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As electors went to the polls in
St Joseph yesterday to elect a new
MP, voting for the second time
in two weeks, independent can-
didate Errol Fabien was vowing
to return to the polls in the 2015
He made the comment after
being the first person to vote at St
Joseph Government Primary
Expressing confidence, he said
his two-week campaign peaked at
the correct time.
Saying his campaign was quiet,
Fabien said the constituents of St
Joseph were disturbed by the noisy
campaign of the other candidates
and whatever the result he would
continue to talk and listen to the
people of St Joseph.
"We don t deserve crumbs. We
must get the whole loaf," he told
the T&T Guardian after voting
Fabien said he would also con-
test the 2015 general election.
"This is the new phase of my
life, my new definition of myself
and I am in it 1,000 per cent."
He said the process at the polling
station was "super smooth" and
praised the conduct by the Elec-
tions and Boundaries Commission
Fabien said he was cautious
about having the media cover his
"If the television cameras were
there, it would have been a show.
This is not a show, this is as serious
as it could get," he said.
He added the people of T&T
and the Caribbean must begin to
demand more of politicians.
Fabien said he learned three
things during the campaign: the
love people have for him, their
unawarenesss of who their MP was
and the standard of politics in the
country had been lowered.
Yesterday, voters, who were also
out on October 21 for local gov-
ernment elections, trickled to
polling stations across the con-
stituency from 6 am when stations
The slow pace continued
throughout the morning and early
...St Joseph campaign an eye-opener
Fabien: I will run
in 2015 election
There was a flurry of activity at
polling stations in the Champs
Fleurs/Mt Hope area of St Joseph early
There was a steady stream of voters
at the Mt Hope Secondary School, on
Gordon Street, and at the Mt D Or Pri-
mary School on Mt D Or Road, both
streets branching off from the Eastern
Main Road on the East/West Corri-
There was an even bigger crowd in
Mt D Or.
But a resident told the T&T Guardian
the voter turnout was slower than it
usually was "for a by-election..."
He said: "People now starting to
come out. Like they get up late."
A woman inside a shop near the
school had a completely different opin-
"Plenty people coming out. I voting
for KFC because KFC delivers," she
In response to a question from the
T&T Guardian on voter turnout, a
young woman, an Elections & Bound-
aries Commission (EBC) information
officer, sitting under a tent, said: "It
slow. We now come out."
At the West Indian Tobacco Com-
pany (Witco) Sports Club, off Mt D Or
Road, another polling station, voter
turnout in the morning was sparse.
There was a line of cars parked on the
side street, some belonging to EBC
officials and some to voters.
Police in a somewhat aggressive
manner at first stopped the media from
taking photographs of the polling sta-
tion from the road.
An officer came out of the building
and, pointing to two areas in the dis-
tance on each side of the road, instruct-
ed the media to stay away from the
On Gordon Street, voters filed slowly
but steadily into the Mt Hope Second-
The T&T Guardian tried to speak to
the presiding officer, who said the
media were not supposed to be any-
where inside the school.
An EBC official said the media,
according to the rules, had to stay 100
yards away from the polling station
but could go into the precincts in the
afternoon and ask a person of authority
how voting went.
Information officers at tents down
the hill were in high spirits. They said
they did not know what the voter
turnout was like, referring the T&T
Guardian to the presiding officer.
Workers outside the Eric Williams
Medical Sciences Complex said they
voted from as early as 6 am.
"There was a steady flow of voters
at the Trinidad Muslim League School,"
one man said.
Many said voting was expected to
increase as the day wore on.
Flurry of voters
in Champs Fleurs,
A member of the public drops her ballot into a box at the Witco Sports Club
polling station in Champs Fleurs, yesterday.
Voters make their way inside the Mt Hope Secondary School to cast their votes in the St Joseph by-election
yesterday. PHOTO: SHIRLEY BAHADUR
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