Mayaro MP insists Rio Claro protest was not politically-motivated

The Member of Parliament for Mayaro insists that Monday's fiery protest by residents of Rio Claro was not politically-motivated.

Rushton Paray says while he does not support the illegal demonstration which can cause further damage to infrastructure, he understands the plight of the residents.

Yesterday, scores of persons from a number of communities in the area blocked several access points to vent their frustrations with the poor road conditions.

Growing call for anti-Budget protest outside Parliament on Friday

Citizens are being called to protest the measures announced in the 2018 budget presentation by Minister of Finance Colm Imbert.

A video making the rounds on Whatsapp, calls on people to gather in front of the Parliament building on Friday.

The video says citizens will gather to take a stand against the Budget measures, and highlights "extreme taxation, high tuition fees, high food prices and high gas prices".

The advertisement calls for patriotic and concerned citizens to "wake up" and says that "doing nothing is not an option."