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Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources
Project Execution Unit
The Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) is hosting a public
consultation to discuss the implementation of a Flood Alleviation and Drainage
Programme for the City of Port of Spain.
DATE: Thursday 7th November2013
VENUE: East Mucurapo Government Secondary School, Mucurapo Road,
TIME: 5:30 pm- 8:30 pm
The programme seeks to:
Improve the capacity of drainage infrastructure and solve flooding in critical areas
Reduce traffic disruption, loss of productivity and improve mobility
Reduce silt transport and contamination on coastal areas
Mitigate the negative impact on investment climate
Create urban space
Institutional reform of the Drainage Division
Avoid physical property damage
An Environmental Social Assessment (ESA) of the potential impacts of the
proposed works can be accessed online at
Please submit any questions to:
The Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources
Attn: Mr. Vijai Lal - Head, Project Execution Unit (PEU)
Level 26, Tower D, International Waterfront Centre
1A Wrightson Road, Port of Spain
Telephone: (868) 623-3158 Ext 271 (868) 306-8608(m) E-mail:
Rob Ford s lawyer urged police to release the video
alleged to show the Toronto mayor smoking crack
cocaine, and suggested Ford was smoking another
substance, such as marijuana or tobacco.
Dennis Morris said in an interview with CBC News
that Ford is "innocent of any allegations made about
his smoking crack cocaine."
He also said neither police nor the Toronto Star
reporters who say they have viewed the video can con-
firm the substance being smoked on the video is crack.
"No one is going to approach the media with a video
saying he s smoking tobacco or marijuana---it s not
salacious enough," said Morris. "It s not going to sell
newspapers, it s not going to make headlines all over
"In my view the reporters from The Toronto Star
have probably never smoked crack cocaine as [have]
probably 99 per cent of our citizenry," said Morris.
"For someone to approach them asking a large sum
of money, would it make more sense to say I have a
video of the mayor smoking crack cocaine, or have a
video of the mayor smoking perhaps tobacco, or mar-
ijuana? Which one would you be interested in if you re
going to buy a video?"
Morris comments come one day after Toronto police
Chief Bill Blair said police have in their possession "a
digital file that contains video images which appear to
be those images which were previously reported in the
Those statements are thought to confirm the existence
of a video the two Star reporters say they ve viewed,
and that the newspaper has reported shows Ford smok-
ing what appears to be crack cocaine.
But speaking with CBC yesterday, Morris suggested
the video does not show Ford smoking crack.
"I urge the police chief to state under oath that he
has seen a video of the mayor smoking crack cocaine,"
A week after reports of the tape broke in May, Ford
said he could not comment on a tape that doesn t exist
and denied he s a crack addict.
Rob Ford wasn't
smoking crack on
video, lawyer says
Reports about the tape triggered a massive
police surveillance effort focused on Ford and
his associates. Details of that police work made
public Thursday show police tracking Ford
and others with hidden cameras, undercover
officers and airplane surveillance. (CBC)
A pet rescue operation has saved three puppies
from Muslim Brotherhood clutches, after discovering
the militant members were dousing the animals
with gasoline, setting them on fire and throwing
them into the chaos of a Tahrir Square demonstra-
tion, as makeshift bombs.
Robyn Urman, a rescuer with the New Jersey group,
Pet ResQ Inc, said this isn t the first time Muslim
Brotherhood members had been busted trying to use
animals as gasoline-fired bombs, Breitbart reported.
And this particular discovery didn t end well for all
The Muslim Brotherhood members were caught
near Tahrir pouring gasoline over more than 20 pup-
pies---but only three could be saved.
Urman s group described the scene in a release
that was reported by Breitbart: "Ten cruel bearded
men gathered more than 20 puppies and started
pouring gasolene on them and throwing them at the
army. These flying fire balls were puppies that were
used as weapons. We only could save these three
poor babies. All are 12 weeks old."
The group is trying to find homes for the three
rescued puppies, which weigh about eight pounds
caught using puppies
as fire bombs
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