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from Jack Warner," Hypolite said.
Port-of-Spain South MP Mar-
lene McDonald also said yesterday
that Laventille was not suffering.
She said: "It s just a handful.
It got from the economic pie.
There are roads, water."
McDonald said Warner also did
not worry her.
"I am really not perturbed.
Warner tried to use emotion and
is targeting impoverished com-
munities but I am reminding him
not everybody is for sale," she
Laventille East/Morvant MP
Donna Cox said she and her fam-
ily were from Laventille and had
not experienced any of the neg-
ative things Warner spoke about.
She said: "I would like to know
what is this sudden love he has
for Laventille. He was a part of
the Government that treated
Laventille with disdain.
"Laventille is not for sale. There
is only one messiah, the Lord
Jesus Christ." (YB)
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Food, land, government con-
tracts, jobs in the protective serv-
ices and houses by hook or by
crook were some of the promises
Independent Liberal Party (ILP)
leader Jack Warner made to the
people of east Port-of-Spain as his
green brigade moved into the PNM
stronghold with a package of
goodies on Tuesday night.
While supporters moved among
the large crowd assembled on Pic-
cadilly Greens with membership
forms, Warner urged them to sup-
port the ILP without the tribal pol-
itics of race or religion.
He said: "Tonight you have a
choice to make. It is a choice that
will determine the destiny for our
"Your considered opinion must
not be distracted by political per-
suasion, race, religion or ethnicity.
You have to decide to choose to
align yourself with an organisation
that will stand in defence of your
children. Tonight I give to you the
He asked them to follow the peo-
ple in the former United National
Congress (UNC) stronghold of
Chaguanas West who booted out
the UNC in the by-election on July
"When the time comes, do for
yourselves what the people of
Chaguanas West did and get rid of
the yoke of tribal politics," he said.
Warner said that was the message
constituents of Chaguanas West
took to Laventille in a walkabout
Listing some of the goodies the
ILP had in store for Laventille,
Warner said a food bank was com-
ing from which food would be dis-
He said: "We will be proposing
the establishment of a food bank
for single mothers and families in
need. We will be soliciting food-
stuffs, such as rice, oil, sugar, flour,
peas, etcetera, from corporate spon-
"The ILP will not remain silent
while Laventillians live in squalor
and over 2,000 unoccupied Housing
Development (HDC) homes are
strewn about across T&T.
"I understand the lack of desire
to distribute HDC homes to the
people of Laventille because the
Housing Minister sees us all as con-
victs and criminals of which he is
"The ILP will agitate to get rid
of the cabal and, by extension,
advocate for houses for you who
are being marginalised."
A land programme would be
introduced by the ILP for the land-
less in Laventille, similar to the pro-
gramme introduced for squatters
in Penal and Debe, Warner said.
"There will be jobs for Laventil-
lians in the protective services. We
will introduce a system in Laventille
where people can become members
of the protective services, the army,
the Coast Guard, the Air Guard, the
prisons and fire departments."
Warner said when he walked in
Laventille last Saturday, people told
him they did not want Cepep, URP
and other state handouts.
He said: "They want real con-
tracts, like those given to Super
Industrial Services and Danny s
"In Chaguanas West, contracts
were given (by the Government) to
people during the last by-election.
"Roads were paved, box drains
were constructed, slipper and sur-
face drain contracts were distrib-
uted, all given vulgarly overnight to
the people of Chaguanas West.
"Would it be rude of us if we
were to ask this Government, as we
seek to fix crime in Laventille, to
make an exception and engage
Laventille in the same way they
engaged Chaguanas West and give
out contracts to contractors in the
area?" he asked.
He said after his short walk, he
realised Laventille did not need the
heavy hand of the law but the soft
hand of social and communal jus-
"Laventille does not need hand-
outs at this present time but a social
welfare approach," he said. "Provide
them with soft loans to purchase
water trucks, assist them in the
establishment of companies and
then contract them to deliver water
on a regular basis for the people of
"The ILP will bring investors into
the hills of Laventille. That is how
you fight crime in Laventille, not
only with government boots, break-
ing down people doors and profiling
one set of people."
Warner plans goodies for east PoS but says:
Stop backing tribal politics
Laventille is not for sale and not
everybody is foolish. Furthermore,
Laventille is not suffering and has
enjoyed slices of the economic pie.
That was the response from Peo-
ple s National Movement (PNM) MPs
for the area to Independent Liberal
Party (ILP) interim leader Jack Warn-
er s promise of goodies for Laventil-
Warner kickstarted his campaign
in Laventille with a walkabout last
Saturday and a meeting Tuesday
night, in which he promised residents
land, houses, food and jobs.
Yesterday, Laventille West MP Nile-
ung Hypolite said Warner was giving
the people of Laventille false hope
and playing with their minds.
Hypolite reminded the general pub-
lic that while Warner was a "bigwig"
in the Government, he said nothing
when a $300 million development
programme for Laventille, initiated
by the previous PNM administration,
was brought to a standstill.
He said: "Warner was chairman of
the UNC, deputy prime minister and
minister of works when the people
of east Port-of-Spain were deprived
of goods and services.
"We had started to roll out the pro-
gramme in St Barb s in February 2011
but under the Government, in which
Warner was a bigwig, it was brought
to a standstill."
Hypolite said he even invited Warn-
er to tour Laventille and he agreed
but never came.
Disputing the impression given by
Warner that Laventille was suffering
from neglect, Hypolite said the area
had a decent water supply and the
needy got food.
"That food bank he wants to bring
to Laventille, that is nothing new.
That is taking place as we speak."
He said several non-governmental
organisations in the area provided
food for residents.
"The same peas and rice he is offer-
ing. Tomorrow, please God, the Spree
Simon Community Group is doing
such a project."
The people of Laventille did not
want land either, which Warner had
promised, Hypolite said.
He said they wanted deeds for land
they already occupied and the last
PNM regime had started a land reg-
ularisation programme in the area.
The MP even dismissed the large
crowd at Warner s meeting.
"How many of them were from
Laventille?" he asked.
He said there was no danger to the
PNM from Warner in his and other
surrounding PNM constituencies.
"Laventille West is safe, Laventille
East/Morvant is safe, Port-of-Spain
South and Port-of-Spain East is safe.
PNM MPs: He's a false messiah
A woman reacts as she tries to get a last word in with the interim leader of
the Independent Liberal Party, Jack Warner, as he was about to leave
Piccadilly Greens, Port-of-Spain, following a meeting on Tuesday night.
PHOTO: MARCUS GONZALES
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