The tyres left at the gate to the Kublalsingh family home in Claxton Bay last night.

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"Tyres of shame" left outside Kublalsingh's family home

Minister Roodal Moonilal: every tyre left by Kublalsingh would be immediately returned to his residence.

By CAROLYN KISSOON carolyn.kissoon@trinidadexpress.com

The tyres of shame placed at the doorsteps of the Oropouche East constituency office and the National Infrastructure Development Company Ltd (Nidco) in Debe were returned to the home of Highway Re-Route Movement (HRM) leader Dr Wayne Kublalsingh last night.
The used car tyres were placed at the front gate of his parents' home in Claxton Bay.

Kublalsingh accompanied by a group of disgruntled residents placed tyres tied with pieces of red cloth at four locations on Sunday.
Two tyres were also fastened to bulldozers clearing land to make way for the highway at Suchit Trace, Penal.

The tyres were symbols of Government's failure to abide by the recommendations of the Highway Review Committee on the Solomon Hochoy Highway extension to Point Fortin, he said.

The "tyre diplomacy" campaign began last month when members of the HRM attached a tyre to the front gate of the Prime Minister's private residence in Philippine.

But Oropouche East MP and Housing Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal said Debe residents have taken a decision to return every tyre left by Kublalsingh and his followers. He said Kublalsingh's actions were infantile.

"This morning the Debe residents have taken a decision that every tyre left by Mr Kublalsingh would be returned to his residence in Claxton Bay. He may choose to reuse them as a way of environmental protection. I prefer if he reuse them instead of taking new old tyres and throw them over the country," he said.

Moonilal said the activist reminded him of his three pet dogs who were fascinated by old tyres.

"I manage (pet dogs) and I can manage Kublalsingh. But it is most infantile and Kublalsingh is using whatever little sympathetic supporters he once had by such trivial and infantile conduct. He appears now most like Mahal, a traditional vagrant rolling tyres all over the country," he said.

Moonilal said every tyre left by Kublalsingh would be immediately returned to his residence.
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