4 May 2011

Pinching myself

I woke up this morning and had to pinch myself. Here we have a story that Reshmi Ramnarine wasn’t fired but ‘relieved of her duties’.

The PP Government is ‘considering’ a sexual offenders registry in light of the fact that a Form 1 girl from a prestigious all-girl school was able to find out that her substitute teacher was a convicted sexual offender in the USA.

Barack Obama was given a standing ovation “when during his speech, he made reference to the killing of Osama bin Laden.” Political survival at its best… But as one wit said, "10 years, 2 wars, 919,967 deaths, and $1,188,263,000,000 later; America has killed one man." I might point out that the others could be viewed as collateral damage

MPATT is calling for a copy of the Chrystal Ramsoomair enquiry report… I disagree. Since the enquiry concentrated on failures in the system rather than failures on the part of the doctors and staff, there is no reason for MPATT to have the report…if the doctors directly involved are given a copy then they can pass theirs to MPATT.  MPATT has no standing in law to request any such report, being only a trade union that represents some doctors. On the other hand the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago is a different matter…

The more things change…