Slow SWMCOL! That's essentially what the Environment Minister is blaming for the massive blanket of smoke over Port-of-Spain this week. He says...the Solid Waste Management Company under-estimated the extent and effects of the Beetham Landfill fires... and by the time it realised it couldn't contain the disaster, the city was already filled with thick, stifling smoke. The Minister and SWMCOL's Chair toured the la basse this afternoon, to assess the progress in extinguishing the raging rubbish fire. SWMCOL's chair insists that the fires were intentionally set and doesn't believe increased security could prevent similar fires.

People Meter Question

Do you think government will get the required independent vote to pass the Constitution Amendment Bill?

  • Yes
  • No