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Use the Park and Ride service or face
the $500 wrecking fee.
That was the ultimatum Transport
Minister Stephen Cadiz gave as he
launched the Public Transport Service
Corporation s Park and Ride initiative
on Wednesday at Harris Promenade,
Cadiz said it was designed to ease
traffic congestion in Port-of-Spain and
San Fernando during the Christmas sea-
son but he proposed to have it run
throughout the year.
"If it is any incentive, you have a
choice: Either pay $500 to the wrecker
or $20 to PTSC and I don t think there
is any math in that. There is no decision
to make there, the $20 is the way to go,"
The service allows the public to park
their cars at the Southern Academy for
the Performing Arts (SAPA) and the
Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella,
from where they will be shuttled to
downtown San Fernando.
From Monday, the three buses allo-
cated for the Park and Ride service will
leave the venues at 30-minute intervals
Cadiz said there would be secured
parking even if customers returned late
for their vehicle.
He added: "When we talk about build-
ing multi-story car parks, yes, it is nec-
essary, because not everybody can access
the parking areas outside of the city.
"Some people need to have their motor
cars in the city and what we need to do
is find ways and means of dealing with
"But for those of us who work 8 am
to 4 pm, who will not jump in their cars
for the balance of the day, let us use the
Park and Ride. You can t get a better
deal than $20 a day for parking."
He said he has also been talking with
Chaguanas mayor Gopaul Boodan on
introducing the service in the borough.
Cadiz said while the ministry and
PTSC examined the feasibility of con-
tinuing the service beyond the Christmas
season, there needed to be greater co-
operation between the water taxi service
and the bus service.
Among the proposals is a service that
allows people who live in areas outside
the city and work in Port-of-Spain to
park their vehicles at the Brian Lara Sta-
dium in Tarouba and other venues.
They can then board a shuttle to the
Water Taxi Terminal at King s Wharf,
en route to Port-of-Spain, all for one
fee.Speaking at the launch, deputy San
Fernando mayor Junia Regrello called on
Cadiz to help the city corporation get
two locations to accommodate public
parking in San Fernando.
Despite his endorsement of the Park
and Ride, Regrello said the cancellation
of 1,400 public parking spaces at the
Chancery Lane Complex, coupled with
the growing vehicle population, had
caused traffic chaos in San Fernando.
St Crispin s Church,
Woodbrook, proved too
small for the hundreds
of mourners, family,
and pan icons who yes-
terday attended the
funeral of panman
David "Splav" Waddell.
Waddell, who died on
December 1, was an icon
among pan enthusiasts
Although there were
several tributes, no words
were used to honour
Waddell. Instead, col-
leagues and friends spoke
in the language they
knew he would under-
stand best, music.
Michael Franco and Len
"Boogsie" Sharpe began
the tributes with the
Mighty Sparrow s Mem-
ories, customising the
lyrics to honour Waddell.
"David Waddell, we ll
always remember you, as
captain when Starlift
pass," Franco sang.
Waddell was captain
of the Starlift Steel
Orchestra, before forming
his own steelband, Third
Before his involvement
Cadiz: Use Park and
Ride or face wrecker
in Starlift, as a young
Queen s Royal College
student, Wadell began his
pan days with Invaders.
He lectured on pan in
London and did com-
mentaries on the instru-
ment on television and
Waddell was also an
adjudicator for Panorama
and pan competitions
around the world.
The pan tributes fol-
lowed with a solo rendi-
tion from Sharpe, who
had to be consoled after
In an interview after
the service, PanTrinbago
president Keith Diaz
described Waddell as a
"great steelband man."
"There are pannists
and there are steelband
men and steelband
women. Splav was a
steelband man," he said.
"He was a simple man.
In the pan world he has
always been identified
as a steelband man. And
when you are a steelband
man that is a higher level.
When you are a steelband
man, you can play, you
can arrange, you can do
everything in steelband.
He was a great player and
a great official."
Waddell s funeral
seemed to be filled with
panmen and women,
who had known Waddell
since the 1950s. Panmen
like Peter Aleong and
Brian Serrette attended
to pay their respects.
Waddell was cremated
at the St James Crema-
the windows of
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