Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : March 24th 2015 Contents age of the matter and
the continued absence
of the victim.
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The public is hereby notified that
Streetwise Sounds proposes to apply
to the Environmental Management
Authority (EMA) for a Variation in
accordance with the Noise Pollution
Control Rules 2001 for the
Event/Activity described below:
Date of Event/Activity:
Sunday 17th May, 2015
Description of Event/Activity:
Car Show & Sound Off
Address of Event/Activity: Centre
of Excellence, Macoya
Duration of Event/Activity: 4.00
p.m - 11.00 p.m
The public is invited to submit com-
ments within 5 working days of the
publication of this notice to the EMA.
Please be advised that
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AND AS SUCH THEY ARE NOT
AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT
BUSINESS ON THE
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Tonnes of material used in
the $7.4 billion Solomon
Hochoy highway extension
project to Point Fortin have
clogged low lying lands in the
Oropouche lagoon, filling res-
idents homes with dust, mos-
quitoes and stagnating water.
The highway is running less
than 12 feet away from the res-
idents properties where heavy
machinery have been blamed for
cracks at houses and cesspits.
Among those hardest hit were
Sookdeo Jagmohan, a farmer,
Gerald Harripersad, who owns
a woodworking shop, Jai Sam-
path, who operates a straight-
ening garage and Sheila Boodram,
who runs a roadside market stall.
The residents of Suchit Trace
say they are now bracing for total
devastation of their properties
when the rainy season comes.
When the Guardian visited the
area, stagnating water had
backed up and raw sewage was
flowing close to the construction
Standing in his water-soaked
woodwork shop Harripersad said,
"I have to wear rubber boots
when I am working because
plenty times I get shocked." Even
though he spread sawdust on the
ground, Harripersad said water
was continuing to seep through.
"The sawdust is keeping some
of the tools dry but if rain comes,
I will lose everything. I have more
than $175,000 in machinery and
tools here," Harripersad lament-
ed.Sampath s garage was also
water-logged. A cesspit behind
the garage bore cracks and raw
sewage was flowing downhill
where the highway is being built.
Harripersad said he could no
longer paint vehicles as the dust
was spoiling the paint job.
"You know how many times
I have to rub back down the cars
and paint over because of the
dust?" He said his two children
Anandi, aged seven and Vikash,
aged five, could no longer play
outside. "The entire area has dust
and it is unbearable. When the
steam roller is moving, the whole
place shakes," Harripersad said.
Jugmohan, who has been plant-
ing for more than 30 years said
his ochro fields were inundated.
"I only now start to pick ochro
and they destroying everything.
I don t know what to do. They
have not offered us any com-
pensation," Jugmohan said.
Chandreka Samaroo said OAS
Constructura failed to abide by
the specifications of the Envi-
ronmental Management Author-
ity by putting up dust barricades.
"They gave us some wire mesh
but we had to put it up ourselves.
It is still not keeping out the
dust," Samaroo said.
The failure of a chop-
ping victim to turn up
in the San Fernando
Third Assizes, yesterday
resulted in his alleged
attacker walking free.
Anthony Samuel who
was charged with
wounding with intent
was told by Justice Gillian
Lucky that he was "free
Samuel was accused
of chopping Abraham
Theodore in 2002 after
the two of them were
involved in an alterca-
Samuel, the judge point-
ed to the court records
which noted that
Theodore had not
appeared in court since
the matter first came on
the trial list in 2010.
She noted that the
victim missed a court
date and the State had
been given numerous
opportunities to have
Theodore in court.
When asked by the
judge the position of the
Director of Public Pros-
ecutions in the matter,
state attorney Hema
Soondarsingh said they
were in the "courts
Samuel s attorney
Michael Rooplal said he
was ready to proceed
with the matter and had
been ready for several
The judge said inter-
est would be best served
in discharging the
accused because of the
Alleged attacker allowed to go free
Highway work affects homes, businesses in...
Gerald Harripersad, of Suchit Trace, at his workshop off the Solomon Hochoy extension project.
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Jai Sampath points to the leaking cesspit yesterday at the back of his home on Suchit Trace,
OAS country supervisor Rodrigo Ventura
declined comment saying, "we cannot make any
comment without first talking to Nidco."
President of the National Infrastructure
Development Company (Nidco) Dr Carson
Charles said he would send engineers to the
area to speak with residents.
He said if residents' homes were situated
seven and a half metres from the highway, they
were eligible for acquisition.
"I want to ask all the people who are affected
by the construction to go to the Nidco
community outreach office and make a report.
Their issues would be examined," Charles said.
He added that Section 4 notices were
published and the owners of all properties in
the area would have been consulted. Charles
said the issues about the dust will be raised
Chopping victim absent...
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