UK envoy visits East PoS, hears about problems
BRITISH High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago Arthur Snell yesterday visited East Port of Spain on the invitation of the group Laventille for Laventillians (LFL).
Speaking to members of the media yesterday, head of LFL Lennox Smith said he wanted Snell to see the social, economical, attitudinal and cultural issues facing Laventille with a view to addressing them.
Asked why he issued the invitation, Smith said due to the numerous negative advisories against Trinidad and Tobago he was hoping that the visit would result in the advisories being "toned down" so that tourist and foreign investors as well, would come in and expand the economy and provide job opportunities for the youth in Laventille.
Smith said this was one of his many ideas of finding ways and means of addressing crime in the community.
Snell said he was not afraid to go to any part of the country as long as he was welcome, since he was High Commissioner to all the country and "not just where the rich people live".
Snell said he had heard of Laventille and all the negativity surrounding it but he could not have an opinion if he never went there.
Snell and his wife Dr Charlotte Bigland visited the Eastern Boys and Girls Primary School and the Port of Spain Relief Centre, all located on George Street, Port of Spain.