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Independence Day is a time for cit-
izens to reflect on the many challenges
the nation has overcome and how far
it has progressed in its young life.
So said Chairman of the
Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation
(TPRC) Edwin Gooding, speaking at
the corporation s Independence Day
celebration at Constantine Park,
Macoya, on Saturday evening.
"As an independent nation we ve
moved forward, forged ahead and over-
come many obstacles in our way," he
"Right now at 52 years of age, we re
still a very young and growing nation,
but we must all contribute to its further
growth and development.
"We need to come together as a peo-
ple, so on Independence Day I want
you all to reflect and think about what
you are going to do as an individual to
help build and develop the nation."
Several burgesses came out to the
event, where they were treated to per-
formances from Swappi, Republic Bank
Exodus, Adesh Samaroo, Heather Mc
Intosh, Kizzi Ruiz and Extreme Players
Also at the event were councilors
Esmond Forde, Auzonville/Tunapuna,
Ishwar Muttoo,Piarco/St Helena, Aaron
Derek La Guerre, D abadie/Carapo,
Marcia Chan Pak, Valsayn/St Joseph,
Reneera Chan, Kelly Village/Warrenville
and Paul Leacock, Bon Air/Arouca/Cane
The affair culminated in an impres-
sive night-time fireworks display.
NEW DELHI---India President Pranab
Mukherjee has sent Independence Day
greeting to President Anthony Car-
"On behalf of the Government and
the people of India and on my own
behalf, it gives me great pleasure to
convey to Your Excellency warm greet-
ings and felicitations on the occasion
of the National Day of the Republic of
T&T," Mukherjee said.
"India and T&T traditionally enjoy
close and friendly relations which have
expanded through exchanges of visits
at the political, official and people-to-
"I am confident that relations
between the two countries will develop
further through common platforms of
the Commonwealth and CARICOM,"
"On this occasion, I wish to convey
my best wishes for your happiness and
good health, as well as for the peace
and prosperity of the friendly people
of T&T." ANI
India's president sends
Port-of-Spain Mayor Raymond Tim Kee says
he will be meeting with officials at the Local
Government Ministry as part of his attempts to
secure a space for vendors who are being moved
from the Salvatori site on Independence Square.
Tim Kee, in a telephone interview Friday, said
he had spoken to Permanent Secretary Eric James
and he expected to meet with him to discuss the
Up until yesterday evening vendors were still at
the site, placards glued to stalls as commuters
Admitting that they knew the access to the site
was temporary and on a month to month basis,
vendors said their complaints stemmed from having
nowhere else to go.
One female vendor, a Port-of-Spain resident,
said she was frustrated as she was not being allowed
to sell on the streets and she was being told by
Tim Kee that there was no space.
Vending continued as normal but several vendors
said they were still waiting on a solution and
seemed unsure about vacating the premises by
tomorrow s deadline.
"It is unfair. He (Tim Kee) said he would try to
find somewhere else for us but I don t see anything
happening," said another vendor.
Tim Kee, who has been attempting to find space
at malls in downtown Port-of-Spain, said vendors
had no choice but to vacate the site.
"That isn t the city s property, that is UDeCOTT s
property and they want it back," Tim Kee said.
In a news release Friday, Chairman of the Centre
for Justice and African Anti-Suppression Movement
Harvey Borris called on Tim Kee and the city
corporation to give an extension to the Charlotte
Street vendors who were currently occupying the
space of the now demolished Salvatori building.
Borris said previously policies and standards were
discussed regarding the daily operations of the
vendors and the vendors were asking that said
standards be put in place to keep them functioning.
He asked that the vendors be given an extension
to September 30.
BORRIS MAKES PLEA
A patron dances to the sounds of Republic Bank's Exodus Steel Orchestra during the Tunapuna Regional Corporations Independence Day
celebrations at Constantine Park, Macoya on Saturday. PHOTOS: ABRAHAM DIAZ
Calypsonian Kizzie Ruiz performs her song titled
'Portrait of Trinidad' during the Tunapuna Regional
Corporations Independence Day celebrations at
Constantine Park, Macoya on Saturday.
ORANGE IS THE
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