The Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, through its project management entity PURE, has undertaken works on Reid Road, Point Fortin, aimed at stopping the perennial flooding which takes place in that area whenever there is significant rainfall.
Water logged trench at Reid Road
The project contract awarded to Point Fortin based contractor, NAMALCO, seeks to construct two drains parallel to the existing roadway. These drains will feed into a primary catchment waterway which is expected to stream into another main watercourse, eventually flowing into the sea.
POINTALIVE.COM visited the work site and observed channels which were dug and are currently filled with water and oil slush. Residents of the area indicated that there seem to be problems with the project because the area has Petrotrin pipelines with possible leaks. Also, there seem to be challenges with water containment which so far has been affecting progress.
Close up water Logged Trench
Workers on site at the Reid Road Project
The Reid Road area has been plagued with flooding for years. Entrance to the Ministry of Food Production (Agriculture) and Land Resources is from this road. Many commuters to and from the LNG plant, Atlantic, uses this route which is also the primary roadway for students and staff of the Point Fortin West Secondary School (Jnr Sec).
Workers on site at the Reid Road Project
POINTALIVE.COM will keep viewers up to date with this project.
Former Point Fortin Mayor Victor Chin Kit has passed away. Pointalive.com understands that Mr. Chin Kit died at the San Fernando General Hospital at approximately 1:45am on Monday 20th October 2014. He was 84 years old.
Former Mayor Victor Chin Kit (right) with wife Naiome
He served as Mayor of Point Fortin from 1984 to 1987; he was the Borough’s second Mayor, succeeding Lionel Blake.
Prior to his mayorship, he worked as a chemical engineer at Shell Oil Company, subsequently TRINTOC which eventually became part of the current national oil company PETROTRIN .
Mr. Chin Kit was very much loved and respected by residents of the southern borough during his tenure in office and after. He has been referred to as the only Mayor who truly worked towards the development of Point Fortin. The Republic Park located on the Point Fortin Main Road was renamed in his honour.
The former Mayor fathered two children, Ian and Dian with five (5) grand children.
Pointalive.com will be providing updates regarding funeral arrangements for the former Mayor.
We hereby extend condolences to the Chin Kit family.
The Point Fortin Police Youth Club participated in a Talent Extravaganza at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva on Sunday 19th October 2014.
Police Youth Club leader Clifton Thompson (at right) distributes T-Shirts before attending the extravaganza.
The extravaganza hosted police youth clubs from the Central, South and South-Western police divisions, during which members from thrity-three (33) participating clubs showcased their talents inclusive of singing, dancing, tassa, drumming etc. Young local songstress, Tishana Stoute was among those performing at the stadium.
The Point Fortin Club which began its formation in May 2014 but held its first parent/child meeting on September 27th 2014, was part of the South-Western Division’s contingent at the extravaganza which also included groups from Cedros, Fyzabad, Santa Flora, Siparia, Penal and La brea.
The Point Fortin Club leader, Clifton Thompson told POINTALIVE.COM that the club has approximately 300 members and the objective is to create a “holistic youth” inclusive of social, sporting and spiritual embodiment.
The monogram used for T-Shirts worn by members of the club
The First Citizen Sports Foundation in collaboration with The Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA), partnered with local interest groups like the Point Fortin Aqua Darts, Active Seniors and others to recognize, TAFISA’s World Walking Day on Saturday 18th October 2014.
Participants of the World Walk Day as they move along.
TAFISA is the leading international Sport for All organisation with more than 270 members from over 150 countries on all continents
“Held on the first weekend of October every year since 1991 and over the full month of October for the first time in 2014, TAFISA World Walking Day is open to citizens of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and genders. It aims to integrate physical activity into the everyday lives by promoting the benefits of walking”.
At 7am, the walk began from the Victor Chin Kit Park, along the Point Fortin Main Road, then unto Adventure Road and ended at the Point Fortin Community Swimming Pool where an aqua aerobic cool down coordinated by fitness instructor, Edmund “yellows” Collins was held.
Fitness Instructor Edmund Collins (Back to camera) directs some aerobic routine.
During the walk, participants also performed aerobic routines as soca music provided by Quick Star International sound system pounded away from an accompanying music truck.
Councillor for the Techier/Guapo district Sherwin St Hilaire and wife Michelle, participated in the walk. The councillor doubled as the guiding voice throughout the walk.
Former Corporation CEO Patricia Bradshaw (center) with awardees.
The Point Fortin Borough Corporation held its 7th Annual “Patricia Bradshaw, A Village Raises a Child” Scholarship Awards , at the Town Hall Auditorium on Sunday 5th October 2014.+++++++++++
At this event, achievers in the SEA, CSEC and CAPE examinations from both Primary and Secondary Schools within the Borough of Point Fortin were honoured for their remarkable performance. Awardees were selected based on recommendations from their schools, Councilors and also included children of employees of the Corporation. The Awardees were each given a NEO Starter Account courtesy First Citizen Bank.
The event was hosted by Corporation employee, Sheila Brazierre and featured two featured speakers, Mr. Lyndell Pompey and Ms. O’dylyan Pierre, who is also a past Scholarship Winner of the “Village Raises a Child” Awards.
Entertainment was provided by Mr. Tyrell Toby, Winner of Talent Quest 2014 and Ms. Jimecya Burnett.