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Monday 20 November 2017
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Kamla: Don’t use $47M on golf course

Kamla: Don’t use $47M on golf course

Opposition Leader and UNC Political Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar addresses supporters during a UNC internal elections meeting, which took place at the UNC constituency office in Craignesh Village, Princes Town.

Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is calling on Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to account for $47 million invested in an insurance fund for flood victims.

She said some people have not yet recovered from Tropical Storm Bret.

“I am asking them...where is that money? That money is not to fix no golf course or to groom golf course. That money is for the flood victims,” Persad-Bissessar said during a campaign meeting on Thursday at the Princes Town constituency office of MP Barry Padarath in Craignish Village.

In October, the CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) announced TT would receive a payout of US$7,007,886 ($47.4 million) on its excess rainfall policy to mitigate the damage and in some cases, loss, experienced by people during massive flooding across the island within the past few week.

Persad-Bissessar is seeking re-election to the post of UNC political leader in the party’s November 26 internal election. Her challengers are former St Augustine MP Vasant Bharath and MP for Cumuto/Manzanilla Christine Newallo-Hosein.

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