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Rest In Peace - Sir Ellis Clarke
« on: December 30, 2010, 07:18:50 PM »
Just heard he passed away this afternoon (Thursday 30th December 2010)

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Re: Rest In Peace - Sir Ellis Clarke
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2010, 07:20:06 PM »
R.I.P Sir Ellis Clarke!!
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Re: Rest In Peace - Sir Ellis Clarke
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2010, 07:37:13 PM »
He was at that age I suppose, but still for many of us it's the end of an era.  One of only three Presidents in our history... and very much one of our own 'Founding Fathers" (the original drafter of our Constitution).  His legacy as a lawyer and a statesman will live on.

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Re: Rest In Peace - Sir Ellis Clarke
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2010, 07:43:22 PM »
he made it to 93...R.I.P

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Re: Rest In Peace - Sir Ellis Clarke
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2010, 07:48:50 PM »
Correction Bakes...is 4 President we had


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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2010, 08:19:00 PM »
Correction Bakes...is 4 President we had

Oh yeah... nearly fuhget about Max dey.  Noor still alive... anybody?

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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2010, 08:22:30 PM »
Correction Bakes...is 4 President we had

Oh yeah... nearly fuhget about Max dey.  Noor still alive... anybody?

Noor died more about 4 years now..I was happy he made it out his Presidency alive

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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2010, 09:06:44 PM »
Didn't know much about this fella, his politics and so forth was ah total mystery. what i did know about him was that he loved horse racing and had ah couple of top horses back in the day, like clown prince and madness. every race day ellis and his son peter was present @ the races up in owners and trainers livin it up.

they also called him the cocktail president BC every week he was in the papers in some social event holding ah glass, he also went on like ah black aristocrat, and it was rumored that he own prime real estate in london's upscale westminister. anyway, that fella had ah great life, and lived to ah ripe old age. lucky bastard. :devil:
http://www.nalis.gov.tt/Biography/bio_EllisClarke.html#top
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Re: Rest In Peace - Sir Ellis Clarke
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2010, 09:23:15 PM »
Wow I learnt this here at dis hr wow. Nobody eh call meh
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Re: Rest In Peace - Sir Ellis Clarke
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2010, 09:30:20 PM »
Wow I learnt this here at dis hr wow. Nobody eh call meh

girl, yuh know news does buss here fuss sometimes

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« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2010, 09:32:59 PM »
Wow I learnt this here at dis hr wow. Nobody eh call meh

girl, yuh know news does buss here fuss sometimes

RIP

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Re: Rest In Peace - Sir Ellis Clarke
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2010, 09:35:13 PM »
Correction Bakes...is 4 President we had

Oh yeah... nearly fuhget about Max dey.  Noor still alive... anybody?

Noor died more about 4 years now..I was happy he made it out his Presidency alive

I seem to recall dat but wasn't sure... I guess I coulda google.

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Re: Rest In Peace - Sir Ellis Clarke
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2010, 10:15:00 PM »


Basdeo Panday and Patrick Manning response to Sir Ellis death..

http://video.ctntworld.com/view/582/tts-first-president-sir-ellis-clarke-is-dead/
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Re: Rest In Peace - Sir Ellis Clarke
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2010, 10:23:56 PM »
Didn't know much about this fella, his politics and so forth was ah total mystery. what i did know about him was that he loved horse racing and had ah couple of top horses back in the day, like clown prince and madness. every race day ellis and his son peter was present @ the races up in owners and trainers livin it up.

they also called him the cocktail president BC every week he was in the papers in some social event holding ah glass, he also went on like ah black aristocrat, and it was rumored that he own prime real estate in london's upscale westminister. anyway, that fella had ah great life, and lived to ah ripe old age. lucky bastard. :devil:
http://www.nalis.gov.tt/Biography/bio_EllisClarke.html#top
Listen to what Basdeo said about him.
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Re: Rest In Peace - Sir Ellis Clarke
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2010, 04:21:19 AM »
Talk about leaving a legacy.....the 1st Constitution of a newly minted Independent Nation.....RIP sir.

Didn't he celebrate a birthday recently??  A could google it but ah kinda like getting the answers from mih extended family on here.... ;D
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« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2010, 04:28:27 AM »
RIP Sir.
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Re: Rest In Peace - Sir Ellis Clarke
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2010, 05:00:58 AM »
Browning he celebrated his birthday 3 days ago.

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Re: Rest In Peace - Sir Ellis Clarke
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2010, 05:06:45 AM »
Browning he celebrated his birthday 3 days ago.

Thanks ah thought so.....see ah eh even reach by google yet and ah get de answer.  Dis forum is de best!!!  ;D
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Re: Rest In Peace - Sir Ellis Clarke
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2010, 07:05:53 AM »
RIP Sir Ellis!!!!

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Re: Rest In Peace - Sir Ellis Clarke
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2010, 11:58:50 AM »
Browning he celebrated his birthday 3 days ago.

Thanks ah thought so.....see ah eh even reach by google yet and ah get de answer.  Dis forum is de best!!!  ;D

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« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2010, 05:03:41 PM »

Selwyn Ryan, Ken Gordon and Kamalludin Mohammed speak on Sir Ellis Clarke contribution to T&T.

http://video.ctntworld.com/view/583/friends-remember-sir-ellis-clarke-on-first-up/

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« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2011, 02:18:18 PM »
'Clarke deserves national holiday'

Jack pays tribute to Sir Ellis

A national holiday should be named in honour of the former first President of Trinidad and Tobago, the late Sir Ellis Clarke.

Minister of Works and Transport, Jack Warner, made the suggestion after paying his respects to Sir Ellis at the rotunda of the Red House yesterday.

"I have said that there should be something in his honour, nothing of course that can be forgotten in two or three years and as such I would advocate some kind of public holiday," Warner said.

"But no additional holiday, take of the one of the existing ones and call it Sir Ellis Clarke Day," he added...Continue .. http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/_Clarke_deserves_national_holiday_-112982989.html

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« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2011, 02:45:26 PM »
'Clarke deserves national holiday'

Jack pays tribute to Sir Ellis

A national holiday should be named in honour of the former first President of Trinidad and Tobago, the late Sir Ellis Clarke.

Minister of Works and Transport, Jack Warner, made the suggestion after paying his respects to Sir Ellis at the rotunda of the Red House yesterday.

"I have said that there should be something in his honour, nothing of course that can be forgotten in two or three years and as such I would advocate some kind of public holiday," Warner said.

"But no additional holiday, take of the one of the existing ones and call it Sir Ellis Clarke Day," he added...Continue .. http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/_Clarke_deserves_national_holiday_-112982989.html


U know people hear dat and say 2mor is a Public Holiday. We sweet 2 bad.
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Re: Rest In Peace - Sir Ellis Clarke
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2011, 07:25:41 PM »
RIP, Sir Ellis. Even while you laid to rest this mad man want to throw your name in bachanal. A national holiday in honour of Sir Ellis????!!!!!!!  ??? ??? ??? boy oh boy!!!!

 
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Re: Rest In Peace - Sir Ellis Clarke
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2011, 08:19:32 PM »
Wow...As someone says..The end of an era.  Rest in peace Sir Ellis.
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« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2011, 10:02:42 PM »
RIP, Sir Ellis. Even while you laid to rest this mad man want to throw your name in bachanal. A national holiday in honour of Sir Ellis????!!!!!!!  ??? ??? ??? boy oh boy!!!!

 

This from d people who remove Republic Day as a holiday.
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« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2011, 11:36:40 PM »
RIP, Sir Ellis. Even while you laid to rest this mad man want to throw your name in bachanal. A national holiday in honour of Sir Ellis????!!!!!!!  ??? ??? ??? boy oh boy!!!!

 

This from d people who remove Republic Day as a holiday.

As long as the Privy Council is the final court, I really don't see the need for republic day. Sorry you miss the day to stay home!!!!

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« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2011, 12:16:20 AM »
RIP, Sir Ellis. Even while you laid to rest this mad man want to throw your name in bachanal. A national holiday in honour of Sir Ellis????!!!!!!!  ??? ??? ??? boy oh boy!!!!

 

This from d people who remove Republic Day as a holiday.

As long as the Privy Council is the final court, I really don't see the need for republic day. Sorry you miss the day to stay home!!!!
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« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2011, 12:35:49 AM »
As long as the Privy Council is the final court, I really don't see the need for republic day. Sorry you miss the day to stay home!!!!

People disagree with the role of the Privy Council because of the taint of the attendant taint of colonialism, real or imagined.  The reality though it that it serve a much greater good than people give it credit for.