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Penguin: Its Back To Work

By Terry Joseph
April 08, 2002

Although conceding his job is a stressful activity, Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation (TUCO) president Seadly “Penguin” Joseph, who collapsed at his desk on Wednesday last, says he will be heading straight back to work this week.

Speaking yesterday from his Trincity home, Penguin said he was comfortable and preparing to have lunch with his family. He was diagnosed Thursday as having a blood clot which triggered his collapse on the day previous.After being detained at St Clair Medical Centre for tests and observation, Penguin was allowed to go home on Friday.

“I know that this condition may be stress related and the job I do certainly brings its own share of anxiety, but I will be returning to work this week,” Penguin said. “It is a congenital condition and stress may be one of the triggers, but among the important things I learnt at St Clair is how to avoid recurrence, but that does not include resigning from the job.”

Among the early challenges facing the TUCO president will be reconciling payments members who were short-changed at the organisation’s prize-giving ceremony on March 26. He has promised to rectify the shortfall by May 17.

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