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Nafeesa stops Sportt on recreation grounds
Chairman of the San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation Nafeesa Mohammed has said the Sportt Company has been made to stop work on recreation grounds in the region. In a statement issued yesterday, Mohammed said three weeks ago, officials from Sportt “erected information boards and started to stockpile material for work on recreation grounds within the region.”
Mohammed said it was done without the knowledge or approval of the corporation. She said officials of the corporation stood firm and the signs were removed and secured and the work halted. “There was no communication or consultation with the corporation prior to the start of the refurbishment works,” Mohammed added.
She said under the Municipal Corporations Act, the corporation was responsible for maintenance and control of parks, recreation grounds, beaches and other public spaces within the region. Mohammed said Sportt’s action was a flagrant violation of the law. She said the corporation brought the stakeholders and service providers together to discuss the matter.
Mohammed said notwithstanding “public attacks” by both (Sport Minister) Anil Roberts and (Justice Minister and St Joseph MP) Herbert Volney, she intends to continue to collaborate with key stakeholders to continue the development work to benefit the area. Sportt was engaged in the rehabilitation of several recreation grounds across Trinidad.
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