Frustrated over a dangerous rickety wooden bridge in their community, residents of Piparo Road, Tabaquite yesterday held a fiery protest calling for a new bridge.
Shouting “we want we bridge fix right now,” the residents with placards burned debris and gathered at the Piparo Road bridge.
The road is the main access point to and from their community. They complained that on numerous occasions, residents’ feet have gone through gaping holes in the bridge causing them injuries while vehicles have been damaged.
The Public Service Association (PSA) has started its second week of protests over proposed restructuring within the Judiciary.
PSA President Watson Duke on Monday joined almost two dozen Judiciary workers who stayed away from work and chose to protest on the steps of the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain.
Armed with a portable loudspeaker and dressed in black robes, reminiscent of those worn by members of the clergy, Duke led the group in a series of prayer sessions which took place every hour until 2 pm.
Judges and magistrates have been invited to join with their judicial support staff to protest impending restructuring within the Judiciary.
Opposition Senator Gerald Ramdeen made the call during an impromptu speech to scores of Judiciary workers who gathered on the steps of the Hall of Justice, Port-of-Spain, to continue their protest around midday yesterday.
Residents of Pluck Road, Woodland blocked the main road this morning, because of problems in getting water for the past six weeks.
The residents were also demonstrating against the state of the roads.
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Four months after the Rio Claro ASJA Primary was shut down because of a bat infestation, remedial work has finally started on the dilapidated school.
In an interview, PTA president Veda Maharaj, who led a protest last week, said she was happy to see contractors on site doing repairs to the roof.
Since October, pupils have been attending classes at the Rio Claro Presbyterian School and the Rio Claro Masjid.