Ramchand Rajbal Maraj

Government neglect causing businesses to lose out—Couva North MP

Couva North MP Ramona Ramdial says businesses are losing out because of Government neglect.

The MP made the statement during the opening of her sub-office along the Southern Main Road, Couva, on Monday night.

MP Ramdial said businesses in Couva continue to suffer because of the crumbling infrastructure in the area. She said when the People’s Partnership Government was in power, the drains in the area were cleaned at a cost of $1.2 million in 2012. She said the move then curbed heavy flooding.

Couva South MP: Voters with poll cards being turned away

There are reports that more than a dozen voters with poll cards were turned away from the polls on Monday—in the marginal electoral district of California-Point Lisas—when they went to cast ballots at the Couva East Secondary School. 

Couva South MP, Rudranath Indarsingh, said he got several calls that there have been a number of election discrepancies.

Indarsingh said a woman in possession of a poll card was told that her name was not on the list. He said the woman insisted that they look for her name on the binder until she was allowed to vote.