Agriculture Minister, Clarence Rambharat, says government has not abandoned those who are suffering as a result of the recent flooding disaster in South Trinidad.
Speaking in Parliament today, the minister reported that local government officials have been on the ground since yesterday, and the Defence Force has lent its assistance.
Minister Rambharat confirmed his Cabinet colleagues—the ministers of Transport and Local Government—are on the ground, getting an assessment of the extent of the flooding damage for themselves.
A contractor currently is on site at the Edinburgh Government Primary School.
This, as the school has been dealing with an infestation of pigeons in the school's ceiling since the beginning of the new school term.
Parents of students attending the school say several students have fallen ill with rashes, respiratory problems, severe itching and asthma attacks.
During the Urgent Questions session in the Senate today, minister of agriculture, Senator Clarence Rambharat—who spoke on the education minister's behalf—said the issue should be rectified by Thursday.
Agriculture Minister, Senator Clarence Rambharat, has confirmed that he was the one to request that the Finance Ministry carry out the audit of the Agriculture Society of Trinidad and Tobago (ASTT), because there is cause for concern.
Minister Rambharat says he was led to do so after numerous reports and allegations were made about irregularities under the tenure of current ASTT president, Dhano Sookoo's.
He notes that even his predecessor ministers had been dealing allegations of irregularities at the ASTT.
The top nominee for the post of police commissioner is threatening to sue the Minister of Agriculture.
The action follows reports that his license to occupy agriculture land in Felicity was terminated.
Three people, including the Commissioner of State Lands, have also been suspended pending an investigation into this very issue.
In a pre-action letter issued today, the acting Deputy Commissioner of Police denied any involvement in land grabbing and says he has a legal license to cultivate the land in Felicity.