Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hilton Sandy suffers stroke

Hilton Sandy
Hilton Sandy has suffered a stroke and is being treated at hospital in Tobago. Local media reports say Sandy complained of feeling unwell and went taken to the Scarborough General hospital.

The reported said he was unconscious when he was first taken to hospital but his condition is now reported as stable.

An officlal statement said Sandy is getting "the best possible" care and that health care officials are closely monitoring his condition. "The thoughts and prayers of THA Chief Secretary Orville London and the entire Executive Council" are with with Sandy and his family, the release added.

Sandy holds the post of Secretary of the Division of Infrastructure and Public Utilities in the Tobago House of Assembly (THA). He is the representative for the Belle Garden/Roxborough/Delaford district.

Sandy sprung into the limelight nartionally during the THA election in January with his racist "Calcutta Ship" statment in which he warned voters that if they did not reelect the People's National Movement (PNM) Indians would take over the island. 
The PNM won all 12 seats in the election.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

PNM hypocrisy: Rowley endorsed Sandy after his Calcutta statement

Somebody suggested to me that we should forget about Hilton Sandy and his infamous Calcutta Ship statement during the Tobago House of Assembly election.

I am happy to do that but first we must understand that contrary to what the PNM would like to have us believe it endorsed the statement. PNM leader Keith Rowley was present when Sandy made his statement. And he stood up after Sandy spoke and endorsed him.

One of the great tragedies of our modern civilisation is that we shout abuses whenever we want and then whisper insincere apologies and ask people to forget the whole thing ever happened.

We can put Sandy behind us when Keith Rowley and the PNM admit that they endorsed what Sandy said and stop pretending that they are angels who embrace our diversity.

Why? Here's what Dr. Rowley said. We should frame it and keep it in front of us to remind us about how the PNM looks when it is undressed.

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Jai & Sero

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Our family at home in Toronto 2008

Our family at home in Toronto 2008
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