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Fathers were at the centre of attention in East Trinidad where the Malabar-Arima Non Government Organization Charity and the 10 Stars Promotions in Maloney, both undertook events that centered on dads.

A cook out, checkers and other fun events were the order of the day in Malabar, where the Malabar-Arima Non Government Organization, also known as MANGO treated the fathers and single mothers as well, on father’s day.

Head of MANGO Kerri-Ann Sudama told C News, the idea behind the events

Ms Sudama said, in order to avoid repetition of events, MANGO would liaise with another NGO that organizes events in the area.

She said the organization is using the events on Sunday to educate as well.

The events, would last until the night.

In Maloney, the fathers were also at the centre of attention when the 10 star promotions treated them in the community.

Linda Briggs, member of the promotions, underlined the importance treating the dads well on father’s day

Mr Pierre explained the ladies have been planning the event for weeks, including having cake sales.

Events in previous years saw performances from Bunji Garllin and Ziggy Rankin and based on the stage being set, up, this year will be no different.

The Single Fathers Association hosted the “I Love My Father Football Competition and Fun Day” in Cunupia on Sunday.

Despite the late start because of the inclement weather, the turnout was good with the different teams coming out, it different colors.

Mothers and Daughters were also having fun at the event.

The music and rides were also there to entertain those who were not really into football.

President of the Single Fathers Association Rondell Feeles, told C News that children need both parents to work together.

President Carmona celebrates fathers

The President of the Republic and his family are paying their respects to the nation's fathers.

In a statement to the media, President Anthony Carmona says while there are many good fathers in Trinidad and Tobago who live up to the expectations of their children, there are many more who regrettably do not.

He says they are not demanding perfection of fathers, just undying love in positive action.

President Carmona notes that the criminal statistical rate in Trinidad and Tobago reveals a growing loss of many young men and we need to turn this around as a nation.

He stresses that fathers need to recognize that the premature deaths of many male children are not only the result of poverty, bad company or circumstance, but the absence of the father figure in the home in which they are raised. 

PM honors T&T's fathers

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar pays tribute to the nation's fathers.

In her statement on Father's Day, The Prime Minister said while thousands of families in our country will be showing their deep affections with presents, cards and family events, it's important to remember that sometimes, the greatest gift can be the simple words that we say to fathers on why we love and honor them.

Mrs Persad-Bissessar added that the role of 'father' has taken on numerous modern elements, that define how important good fathers are to how children grow, and what tomorrow's world will be.

The Prime Minister further addressed the many fathers who have been fully present in their children's lives, saying they must be commended and saluted.

And to those who have not lived up to the needs of their children, she says it's never too late to do better.

Volney in war of words with TOP

Former Justice Minister Herbert Volney has got himself into a war of nasty words with the Public Relations Officer of the Tobago Organization of the People, Joseph Frederick.

A post was made by a member of the media last night stating that police were warning members of the TOP to desist from disrupting a meeting held by Minister of Tobago Development Dr. Delmon Baker in Bethel last night.

Among those commenting on the post was Herbert Volney who called the TOP an obsolete party.

TOP's PRO responded by telling the former Minister he would know what obsolete means since he is no longer a minister.

Minister Volney fired back using expletives.

This resulted in comments from people who were surprised at the posts of the former Minister and PP member which prompted the Mr. Volney to retaliate with further expletives.

TOP leader Ashworth Jack declined to comment on the matter.

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