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New city mayor plans to continue Lee Sing’s works
Calling himself a servant of the people, newly-appointed mayor of Port-of-Spain Raymond Tim Kee has promised to pursue and continue the work started by former mayor Louis Lee Sing. He made the promise minutes after taking the oath of office at City Hall, Port-of-Spain, yesterday. “I am not about breaking down the old and starting new,” Tim Kee, the president of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation, added. He said he would study Lee Sing’s plans with the view of pursuing them efficiently.
“The vision we hold is the same, that is making the city of Port-of-Spain a true capital city, not only in Trinidad but in the Caribbean,” he said. He called on citizens to be the change they wanted to see in the country and said the entire country needed to do better as a people. “For the next three years I commit myself to service. Mayor is a lofty title. I prefer servant or facilitator,” he added. He called on residents of Port-of-Spain to stand with him to build a better city.
Keron Valentine was re-elected as deputy mayor and received loud applause from approving residents. Lee Sing, who received a standing ovation from councillors and Opposition leader Dr Keith Rowley, said he looked back on his term as mayor with chuckles. “I was crazy enough to believe that in the time I gave myself I could achieve what I set out to achieve,” he said.
Lee Sing, who was no stranger to controversy or critics during his 39-month term as mayor, said he was sure bloggers would miss having him to ridicule, abuse and curse on a regular basis. He said members of the Government’s Cabinet did not understand the role of the city. “During our term in office we had a Cabinet of ministers who always trampled on the affairs of the city,” Lee Sing said.
Wendell Stephen: St James West.
Jameel Bisnath: St James East.
June Durham: Woodbrook.
Keron Valentine: Port-of-Spain North.
Darryl Rajpaul: Belmont East.
Farai Hove Masaisai: Belmont North and West.
Dada Gabriel: Port-of-Spain South.
Nedra McClean: East Dry River.
Ashtine Thomason: St Ann’s River South.
Keno Romeo: St Ann’s River Central.
Hillan Morean: St Ann’s River North.
Jennel Young: Belmont South.
Raymond Tim Kee
James Chin Ching
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