Officials of the Works and Transport Ministry and members of the Highway Reroute Movement (HRM) returned to the San Fernando Supreme Court, today, to make their legal submissions before the judge.
Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan was cross examined yesterday by HRM leader Dr Wayne Kublalsingh, who is representing himself in a judicial review claim he brought against the minister.
Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan yesterday warned squatters of Pine Settlement, Sangre Grande, that they had no claim to seek compensation when Government acquires State land for the $400 million Cumuto to Manzanilla Highway project.
Sinanan made the comment in response to Monday’s T&T Guardian front page article headlined Land Bobol, which highlighted a rush of new squatters at Pine Settlement, who were erecting concrete structures in the direct pathway of the proposed Cumuto/Manzanilla Highway project.
Minister of Works and Infrastructure Rohan Sinanan says he’s disappointed with residents of Fishing Pond Road in Sangre Grande who this morning blocked the roadway with burning debris to protest its condition.
There have been several protests there over the years and last year a segment of the road was paved. However, residents living beyond where the paving stopped as asking when the rest of the roadway will be attended to.