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bothered me. If the Prime Minister putting
Ramadhar to run for this constituency again,
I don t think he would get my vote. I prefer
if she put Vasant because he never treated
people so when he was our MP."
'Every five years is the same thing'
At Pasea Road Extension, Shamila
Ramayah and her husband, Mohan, said for
six years they had been trying to get an
Though the couple supplied T&TEC with
the necessary documentation and surveys
were done by a crew, they said, the con-
nection was denied.
The Singhs four children are forced to
study by candlelight.
"You know how many letters I dropped
off at Ramadhar s constituency office?
Ramadhar is of no help to us. My daughter
can t even use the laptop she get from the
Ministry of Education to help her with her
She said the dirt track in front of her
home took three years to pave by a con-
tractor, when it should have taken three
"The COP no better than the PNM. Every
five years is the same thing. I fed up with
them politicians now," she said, venting her
"I waiting for Ramadhar to come to ask
he," Shamila said.
Mohan said he thought Bharath would
be an ideal candidate to contest St Augus-
"Bharath is the man. He was our MP
before, and I think the Prime Minister should
put him to fight the seat again. If they put
Prakash they are likely to lose votes because
of the disenchantment from the people,"
Parbatie Persad, of Pooransingh Drive,
admitted that Bharath had been a lot more
visible than Ramadhar. While Persad said
she would support Ramadhar, she thought
Bharath would be a far better candidate.
At Streatham Road Extension, Resha
Ramoutar-Samlal said her street was prone
to flooding and nothing was being done to
address the problem.
"If I tell you Prakash does come in the
back here I would be lying. Is years I have
not seen him," Ramoutar-Samlal said.
Lystra Dandrade, a neighbour of
Ramoutar-Samlal, said after ten minutes of
rain her home would be under water.
"The drains need dredging and widening.
When the rainy season approaches I does
be uneasy. This is a yearly occurrence and
nobody taking we on," Dandrade said.
Sitting on a chair at the side of the pave-
ment on Streatham Road, pensioner Seu-
narine Mohip started to spew venom just
hearing Ramadhar s name.
"I don t want to hear about him. I don t
like he at all. He is the worse MP we ever
had. I not voting for him."
Mohip said the best MP St Augustine
ever had was John Humphrey.
"He had a soft heart for the people. Noth-
ing was too much for him to do. You don t
get politicians like them any more," Mohip
'They are making him
out to be a non-performer'
Farmer David Lee, meanwhile, said some
constituents were making Ramadhar out to
be a non-performer.
"I does see the man around in St Augus-
tine. Is just when he passing people don t
be around," Lee interjected.
At Spring Village, off Bassie Street, pen-
sioner Vin Mahango said he would support
Ramadhar "although he believe he win the
seat already the way he behaving."
Mahango said Ramadhar had done a lot
of work in the community as box drains
had been built and roads paved in the last
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Maharaj-Fraser pointed to a ravine at the side of her
home which was covered in grass and littered with
"The ravine encouraging vermins and mosquitoes.
It has not been cleaned in months."
In the rainy season, Maharaj-Fraser said, the ravine
overflowed and flooded their homes.
She said she had gone several times to Ramadhar s
constituency office to complain about the condition
of the ravine, but was never fortunate to meet her
"He is never there."
Not too far away, Dhanrajie Mahase said con-
stituents were poorly represented.
Last year, Mahase, 58, said she received a letter
from the LSA to obtain a Home Improvement Grant.
"As an applicant under the squatters regularisation
programme, I took the letter four times in Port-of-
Spain to get the grant but was unsuccessful."
In an attempt to get advice, Mahase said, she
visited Ramadhar s office but never saw him.
Mahase said she found out that her MP was sched-
uled to attend a function at a school in the community
a few months ago and went armed with the letter
to raise her concerns.
"Before I could whip out the letter to show him,
Ramadhar say he don t want to see it. I was stopped
in my tracks. I felt hurt and disappointed. Some
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Residents fed up
...say Prakash has done little for them
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St Augustine farmer Jagdeo Heeralal. PHOTOS: ABRAHAM DIAZ
Shamila Ramayah and her husband, Mohan, wants Vasant Bharat to be their MP.
Dhanrajie Mahase shows a home
improvement letter grant from LSA.
At Pasea Road Extension, Shamila Ramayah and her husband, Mohan, said for six years they had
been trying to get an electricity connection. Though the couple supplied T&TEC with the
necessary documentation and surveys were done by a crew, they said, the connection was denied.
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