Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Residents still marooned Three days after widespread floods*


:'Communicating with ministers': Keith Rowley

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Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has responded to critics who questioned why he has not shown a presence in areas affected by ­severe flooding in the last three days, ­saying he was needed in ­Parliament. Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal yesterday slammed Rowley and the Government for its “lack of empathy and compassion” toward flood victims who have been battling rising flood waters ­after days of inclement weather. Several communities have been under water, including areas in Sangre Grande, St Augustine, Tunapuna, St Helena, Caroni, Barrackpore and Las Lomas.
Some of these areas, Rowley noted, are experiencing worse flooding than what occurred during Tropical Storm Bret.

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