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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, September 2, 2014
SAN FERNANDO CITY CORPORATION
By Town & Country Planning Division Notice dated 1st May, 2014, the Offender in the
matter of the Excavation at Corner of Pointe-a-Pierre Road and Circular Road, San
Fernando, bordering the San Fernando Hill and related to stock piling, was advised
that they were in violation of Condition #4 of the grant of planning permission which
stated inter alia:-
Condition: "That during site preparation any material to be removed from the
site be stockpiled on the parcel of land located at Williamsville which is
described in deed No. 20226 of 1998, and such stockpiling be constantly main-
tained so that no nuisance is created to the adjoining properties or any user of
any nearby roads."
Reason: "To ensure the protection of the environment"
Additionally, the Offender was advised that they are to discuss this matter with Town
& Country Planning Division within one (1) week from the date of receipt of the Notice.
The Offender was further advised that failure to do so will render them liable to
Enforcement Proceedings being initiated against them, under provision of the Town &
Country Planning Act, Chapter 35:01.
Furthermore, please be advised that on 15th July, 2014 the San Fernando City
Corporation wrote to Town & Country Planning Division on this matter. However, to
date, no response has been received from said Town & Country Planning Division.
Moreover, the excavated material remains stockpiled at an unauthorized location
along Southern Main Road, Marabella.
While the San Fernando City Corporation has been in receipt of numerous complaints
from members of the public regarding the illegal stockpiling to date, we are in no posi-
tion under law to compel the Offender to remove same.
In these premises, the San Fernando City Corporation is hereby calling upon the
Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development to have this matter addressed with
the utmost urgency.
THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Contact the Red Cross: Headquarters - 627-8215/8128, Northern branch - 627-8214, Southern branch - 652-2024, Tobago branch - 639-2781
Before the flood:
Keep a portable radio, flashlight, emergency supplies and a
first aid kit on hand.
Monitor the radio for weather updates and evacuate immedi-
ately if you are told to do so.
Move your furniture and valuables to higher floors of your
home or place them high if possible.
Bring in all loose items from outside, like garbage cans and
yard furniture for safe keeping.
Turn off the main electrical switch and other utilities.
Place important documents and valuables in plastic and store
them in a safe place.
During the flood:
Do not walk through flowing water. Just six inches of moving
water can knock you off your feet.
Never attempt to cross a swollen stream, river or gully by
foot or vehicle. The force of these waterways can have deadly
If your vehicle stalls in rising water, abandon it immediately
and climb to higher ground. A mere two feet of water can
float a large vehicle, even a bus.
After a flood:
Clean and dry everything water-soaked.
Check appliances and motors for damage and do not use them
until they have been cleaned and dried.
Watch out for wild animals, snakes and centipedes.
Have your electrical wiring checked before turning on the
Purify water before using. Use chlorine bleach or water puri-
fying tablets. Boil tap water for ten minutes.
Are you ready for aflood?
Source: The T&T Red Cross Society
Floods are the leading cause of disaster-related death
in the Caribbean, but since most can be forecasted,
You should have time to prepare. Your Red Cross
urges You to get ready. There are simple steps You
can take to help protect Your family from a flood.
T&T Red Cross Society
You must be 18 years or over to use these services, all calls cost $13.80
minute. This service only works with a TSTT & BMobile phones and are
for entertainment purposes. Call 900-1022. For help call 800 4365
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