Laventille is in crisis and we need to fix it.
This was the sentiment of Laventille West MP Fitzgerald Hinds during a meeting at the St Barbs Basketball Court yesterday.
“The reason why we call this meeting today is to bring this reality to you to let you understand that we have a crisis in Laventille,” said Hinds
He added: “This is a crisis because you know better than me that this evening your children are at risk.
They could be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
A bush fire got out of control after a man tried to burn some dried grass destroyed two homes and a car in Laventille on Sunday leaving seven people homeless.
According to reports, the two wooden houses caught fire around 9 am in Block 22, Laventille.
The affected families were not present when Guardian Media visited the scene around 10 am.
Resident Selena Williams said she was getting ready for church when she was alerted by neighbours about the blaze.
“I smell the bush burning and I peek out,” she said.
Still no leads into the murder of 23-year-old Joel Phillip.
Reports indicate that around 4:30 pm on Thursday, residents of Boxhill Trace in Laventille heard several loud explosions.
The police was contacted and upon arrival discovered Phillip's body lying in a pool of blood.
Several spent shells were recovered near the scene.
A motive for the killing is yet to be established.