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About 5,200 residents from the
Couva North constituency are bene-
fiting from a $20 million pipeline
which was constructed by the Water
and Sewage Authority (WASA) from
May 2012 to March 2013, that will now
supply water to their homes all day,
Community members, WASA rep-
resentatives and government officials
gathered at Chandernagore Presbyterian
Primary School, Chaguanas, for a formal
commissioning ceremony on Wednes-
day morning, where residents com-
mended the construction of the pipeline.
Before its construction, residents said,
they would have to tote buckets of water,
owing to low water pressure and an
About 6.2 kilometres of pipeline was
laid from Factory Road, Chaguanas, to
St Mary s Junction in Freeport, where
construction was carried out from Sun-
day to Sunday.
According to estimates from the act-
ing director operations at WASA Steve
Joseph, water access has shown much
improvement over the last three years.
"About three years ago we had just
about 26 per cent of the population
getting water 24/7. Now we are up to
about 42 per cent," Joseph said during
his speech at Wednesday s ceremony.
He added that about 73 per cent of
the population got water five days a
"So the drive continues."
Junior Minister in the Ministry of
Environment and Water Resources, and
the MP for the area Ramona Ramdial
said the public should take note of the
work the Government was doing, as
opposed to listening to the "propagan-
Asked later what she was referring
to, Ramdial said in a time of much polit-
ical activity and with the onset of new
parties, alluding to the Independent
Liberal Party (ILP), it was easy to lose
sight of what the present government
was doing for its people.
She said society tends to pay more
attention to "scandal and bacchanal,
which occurred on the political front.
"While we listen to that, we also have
to be cognisant and mindful of the good
work that all government ministries are
undertaking at this point in time," he
"We are in our midterm, and when
you look around you there are lots of
basic infrastructural works---roads,
drainage, water, lights.
"A lot of MPs are doing a lot of good
jobs...so amidst the formation of new
political parties and old ones, and the
Opposition getting at us, we have been
doing our work on the ground."
Line minister Ganga Singh gave the
feature address, and listed medium-
term and long-term goals for improving
water supplies, provided the Water
Resources ministry got the appropriate
In an interview afterward, Singh con-
firmed he was referring to the upcoming
budget, and said because of the infra-
structure development programme, "the
money has to be shared.
"We believe that by virtue of how
far advanced we are engaged in projects
with a view to providing that right to
water and universal access throughout
the country that we have, in a sense,
a priority in the allocation (of funds),"
He added that with the goal to pro-
vide water for all, and the immense
undertaking of projects to fulfil this
objective, his ministry should receive
the appropriate funds from the upcom-
ing budget on September 9.
"Based on what I have seen in the
public sector investment programme,
there is need for significant improve-
ment in the funding allocation to the
water and waste water sector."
Singh also addressed nationwide
metering of WASA customers, saying
it was a costly operation which would
have to be done in phases. He added
that the $400 million to $500 million
price tag could snag such an undertak-
"You can have the best ideas in the
world, but if you do not have the
resources, then you cannot translate it
A 23-year-old man is expected to
appear before a Port-of-Spain magis-
trate on Monday charged with posses-
sion of firearms and ammunition.
The suspect, who is unemployed and
lives at Plover Street in Morvant,
remained in police custody up to late
Police said the suspect was found in
possession with a loaded Smith and
Wesson .40 calibre handgun with 13
rounds of .40 ammunition.
A report said around 2.30pm on
Thursday, police from the North Eastern
Division Task Force, led by Sgt Cornelius
Samuel and Cpl Richard Forbes, were
on patrol along Plover Street when they
saw the suspect, who was sitting on a
concrete wall a mere 40 metres from
the Morvant Police Station. They
searched him, and found the loaded
firearm in his waist.
The police went to the home of the
suspect, where they found a quantity of
ammunition in his bedroom.
Cpl Forbes is continuing enquiries.
Minister of the
Ganga Singh, left,
and Minister of
State in the
from left, turn on
the taps at the
the Chase Village
pipeline project at
Looking on are
third from left,
and acting chief
KRISTIAN DE SILVA
Man held for possession
of guns and ammunition
$20m pipeline in
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