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With a swing voter population
of more than 11,180 people, San
Fernando West has been deemed
as one of the true marginal con-
stituencies of T&T.
The PNM, UNC and lone Inde-
pendent candidate Jowelle De
Souza have been actively cam-
paigning in the diverse commu-
nities, eager to woo voters who
previously gave the nod to COP
candidate Carolyn Seepersad-
Now, five years later, many of
Seepersad-Bachan s constituents
are hopping mad about her rep-
resentation, saying many of the
social programmes she initiated
have fallen by the wayside.
Among these are an agricultural
and aquaponics programme,
aimed at reducing unemployment
in the crime-riddled Marabella
The aquaponics project,
launched in October 2013, was
aimed at empowering citizens for
entrepreneurship rather than depend-
ing on a life of crime to earn money.
Today, the agricultural fields are in
ruins and the tilapia fish are dying in
stagnating tanks with no proper filters.
Student Stacy Valasquez said it was
a project doomed to fail because proper
tools and equipment were never pro-
vided by the Government.
"Our lecturer had to dip into his
own pocket to buy tools. Now the fil-
ters are not working, the rabbits have
died and the trainees no longer come
to work because they stopped receiving
their stipend," Valasquez lamented.
She said Seepersad-Bachan never
came back to the community to see
how the project was coming along.
"We are all very demotivated right
now. We were excited about this proj-
ect when it started but now we don t
know what to do," Valasquez said.
She agreed with the Guardian Media
Limited s poll which said Seepersad-
Bachan was least favoured as an MP.
Some constituents even threatened
to chase away Seepersad-Bachan if
they see her.
Sabrina Sookdeo said: "She is a per-
son I don t want to see. She really dis-
appointed us. We expected her to give
us jobs for the youths. People hardly
catching anything in the sea but we
never get anything from her."
Sookdeo said the boat shed at
Bayshore, Pakistan, was repaired by
the Fisheries Division.
Despite Seepersad-Bachan s boasts
that several parts of the constituency
were cleaned and beautified, the
Bayshore area continued to be used
as a dumping ground.
Plastic bottles and filth floated in
the Gulf while mounds of old tyres
were stacked along the shoreline.
Shera Babwah, a housewife, claimed
Seepersad-Bachan was not sympa-
thetic to poor people.
"She embarrasses you and say go
and learn something when we ask for
work. Once I went to her to ask for
a work and she asked me why I don t
"She don t help nobody. She only
for the rich people. She never stepped
foot here after election," she added.
Natasha Mohammed of Bayshore
also said they were hoping to get a
"We need change here. This place
needs improvement," Mohammed
Meanwhile, some voters said they
could not bear to vote for PNM can-
didate Faris Al-Rawi as he too had
not been on the ground.
Fisherman Steve Kubu Maharaj said:
"I don t think he could reach the grass-
roots. I am not voting for nobody this
year. I am 53 years old and I don t
want my mind to get corrupt. Carolyn
never gave me no help. I cannot even
get a grant from her and I am not vot-
ing for the PNM," he added.
However, several of the constituents
in the San Fernando and Marabella
regions said Seepersad-Bachan had
done her best.
Voters say all MP's programmes failed
knows Muslims will
make a difference which
administration is going
to win the election (in
2015)" he said.
The imam, originally
from Pakistan, has been
a citizen of T&T for the
past 26 years and has
voted in each election
He believes politicians
are well aware of the
correlation between reli-
gion and politics and
have used it in their
quest for power.
"They come and they
want to take pictures
with us, they look for
me, they look for lead-
ers, they look for the
imams, the maulanans
and when election is
gone they are gone too."
He said Islamists, just
like other religious
groups, fall prey to
"Election is coming
up and government will
give this and give that
but where were we
before? Tell me! Where
were we before?" he
He said as a respon-
sible leader, he had made
his congregation aware
of those tacticians,
telling them the power
lies in the hands of the
"I am looking at what
is going on. How the
Muslims are suffering
and how we will vote is
no secret... time will
tell," he added.
He called on leaders
to follow the basics of
each and every religion.
"Speak the truth at all
times, keep your prom-
ises and serve the people
not your friends and
family, not even the
whole nation, serve the
whole world," he said.
Islamists are known
as part of a closed com-
munity which remains
loyal in their united front
but Sulimami said that
did not mean Muslims
would vote only for a
Of the nine elected
MP s in San Fernando
West, four are Presby-
terian, two Muslim and
it s generally a PNM held
Imam: Muslims will
make the difference
From Page B22
PNM Dr Winston Mahabir
PNM Saied Mohammed
PNM Errol Edward Mahabir
PNM Errol Edward Mahabir
NAR Anslem St George
PNM Ralph Maharaj
PNM Barendra Sinanan
2000 UNC Sadiq Baksh
UNC Sadiq Baksh
PNM Dianne Seukeran
PNM Junia Regrello
2010 COP Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan
SANDO WEST VOTING PATTERN
A vendor serves
HOT & SPICY
ON THE MARGIN---SAN FERNANDO WEST
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