MP for Arima, Rodger Samuel, says it is important for dialogue to continue, despite the rowdy meeting in which Santa Rosa Heights Residents expressed concern about the building of a detention centre on the outskirts of their community.

He says this is the only way a situation can be reached where all stakeholders agree.

Mr. Samuel says the residents’ concerns are indeed genuine and something like this cannot be forced upon people.

Minister Samuel said he is trying to arrange another meeting between the residents and the relevant authorities so that a mutual agreement may be reached.