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Ministry hopes to open first phase of the Mosquito Creek Highway Extension by Wednesday

The Minister of Works and Transport is hoping to open the first phase of the Mosquito Creek segment of the Solomon Hochoy Highway Extension to Point Fortin by Wednesday. 

Minister Rohan Sinanan made the revelation during a sitting of the Standing Finance Committee this afternoon. 

"The first phase of the creek - we are hoping we'd have it opened on Wednesday so the problem on the creek would be something of the past. After 50, 60 years, from Wednesday that should be something of the past," he said.

Church resumes at Transformed Life Ministry

Church ser­vices re­sumed on Sat­ur­day at the Trans­formed Life Min­istry, East­ern Main Road in Arou­ca and the at­ten­dance was de­scribed as “the usu­al.”

The Pas­tor, Glen Awong, was al­so said to be “do­ing well.”

Speak­ing with the Guardian Me­dia yes­ter­day, a long-stand­ing church mem­ber, from since in­cep­tion, who wished not to be named, said since last Wednes­day’s po­lice op­er­a­tion where 69 res­i­dents from the Min­istry’s Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre were tak­en away by the po­lice, the church mem­bers and staff have all been af­fect­ed.

Claims of torture, abuse

Two male vic­tims who stayed at the Trans­formed Life Min­istries Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre claimed that they were tor­tured and abused dur­ing their eight-month col­lec­tive stay at the church.

“I was gagged, hand­cuffed and thrown in­to a very small cage for many days when I got there. It just has an iron bed frame and a buck­et which I was lat­er told had to be used as a toi­let.”

SWMCOL workers to protest

One day af­ter 21 work­ers at­tached to the Sol­id Waste Man­age­ment Com­pa­ny’s (SWM­COL) Re­cy­cling Di­vi­sion were re­trenched - ac­cu­sa­tions of cor­rup­tion and fi­nan­cial mis­man­age­ment con­tin­ue to be lev­elled at the Board.

Three hurt in Petit Bourg accident

Three per­sons were in­jured in an ear­ly morn­ing ac­ci­dent in Pe­tit Bourg.

Re­ports in­di­cate that at around 5 am to­day an Ad Wag­on and an H-100 van col­lid­ed along the East­ern Main Road in the vicin­i­ty of Jack­son Street.

Fire of­fi­cers and po­lice re­spond­ed and the in­jured per­sons were tak­en to hos­pi­tal for treat­ment. They have been iden­ti­fied as Natasha Cruik­shank, Paul Mar­ishaw and Cedri­ca Mul­li­gan.

The ex­tent of the in­juries are not yet con­firmed.

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