It is almost four years into this administration’s time in office and the people of the South Western peninsula have yet to see anything to improve their lives.

We are hearing construction of a highway from Valencia to Toco, a port in Toco, as well as a roadway or causeway from Port of Spain to Chaguaramas are currently being contemplated by the Government. Not to mention, the visibly placed Curepe Interchange that is to serve the people of the East-West Corridor.

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What about the people of the South Western peninsula? Have we been forgotten again like in past decades?

The Mosquito Creek has to be one of the major sources of all the headaches that plague the people of the South Western area, and it has been over four years of construction and nothing has been done on the Mosquito Creek?


THE Government’s selection of the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union’s subsidiary as its preferred buyer for the Pointe-a-Pierre refinery is a path-breaking development for which the union must be congratulated.

THE Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) must be congratulated on winning the bid for the Pointe-a-Pierre refinery.

IN the wake of the cancellation of a lopsided, scandalous multi-billion-dollar contract between the Housing Development Corporation and China Gezhouba Group International Engineering Company (CGGC) for the construction of 5,000 housing units, it is alarming that no public official has been called to account for the many concessions the Chinese almost got but for the vigilance of the much-maligned mass media.

With the impending national budget for fiscal year 2019/2020 in the air, there seems to be a blanket of fear descending on the citizens of this beautiful country.

I was very concerned when the Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley, revealed in Parliament over ten days ago that the Opposition Leader, Kamla Persad-­Bissessar, had allegedly tipped off Marlene McDon­ald that she was being investigated and her arrest was imminent.