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Roland Roopnarine, the Barrackpore man who
was driving along M2 Ring Road on Sunday when
he lost control of his car and crashed into a van,
does not know his brother died in the crash.
Roland s brother, Hansraj Roopnarine, 43, died
on the spot when Roland s car crashed into a pickup
The T&T Guardian spoke to the men s younger
brother, Randy Roopnarine yesterday.
Randy said the autopsy on Hansraj s body showed
he died from multiple internal injuries.
"Hansraj had multiple injuries and internal
damages," Randy said. "But Roland doesn t
know he died yet, we are trying not to
distress him by letting him find out yet."
"He is in and out of consciousness all the
He said although Roland is now stable at hospital,
doctors had to remove his spleen which was rup-
tured in the accident and work on repairing his
left lung which was punctured.
Randy said Hansraj s funeral service will be done
on either Thursday or Friday.
But Randy is now calling on the Ministry of
Works to do something about the condition of the
stretch of road where Hansraj lost his life.
"With them, it was not drinking and driving
and it was not speeding," he said. "Something is
wrong with that stretch of road. I believe if they
dredge up the road the way they did on the Mos-
quito Creek, we would see a reduction in road
threaten shut down
of waste collection
Workers of the Solid Waste Management Com-
pany Limited (SWMCOL) are warning that oper-
ations at the country's largest provider of waste
management and environmental protection serv-
ices could be severely affected in the coming days
if government continues to play games with their
Staging a peaceful mid-morning protest outside
the Beetham Landfill in Port-of-Spain yesterday,
the workers were led by president of the Industrial
General and Sanitation Workers Union, Robert
Benacia who said, "Things can only get worse
from here on."
Urging the Government to authorise the
guarantee needed for SWMCOL to secure
a $9.5 million loan to enable to settlement
of outstanding monies, Benacia urged
Finance Minister Colm Imbert and Public
Utilities Minister Ancil Antoine to stop
deceiving the workers.
Speaking to reporters as passing motorists
slowed to read the placards while others honked
their horns in solidarity, Benacia said the 200
past and present employees were promised that
they would be paid by November 30.
However, with that deadline long past, Benacia
said the blatant disrespect by the relevant author-
ities to address the matter was a continued insult.
Claiming the workers had bee waiting for approx-
imately six months, Benacia said the collective
bargaining agreement was signed on June 5, for
the period 2011 to 2013.
Revealing that a meeting with Antoine scheduled
for last Friday, had been abruptly cancelled, Benacia
explained that the union had written to the minister
on two separate occasions seeking his intervention
in the matter.
Describing it as "ironic" that the workers had
only received a "decent increase" under the previous
People s Partnership government, Benacia said the
workers were anxiously awaiting their monies as
the Christmas holiday drew closer.
Demanding a meeting with Antoine yesterday
to discuss the issue, Benacia said as a result of it
not materialising they would be meeting with the
workers this morning to decide the next course of
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Policemen supervise the removal a car from the
middle of the road after it was involved in an
accident on Abercromby Street, Port-of-Spain,
outside Nalis yesterday. The accident caused a
traffic pileup for a couple hours.
PHOTO: ROBERTO CODALLO
Motorists trying to use the main road to get into
Aranguez, San Juan, were inconvenienced last
night as police officers kept the area, where
their colleague, Russell Ramnarine, was gunned
down yesterday, cordoned off as they continued
their investigations into the case. Ramnarine
and UWI student Avery Keshwar were killed
outside a bar-b-que outlet early yesterday.
PHOTO: RHONDOR DOWLAT
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