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Saturday, April 14, 2018
NOTICE OF THE
OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
ERATIVE SOCIETY LIMITED
Saturday 28th April,
2018, at 9:00am
UWI, Chemistry Building,
• Call to Order
• Call to Order Invocation
• Call to Order Opening
Remarks/ President Address
• Call to Order Consideration
of the Minutes of the AGM
held on 28th May 2016
• Call to Order Presentation
• Call to Order Amendment
• Elections of Officers
• Call to Order Resolutions
• Call to Order Closing Remarks
40’ TRAILER AND TRUCK - HIAB
TRUCK - DRIVER
AND BANKSMAN INCLUDED
396-8000 OR 722-9325
WASA repairs pipelines in
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is
advising motorists and members of the general
public of traffic restrictions at the corner of Watts
Trace and the Southern Main Road, Curepe, on
The traffic disruption takes place between 8
WASA said yesterday this has become necessary
in order to facilitate pipeline repair works in the
The authority is urging motorists to proceed
with caution and to obey the instructions of po-
lice officers on duty, as only single lane traffic will
be allowed in the vicinity of the job site.
For further information or assistance, custom-
ers can also contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre
toll free at 800-4420/4426.
The has apologised for the inconvenience and
thanks the public for their cooperation during the
period traffic interruption.
Fiery protests for water in Penal
RADHICA DE SILVA
Starved of pipe-borne water for
almost six weeks, Penal residents
yesterday staged a fiery protest
calling on the Water and Sewer-
age Authority (WASA) to send
water in their communities before
the new school term reopens on
The residents of Penal Rock
Road, Dabiedial Road, Ramdeen
Trace, Sou Sou Lands and Arquart
Village gathered with their empty
barrels, cans and buckets around
10 am hoping they could receive a
truck borne water supply.
Two trucks from the Penal/
Debe Regional Corporation with
the words “Free Water” written
on the tanks passed by protesters
but none stopped. The residents
later found old tyres and debris
which they set on fire.
Public relations officer of the
Penal Rock Road 2 km Village
Council Seeram Roopnarine said
hundreds of people were affected
by the water shortage.
“WASA is saying that their reser-
voirs are filled. Our bills are up to
date. If there is no problem in the
reservoirs, why are we not getting
water,” Roopnarine said.
Judy Nathan said some residents
have been paying a private con-
tractor $300 to get a tank of water.
“It is unfair. We do not have
water to cook, wash or drink. We
are dipping into our savings to buy
water,” Nathan said.
Chandra Harripersad said the
water pressure has been unable to
reach the higher regions of Penal.
“When they do release water,
they are not releasing enough
pressure for the water to reach up
the hill. We are really suffering.
We want WASA to help us,” Har-
Indra Mahadeo said school
will reopen on Monday and
they were hoping that WASA
would send the water into the
communities so they can wash
“Not everybody could afford
water. Some of us are too poor to
buy water,” Mahadeo said.
Councillor Shanty Boodram
bought cases of bottled water for
the residents to drink. She said
more than 400 people in her
electoral region were severely af-
However, she said the PDRC
do not have resources to provide
truck borne water to those with
“We have 12 trucks which sup-
ply 900 residents who do not get
pipe borne water from WASA. At
this point we cannot provide truck
borne water to everyone,” Bood-
She accused WASA of poor
water management adding that
the whole water shortage reeked
of political victimisation.
“When Kamla was in Govern-
ment people got water about two
or three times a week but since
this Government took office the
people are suffering,” Boodram
Chairman of the PDRC Dr Allen
Sammy said he contacted WASA
on several occasions.
“Officials indicated that their
hands are tied because of the
problems at the Caroni Water
treatment facility and the Desali-
nation Plant,” Sammy said.
He said he had written to WASA
requesting an urgent meeting to
discuss the chronic water short-
An official of WASA said yester-
day that there is no political in-
terference in water distribution.
The official said the residents’
concerns will be investigated and
Residents of Ramdeen Trace, Penal Rock Road, during their protest yesterday.
PICTURE KRISTIAN DE SILVA
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