Minister of Works Fitzgerald Hinds has come under fire over recently completed restoration works at the site of the St Croix landslip in Naparima.
In a media release sent earlier this afternoon, Member of Parliament for Naparima Rodney Charles, criticized Minister Hinds for what he called disingenuously taking sole credit for works done on the St.Croix landslip.
Mr Charles said while Minister Hinds may wish to praise himself for the works done to make the lives to residents easier, he needs to correct some of the statements Mr. Hinds made.
Firstly, Mr Charles noted that while Hinds expressed joy over doing work in a non- PNM constituency despite the fact that that is his job, he should have been forthright and state that the project was started under the Kamla Persad- Bissessar administration.
The MP for Naparima also highlighted that the project was stopped on two occasions, and it was only after a visit from the Political Leader of the UNC Mrs Persad-Bissessar who highlighted the situation in the press, and when questions were subsequently posed in Parliament on two occasions, that Minister Hinds succumbed to pressure and eventually delivered on his mandate.