South businesses glad hunger strike ends

By Sue-Ann Wayow  

SOUTH business leaders affected by the San Fernando to Point Fortin Highway are happy that Dr Wayne Kublalsingh finally ended his hunger strike on Wednesday evening.

Sahid Hosein, president of the Penal/Debe Chamber of Commerce, said yesterday: "It was the logical thing to do."

Kublalsingh ended his hunger strike after agreeing to a proposal from the Joint Consultative Council (JCC) to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar which asked for a proper review of the controversial highway.

The highway issue is before the courts, which will make a final decision about further development along the Debe to Mon Desir segment. Hosein said: "I expect that all parties will abide by what those determinations and judgments made by the court are."

Keith Sankar, president of the Siparia Chamber of Commerce, said: "I think that good sense will eventually prevail. I am glad that he (Kublalsingh) is still in good health, he is still in good spirits and that he decided to call it off for his own good health."

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