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CHAGUARAMAS FARMERS UNDER PRESSURE! by Eugene A. Reynald

posted 2 Jul 2014, 16:49 by Gerry Kangalee   [ updated 2 Jul 2014, 17:02 ]

CDA DESTROYS MORE CROPS


The attached FOIA Enquiry and accompanying documents were sent as addressed and on the date shown on the attached letter to the EMA (Environmental Management Authority). 

The latter posed specific questions about a CEC (Certificate of Environmental Clearance) issued by the EMA which led to the destruction of 4000 plus plantain trees by persons authorised to do so by the CDA (Chaguaramas Development Authority) and the larceny of most of the plantain crop. (The attached photographs, taken before and after the destruction, show part of the

plantain field; with the farmers in the foreground).
 
This action was preceded by similar acts of destruction and will no doubt be followed by more. (See the record of such at the Facebook page "Guave Road Farmers Chaguaramas").
 
The larceny was reported to the Praedial Larceny Squad on the date shown in the attached letter but for reasons best known to them, to date no one from that Squad has even visited the scene of the crime. 

Despite the history of the CDA in carrying out such acts of destruction (see Facebook page referenced below) they have denied any knowledge of the crime – despite the fact that it took place within a few hundred yards of the CDA’s main security post and in an area which is heavily patrolled by a range of Police and security officers employed by them – as do the drugs that enter the general area on a regular basis. 

If persons employed at the CDA were not required to be deemed honourable it would not be unreasonable to assume that the CDA are into drugs and praedial larceny. (More photographs/videos and information can be seen at the Facebook page: “Guave Road Farmers Chaguaramas”).
 
The persons in the attached photograph were the farmers/owners of the field of plantain who will also soon be dispossessed of their land because the CDA wants to build a cable car set up and is taking the land for the construction of a car park so they earn revenues. And that will be the beginning or acceleration of the transformation into commercial use of the country’s last area where its best agricultural lands can be found.
 
The next step, we understand, is to extend the golf course onto the largest remaining area of such fertile lands in the Chaguaramas Peninsular and the country. Most of us may not use the cable cars or play golf but we certainly all eat the food that these farmers cultivate so the common good or public interest should be clear to the decision makers in this madness...if self interest, greed and deception could be set aside.
 
In a request for an injunction brought by the farmers to temporarily restrain the CDA - pending a claim for adverse possession to be brought before the Courts, Justice Boodoosingh refused to grant such; thereby allowing the CDA to continue with their destruction and to dispossess the farmers of land which they have been farming since the 1950s. 

The decision of the Judge was based on certain untruths – some of which are referenced in the attached. We will deal with the Judgement more comprehensively when a written copy of it is in our possession.

I do not believe that the “CDA” is responsible for the lies and deception that is obvious in all of this – it is “people” who made the decisions that have led to the establishment in the CDA of this culture of lies and deception – to say the least. A visit to the Facebook page will graphically illustrate and contradict most of the lies and deception being propagated by those at the CDA.
 
The persons who instruct on all that goes on in the CDA are Danny Solomon, Bhoe Tewarie and Joycelyn Hargreaves.

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Gerry Kangalee,
2 Jul 2014, 16:49
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Gerry Kangalee,
2 Jul 2014, 16:49
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