In the Spotlight


Sep 2013

My JAMS Weinstein Fellowship Interview 2012

On September 4, 2012, I started my Fellowship year at a gathering of all the 2012 Fellows at the JAMS Foundation, San Francisco, California. My Fellowship project took me to Los Angeles, Napa Valley, Washington D.C. and Miami. Though it was exhausting at times, I learnt about and got great experience with court-annexed mediation, the “multi-door courthouse”, child protection mediation and prisoner re-entry mediation.


Jan 2012

How you can tell when a mediation is not a mediation

  To get a better understanding of what mediation IS, it is important to know what mediation is NOT! The November, 2011 meeting which took place in Port of Spain, Trinidad, between Mrs. Sita Gajadharsingh-Nanga–the Principal of the Tunapuna Hindu Primary School, Mr. Satnarayan Maharaj–General Secretary of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha, and Dr. Tim Gopeesingh–the Minister of Education in the Government of Trinidad &...

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Nov 2011


  From November 6-11, 2011, The Mediation Board of Trinidad & Tobago is observing “Mediation Week” by hosting a number of activities designed to educate people about and highlight the utility of mediation.  As far as I am concerned, and I readily admit my bias, EVERY week should be mediation week!   Divorce mediation, peer mediation, elder mediation, online mediation, mediation conducted by an organizational...

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Oct 2011

Mrs. Stephanie Daly

  At this year’s Independence Day Awards, attorney-at-law and mediator Mrs. Stephanie Daly was awarded the Chaconia Medal (gold) for long and meritorious service to Trinidad & Tobago in the sphere of law.   A few days ago, Mrs. Daly, who started mediating in 1995, shared with MEND some of her experiences and thoughts on a number of topics that will be of interest to...

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