Monday, February 19, 2018

The La Brea ‘stigma’*

On pause: Construction has been halted at the CGCL plant site at Union Industrial Estate, La Brea, by protesting workers. —Photos: TREVOR WATSON

ONCE again La Brea is in the news for all the wrong reasons.

Last year, residents protested bad roads and poor political representation. The year before, it was about how much money workers were not being paid to work on an offshore platform building project.

This year, some in the community have temporarily crippled construction of the Caribbean Gas Chemical Ltd (CGCL) plant on the La Brea Industrial Estate.

Despite State interventions and the multiple mega-projects in the area, the community remains depressed.


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