Archive for May, 2011

Money is their game; they shall never be in want!

Posted in Uncategorized on May 30, 2011 by sheriffali

Jack Warner and Kamla Persad – “We become the company we keep”

 

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/30/sports/soccer/two-fifa-officials-suspended-panel-clears-blatter.html?hp

 

 

Kamla Persad and Jack Warner are no different than Patrick Manning and Basdeo Panday, and the “nexus” is “they all have and continue to victimize the honest hard-working citizens of Trinidad & Tobago.

 

I am a true believe in the “presumption of innocence” unless and until proven guilty, however, the evidence against Mr. Jack Warner is so overwhelming that he should be the Patriot that he always claim to be and “resign from both FIFA and from his post as “Minister of Transportation.”

 

Having lived abroad for 42 years and being self-employed, I follow the International News from a Political Science standpoint. Mr. Warner who is caught up in a “maze of scandal,” is on the front page of almost every Print and Television News, world-wide. It is one thing for Mr. Warner to find himself in this predicament, but it is another thing when “He drags our already suffering country in the mere.”

 

Prime Minister Kamla Persad should done the right thing and request Mr. Warner’s removal from Government, but her becoming Leader of the UNC Party and now Prime Minister as everyone already knows, has to do with Jack Warner, hence she decided do what she has been doing for the past year and “claim” that she does not know anything, like she did with the Red-Jet affair and the bulldozing of so much of our agricultural crops and just about everything else.

 

How sad it is for the honest hard-working citizens of Trinidad & Tobago who has been victimized and continue to be victimized by every administration since 1962, save that of the Honorable A.N.R. Robinson, Administration.

 

My question is still, why it is that since May 25th 2010 when The People’s Partnership assumed power and now one year later; nothing has been done when it comes to “White Collar Crime?” Around the worldTrinidad is at the top of the list for the highest rate of murder per capita. We are also at the top of the list for child mortality, and when it comes to corruption, we outpace almost every other Nation.

 

Is it possible that the Politicians at the very top at one time or another or on an ongoing basis have dipped their hand in the Cookie-Jar of the Tax Payers money?

 

Sheriff G Ali

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/30/sports/soccer/two-fifa-officials-suspended-panel-clears-blatter.html?hp

 

Two FIFA Officials Are Suspended; Jack Warner and Mohammed Bin Hamman!

Posted in Uncategorized on May 29, 2011 by sheriffali

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/30/sports/soccer/two-fifa-officials-suspended-panel-clears-blatter.html?hp

As a person with legal back-ground, “everyone is presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty.” However, the scandal surrounding Mr. Jack Warner seems to be “evidential facts,” on his supposed wrongdoings.

There is an actual “witness” that gave testimony that Mr. Warner sold him 850 tickets with a face value of 82,500 Euros, but he paid Mr. Warner 232,000 Euros. In this regard Mr. Warner is not the only person in FIFA that is being investigated and now has to answer to the Ethics Commission inZurich,Switzerland.

It is a “fact” that FIFA is in deep and unforgiving waters in a maze of scandals that spans the Globe and would have to be sorted out by the World Body of FIFA and the International Olympics Committee. However, Mr. Warner in defending himself in Parliament comes across like he is the victim that is being victimized, when he may very well be one of the many perpetrators intertwined and entwined in FIFA’s scandalous tumult.

Apart from the FIFA scandal there are other troubling matters as it relates to Mr. Warner in the assignments for construction and developments inTrinidad. When you are being accused by one, two or three people that is one thing, but to be plagued with unethical and corrupt behavior for a decade plus, I don’t see how such a person should be allowed to continue as the Works and Transportation Minister.

In the run up to the General Election in 2010, the then Candidate Kamla Persad constantly repeated – “If you do the crime you would do the time.” What has happened since she became Prime Minister, Kamla Persad?

Ish and Steve is still walking around, Clico Executives are living comfortable lives, and in the final analysis, not one person have been charged or arrested for all of the wrongdoings that left thousands of people almost broke or bankrupt.

It is only three months since the Egyptian uprising brought down Hosni Mubarak, but, at this present moment, Mr. Mubarak and his two sons are incarcerated and are awaiting trial for murder and corruption of State Funds. The Interior Minister and the Housing Minister were tried, found guilty and sentence to five years each in Prison.

My question is why it is that since May 25th 2010 when The People Partnership assumed power and one year later; nothing has been done when it comes to “White Collar Crime?” Around the worldTrinidad is at the top of the list for the highest rate of murder per capita. We are also at the top of the list for child mortality, and when it comes to corruption, we outpace almost every other Nation.

Is it possible that the Politicians at the very top at one time or another or on an ongoing basis have dipped their hand in the Cookie-Jar of the Tax Payers money?

 

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BROKEN REED!

Posted in Uncategorized on May 28, 2011 by sheriffali

Often, our brethren are like deceitful brooks

They are the blank pages in so many books,

Your friends they are, except in your need

Suddenly they become, a broken reed

 

Our God must always be first

Only then we will never thirst,

Sunshine or rain he will never fail

He is Almighty and never frail

 

In good or bad times He is always there

He is all knowing and forever fair,

Depend on Him you can be sure

His unconditional love is very pure

 

So, do not suffer in your grief

Go to him in belief,

Be your problems big or small

God is forever standing tall!

© Sheriff G Ali 2006-2011

 

Author’s Comments

 

Union with the Lord is a coronet of beauty, outshining all the blaze of imperial pomp!

 

 

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“MAY INFINITE WISDOM CURE US OF THE MADNESS OF SELF-CONFIDENCE”

Posted in Uncategorized on May 26, 2011 by sheriffali

“MY SPEECH SEEMS TO THESE BABYLONIANS AMONG WHOM I DWELL AN OUTLANDISH TONGUE, MY MANNERS ARE SINGULAR, AND MY ACTIONS ARE STRANGE.”

Yes, O Lord, with Thee, but not to Thee. All my natural alienation from Thee, Thy grace has effectually removed; and now, in fellowship with Thyself. I walk through this sinful world as a pilgrim in a foreign country. Thou art a stranger in Thine own world. Man forgets Thee, dishonors Thee, sets up new laws and alien customs and knows Thee not!

He, [Jesus Christ] was in the world and the world was made by Him, and the world knew him not. Never was a foreigner so speckled a bird among the denizens of any land as Thy beloved Son among His mother’s brethren. It is no marvel then, if I, who try to live the life of Christ, should be unknown and a stranger here below.

Lord, I would not be a citizen where Jesus was an alien. His pierced hand has loosened the cords which once bound my soul to the earth, and now I find myself a stranger in the land. My speech seems to these Babylonians among whom I dwell an outlandish tongue, and my manners are singular, and my actions are stranger. A Tartar would be more at home inCheapsidethan I could ever be in the haunts of this world. Open link to read the short story:

But the sweetness of my lot is that I am a stranger with Christ, Thou art my fellow-sufferer, my fellow-pilgrim. Oh what joy to wander in such a blessed society! My heart burns within me by the way when Thou dost speak to me, and though I be a sojourner, I am far more blest than those who sit on thrones, and far more at home than those who dwell in their ceiled houses!

“Keep back Thy servant also from presumptuous sin.” Psalm 19:13. Such was the prayer of the “man after God’s own heart.” Did David need to pray thus? How needful, then must such a prayer be for us babes in grace! It is as if he said, “Keep me back, or I shall rush headlong over the precipice of sin.” Our evil nature, like an ill-tempered horse, is apt to run away. May the grace of God put the bridle upon it, and hold it in, that it rush not into mischief.

What might not the best of us do if it were not for the checks which the Lord sets upon us both in providence and in grace? The Psalmist prayer is directed against the worst form of sin – that which is done with deliberation and willfulness. Even the holiest needs to be “kept back” from the vilest transgressions. It is a solemn thing to find the Apostle Paul warning us against the most loathsome sins. “Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry.”

The whitest robes, unless their purity be preserved by divine grace, will be defiled   by the blackest spots. Experienced child of God, boast not in your experience, you will trip yet if you look away from Him who is able to keep you from falling. Ye whose love is fervent, whose faith is constant, whose hopes are bright, say not, “We shall never sin,” but rather cry, “Lead us not into temptation.”

There is enough tinder in the heart of the best of men to light a fire that shall burn to the lowest hell, unless God shall quench the sparks as they fall. Who would have dreamed that righteousLotcould be found drunken and committing uncleanness? Hazael said, “Is Thy servant a dog, that he should do this thing?” and we are very apt to use the same self righteousness. May infinite wisdom cure us of the madness of self-confidence!

“SOMETIMES GOD ALLOWS US TO SUFFER WANT, HE ALLOWS US TO PINE IN PENURY AND OBSCURITY. WHY IS THIS?”

There are many reasons: one is, to give us, who are favored with enough, an opportunity of showing our love to Jesus. We show our love to Christ when we sing of Him and when we pray to Him; but if there were no sons of need in the world we should lose the sweet privilege of evidencing our love, by ministering in alms-giving to His poorer brethren; He has ordained that thus we should prove that our love standeth not in word only, but in deed and in truth.

If we truly love Christ, we shall care for those who are loved by Him. Those who are dear to Him and will be dear to us. Let us then look upon it not as a duty but as a privilege to relieve the poor of the Lord’s flock – remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, “Inasmuch as ye have done it to one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”

Surely this assurance is sweet enough and this motive  strong enough to lead us to help others with a willing hand and a loving heart – recollecting that all we do for His people is graciously accepted by Christ as done to Himself!

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Beyond this world of wrath and tears….

Posted in Uncategorized on May 23, 2011 by sheriffali

In the clutch of pains that follow me

From my head down to my sole,

I wonder what life holds’ for me?

In the darkness of my world

 

Despite the pangs I would not complain

Even when I pine,

And though at times I feel disdain

I know, I am wholly Thine

 

Beyond this world of wrath and tears

Looms, but the Heavens’ above,

With freedom from pains or fears

And the bounty of my Father’s love

 

So, in the midst of my circumstance

In this blessed evening shade,

I’ll live by faith and not by chance

Strong in heart and unafraid!

 

© Sheriff G Ali – May 9, 2011

 

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EFFULGENCE…

Posted in Uncategorized on May 22, 2011 by sheriffali

“Dedicated to Wendy”


Looking up from my table I saw a paragon
I sensed a feeling that felt like heaven,
Such beauty of a woman God bestowed on earth
This “wonder” preordained before her birth

In her resplendency there were sparkles in her eyes
My breathing placated I thought I would die,
Her steps were graceful it was most amazing
My humble heart stealing apace was now enlightening

What pleasures of beauty this paragon brought to me
I admire her with honesty and unequivocal sincerity,
Speaking with her in just so few words
I pray she will walk on streets paved with gold

In this world that seems to strive on ignorance
Forever, I thank God for this paragon of effulgence…


© Sheriff G Ali 2011

Author’s Comments:


“Sometimes in our busy lives we do not realize that on the spur of the moment one special person of efficacy can abate our doldrums of despondency.”

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White House Tense Moments..

Posted in Uncategorized on May 22, 2011 by sheriffali

Risky Raid, and Tense Moments at the White House

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/03/world/asia/03intel.html?hp

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