Penal residents protest over poor water supply

Residents of Solomon Knox Road, Penal blocked the access road from as early as 5 am this morning to protest the lack of water supply.

The residents lit tyres as they demonstrated.

They say over 300 homes have been without water for over a month.

Some residents say they are forced to go to family home far from where they live to wash clothes and even to use the washroom.

The road was cleared around mid-morning.




JTUM gets Parliament protest wrong - right address, wrong day

The Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) came prepared to protest outside the Parliament building today, only to learn that was no Parliament in session.

The protest was then shifted to the Office of the Prime Minister, even though the prime minister is out of the country.

The action saw a call to all trade unions, as the groups sought to highlight their dissatisfaction with the industrial relations climate.

The intended action was also aimed at highlight discontent with the number of job losses in recent times.