Sunday, February 18, 2018

PM welcomes highway ruling in favour of Government

PRIME Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said yesterday she welcomed the ruling of Justice James Aboud who dismissed the application of the Highway re-Route Movement (HRM) for a conservatory order to be granted, which would have stopped construction of the Debe to Mon Desir segment of the highway.

Asked by reporters for a comment on the judgment delivered in the Hall of Justice, Port of Spain yesterday afternoon, Persad said she welcomed “the judgment of the high court in both matters. In fact there were two matters” making reference to the defamation lawsuit brought by Fariq Mohammed against Jack Warner , which was decided in Mohammed's favour yesterday.

Persad then excused herself, saying she needed to leave.

Persad-Bissessar made the comment after attending the launch of the Siparia Fete 2014 and the opening of the Daisy Voisin Hub, where she unveiled a statue of deceased parang queen Daisy Voisin.

Persad, who delivered the feature address, said she was happy to be home and thanked the Siparia Regional Corporation for its work. She also said that Daisy Voisin has been one of the “greatest daughters coming out of Siparia” calling her a national icon who hailed from Siparia, and that the dedication and unveiling of Daisy Voisin was a “tremendous contribution to a lasting national memory.” She also wished students writing the Secondary Entrance Assessment a good luck and sent Mother’s Day greetings to everyone.

Hazel Voisin-O’Brian, the granddaughter of Daisy Voisin, thanked the corporation for the dedication given to her grandmother.

Siparia Regional Corporation chairman, Leo Doodnath revealed that there are plans for a "library corner" and a municipal visitor and interpretation centre at the Daisy Voisin Hub, in partnership with the Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism.

Entertainment came in the form of songs performed by students from the St. Brigid’s Girls RC School, Siparia West Secondary, La Divina Pastora Parang Group and Calypsonian Crazy.