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POINT LISAS INDUSTRIAL PORT DEVELOPMENT
TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PRIVATE ROADS ON
THE POINT LISAS INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, COUVA
The Public is hereby notified that Point Lisas Industrial Port
Development Corporation Limited (PLIPDECO) will be closing
its private roads at the junctions described hereunder.
North Sea Drive and Southern Main Road
Phoenix Park Road (West) and Pacific Avenue
Caribbean Drive and Pacific Avenue
Southern Main Road and Atlantic Avenue
Caspian and Carli Bay Road
The above-mentioned roads will be closed to the Public on
Sunday December 27th, 2015 from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Michael A. Phillip
Duke to lead 'hunger
march' for back pay
JENSEN LA VENDE
President of the Public Services
Association Watson Duke intends
to lead a "hunger march" next
year in an effort to bring pressure
on the Government to pay public
servants their back pay.
Duke said he had received infor-
mation that none of the monies
owed will be paid before March
2016. The march is scheduled for
next January 11.
He said some 80,000 public ser-
vants have been hoodwinked and
the State had failed in its respon-
sibility towards them which would
result in the workers not receiving
their just due.
Duke said if the Government
wanted war it would get war, but
if it wanted peace then it must
meet with the union and have an
honest discussion which included
the payment of arrears in a timely
He said he was not concerned
about the state of the economy or
falling oil prices, only that his
members were paid what they were
Earlier this month, Finance Min-
ister Colm Imbert said the gov-
ernment did not have any funds
to pay public servants their back
pay and intended to borrow the
money next year to meet the
Speaking at a press conference
at his office at Abercromby Street,
Port-of-Spain, yesterday, Duke said
what was of paramount importance
was his members having the arrears
owed to them paid if and when the
country fell apart.
He said: "The PSA has no regard
for falling oil prices. We have no
regard for the state of the economy.
If the country mashes up, let it
mash up with our hard earned
money in our pockets.
"That is what we are working
for when disaster strike we must
have money in our pockets to
defend against the things that dis-
aster brings on.
"We don't want to be in a posi-
tion where we will be lining up by
social services begging for help
should the country mash up. All
we asking for is what is fair and
what is owed to us.
"Too many public servants are
on the brink of poverty having to
worry about school fees and other
expenses. We want no bonds, we
don't care where they get the
money from, they wanted the wuk'
let them do the work. We want we
money as soon as possible," Duke
Asked whether he thought the
statement to be selfish and may
cause the public to turn against
him, Duke instead described Prime
Minister Dr Keith Rowley as a self-
He added: "Selfish is when a
man gets in power runs abroad and
buy paintings for $3 million; selfish
is when a man is looking to buy
puppies to the tune of $10,000.
"Selfishness is when the country
burning down you as a member of
government jets off to where the
sun is hot to play a season of golf
and then put it on your Facebook.
"Nothing could be more dis-
tasteful and selfish than that. Telling
the country to buy local, cool the
taste buds and love your children
while they live it up and we must
be giving it up."
Duke said yesterday's conference
was specifically to address the
arrears owed to members of the
Public Transport Service Corpo-
ration (PTSC), the Regional Health
Authorities (RHA) and the Civil
He said no arrears have been
paid for all three entities. However,
RHA and PTSC workers have
received a 14 per cent wage
increase. Duke said since the new
Government was voted in on Sep-
tember 7, the union had written to
Finance Minister Colm Imbert six
times and have written to Rowley
and Public Administration Minister,
Randall Mitchell, and had not
received favourable responses.
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