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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Hunger striker Dr Wayne Kublals-
ingh is vowing to continue his hunger
strike until the Prime Minister medi-
ates in the matter.
Speaking to the Guardian yesterday,
Kublalsingh disputed an earlier
Guardian report which quoted him as
saying he may not continue his fast
"I never said that at all. I said I may
or may not because I cannot predict
what will happen with my body."
Kublalsingh said right now he is
intellectually, mentally and spiritually
strong but his body remains weak.
"I will go for as long as I can until
the Government mediates. I will not
stop. The hunger strike cannot be sus-
He refused to comment on an
Express newspaper article stating that,
according to the Guiness Book of World
Records, the longest anyone ever sur-
vived without food and water was 18
Sounding edgy, Kublalsingh said,
"That is not an issue.
"I will continue to do what I have
to do to survive.
"I have to devise my own strategies
Asked if he has survived 105 days
without food and water, he replied,
"That has been the case."
Kublalsingh disputed a claim by
National Infrastucture Development
Company (NIDCO) president, Dr Car-
son Charles that the state company
invited the Highway Re-route Move-
ment (HRM) to a January 7 meeting.
"They have not contacted us. They
leak things to the media without con-
"They have been very dishonest with
us."Charles had told the Guardian in an
earlier report the HRM was invited to
the meeting to be presented with a
report from hired consultant Dr Rae
Charles said Furlong had done a
report on the HRM s proposal con-
cerning the re-routing of the Debe to
Mon Desir segment of the Point Fortin
Kublalsingh said the only solution
to the impasse between the Govern-
ment and the HRM over the highway
"I am hoping the Government agrees
"The only practical solution to the
situation is to discuss the matter of
optimum connectivity for the area.
"And we have a proposal for that."
He also disputed an earlier Guardian
report claiming he said the billion-dol-
lar contract will have to be stopped
Fisherfolk who have been forced to stay ashore
for the past three days are hoping for a respite as
rough seas continue to ravage the North Coast.
Yesterday, President of the Toco Fishing Association
Kenwyn Morris said it was unfortunate that because
of the sea condition, nobody could fish.
"We have had rough seas for the past three days
and it looks like it is getting better so we are just
hoping that the sea calms so we can go out," Morris
He said the rough seas usually caused havoc on
the shoreline, making it dangerous and difficult for
boats to go out and return to shore.
"When we see rough seas, most of the fishermen
bring their boats ashore but yesterday one boat was
moored to the jetty and, because of the seas, it flipped
over and the engine was completely damaged," Morris
The Met office called on all small- craft operators,
sea bathers and all other marine interests to exercise
extreme caution in sea-related activities.
In a rough seas bulletin yesterday, the T&T Met
Office said marine conditions, particularly on the
exposed coasts of T&T, were currently moderate.
It said however that the seas were becoming rough
with north-easterly swells reaching 2.5 to 3.0 metres
with long periods between wave crests.
The bulletin said the rough seas were attributed
to a low pressure system out in the Mid-Atlantic
Ocean which was agitating surfaces of the Atlantic
Ocean and Caribbean Sea.
"Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models
forecast wave heights to reach up to 3.0 metres in
open waters, with long periods of 13 to 14 seconds
between wave crests.
"The exposed coastlines of T&T, particularly North
and East coasts, will continue to be affected for at
least the next 48 hours. Wave heights in sheltered
areas are near 1.0 metre, and seas will become choppy
The bulletin said the rough seas could lead to dan-
gerous marine conditions, which included localized
disruption to sea bathing and sea travel by small
crafts, as well as fishing boats.
"Fisherfolk and those living along the coast are
warned of the possible occurrence of big waves asso-
ciated with the system.
"Citizens, especially those residing along coastal
areas are advised to be on the alert for above normal
sea conditions. All necessary measures must be taken
to preserve life and property."
A group of young men look on as a wave approaches them at Maracas Beach yesterday. Fisherfolk and other marine interests have
complained of rough seas recently, which is quite usual for this time of year PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ
because of falling oil prices.
"I never said to stop the contract. Our proposal
is based on what has already been done in the area.
"It will save the Government $1 billion."
Kublalsingh, head of the HRM, embarked on a
second hunger strike in protest of the Debe to Mon
Desir segment of the highway.
He said this route will have serious social, economic
and ecological impact in the area.
Kublalsingh: My fast
continues into 2015
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