Aug 4, 2010

Breaking News|Mr. Kenny Phillips elected Alerman to the San Fernando City Corporation


Triniglish|Trinididioms Spoken and Explained #42
Yuh is ah Trini|Fuh Troot'|Alderman Kenny Phillips!

For this post we are going to do something that is current and is breaking news today (08.04.2010). This has to do with the San Fernando City Corporation and the selection of the Aldermen. However, we are going to deal with the selection of an Alderman - Mr. Kenny Phillips. We will, at the same time, explain another  Triniglish phrase by using a favorite of most Trinis, "Fuh Troot,'" in the posting. 

Jus' so, it came over the news, breaking news eh and on WACK Radio 901FM that Mr. Kenny Phillips was selected as an Alderman to the San Fernando City Corporation. So what do you think was my response when I heard the announcement; yes you guessed it.... Fuh Troot'? 

Fuh Troot' is a typical Trini response but what does it mean? Well to be honest I used it as a question as in, "Is that really so?"  However, when most Trinidadians use the term Fuh Troot' it usually comes at the end of a sentence as is the case in the following statement. Today Mr. Kenny Phillips, CEO of WACK Radio accepted the invitation to serve as an Alderman in the San Fernando City Corporation... Fuh Troot'. In such a case fuh troot' is designed as a statement of fact meaning, "Yes that is true". 

Not so long ago we were going back and forth regarding the need (as I saw it) to remove the then ruling Peoples National Movement (PNM) from office. Kenny, like a lot of supporters of the PNM, had a different view on the subject and would have preferred the status quo (to remain the same) - well that did not happen and we have a new government in office. I remember having fun teasing Mr. Desmond and Kenny on that Sunday show (day before the general election) little could I imagine that the change would see Mr. Phillips finally being recognized for his achievements by the very same cornerstone that he did not support. No one saw this coming and it is interesting that the PP government is showing that they care about the people more so than looking to make those who supported the PNM pay - this is a people centric party that will do right by and for the citizenry.

I want to take this opportunity to wish all elected representatives good luck and in the case of Mr. Kenny Phillips hearty congratulations and continued success while serving the people. 

 
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5 Responses to "Breaking News|Mr. Kenny Phillips elected Alerman to the San Fernando City Corporation"
  1. Anonymous said...
    August 5, 2010 at 12:16 AM

    I caught a bit of it on the news but I had to confirm via the www and it is as I heard. Congratulations Kenny, what a legacy to leave.

    A. Valley

  2. Anonymous said...
    September 11, 2010 at 5:25 PM

    Kenny is poor excuse of a human being and alot of people who truly know him will totally agree, and all he will serve is himself, nothing or no one more, steups.

  3. Anonymous said...
    September 12, 2010 at 2:26 PM

    Mr. Phillips has a heart of gold. I do believe they picked the right person for the job. He is a people person and in my opinion will do right by the people.

  4. southtrini said...
    September 12, 2010 at 6:24 PM

    Congrats to Mr. Phillips, I encourage you to continue working hard to serve the people of San Fernando & to keep the flags of Trinibago flying high. You know who you are and what you represent. Not everyone will like you..Remember what Bob Marley said "some will laugh with you, drink with you eat with you then behind them su-su 'pon you". Stay Positive and don't let Negative vibes/people pull you down. Stay bless and continue to do the great work. Let God be your guide in all that you do..Much Blessings from Boston..we have your back-..

  5. Anonymous said...
    September 21, 2010 at 5:35 PM

    After meeting Mr. Phillip himself, I can say at this time that as a Alderman of the City of San Fernando, he is extremely childish, hasty and selfish individual... I hope and pray for this current council in which he is a part of, Goodluck in having to experience this man and his disgusting personality.

 

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