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Traffic relief ahead—Nidco

Published: 
Friday, August 18, 2017
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A sketch of the proposed Curepe Interchange

China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) has been awarded a $221.7 million contract by the National infrastructure Development Company (Nidco) to build the controversial Curepe Interchange, the state company’s chairman Herbert George has confirmed.

Bernard Loobie: This project is long overdue we desperately need that overpass to help ease some traffic it will have a lot of inconveniences but in the end it’s all worth it for a better T&T.

Steven Greenleaf: An interchange in California, with strict building standards, would cost less than US$10 million.

Vernil Dalrymple: Hope locals get hired and help to create employment and ease crime up a bit.

Dominic Hosein: Did we finish highway to Point Fortin?

Rajesh Gosine: Nice.

Rishi Ramkissoon: Until the final figures come in, Mr George can spare me the mamaguy about how much money he’s supposedly saving us. Especially when there were massive cost-overruns and delays on the Scarborough General Hospital, and Mr George has kindly informed us that this was the very contractor that oversaw that project. So I am already expecting overruns.

Lisa La Croix: I have some problems/questions with this:

1. What happened to local contractors or developers? Don’t we have any?

2. Will they use their own to get the works completed or will the labour be sourced in Trinidad?

3. Do we really need a Curepe interchange right now seeing that there are other sectors that crying out for money?

Suspended CEO

threatens to sue

Hours after Leon Grant was suspended as acting CEO of the Inter-Island Transportation Company Ltd at the Port Authority of T&T (PATT) he threatened legal action against the State-owned company.

Dianne Joseph: A giant can of worms to be unearthed.

Ras Lanuf: Okay so nothing is going to come out of this.

Nerissa Dqueen: This is an imbroglio that just seems to get more complicated with each passing day!

No State $ for

Haleema’s surgery

Kristal Mohammed now has to find $400,000 in just over two weeks for her four-year-old daughter Haleema to undergo an urgent bone marrow transplant in India after the Children’s Life Fund Authority rejected her application yesterday.

Jennifer A Mitchell: This is too, too sad. Can’t believe with all the $$ and well-abled people/ businesses in Trinidad who have money... Come on people, get together and help this family. This is our child too.

Grace Sookchand: Keep praying, God works in mysterious ways.

James B Solomon: The fault lies with the doctors who did not provide the required tests for the board to make their determination. Understand that the corporate medical community seeks to provide the most expensive and profitable options first and not the affordable option.

Carl M Libert: Please stop using this as a political platform! A child’s life is at stake! Come together with suggestions as to how, eg if for each comment posted you gave one dollar, it is one dollar more to her healing!

DvTr Toolz: The Brian Lara Stadium took all the $. Sorry kid.

Rookmin Gopaul: Only a mother knows what she is going through and will go to any lengths to see her child alive. Been there and done dat. Don’t give up.

Trini wanted in US for fraud agrees to extradition

A man from south Trinidad, wanted in the United States for defrauding that Government, has agreed to his extradition.

Azard R Mohammed: He probably happy he returning to the US.

Raj Maharaj: Since in theory, in law, everyone is entitled to equal treatment, others are awaiting extradition.

Susan Mc Lean Stewart young, I want you to take a drive up Cascade Road come and see how many pot holes and they only patching the holes. The road is in a deplorable condition! You came and wanted the people’s votes and where are you now?! Do something, the people of Cascade is also suffering for water.

Vernil Dalrymple: Free, all expense paid trip, enjoy.