CAPARO: Grateful you air this critical challenge facing Caparo and several communities in Central Trinidad.
I am referring to transporting of sand from the Caparo Sand Pit, which is situated at Durham Mills Road, Caparo for several weeks now.
These ten-ton trucks parade the Brasso Caparo Valley Road at very anti-social hours seven days a week, without covers, speed far beyond the stipulated mileage, making heavy noise, troubling the community from a proper night’s rest.
This is a major catastrophic issue facing the community of several thousand people, especially senior citizens and school children, all of whom fear to walk on the roadway. Businessmen, religious people and housewives are totally fed up with the trucks pulling sand.
Reports to the Member of Parliament, for Caroni Central, Hon. Arnold Ram, the Couva/Tabaquite.Talparo Regional Corporaion, and the Police have all fallen on deaf ears, as complaints have proven fruitless. Calls to the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) are useless as all the phone lines are non-functional, despite at every night massive corporate television ads.
The Durham Mills Road where the sand pit is located is being damaged beyond repair, and the house owners fear that their houses are on the brink of collapse. The Ministry of Energy seems to be on a slumber as the pit has apparently dug beyond its legal limit.
And it is business as usual. No one cares for the suffocating masses in this country. No one listens to anyone as repeated calls to the government offices remain unanswered.
Our only hope of success is through the golden pages of your newspapers. We need help, right away before it is too late.