         * win-win
* think outside the box      * fast track
* result-driven                    * empower (or empowerment)
* knowledge based            * at the end of the day
* touch base                        * mind-set
* client focused                   * paradigm
* game plan                         * leverage

4. Check off the appropriate block when you hear one of those words/phrases.

5. When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, stand
up and shout "BULLSHIT!"

Testimonials from satisfied "Bullshit Bingo" players:

- "I had been in the meeting for only five minutes when I won."
  - Adam, Atlanta

- "My attention span at meetings has improved dramatically."
  - David, Florida

- "What a gas! Meetings will never be the same for me after my first win."
  - Dan. New York City

- "The atmosphere was tense in the last process meeting as 14 of us waited for the fifth box."
  - Ben, Denver

- "The speaker was stunned as eight of us screamed 'BULLSHIT!' for the
  third time in two hours."
  - Paul, Cleveland

- "When I won and yelled "BULLSHIT!" the woman sleeping next to me slid off her chair!"
  - Joseph, Los Angeles
 

PATENT PENDING, All Rights Reserved!

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Jokes / Old office memo
« on: November 10, 2006, 11:30:56 AM »
To: All Employees From: The program of SPECIAL HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING (S.H.I.T.)



    Date: TODAY



    Re: S.H.I.T.



   In order to assure the highest levels of quality work and productivity from employees, it will be our policy to keep all employees well trained through our program of SPECIAL HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING (S.H.I.T.). We are trying to give our employees more S.H.I.T. than anyone else. If you feel that you do not receive your share of S.H.I.T., please see your supervisor. You will be immediately placed at the top of the S.H.I.T. list, and our supervisors are especially skilled at seeing that you get all the S.H.I.T. you can handle. Employees who don't take their S.H.I.T. seriously will be placed in DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEE EVALUATION Programs (D.E.E.P.S.H.I.T.). Those who fail to take D.E.E.P.S.H.I.T. seriously will have to go to EMPLOYEE ATTITUDE TRAINING (E.A.T.S.H.I.T.). Since our supervisors took S.H.I.T. before they were promoted, they don't have to take S.H.I.T. anymore, and are all full of S.H.I.T. already. If you too are full of S.H.I.T., you may be interested in a job teaching others. We can add your name to our BASIC UNDERSTANDING LIST of LEADERS (B.U.L.L.S.H.I.T.).



   Thank you, BOSS IN GENERAL, SPECIAL HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING (B.I.G.S.H.I.T.)

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Football / Luton Trinis...waiz dah 5 bout..
« on: October 29, 2006, 10:56:34 AM »
How dah really happen ? Lack of prep ? Coaching ? management ?what / what ? ;D
Seriously, Ah thought we woulda be sittin nice after today, now back down to 9 th...damn

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General Discussion / For you Belmont ppl (mostly older fellas ah guess)
« on: October 24, 2006, 08:02:57 AM »
The Gaurdian
http://www.guardian.co.tt/Tonyfraser.html

Celebrating Belmont greats

Fr Clyde Harvey was saying at the funeral service of George Cumberbatch, part in jest and deadly serious too, that having suffered yet another blow to its body politic, Belmont, one of the salt-of-the-earth communities of Trinidad, was in trouble of going through.

In the last decade there has been Hector Bart, church lay leader, schoolmaster and sage to hundreds of people, who was high regard by the denizens of Belmont. I know of the story of a journalist who attempted to disrupt the perorations at a public forum of a man called Augustine, a student of headmaster Bart.

Accustomed to having his say as an ordinary shareholder of Royal Bank, Unit Trust and anywhere else that he would have invested his money, Augustus was rudely interrupted by the journalist. Surprisingly, this Belmont citizen, fully aware of his rights to speak as shareholder, gave way without too much protest.

The journalist thought he had had the better of Augustine on the day. He was however put right afterward. “It’s only because you is Mr Bart son-in-law why I didn’t deal with you,” Augustine told the upstart of a journalist.

The community also lost Kelvin Joseph, land surveyor and a Belmont stalwart cut from the same cloth as Mr Bart. Then there were Mr Lopez, taxi-driver, man of the Catholic church on the Circular Road; schoolmaster Sogren, and Mr Gamaldo who sired Victor and his brothers.

Who can forget the famous “Diamond Jim” Harding, Colts centre forward! My colleague, the late David Brewster, immortalised Diamond Jim with a story of the early 1950s when Jim was in decline and was being replaced by the young Shay Seymour.

Shay was injured-out for a big final, may have been the FA or BDV final and the “Belmont Battalion” brought back Diamond Jim for a last hurrah in Front the Grand Stand in the Savannah.

Fate or luck or simply wanting to “play a final one” for the people from that community on the north-eastern extreme of Port-of- Spain, Diamond Jim regrouped himself and hit home two of his thunderbolts one final time for Colts.

Brewster would tell the story at the slightest encouragement anytime we met wherever.

“The people of Belmont did not allow their hero to go back into the Grand Stand; they lifted Diamond Jim on their shoulders and took him back into Belmont from whence he had come,” David would relate with that gleam in those strangely-coloured brownish green eyes.

Later Jim Harding was to become one of the major mas makers in Jason Griffith’s band of fancy sailors.

To Mr Griffith—my mother always told us to have manners and respect for our betters and elders—one of the last standard-bearers of Belmont, keep going, Sir.

Of course, Ken Morris, master copper artist, has left his place inside the yard off the Circular.

In the instance of George “Ref” Cumberbatch, he was footballer, referee, post-master general, adviser and councillor to so many sporting organisations.

I remember well that even though the denizens in Front the Grand Stand in the early 60s swore that Cumberbatch was a Maple man, as a ten-year old and lover of Malvern (I admit and repent for the sin of not being a Colts man) and the Cha Cha Cha skills of the likes of Franco, Berassa, Niles and “Jap” Brown, I felt comfortable when referee Cumberbatch had the whistle in a Malvern-Maple game. He was a man of integrity and could be trusted. You know I never told him that when I got to know him. The things we don’t tell people.

I have heard that no other sight in the 1940s drove more fear and respect in the hearts of those who would do Belmont wrong than that of “Big Sacks” going down Norfolk street J’Ouvert morning waving the flag of Rising Sun. The band was then the symbol of Belmont as a community of people with their art and pride and not afraid and not bowing to anyone.

Historian Rudy “Fountainhead” Piggott taught me the significance of men like Sacks and Carlie Byer, who I spoke to during the last Carnival season. Byer, now but a shadow of his old self, told me he went to San Fernando to fight a man who was making as if he was the baddest thing in the place.

No gun, no cutlass, just bare hands and strength. Rudy taught me to look on these men as the warrior class of a nation who had to protect the steelband against colonial ignorance and arrogance.

Not only has Belmont as a community lost the likes of those above and many, many more, but it has also lost the generation who grew up there in the 1950s and 1960s, those who have moved away with rising prosperity: the Smarts, the Grandersons, the Clarkes and dozens more families who lived and had their being in Belmont in its golden age.

We lost too the Portuguese and Chinese shopkeepers, “John and Mary,” every last one of them, who gave credit and were respected for what they brought to Belmont. No other shopkeeper was so loved and respected in Belmont like Mr Norville; he too and the Norville shops have all but gone from Belmont.

No community could suffer such loss without adequate replacement from the generation after and continue to be what it used to be. And perhaps that is what is plaguing communities across the country: the absence of people of substance and the departure of their children in the normal course of social mobility; there is left little by way of guidance and example for those who have come after.

The question is how are we to reconstruct the heart and soul of our society made up in parts of hundreds of communities such as Belmont.

This column is meant as a celebration of the lives of the many noble citizens who have lived and contributed to Belmont and to country and there is no intention to launch into long-winded projection on “what we going to do.”

Just to say the obvious: community life has to be reinvigorated; neighbourliness, love and caring for each other must be counted amongst the values that are important.

Schools, churches, sporting clubs, Colts, Luton Town, have to be revived and made to play a part in the upbringing of the young. Alas! I wish I knew how it could be done, but maybe there are others with the insight into how to make it happen.


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Football / Besides Gallas Score
« on: September 23, 2006, 09:30:17 AM »
ah find it amazing that Colin Kazim-Richards...was with ah English 2 2yrs ago, Englis lg1 last year and hit EPL already...he looking like he in EPL ah while...ah think he is one to watch...hope dey doh break he foot

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