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Kublalsingh busy for Christmas

...working on report for highway review committee

By Sue-Ann Wayow sue-ann.wayow@trinidadexpress.com

DR WAYNE KUBLALSINGH, the man whose name became synonymous with the construction of the San Fernando to Point Fortin highway this year, will not be spending Christmas Day with his family, as has been his custom.

Kublalsingh said he would be at his home today, working on preparing reports and letters to be submitted to the independent committee appointed to review the controversial highway.

Kublalsingh, leader of the Highway Re-Route Movement, lives in D'Abadie.

The committee was set up in the last days of Kublalsingh's hunger strike, which began in front of the Prime Minister's Office in St Clair on November 16. The independent review committee was formed after the intervention of the Joint Consultative Council (JCC) and other organisations who tried to convince the Government to agree to the independent study.

Kublalsingh ended his hunger strike after accepting the reworked terms of reference for work on the Debe to Mon Desir section of the controversial highway.

"We have to make sure we prepare well," he said yesterday.

Kublalsingh, who went 21 days without food or water just to get the attention of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, said he was still feeling weak from the hunger strike.

"I am still kind of weak and my muscles in my legs are a bit weak. I can't really walk that well so I prefer to stay home."

He said his wife Dr Sylvia Moodie-Kublalsingh and son Ori Kublalsingh will be visiting other family members in keeping with the family's tradition of spending time with each other during the festive season.

Ori is spending the holidays with his father before returning to his law studies at the University of the West Indies(UWI) Cave Hill campus in Barbados next year.

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