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guardian.co.tt Sunday, April 2, 2017
The Movement for Social Justice is calling on the Govern-
ment to restart the Point Fortin Hospital project immediately.
In a press conference outside of the stalled hospital project in
Techier Village, Point Fortin, MSJ leader David Abdulah accused
the PNM of abandoning their strongest supporters.
"We are here because of the issue of the abandonment of this
project---the Point Fortin Hospital project," Abdulah said.
"This hospital was started some time just before the 2015 elec-
tion and after two or three months, construction work has come
to a grinding halt. And we are saying here in the MSJ that the
PNM Government and the PNM borough---the PNM controls
both the central government and the borough of Point For-
tin---have literally abandoned the people of Point Fortin,
they have turned their backs on the people of Point
Fortin by having this project halted."
Saying that a hospital for Point Fortin has
been on every budget since the late Dr Eric
Williams was prime minister, Abdulah said
the project was a priority.
Stating that there can be no excuse for the
stoppage of work, Abdulah said, "It can't be a
question of money because money was found to com-
plete the Tarouba Stadium better known as the Brian
"The Brian Lara Stadium will save no lives, it will
not help a mother who is in the throes of labour, it
will not help a worker who has suffered an accident
on the job, it not help someone who has gotten into
a vehicular accident or a child who is ill."
He said as an area with major industrial activity,
Point Fortin was sadly neglected.
Abdulah said "There is additional work taking
place in the Labidco Industrial Estate with the con-
struction of a major petro-chemical plant jointly
between the Massy Group and a Japanese com-
pany, Mitsubishi---that is a major project going
on---which again could lead to accidents and the
persons there would then have to be transported
all the way to San Fernando."
He also called for the Point Fortin Fire Station
to be rebuilt as a priority and said residents of
Techier and Point Fortin must benefit from
employment during the construction phases.
"The community of Techier and the bor-
ough of Point Fortin has one of the highest
unemployment and poverty rates in the
country and therefore this is an oppor-
tunity, as short term as the opportunity
might be for construction and employ-
ment and the people must get jobs."
Tobago Police are probing the
circumstances surrounding a
shooting and robbery in the
village of Pembroke yesterday
morning.Patrick Prince, 42, was
shot in the stomach during
According to reports,
the incident occurred
around 1 am.
Prince was in the com-
pany of a relative, Lindell
Jerry, when two men wearing
hoodies and bandannas cov-
ering their faces and armed with
guns walked up to them and demand-
ed cash and valuables. They hesitated and
Prince was shot. Jerry was not harmed.
A gold chain and an undisclosed sum of
cash were taken. The men escaped on foot.
Prince was rushed to the Scarborough
General Hospital where emergency surgery
was performed. His condition was described
as satisfactory up to late yesterday.
Investigations are continuing. ---CASANDRA
Police needs help
to ID man knocked
down in Sando
South Division police are seeking the public's
assistance in identifying the body of a man who
was knocked down on the San Fernando Bypass
on Friday night.
According to police, around 11.20 pm Benny Ramoutar
of Harmony Hall, Gasparillo, was driving his Kia Sportage
on the bypass in the vicinity of Pleasantville when he felt
something hit his windscreen.
Ramoutar stopped the vehicle and saw the body of an
African man on the roadway. The man was described as
approximately five feet, six inches tall, with short greying
hair and dark complexion. He was said to be in his 40s and
was wearing a brown T-shirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with information on his identity is asked to con-
tact the Mon Repos Police Station at 657-9769. ---SHARLENE
Police are investigating
the murder of 39-year-old
Maloney resident Joel Al-
leyne, whose lifeless body
was found in his apartment
early yesterday morning.
sponded to a re-
port around 3.20
am that several
were heard at
arrived they interviewed
residents who reported
that around 3 am they
heard loud ex-
plosions coming from apartment
3-3 West. The officers checked
the apartment and discovered
Alleyne motionless on a mattress.
He had gunshot wounds in dif-
ferent parts of his body.
In an unrelated incident, police
along the Diego martin Highway
this morning. The vehicle was
seen near the Crystal Stream area.
The victim has been identified
as Sherwin Noel, a resident of
Green Drive, Diego Martin.
He was driving a car belonging
to a woman police constable.
Noel was shot several times
about the body.
The Sunday Guardian also re-
ceived unconfirmed reports of
a shoot-out in Aranguez which
resulted in the death of one man.
Murders in Maloney, Diego
Martin and Aranguez
According to Udecott's web-
site, construction on the 100-
bed, three-storey building of
the Point Fortin Hospital
project is listed as ongoing.
The project, estimated to
cost $1.2 billion, is being
funded through a govern-
rangement with Austria
and the main contractor
is an Austrian firm Vamed En-
gineering GmbH & CO KG.
The website does not list a date
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