Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : August 30th 2015 Contents Basdeo said that in 2007 Mayaro may
have been a marginal given that less
than 500 votes separated candidates,
but in 2010, UNC had a clear major-
ity.However, now, Mayaro "is a safe
seat," he said. " It cannot be considered
Mayaro constituents were unforgiving
of their former MP, lamenting that
many areas were neglected, while infra-
structure was allowed to deteriorate.
For pensioner Samdai Sooknanan,
81, of Clear Water Road, Rio Claro, the
biggest problem in Mayaro is poor road
The road where she lives, she said,
is deplorable and no one seems to care.
"The road no good and when you
hear the vehicles go in there, they could
kill one of them children in there,"
Her neighbour, Precious Baptiste
Baptiste, 28, said reckless drivers do
not care that the Rio Claro Secondary
School is on the street.
"We are still waiting for the speed
bumps," she added.
Baptiste also said there was poor
drainage and lots of mosquitoes in the
While Sooknanan said she had faith
in Paray, she also said she hoped he
"does not do like Gypsy."
"They (constituents) will throw him
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Mayaro, considered one of the
most prized constituencies with
its gorgeous natural beauty,
became the focus of controversy
last week with the sudden resig-
nation of MP Winston "Gypsy"
Peters, who served the con-
stituency for over 15 years, publicly
resigned from the seat, the Cabinet
and the United National Congress
(UNC) as he knocked Prime Min-
ister Kamla Persad-Bissessar for
rejecting him as the candidate.
However, constituents believe
that Peters s negative comments
will only strengthen their resolve
to support the People s Partner-
Seetaram Lalchan, 63, of Bucket
Corner, Naparima/Mayaro Road,
Rio Claro, said the PP has per-
formed, and he will be giving the
party his support.
He dismissed Peters s claims
that he was undermined by Per-
sad-Bissessar and starved of funds
"We get roads, we get box
drains, lights and streetlights. I
thank God for that, and I think
what we seeing is the benefits in
we area. Hearing is not believing,
seeing is believing, and I am proud
and glad to see we are getting
help," Lalchan said.
Basdeo---Mayaro remains PP
Although the Mayaro seat expe-
rienced an upheaval last week,
political analyst Dr Maukesh Bas-
deo believes the seat will remain
with the People s Partnership come
In fact, he said, only a drastic
move can shift support in Mayaro
to give the People s National
Movement candidate Clarence
Rambharath the edge to take the
"The UNC won the seat com-
fortably by 5,500 votes (in 2010)
and for that seat to actually swing
away from the UNC within the
next week or so, it would be very
amazing. Something would have
to happen that would result in
such a swing from 5,500 votes,"
He said the civility being dis-
played by Persad-Bissessar, wish-
ing Peters the best, is helping
Paray s chances.
While Basdeo said the best
measure of Peters s resignation
would be the results on September
7, he believes the events of last
week would not significantly
impact the PP.
"I am not seeing that it is going
to have that great impact. I am
not saying it will not have an
impact, it will have an impact. But
to reverse the trend from the UNC
winning this seat at this point in
time it is highly unlikely," he said.
Drastic move to shift Mayaro to PNM
These avid fishing enthusiasts patiently wait for their catch after casting their lines at Manzanilla beach last
week. PHOTOS: ANDRE ALEXANDER
Winifred Francois, mother of eight, sits at the side of the Manzanilla Road where she carefully separates
coconut leaves from its stalk to make cocoyea brooms to sell.
Mayaro is bordered by five
constituencies; Tabaquite, Princes
Cumuto/Manzanilla and La
Horquetta/Talparo. The current
electorate stands at 27, 940.
How they voted
Winston "Gypsy" Peters (UNC/PP)
12, 846 (votes)
Clifford Campbell (PNM) 7,
Winston "Gypsy" Peters (UNC/PP)
8, 613 (votes)
Michelle Mischier-Boyd (PNM)
Rabindra Moonan (COP) 1,
Franklin Khan (PNM) 11, 000
Winston Peters (UNC) 10, 696
Winston "Gypsy" Peters (UNC) 10,
Franklin Khan (PNM) 9, 433
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