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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Friday, May 17, 2013
The National Infrastructure Development Company Limited (NIDCO) in partnership with the Ministry of
Works and Infrastructure, wishes to advise motorists that a new Roundabout and Road Lanes will be
constructed at the Intersection on the Uriah Butler Highway- North Carriageway, in the vicinity of the
Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business and the T&TEC Administrative Office Building. Work on the
roundabout will begin on Friday 17th May, 2013 and represents part of the works carried out on the
Motorists should note that the traffic lights at the intersection would not be in operation and are kindly
asked to take notice of the following when approaching the area of road works:
Please reduce speed significantly
Please proceed with extreme caution and observe all directional signs and barriers in the work area
Please obey the instructions of the Police Officers on site to ensure traffic flows in an orderly manner
All precautions are being taken by NIDCO and its contractors to ensure that proper Health, Safety and
Environmental Standards are maintained.
We thank you for your cooperation and regret any inconvenience caused.
The Corporate Communications Department
National Infrastructure Development Company Limited
# 3 Melbourne Street
Port of Spain
Lok Jack GSB
All Traffic to use
South Bound Traffic
To Mt. Hope
BRASILIA---Brazil has asked six South
American and Caribbean nations to help
it combat human trafficking rings said
to be responsible for the influx of Haitian
immigrants into Latin America s biggest
The request was made during a meeting
between Brazilian foreign ministry officials
and representatives from Bolivia, Colombia,
Ecuador, Haiti, Peru and the Dominican
A statement released Wednesday night
at the end of the meeting says the countries
agreed to work closely together to "monitor
the routes used by the traffickers and iden-
tify their leaders."
Last month the northern state of Acre
declared a state of emergency because of
the costs involved in helping more than
4,000 Haitians who have entered the state
since the 2010 earthquake that devastated
Human trafficking victims cannot be
deported under Brazilian law.
GEORGETOWN---Guyana s state-owned power
company has fired 21 employees after they failed
polygraph tests given because of suspicions they
had accepted bribes.
The Guyana Energy Agency said yesterday that
those fired include workers who inspect fuel in vessels
and trucks to determine whether it was smuggled
in from neighbouring Venezuela or Trinidad. The
agency had fired nearly a dozen other workers in
recent months for similar reasons.
Opposition parties and labour unions criticised
the move, saying lie detector tests are not recognised
by courts and have been proven to be unreliable.
Other government agencies in the South American
country including the police department administer
polygraph tests to root out corruption.
GEORGETOWN---A former presidential candidate
and popular talk show host in Guyana will stand
trial on charges of raping a seven-year-old girl.
A judge ruled late Wednesday that there is enough
evidence against 63-year-old Chandra Narine Sharma
for the case to go forward. Prosecutors have accused
Sharma of giving the girl money after each alleged
rape, which they say occurred from July 2003 to July
2004. Sharma has pleaded not guilty and is free on
He owns a TV station in the South American coun-
try but has not appeared on air because of health
problems including diabetes and high blood pres-
KINGSTON---An independent agency that inves-
tigates abuse allegations against Jamaica s security
forces says the island s police need training in
how to deal with mentally ill citizens.
A report from the Independent Commission of
Investigations says 75 per cent of police confronta-
tions with mentally ill suspects end in fatalities.
It says six people believed to suffer from mental
illnesses were killed by police in 2011.
Commissioner Terrence Williams told reporters
at a Wednesday news conference that police display
a lack of patience when dealing with mentally ill
citizens. His agency is calling for non-lethal
weapons to be used to minimise fatalities and train-
ing courses to teach officers how to defuse tense
The commission started operations in August
2010. It now is investigating roughly 1,600 cases
of alleged abuses, some dating back years.
Brazil seeks help to curb
immigration of Haitians
Guyana TV host to face
trial on rape charges
cops deal poorly
with mentally ill
agency fires workers
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