Thursday 26 November, 2020

Watch: PM promises POS revitalisation won’t push residents out

Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley (via Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago)

Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley (via Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago)

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is clarifying his position on the potential need for residents of East Port of Spain to leave their homes. 

Responding to a question posed in the Parliament today, Dr Rowley explained that, in the first instance, no one will be asked to move.  

He said even if they are asked to move in Phase Two of the project, they’ll be allocated to the newly constructed homes built during Phase One. 

The question came after a media report quoted the Prime Minister as encouraging residents to leave their homes if the government asked them to. 

The government’s private-public partnership drive to revitalise Port of Spain is set to affect residents of East Port of Spain, particularly those on Picadilly Street. 

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