Saturday, August 25 2007
PUBLIC Utilities and Environment Minister Pennelope Beckles said her ministry will meet with “hustlers” at the Beetham landfill to discuss the impending closure of that dump. Speaking after visiting a ministry-sponsored one-week Eco-camp at the Two J’s Beautification Limited, Beetham Gardens, Beckles said the plight of the men who made a living from the dump was a major concern to her ministry as the relocation of the dump will affect their means of livelihood.
The wheels are in motion, she said, to relocate the Beetham landfill, closing down the original site and rehabilitating the land. Consultations with key stakeholders have been held to decide on proper management of the new site.
Full relocation and rehabilitation would take about two years to complete according to officials at the Solid Waste Management Company (SWMCOL) in a Newsday report last year.
Beckles reiterated that the landfill had to be relocated due to health and environmental concerns raised by Beetham residents and other stakeholders. She added that the landfill was on an environmentally sensitive area.
She said the “hustlers” were not doing anything illegitimate and were indeed critical to the process at the dump. Speaking on the Budget allocations to her ministry, Beckles said she was satisfied with the $2.4 billion received. “There are a number of projects that we will be able to continue with our allocations,” she said.
The camp, she continued, was the ministry’s way of educating children about the environment. She explained that the week long camp, which ended yesterday, is in its second year. The camp is located at five venues – Heights of Guanapo, La Horquetta, Penal, Princes Town and Beetham – one more from last year’s total.
The children were treated to interactive sessions with officials from the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA), Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (TTEC), Environmental Management Authority (EMA), SWMCOL and other agencies.
Buh wey the mudder cont I does really be hearing sometimes.
Imagine these fockin lazy niggas doh want to work, scrounging the fockin dump for we rejects and rubbish and now this fockin PNM nigga loving govt want to meet with hustlers becuase they want to geh rid of the La Basse. Is fockin Eric Williams that put dem there in the first place. Just the other day, this mudder cont nigga govt went and redo all these fockers roofs for free. Yuh ever hear such fockery in your life yet.
The same mudder cont thing they do when they wanted to move the fockin ole nigga woman and dem from the Breakfast Shed. These mudder cont though even pay ah focking rent but they get $100.000.00 and better facilities next door.
Indians killin dey self, wokin hard day and fockin night. Planting food to feed these mudder cont and when there is a lil natural disaster they get $47.00 fockin Trini dollars from this racist govt. They wouldnt even put a lil subsidy on chemicals for the fockin coolie farmers. But niggas does get solid liquid cash for not one fock.
This is outrageous! Niggas benefitting for even what the fock they eh even do. This country really goin to the dogs (niggas).
Trinidad is really now Niggadad under this fockin PNM.