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He said the Maxi Taxi Association
made the proposal years ago but it was
never taken up.
"A major solution to the parking
problem is to be able to provide public
transport so that wherever you want
to go in the city, you will not be far
Former mayor of Port-of-Spain,
Louis Lee-Sing, said the park and ride
system should be made permanent.
Saying the parking problem was not
"To the west, use the (National) sta-
dium; to the north, Queen s Park
Savannah; and to the east, there are
properties owned by the Housing
Development Corporation (HDC) that
can be used once measures are put in
place to secure them. This would greatly
relieve the stresses that we face."
However, he disagreed with the idea
of a round-town service.
"I m not advancing that at all. Port-
of-Spain is not a big city, so people
could walk, and we ll be helping the
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In the coming weeks and months, a Cabinet-appointed committee, chaired
by Richard Young, chairman of the Economic Development Board, should
have an action plan for the rehabilitation and enhancement of Port-of-Spain,
says Planning Minister Dr Bhoe Tewarie.
"The committee includes members of the private sector who have
resident businesses in the city, representatives of the office of the mayor of
Port-of-Spain, members of civil society, East Port-of-Spain Development
Company, and public officials from the Ministry of Planning involved in the
sustainable city of Port-of-Spain project."
"Basically, they're looking at investment and development for
rehabilitation and enhancement of the city, which also includes parking and
traffic management issues."
"They're also looking at the possibility of establishing a special economic
zone in certain areas in Port-of-Spain in order to incentivise investment and
He said the plan for the city would take into account developments in
Chaguaramas, Invaders Bay, and East Port-of-Spain.
"So over the next couple of weeks, couple of months, we should be able to
come up with an action plan for a number of things that could be done
immediately, and in the medium term while formulating a longer term plan."
ACTION PLAN FOR PORT-OF-SPAIN SOON
Public transport a
solution to parking woes
"Port-of-Spain is not a big city, so
people could walk, and we'll be
helping the health bill."
FORMER MAYOR OF PORT-OF-SPAIN,
IN YOUR THURSDAY
Charlotte Street, Port-of-Spain, one of the main
shopping areas in the city. PHOTO: ROBERTO CODALLO
JENSEN LA VENDE
A 21-year-old man from Lyle
Lane, Felicity, was stabbed to
death on Saturday night after he
reportedly tried to steal a wallet
from his intoxicated friend.
According to police reports,
Outam "Dhanraj" Jankie was at
the home of his friend s sister in
Edinburgh 500, Chaguanas drink-
ing alcohol before the stabbing
The men drank until they fell
asleep, police said, and around
10.30 pm the friend awoke and
caught Jankie attempting to steal
his wallet. Jankie was confronted
and the two men began arguing
when Jankie picked up a knife and
stabbed the other man in the hand.
During a struggle, the man man-
aged to wrestle the knife away from
Jankie and stabbed him about the
body. Jankie collapsed and died.
Officers from the Chaguanas
Police Station led by Sgt Jitindra
Toleram and Cpl Barrow visited
the scene and detained the 22-
year-old suspect from La Brea.
The matter is being treated as
a murder until further investiga-
tions say otherwise, police said.
The murder toll is now 193 for
the year and the corresponding
period last year was 167.
Man killed in
Penal police are appealing to members of the public to assist in
identifying the body of a man found in a carat shed off the Penal
Rock Road, Penal, yesterday morning.
The body is believed to be that of an East Indian male, in his late
30's to early 40's. The man was dressed in a red and black T-shirt,
jeans, a plaid-coloured sneakers and was wearing a back-pack.
Police said there were no visible signs of violence or injuries.
Officers said foul play is not suspected in the incident.
Constable Persad of the Penal Police is continuing investigations.
Body found in Penal
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