Gran Couva villagers stage a fiery second day of protest action

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Gran Couva villagers stage a fiery second day of protest action

Gran Couva villagers protested for a second day on Tuesday morning as they continue to highlight the need for better roads in their community.

They blocked Cameron Road with burning tyres and other debris, as well as the roadway in front of San Coco Road was also blocked,

Villagers have had to use Cameron Road as an alternate route to get to various parts of Gran Couva since the major roadway collapsed in November 2022.

The residents also pointed to several WASA leaks on the road, which they said are causing the landslides to worsen.

CTTRC Chairman Ryan Rampersad said they will be looking to see if it is possible to create a temporary passageway along the Gran Couva Main Road across the major landslip.”

He said “This may require some piling and temporary shoring and backfilling. The Ministry of Works needs to get in with their technical people and arrive at a more permanent solution. We are asking the MOWT to inform the public how long it will take to undertake repairs. Everyone is in the dark.”

(photo courtesy Guardian Media)