This is an open response to ­Minister of Local Government Kazim ­Hosein, on the topic of the proposed San ­Fernando City Corporation’s $3 ­million dog pound.

I was present at a meeting when you were mayor, where you were ­discussing a way forward to dealing with the stray dog/pound issue, and we said a modern building was not the complete solution, as it would only be a new building where the same old workers would operate in the same old way.

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