Sunday, February 27, 2011
The OLDEST STRUCTURE in St James is now threatened with CLOSURE by the City Corporation of Port of Spain. The Mayor and by extension the Council has sent out signals that the Market has run its course. To those in the know the Market is not just a building for Vendors to "ply" their trade, it is the Centre of St James and as far as memory goes this is where everything happens. Culturally, Socially, Economically and Politically the Market has served as the place where all residents gathered on a daily basis but especially so on the weekends.
On December 3, 2010 the International Day of Persons with Disabilities commenced at Hios Oasis. Several special guests were Mr. Brian Lewis Honorary Secretary of the Special Olympics Committee as well as Dr. Jennifer Rouse the Director of the Ministry of Aging. All of those in attendance were greatly satisfied with being there. During the evening several commendations were given to Mr. Anton La Fond for his advocacy with persons with disabilities.