Point Fortin Rehab Council - Working together for a better Community
 
 
 
Robbery Suspect Held
Sept. 8th 2013
A man and his teenaged  wife of Warden Road, Point Fortin were arrested in an early morning raid on their home by a team of police officers led by Sgt. Soloman and Cpl. Seecharan
and other officers  from the Point Fortin Station on Saturday. The teen wife was arrested  on ammunition charges and her common-law husband as the main suspect in the robbery of 140,000,00 from businessman Nazir Bachan three days earlier.
Also held in the early morning exercise were a 23 year old of Three Hands, La Brea, and 25 year old of Ravine Ranch, Egypt
Village, Point Fortin on drug related charges.
 
 
Businessman Robbed
Sept.5th,2013
Businessman Nazir Bachan of Mahaica, Point Fortin was robbed of $140,000.00 on his way to the bank around 7.45am on Tuesday. According to reports out of Point Fortin, Bachan was on his way to the bank which is located along the Point Fortin Main Road, when he was approached by a man who snatched the bag from him and ran off through the traffic. Police were notified and a search of the area was launched but the suspect was not found. Police investigations are ongoing.
 
 
Body Found In "Fields"
Sept, 5th,2013
A team of workers from the Unemployment Relief Program on their way to a project, stumbled on the partly decomposed remains of a young man in the Petrotrin area  known by residents as the "Fields" last Tuesday at around 6.30 am.
Police were notified and visited the scene making inquiries and determined that the victim was shot several times and the body dumped in the area. The body was viewed by the Chief Medical Officer and removed to the Forensic Centre, St. James where it was identified as 18 year old Matthew " Redman"James by his relatives and his fingerprints was  said to have two addresses one in Maloney and the other in Chaguanas. Police officers attached to the Point Fortin Station are conducting investigations.
 
 
Point Day Is Here
Aug 22nd,2013
The long awaited ever popular Point Day Celebrations which is held in Brooklyn, NY and  is considered to be the prelude to the Labor Day West Indian Carnival, is finally here and will be held on Sunday Aug, 25th 2013 at Carnasie  Park on Remsen and Seaview Aves in Brooklyn, the event is scheduled to begin at around 2.30pm. Let's all come together and celebrate our heritage.
 
Man Dies After Fall
Aug22nd,2013
A 55 year old man fell from an avocado tree and was pronounced dead after being taken to the Point Fortin Hospital.
Bernard Thomas of Newton Trace, Mora was picking avocadoes near his home, when he lost his balance and fell about 12   feet to the ground, he was rushed to the Point Fortin Hospital where he died. The incident took place around 1.00pm on Tuesday. Investigations are being conducted by police.
 
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 Concerned Residents meet:
Aug 11th 2013
Concerned New  York based Point  Fortin residents are cordially invited to attend an urgent meeting  with MP Paula Gopee Scoon  on Wed  August 14th 2013, to be held at the Tropical Paradise Ballroom, 1367 Utica Ave, between Foster and Faragut Aves, Brooklyn NY from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Among discussions to be held is the Point Fortin Hospital construction delay by Government. All interested persons are invited to attend and let your voice be heard
 
 
Lifeguard Drowns in Accident    ;
Aug. 5th 2013
 
A 22 year old lifeguard died when the car he was driving plunged into a swollen river in Petrotrin's Forest Reserve road
on Saturday, after he lost control and crashed through a metal guard rail. According to reports, 22 year old Joel Taitt a student at UWI of Wilson Street Point Fortin was on his way to swimming class in Fyzabad when he skidded and crashed into the guard rail and ended  up into the river which was swollen at the time from recent heavy rain in the area. A gardener heard the crash and attempted to assist Taitt but was not successful and called emergency services, who by the time of their arrival found the car submerged in the river. Heavy equipment had to be brought in to recover the vehicle before the body could be removed. Police Investigations under Inspector Harry and Sgt Mungroo are continuing.
 
 
Associate Member Dies:
.Aug 4th, 2013
 
The Point Fortin Rehab Council is sad to inform its readers of our site
of the passing of our associate member Johnny King aka "Cedros' at the Convalescent Home located Techier village, Point Fortin on Saturday Aug. 3rd, 2013. Cedros was well known in the area as a painter and handyman and was recently hospitalized with difficulties with an apparent lung infection, he was the father of two who reside in the USA. PFRC sends heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family.
Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date..
 
 
4 Year  Old Raped
June14th, 2013
 
A Point Fortin father has called on the Point Fortin Police to find the monster who raped his 4 year old son last Monday according to reports out of the borough, the unnamed father told police that when his son returned from the daycare and pre-school facility  he was cranky and in pain, and upon an examination of the child's buttocks he observed what appeared to be bruises in the immediate area. When he questioned the child he was told "a big boy did that", he stuck his  finger into his buttocks and told him to lie down. The child was taken to the Point Fortin Area Hospital where he was examined and a report was filed with the police. Investigations are ongoing.
 
 
 
Borough Day 2013 Officially Launched
;April 21st, 2013
 
Despite the Government's failure to lend its support, the Point Fortin Borough Council officially kicked off the 2013 Borough Day celebrations at the newly  renovated Victor Chin Kit Park on Friday evening. Sponsored in part by Atlantic LNG, Carib Brewery and the Borough Corporation. The Festival considered as the biggest event  after Carnival was launched in grand style with hundreds of patrons in attendance,were treated
to a fantastic performance by a star studded concert  which featured the reigning Soca Monarch and Road March King and son of the soil Austin " Super Blue" Lyons, H2O Phio together with the  Jeunes Agape choir and a number of steelbands including Tornardoes and Fonclaire. The Festival continues with the Soca Monarch Semi-Finals this evening.
 
 
Body of missing Fisherman Found:
April 11th 2013
The body of missing fisherman Steve Ayoung, 56, was found floating near a Trinmar offshore facility yesterday morning, three days after he went missing. The body which was partially decomposed, was sighted by workers aboard the New Horizon1 around 10.50 am near Trinmar's Platform1 in the company's Soldado offshore field, shortly after Coastguard Divers returned to their Staubles Bay Headquarters to change shift and replenish their gear. The body was finally recovered by the Coastguardsmen shortly after 3.00 pm and transported to the Cedros outpost, where positive identification was made by his sister Jennifer Ayoung. According to reports on Saturday morning, Ayoung and friends Hollis Bhadree,58, together with Deonath Sundar,62 all of Ibis Street, Fanny Village, Point Fortin
went on a fishing trip on board a dinghy. Reports indicate that around 4.30 pm, the men encountered choppy waters and the boat capsized and sank. Bhadree and Sundar managed to stay afloat while Ayoung disappeared. The two men were rescued by passing fishermen. On Monday Coast Guard Public Relations Officer Lieutenant  Kirk Jean-Baptiste renewed the call for boaters and their passengers take protective equipment when going out to sea, such as life jackets, flashlight and fresh water
neither of which was present on board the dinghy.
  
 
 Drug Deal Gone Wrong? 
April 11th 2013
Cedros police are investigating the disappearance of two Icacos fishermen as that of a drug deal gone wrong.Roy Ackool, 32, of Lalla Trace and his 47 year uncle Ravindra Ackool were reported mising last Saurday. According to reports out of the district,police are investigating the matter as a drug deal gone bad, after several villagers reported that the men were seen hiding in the area, however some villagers claimed to have seen the pair being kidnapped from their home days after Roy was beaten by a group of men. Dhanrajie Ackool Roy's mother told police that the men would fish and lime together but since a family dispute last year Roy had stopped speaking to her,, and that she was unaware of their disappearance until the police came to her house asking if she knew
of their whereabouts.to which she told the investigators "I did not hear anything especially since I don't  really come out to go anywhere".Dhanrajie also said that "I heard from one of my sons that
they had kidnapped Roy two days before and they real beat him and let him go. He told me and the two of them left and I don't know where they gone from there". Dhanrajie also said that while she misses her son, her concern is for her two grand children who are four and one year old who resides with their mother.
 
 
Pro Football for Point Fortin?
3/8/2013
An international group of investors have chosen Point Fortin  as a possible venue to host a Pro Football team. In a recent statement, Mr. Mark Snell representative of the group told the Point Fortin Rehab Council that after discusions with several parties, the town was selected as a possible venue. Mr. Snell also told the PFRC that the group has spoken to former the former T&T international Leroy DeLeon together with other national players and  community leaders and is scheduled to visit the area to meet with the interested parties later this month.
 
 
Arm Severed in Accident:
03/04/13
A local taxi-driver is lucky to be alive after a serious accident in Egypt Village Point Fortin, according to reports out of the borough, taxi driver Akienola Bartholemew,33 of Warden Road,
Point Fortin was travelling north on the Point Fortin Main Road in Egypt Village,when he lost control of his blue Nissan B-14 which overturned several times coming to rest on its hood.
Akienola was removed from the wreck and taken to the Point Fortin Hospital with a severed left hand. He was immediately transferred to the San Fernando General Hospital where doctors were unable to reattach the the arm,in emergency surgery, he is said to be in stable condition at the institution.
Corporal Maloney of the Point Fortin Police is in charge of the investigations.
 
 
Feb 15th 2013
Son of the Soil to be Honored:
Austin ( Super Blue ) Lyons will be honored by the Point Fortin Borough Council as the 2013 Borough Day celebrations would be dedicated to the Road March and Soca Monarch a native of the Borough, says Mayor Clyde Paul in a press release yesterday. Lyons who returned to the Soca arena after a long period of personal struggles copped the Road March and Soca Monarch titles sharing the latter with Machel Montano, thrilled thousands of fans last Friday with his super hit "Fantastic Friday" which was also the pick of the bands. In his address, Mayor Paul said that Lyons will be the guest of honor at the Council's Statutory meeting on February 28 after which he will attend a luncheon hosted by the Council, followed by a sod turning ceremony for a proposed Childrens Play Park and the renaming of Guadloupe Street after the artiste. The Mayor also told the media that Lyons would be given the keys to the city on April 30,  at the Civic and Awards Ceremony for the Borough Day celebrations, followed by Friday May 2nd to be called "Super Friday".Point Fortin Rehab Council joins the Mayor and the Borough Council in congratulating Austin" Super Blue" Lyons on his     accomplishments.
 
 
Accused Bank Robbers Appear in Court:
Feb9th, 2013
Three men arrested in connection with the Republic Bank robbery in Point Fortin, appeared before Magistrate Indrani Cedeno in the Point Fortin  Magistrates Court last Wednesday. The accused Anderson Nash 26, Akiel Farrell 21 of Point Fortin and  Kiel Paul of Sobo Village, LaBrea, charged with robbery with aggravation had their request for bail denied by Magistrate Cedeno who advised them of their rights to apply to a Judge in Chambers. The decision was made after the Magitrate heard the testimony of the Prosecutor Insspector Angus Harry that the accused were currently on bail for a similar incident and that the  police recovered only $17,725 of the$100,170 that was taken.
 
 
 
 
 
Feb1st, 2013
Southwestern division Task Force together with Point Fortin police
are continuing investigations into the robbery of the Republic Bank at its Techier Road Branch.According to reports out of the borough    at around 8.30 am Friday morning, three men dressed in track suits, one armed with a gun and the others with cutlasses stormed the bank and announced a hold up. Customers were ordered to lie on the ground, the men then jumped over the counter and ordered the tellers to hand over all the money which according to the reports was about $60,000.00. The bandits then  ran out of the Bank and then car jacked a blue Nissan SUV from a customer.To add insult to injury, several senior citizens waiting to  cash their pension cheques
were witnesses to the crime while it happened in real time.Police were notified and immediately put out an all point bulletin after reviewing the bank active videos from both inside and outside the Bank. Joined by the National Security Helicopter and the Canine Division, Police arrested two suspects in their twenties, and recovered the SUV at Bobo Shanti Rd, where the suspects were found hiding in nearby bushes, the hunt is on for the third, none of the stolen money was recovered. The police investigation team includes Insp.Sedarie, Sgts.Solomon, Gokool, Ablacksingh,and Taitt, and Cpls Currie and Seecharan.
 
 
School Children Dodging Puddles of Water on the Main Road 
 photograph courtesy Newsday.
 
 
 Massive Protest in LaBrea:
12/5/2012
Fed up residents of La Brea yesterday staged a surprise protest by blocking roadway access to and from the southwestern peninsula.
Angry residents moved at the crack of dawn and placed a number of tyres, tree trunks and other debris on fire making it impossible for vehicular traffic to navigate.This protest came as a result of the government's failure to address the areas problems, such as roads and infrastructual development in the area. This action was well planned since the residents played and outsmarted the efforts of the police trying to clear the roads by the continuance of the trash.
Employees of Trinmar Ltd and Atlantic LNG among others, together with school teachers and students were unable to get to their destinations. The protest terminated at around 1.30pm after a visit from the relevant government officials.
 
 
 
 
Massive Protest  Planned:
 
11/31/2012
The Point Fortin Rehab Council has joined forces with the Opposition,Joint Trade Union, Business Interests, Schools and other 
interests in the country to hold a massive protest against the PP 
9Government's failure to deliver it's promises to the nation and the Prime Minister's blatent refusal to take remedial action against  Anand Ramlogan and Minister of National Security Jack Warner, for the controversal Section 34 issue and the recent outburst of Minister Warner with respect to the Lavantille murders. Also on the agenda is the construction of the Point Fortin Hospital among other issues pertaining to the administration's favouritism in its development of the country's infrastructure. The protest is scheduled for Friday 2nd November at Woodford Square begining at 12.00 pm. Persons interested in the nation's progress are asked to attend and let the Government know that the people mean business.
 
 
 
Point Fortin Rehab Council seek to extend membership
Chief Adminiistrative Officer Carlos McMillan in a press release announced that the the Council is seeking to extend its membership
in the United States of Point Fortin nationals living there to force the Trinidad and Tobago Government to fulfillit's promise to the residents of the town,by setting up chapters in New York, Baltimore/ Maryland
and Miami. Residents in these locations may contact us via email at pfrcounil@gmail.com, or contact Mr. Sterling Phillip 347 739 9954
New york, or Otis Cadogan 443 310 1788. Lets unite and show the Government that the people mean business.
 
 
Clifton Hill/ Guapo Beach Upgrade Complete
 
Nigel Darlow chief  executive officer of AtlanticLNG Corporation, recently handed over the upgraded Guapo/Clifton Hill Beach facility to the Point Fortin Borough Corporation. The liquefied natural gas producer completed the state of the art facility at a cost of about
$7M which will benefit not only the Point Fortin community but the country as a whole. Speaking at the handing over ceremony Mr.Darlow with Tourism Minister Dr. Rupert Griffith present, told the audience that Atlantic LNG was interested in creating opportunities or development and diversification with the beach as one example. He also stated that the company has partnered with the Inter-American Development Bank called the Local Economic Development (LED) which will target Point Fortin and the southwest peninsula with strategic investments to transform the area. The facility is equipped with a beach pavilion,kids play area, boat house, car park, washrooms and change rooms.
 
 
Upgraded Facilities of the Guapo/ Clifton Hili Beach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Borough Day 2012
May 6th, 2012
 
The 30th Aniversary celebration of Point Fortin  Borough Day celebnrations got off to a hectic start at around 4.30 am yesterday morning through the streets of the southern borough with an influx of thousands of revellers both local and foreign enjoying the J'Ouvert
celebration. This year's celebration which can be described as possibly the biggest ever was complimented by the parade of about
25 bands and individuals such as Country Bookie Entertainment's Welcome to South Beach, Dev's Barber Shop Room Service and Hunter International,among others.The fedtivities held under the watchful eyes of the members of the police and regiment who had few unfortunate incidents of violence to attend to which included the arrest of a 23 year  old man from Tunapuna who was iin the possession of a loaded .38 revolver , he is expected to appear in court tomorrow morning to face charges before a magistrate. Thecelebrations continue with the Dragon Boat Regatta/ single Pan Festival and the Cool down fete later in the day at the Guapo/Clifton Hill Beach Facilities.
 
 
 
Trophy presentation to winners Point Fortin RC School by Eileen Blackman committee member.
 
 
May4th,2012
Borough Festivities Heat Up:
 
With the 2012 Borough Day just a few hours away, the celebrations are stepping into high gear with the Pan for Blue competion which was held yesterday at Coronation Park, Egypt Village Poimt Fortin. Participants of this year's contest came from schools in the South/Central Region of Pan Trinbago, and had to perform an Iwer   George composition. The winners were first place went to the Point Fortin RC School,, who dethroned last year's winners the Edinburgh Government Primary into second place followed by Point Fortin Anglican who placed third, with Point Fortin RC's Terrel Moore taking the award for best drummer.The celebrations continue today with the Pan Jam festival at the Point Fortin Tornadoes Pan yard and the We Meet activities leading to J'Ourvert followed by Traditional Mas ending with Pan on the Move,then Lastlap.The official celebrations comes to an end on Sunday with the Dragon Boat Regatta/ Single Pan Festival and the Cool Down Party at the Guapo/ Clifton Hill   Beach begining at 11.00am.
 
 
April 28th, 2012
 
 
 
Borough Day Celebrations
 
 
Heat Up:
Point Fortin 31st Borough Celebrations continue to heat up the southern mecca. Following last weekend's festivities which saw an amazing display of culture with the Chutney Fusion and Curry Duck
Cook-Off which was held at Guapo Beach.The culinary feast was won by the R's Entertainment's Quack Addicts withTeam Thick Sauce and El Marine Contractor''s Duck and Rum Crew taking consolation prizes, while musical entertainment was provided by KI Persad and the JMC3,Eagle Boys Tassa Drummers and Andaz International Orch.
Following on the heels of last weekend's success, the celebrations continue with the Liverpool Fete featuring Roy Cape and his Orch with Blaxx and soca monarch runner up Iwer George tonight at the Fanny Village Community Centre in Fanny Village, the Mayor's Charity Ball, Town Hall Auditorum, George Rd, Mahaica, followed by the Scholarship Fund's Kaiso and Comedy Show at Victor Chin Kit Park,beginning at 7.00 pm and the Soca and Ice Cooler Fete on Sunday, at Farell Street Cap de Ville, Point Fortin, beginning at 3.00 pm.
 
E Marine Contractor's Duck and Rum Crew,Best Display winners,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
April 21st, 2012
Point Fortin Celebrations begin:
 
The Point Fortin Borough Corporation kicked off its 2012 Celebrations  at Victor Chin Kit Park, Point Fortin last  night with the sweet sounds of pan.Despite the failure of the Government and the Minister of Arts and Multicultuism to assist the corporation with the Project. According to mayor Clyde Paul, Minister Winston (Gypsy)Peters promised to promote the festival as a Tourist attraction because of its variety. Once again it shows the PP's failure to support the Point Fortin residents because of its demographics and its voting history as was promised in their election campaign in 2010.
It is evident that the Peoples Partnership intends to spend  the country's income in three areas, which are Chaguanas,Couva and Debe/ Penal, whereas the township of Point Fortin has been a major contributor to the nation's economy since the1800's' and have been short changed by this Administration since they came into office. Because of these and other factors we strongly support the call made by the President of the OWTU Mr.Ancel Roget and the joint Trade Union Movement for the residents of Point Fortin to come together and shut down the town until the government makes good on its promises with the same urgency that is given to the chosen areas.
A special thank you to the Atlantic LNG and other Businesses for their contribution in making this year's celebration a reality.
 
 
 
 
 
Ancel Roget OWTU President addresses the meeting,rips up PP's 2010 manifesto.
 
 
 
 
 
" SHUT IT DOWN!!
April 16,2012
Ancel Roget, President of the OWTU , at a joint Trade Union meeting held on Friday April 13th at Victor Chin  Kit Park, Point Fortin called on the residents of the town to come together and shut down the town to protest the failure of Government to p-rovide the nescessary improvements and facilities promised in their 2010 election manifesto. Roget who indicated that the union would no longer support the PP under the PM, also said  that they would seek to remove the PP before their term expires in 2015. Mr. Roget in his address  told the meeting "We must be prepared to get off our laurels and go to Port of Spain and deal with our issues. We must be prepared on a day to be announced to to shut down Point Fortin, close it down so that nothing goes or comes not even a helicopter into the town until they  address thee issues in a meaningful way, he also made specific mention to the proposed 100 bed hospital which was scheduled to be constructed sighting that it was not adequate for the town because of its industrial make-up. Also addressing the matter was activist Earnest Thompson who spoke on the unemployment situation in the borough because of the government's decision to suspend the CEPEP programme in the area which has been linked to the election of the PNM by its residents.Also commenting on the issues was Jamal Pierre representing the LaBrea youths who also questioned Government's decision the build a Childrens Hospital rather than build a General Hospital in the area and  the Administration's failure to keep its promises to the residents of the Point Fortin/ LaBrea area
Engineers survey the remains of the stolen Bridge
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
April 16th,2012
Thieves Steal Bridge
Lack of employment and desperation have driven young people to take drastic measures to survive in our society. This has been evidenced when thieves stole a Bridge from the South-Central Road in Point Fortin.The Bridge was dismantled and the steel taken to be sold as scrap iron by the thieves who posed as workers of the Ministry of Works complete with official looking road signs. Point Fortin Police are continuing the investigations.
 
March 28th,2012
Health Minister Addresses Hospital Issue:
Once again Health Minister Dr. Fuad Khan has announced that lands for the proposed rebuilding of the Point Fortin Hospital have been acquired.The Minister apparently forgot that he made this statement previously and that his last report to the community was that the necessary funding was not yet appropriated, and that the project was to be started this month. Also in his address to the media he  also called on the SWRHA to immediately provide the existing facility with 24 hour services in the Xray and Pharmacy services together with a CT Scan Machine.Addressing the Cedros Health crisis, the Minister said that it was not cost effective to have that facility operate on a 24 hour basis but the centre would serviced by trained EMT's and full time Ambulance services who will guarantee home visits if needed, to diagnose and transport patients to the Point Fortin Hospital, and that he is looking into obtaining the services of a private physician to provide after hour services.
 
March18th,
True Meaning of Incompetence
We are calling on the Government, Commissioner of Co-operatives, and the Credit Union League of Trinidad and Tobago to investigate the operations of the FNCU formally the Point Fortin Area Credit Union,  which was totally mishandled by an  over zealous and incompetent Board of Directors and poor management, which has led to the crash of a once vibrant and progressive Society. The situation compounded by a lack of knowledge of the basic principles of its operations is responsible for the failure of this Credit Union and its inability to meet the needs of its membership. The Credit Union League of Trinidad and Tobago, the unit's governing body, must share the blame for the collapse of the Hindu Credit Union and the FNCU. This Organization, within recent times, has allowed its members the freedom to explore financial majesty to compete with other financial institutions on a for profit buisness, to be major competitors, in the times of massive restrictions on the world financial stage.These accusations are not based on my thoughts or by heresay, but by the actual experience with the operations and management of the Credit Union  and its operation, having served as the President of the Point Fortin CU, Board member of the now defunct Dunlop Employees CU, both of whom merged to form the FNCU, PRO St. Patrick Chapter of CU"S and alternate Director of the Credit Union League of Trinidad and Tobago and was educated under the most successful CEO Mr. Gary Cross whose contributions are unmatched up to this present day, he is also responsible for the success of the Eastern Employees CU. We look forward to the official intervention so that innocent members can retrieve their investments and to see another day.
 
Carlos McMillan  CAO   PFRC
 
Kamla and PP keeps Election  Promises
Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar and her bunch of clonies are set to use their term in Office to humiliate the areas of the Country that did not support them in the past Elections.Point Fortin in particular have been pushed outside of the
Country so that getting things accomplished is always on the back burner. The residents of this town are frankly fed up with Government's excuses for the not getting these Facilities done. The Point Fortin Area Hospital serves from Icacos to LaBrea on the West to Erin, Puerto Grande to Los Iros on the East and has been scheduled to be upgraded since the early 1980's, with a lot more emphasis since the opening of Atlantic LNG,
The Petrotrin Refinery is just a heap of scrap iron and is an eyesore.
The residents of Point Fortin have gone through enough of these failed promises by the various Administrations now and in the past, and we continue to make bigger sacrifices for the good of this Nation and the Economy without recognition.The Hospital rebuilding process have been scheduled  on several occasions but never done because of a lack of funding and that this Government could put large sums of money into building a Regional Government in Chaguanas, a University in Debe not to mention the fact is theALNG Plant is a "ticking time bomb". These projects are ideas that have just been incubated and cannot be placed ahead of the Health and Welfare of people. Former Mayor Victor Chin Kit during his tenure commissioned Coronation Park as the Southwest Stadium but still after 21years we have no Sporting Facilities for our sportsmen and women to use but Stadiums have been built in certain other areas who have never produced a world class performer, and paid for by the income from our products and the fruit of our labor
.Maybe the Residents of Point Fortin  consider going to Uncle Hugo for  help since we are neglected by our own. These matters needs immediate attention before the bottom falls out and the residents take affirmative to achieve their goals.
V.N. Reid
New York
 
Trinidad and Tobago Heading East:
 
The ruling Peoples Partnership led by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, flanked by her two "Pitbulls" in the persons of Anand Ramlogan and Winston Deosaran are playing the race card in making Political and Infrastructual Development in Trinidad.This conclusion is gathered from the Government's distribution of the Financial resources given to the various Corporations and County Councils for their day to day operation. The PM's recent trip to India is another indicator of its direction,since the PP has indicated of planned joint ventures and investment opportunities promised to the Government of India because of the PM's ancestry,  but efforts by Brasil and Nigeria have not yet been finalized., or been fully investigated. Why the rush to prioritise these promises? Why are certain areas of the Country given priority over others, why must poor people suffer to maintain good health for their family when we spend millions of dollars to modernize a County Council turned Corporation instead of providing decent Health Care for our Citizens? Why relocate the headquarters of the Motor Vehicle Department to Central Trinidad along with relocating the Airport to the same area? I hope and pray that the people open their eyes and take heed to the Social and Economic  injustice to other Communities in the Country and to stand up and fight this Demon and bring stability to our Country.
 
 
 
 
 
                          Photo compliments Newsday.co.tt
 
 
 
PNM Witch Hunt Affecting Security In Trinidad.....Dr.Rowley.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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