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CASCADE RESIDENTS BLAME DEVELOPER
AS FLASH FLOODS WREAK HAVOC
Angry and frustrated Cascade
residents are calling on the rele-
vant authorities to probe a land
developer. They are alleging that
work being done on the hills re-
sulted in a "river of mud" flowing
through their community fol-
lowing heavy rains yesterday.
Renaldo Matadeen: This sucks.
We should do everything in our pow-
er to help them. Especially as this
doesn't happen anywhere else in the
Ravi Sant: Wait allyuh turn,
south Trinidad get flood out first.
Violet Stewart: Developers from
the 1% from Westmoorings, you
know, the ones who laughing at the
rest of us.
Krystal George: Yea allyuh build
up on the hill man. The mountains
serve a purpose.
Nerissa Dqueen: Those develop-
ers only seeing the dollar signs and
not the damages incurred to resi-
dents because of their greed!
Leon Kidney: Why you wait un-
til the place flood to enquire about
the land development in your area?
What happen before the rain? You
did not think it will cause a problem?
Jake C Gosine: With a name like
"Cascade" what does one expect?
Mary Prem: This is the norm in
Trinidad. Government blamed for
drainage after they screw up the
land. Along Blanchisseuse Road is
the same thing.
Nick Medford: And who is this
mighty man that cause this problem?
Marlene fired again
In what's probably the short-
est-lived Government appointment
in recent memory, Prime Minister
Dr Keith Rowley yesterday fired
Marlene McDonald from his Cabinet
(again) after he had reappointed her
to office just three days ago.
Renaldo Matadeen: In football,
we call that a "kobo sweat."
Madonna Brandon: PM Rowley,
being the Head of the National Se-
curity Council, must have felt very
disappointed and perturbed seeing
Mr Burke in Marlene's swearing-in
ceremony and knowing his alleged
Ryan Steinberg Jr: In baseball
it's normally three strikes and you
are out. I still think Marlene has one
Neil Mohammed: She didn't
warm the seat, lol. So why did she
get the axe? Was it because of the
debacle surrounding her guests, the
fraud investigation of the Calabar
Foundation over the issuance of
cheques, the fact that the Integrity
Commission still investigating her,
or did somebody make a opps like
with Magistrate Ayers Ceasar? Any-
body have the answers?
Enihs Mc At present our Consti-
tution does not allow for a change
in MP save for resignation or death..
has nothing to do with ethics or
morals. If that was the case, we'd be
having bye-elections on a regular
basis, don't you think?
Reouti La Rosa Can we now go
back to the discussion of "the most
powerful" people ? That was cur-
tailed because of government's time-
ly reshuffle and the Marlene debacle.
It was a great diversion to stop the
masses from protesting.
A homeless man has died after be-
ing shot by the police during a fracas
at Cross Crossing, San Fernando,
yesterday. Up to press time the de-
ceased had not identified.
Camilla Levin: I am not sad
about this because you have a cutlass
threatening people. The headline of
the story gives the wrong impres-
sion because people just look at the
news headlines and comment before
reading the article. Good job officers,
because someone could've been se-
riously injured including the police
officer. I have seen a coke man once
in our neighbourhood with a cutlass
and he hide it behind a neighbour's
house. I am more afraid of a man
swinging a cutlass or Chinese chop-
per/butcher knife than a gun.
Trisha Shah Lutchman: Wo rk -
ing in the vicinity of the promenade
in San Fernando where there are
a few homeless guys, I have to say
some of them behave very aggressive
and threatening... There is one in
particular his cursing can be heard
from miles away.... I am normally
afraid to pass by them... I have seen
one attack a woman some years ago
and they get off for being mentally
ill.. Something needs to be done
about the situation.
Andy Charles: I thank God there
was a video to show what police have
to go through every day.
Child beating video
A 41-year-old mother of eight
was arrested by police yesterday,
mere hours after a Facebook video
showing the woman beating her
22-month-old son about the body
with her handbag went viral.
Ellen Alleyne-Mottley: A wom-
an with eight children needs help to
manage stress and many other forms
of assistance, not jail time. Could
you all imagine having to put 24
meals on the table everyday---break-
fast, lunch and dinner? The children
are already here, contraceptive is not
Camille Sookdeo-John: I believe
that she needs professional help...
Linda Gonsalves: Do these peo-
ple not know about birth control!
Eight children would overwhelm
Nicole Joyce: Must say thanks to
all who helped save this child and get
the needed help for this lady.
Peter Defreitas removes debris blocking the entrance to his home following
torrential midday showers which also caused flash flooding along Sunland
Avenue, Cascade, on Sunday. PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ
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