Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : November 4th 2013 Contents was going on with them.
At the end of his visit,
he would have met
approximately 23 home-
"I got there around 7
am...What I gather from
speaking to them is that
they need some kind of
"A few of them said
they are working as secu-
rity officers at Court
Shamrock (the home for
in San Fernando). Some
of them drinking bay rum
and we need to do some-
thing to help them."
He said none of them
was hostile to him.
Hosein, a former
councillor, said he also
intend to recommend to
the council to revert to
the old traffic arrange-
ment in relation to Pen-
"The traffic situation
is really terrible. I know
everyone who comes in
say the same thing but I
want to get the traffic
hub going and make sure
it is implemented," he
"The relocation of cer-
tain taxi stands after con-
sultation with the drivers
is another measure he
was contemplating to
ease the traffic situation."
Another priority on his
list is infrastructure.
"We have plenty infra-
structure work to do."
One of the major
issues, he says, is Skinner
Park which is used to
host sports and cultural
events. However, several
people have complained
that the park has become
run down because of lack
Several projects started
by his predecessor Dr
Navi Muradali will con-
tinue, Hosein said.
Apart from listening to
the people, Hosein,
whose father Rakeeb
Hosein also served as a
mayor in San Fernando,
said he will also be
directed by God.
In this regard, Hosein,
a member of the Mucu-
rapo Street Asja Mosque,
said he intends to host a
grand interfaith service
at the Southern Academy
for Performing Arts very
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Drivers were stuck in traffic for hours yesterday
along Mosquito Creek which was flooded due to a
combination of high tide and construction work to
extend the Solomon Hochoy Highway to Point
T&T Guardian was bombarded with calls from
angry motorists who blamed the high tide, the con-
struction work or a combination of both for the flood.
A portion of the mangrove which runs parallel to
road was cleared to make way for the highway. On
the other side of the road is the Gulf of Paria.
Drivers who were familiar with the route were
using back roads, where possible, to get to their des-
A driver said: "We stuck here over an hour. In
some parts of the road the water reaching the head-
lights. You can t even see the drains or the white line
on the road. Tyres, garbage and even the wire mesh
that they are putting the materials on to build on
the road floating in the water."
Even one of the excavator they using on the con-
struction site looking like it sinking in the water."
Another driver said: "This going on since Friday,
why can t they do something about it."
In telephone interview, National Infrastructure
Development Company Ltd (Nidco) president Dr
Carson Charles said he was aware of the situation.
"I was there yesterday and there was traffic jam.
Our engineers are speaking with the contractors and
consultants to see how they could resolve this."
He explained that it was a combination of the high
tide and the water not flowing through the sluice
gate fast enough.
"Instead the water seems to have its way either
through the bank or over it."
Charles, however, was confident that the situation
would be rectified.
"They will find a solution I am sure," he said.
Two days after being
elected San Fernando
mayor, Kazim Hosein
was sitting and chatting
with homeless people
on Harris Promenade.
"I want to listen to the
people, all of them," said
Hosein in a telephone
He said he decided to
speak with them and get
a first-hand view of what
...New Sando mayor hits the ground running
Giving voice to
the homeless Drivers stuck in
traffic jam as
the 'Creek' floods
Motorists were stuck in traffic yesterday along the
Mosquito Creek due to flooding blamed on
construction work being done in the area.
PHOTO: KEVON FELMINE
Brothers Ancel and Darien Ramdass, of Felicity, light deyas yesterday in celebration of the Hindu festival of Divali. PHOTO: SHASTRI BOODAN
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