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National Security Minister Stuart Young

IF there is any truth to corruption allegations regarding the land ­acquisition of the Solomon Hochoy Highway extension to Point Fortin, those culpable should be jailed, says president of the Penal/Debe Chamber of Commerce Rampersad Sieuraj. Speaking to the Express yesterday, Sieuraj said the chamber is in full support of the commission of enquiry into the highway project, and does not support anyone who would have abused the treasury and misused public funds.

On Thursday, Communications Minister Stuart Young announced the enquiry into the multi-­billion-dollar project after investigations allegedly revealed there were a number of irregularities with aspects of the project, particularly with land acquisition.

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One man is dead following a confrontation with police yesterday evening. While up to press time last night details were still coming in, the Express was reliably informed that the incident took place at about 5 p.m. at Maturita Extension, Arima.

GERONTOLOGIST and former director of the Division of Ageing of the Ministry of Social Development Dr Jennifer Rouse is concerned that families are shuffling their elderly relatives into homes without checking to ensure proper care is being provided.