Point- A- Pierre MP and UNC Chairman, David Lee is today coming down hard on the People’s National Movement government – this as the party, presided over by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley, prepares to celebrate its first year at the helm, on September 7th.
Speaking with News Power Now today, the UNC Chairman said for the past 11 months, the government has done nothing.
He said parliament will reconvene on September 9th- a date that is anticipated with a view to speaking on behalf of the people of this country.
In a recent statement MP for Cumuto/Manzanilla, Christine Newallo-Hosein appealed for the Education Minister, Anthony Garcia to give a status update on the state of repairs at the North Oropouche Government School, which had been closed for approximately one year as a result of repair work being done.
She had lamented that the initial estimation time given for the work to be completed was 6 weeks.
MEANWHILE, David Lee says the statements of activist group, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea on the issue of dead fish washing ashore in Claxton Bay, has in fact affected the earnings of vendors.
Mr. Lee told News Power Now that he visited and spoke with the Claxton Bay fishing depot fishermen last week Friday and while he is heartened that the government is moving to address the matter now, he is saddened that it has taken a month for them to do so.
The Environmental Management Authority, in a statement issued to the media following testing of the water, noted that tests conducted by CARIRI on water, sediment and fish samples have ruled out COREXIT as being linked to the dead fish. The report said no compounds matching COREXIT were found.
On August 28th, the EMA will host a joint public consultation with affected stakeholders to present the findings of the investigation, the methodology used by the IMA to investigate the incident and hear concerns of affected stakeholders.