National Security Minister Jack Warner was wrong when he said that there have been no murders in Laventille over the past few weeks, says Opposition MP Nileung Hypolite.
"The Minister of National Security is now saying that there has not been a single murder in Laventille for 26 days. Mr Speaker, that is not true," said Hypolite during his contribution to the budget debate at the Parliament sitting at Tower D of the International Waterfront Centre on Friday.
"Laventille is not just John John, Laventille takes up Beetham...Trou Macaque is part of Laventille...Pelican Extension is part of Laventille, St Barb's is part of Laventille," said Hypolite.
Sport Minister Anil Roberts quipped that Hypolite was searching for a murder.
"It's not a matter of searching for a murder, it is the misinformation that come from the Government at times, they beating their chest, nobody is searching for a murder, one murder is too much," said Hypolite.
He then referred to a news report where a Morvant man was shot dead near his home at Pelican Extension.
"Pelican Extension is part of Laventille, Mr Speaker," said Hypolite.
He said the people in Laventille are still waiting for their roads to be fixed.
Hypolite said he submitted a list of over 117 roads to be repaired immediately.
Six roads, he said, were approved at a cost of $5.9 million.
Five roads were completed with the Morne Coco Road outstanding.
Hypolite said no work has been done on this road to date.
He pleaded for the work on this road to be given priority as he noted that roads in the Prime Minister's Siparia constituency are being paved to the tune of $120 million.