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Pursuant to Section 163 of the Insurance Act
1980, the following policies were reported lost
President of the T&T Contractors Asso-
ciation (TTCA) Mikey Joseph is taking a
cautious approach over what policies he
hopes to see from the new Cabinet of T&T.
On Friday, 21 new minsters were sworn in
as the new Cabinet for the People's National
Movement administration at Queen's Hall,
Contacted by phone yesterday on what the
TTCA was hoping for from the PNM Gov-
ernment, Joseph said: "We do not have a
position right now. It is a new administration
and we need to see what the policies of the
new Government is.
"We recognise that there are serious economic
challenges but we need to see what their policies
for our industry are."
Joseph said, however, that some of their con-
cerns from past administrations remained,
including outstanding money owed to contrac-
tors estimated to be in the region of $1 billion.
"Under the last government there was political
interference as to who got paid and who did
not get paid. We would like to see all outstanding
debts settled," he said.
He also referred to other issues the T&T
Contractors Association has been advocating
in the past.
"We want to see a discontinuation of contracts
awarded to foreigners. We would also like to
see the operationalisation of the public pro-
curement legislation," he said.
Joseph said he remains optimistic that the
Government would also take measures to protect
the vital construction industry.
"I think right now we are optimistic there
would be change in the industry. We cannot
keep giving foreign exchange to foreigners.
"Almost everything is imported in this coun-
try. The problem is when the economy is bad,
the construction industry becomes more vul-
nerable," Joseph said.
Also contacted yesterday, president of the
Joint Consultative Association (JCC) Afra Ray-
mond said last Friday they wrote to the new
Government congratulating them on their vic-
tory, adding he expects to work with them on
issues of national interest.
"One of our main concerns is the procure-
ment legislation. We want to continue dialogue
with the new Government on this, as the bill
has not come into effect as yet. But we are
optimistic about the new administration," he
Contractors hope PNM brings change
Procurement laws a priority
Loud cheers erupted through the Diego Martin
West constituency yesterday, as Prime Minister
and MP Dr Keith Rowley took to the streets to
thank scores of People s National Movement
supporters for their general election victory.
Waving to supporters as he went along, Rowley
said he had always received tremendous support
in the area.
"Each time that I have run here, on every occa-
sion I have gotten tremendous support in Diego
Martin West. So today is a day to say thank you,"
Rowley said, adding that it was now time to get
on with the business of running the country.
Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat, who
contested the Mayaro seat but lost to the United
National Congress' Rushton Paray, also thanked
the constituents during a motorcade yesterday.
Rambharat said he was willing to work with the
agriculture sector to continue to build it.
"I asked them to make a proposal for the mod-
ernisation and make a proposal for the future of
the Agricultural Society so that we could work
together," Rambharat said.
He added that he was expected to meet with
members of the society this week and expressed
optimism that the relationship would be healthy.
The delivery of leases to former Caroni workers,
he assured, would continue.
"I don't think they should be worried. I was
part of that architecture...the Voluntary Separation
of Employment Package (VSEP) in 2003 and I am
very familiar with it. I came from that industry
and I don't see a problem with the delivery of the
leases," Rambharat said.
Despite yesterday's inclement weather in some
parts, scores turned out to show their solidarity
for the PNM.
The party staged victory motorcades throughout
the constituencies, thanking supporters for their
efforts. In pouring rain in some situations, sup-
porters gathered in large numbers to greet their
respective MPs, even those who were unsuccess-
ful.Music trucks blared the popular campaign song
"Bye Bye Kamla" as they drove through the con-
Rowley, candidates thank supporters
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Minister of Agriculture Clarence Rambharat, centre, poses with some of his supporters at Mayaro
Junction yesterday, during a 'Thank You' motorcade in the community. While Rambharat did not win
his seat in last Monday's general election, the People's National Movement still won 23-18.
PHOTO: ALANA BOODOO-SURAJ
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