Ghandi Village residents set fire to garbage pile

Garbage gathered at a temporary transfer station in Gandhi Village, Penal was allegedly set on fire by residents, prompting a response by fire officers.

The incident took place on Wednesday evening.

Councillor for the area Roland Hall accused the Penal/Debe Regional Corporation of failing to remove the waste materials which were collected during the nationwide clean-up campaign in a timely manner.

He believes residents were left frustrated and took action into their own hands.


Cops taunt residents

Laventille Imam Abdul Haaq says he expects intimidatory tactics and boasting from the police in the wake of last Saturday’s shooting death of 27-year-old Mikeal “Short Buck” Lancaster by officers.

Speaking to the T&T Guardian following Lancaster’s Janaazah (Islamic funeral last rite prayer) at the Masjid Ul Furqan (behind WASA’s twin tanks), Picton Road, Laventille, yesterday, Haaq said for years they have been facing “bragging” officers.