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Instead of burning tyres, which
seems to be the norm in most
protests, frustrated residents of
Plaisance Park yesterday opted to
use their placards, coloured with
images of flames, to highlight
"burning issues" in their commu-
The residents, using white bristol
board placards with drawings of
the phrase "burning issue" sur-
rounded by flames, protested on
the edge of their community---a
stone's throw from the St Margaret's
Led by Plaisance Park Village
Community Council president Joel
Phillips and Orville Wolsey, resi-
dents of Christian Drive, Sunset
Drive and Circular Drive stood unit-
ed under the watchful eyes of the
police, as they marched and chant-
ed.They complained about poor
representation, landslips threatening
homes, a dengue outbreak, sewer
problems and poor drainage.
Wolsey told reporters, "We have
more issues than tissues. We cannot
He said residents had to take their
protest to the streets because no
one, especially their Pointe-a-Pierre
MP, Labour Minister Errol Mc Leod,
has responded to their complaints.
"The biggest problem in Plai-
sance Park and Pointe-a-Pierre is
the MP," Wolsey lamented.
Resident Fitzroy Lewis said in
2010, $46 million was allocated to
repair a landslip, but after the gen-
eral election nothing was done.
Margaret Alverado-Mitchell, of
lower Christian Drive, said she and
her family are living in fear because
the landslip was closing in on her
"We do not have a backyard. This
landslide pulled down our fence,
our coconut tree and we are directly
affected by it, especially when the
rain falls. The landslip keeps coming
in closer to the home and we are
afraid we might not have a home
soon. We need some assistance,"
Contacted by the T&T Guardian
yesterday, Mc Leod, in a telephone
interview, said he supported the
residents in their expression of
protest, but denied neglecting the
The MP said Cabinet, on Thurs-
day, had approved remedial works
for the landslip at Christian Drive.
"I want to assure them that Plai-
sance Park has had a lot of work
and there remains a lot to be done,
as in the entire country. They can
be assured of continued represen-
tation on the issues affecting them,"
Mc Leod said.
He said he had no reports of any
incidents of dengue in the com-
munity and added, "I am sure the
Ministry of Health is doing all that
is necessary to combat communi-
cable diseases and other diseases."
PC Ramong Aguilera yesterday
appeared before a Port-of-Spain
magistrate charged with leaking
official police information to a sus-
pected car thief.
Aguilera, 32, of Penal, stood before
First Court magistrate Christine
Charles charged with the September
The Chaguanas-based Task Force
officer, with 12 years' service, was
placed on $120,000 bail on Thursday
night, after he was charged by Sgt
Bryon Daniel of the police Profes-
sional Standards Bureau.
Charles read the charge against
Aguilera that he corruptly gave offi-
cial information, perverting the
course of justice contrary to section
5(1)(b) of the Prevention of Corrup-
tion Act 1987.
Aguilera was charged indictably.
He was not called upon to plead.
Yesterday Aguilera's attorney Ravi
Rajcoomar told the magistrate his
client had been granted bail upon
arrest. Charles then allowed the bail
to continue at $120,000.
The matter was adjourned to
October 25 and Charles transferred
it to the Couva Magistrates' Court.
Aguilera is accused of broadcasting
images, via BlackBerry Messenger,
of a CCTV video of the suspected
car thief stealing the car.
Starting this Sunday, all 5 pm
sailings of the fast ferry from Scar-
borough to Port-of- Spain will
depart an hour earlier.
A statement from the T&T Inter-
island Transportation Company,
announced the change yesterday.
The release also listed changes to
the schedule of the T&T Spirit and
the T&T Express this Sunday.
The T&T Spirit, which usually
departs Port- of-Spain at 8.30 am
will depart two hours earlier at 6.30
The Spirit will leave Scarborough
at 10 am instead of its usual time of
9.30 am but its sailing from Port-
of-Spain remains at 3 pm.
Plaisance Park unhappy
with MP's efforts
Bail for police
in tip-off case
Residents of Plaisance Park, Pointe-a-Pierre protest the poor conditions in their area along the Southern Main Road yesterday. PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
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