Sunday, January 21, 2018

Stakeholders to tackle PoS traffic

NATIONAL Security Minister Jack Warner has convened a meeting for today to discuss traffic plans for Port of Spain following complaints of indiscriminate wrecking of vehicles in the city.

Warner said the meeting would be held at his office, and he had invited Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) president Gregory Aboud, Port of Spain Mayor Louis Lee Sing and acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams.

Warner made the disclosure following a function to officially open a play park the Felicity Presbyterian Primary School. The play park cost $60,000, and Warner said he funded it himself.

Warner said he was hoping a compromise can be worked out.

"But at the end of day you have to bear in my, you can't be half pregnant. Is either you pregnant or you not. Either you have the law or you don't. You cannot have a half a law and I think that is where we are at this point in time. The police have to maintain law and order," he said.

Warner said State and emergency vehicles had problems travelling through traffic-clogged Port of Spain and citizens had a problem with walking to the stores.

However, the same persons would conform when they travelled abroad, he said.

Warner said when he was Minister of Works and Infrastructure, there was a proposal to use a part of the Queen's Park Savannah and Hasely Crawford Stadium as places for people to park, and be shuttled for free into downtown Port of Spain.

He said the proposal could be reactivated.