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The State Must Assume Its Responsibilities Concerning The Wall Collapse At St-Jean Cemetery

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There is a lack of coordination between the Land Drainage Committee and the authorities concerned, deplored the leader of the PTR at a press conference on Friday morning. The Labour Party’s leader in Parliament, deplored the fact that the government, including the Prime Minister, is hiding behind climate change to defend itself. He cited as an example the chaos following the recent torrential rains at the St Jean cemetery. For Dr Arvin Boolell, this is an unprecedented situation. For the Labour MP, the site has now become a disaster zone. “The issue has been raised in Parliament for a long time, but everyone has turned a deaf ear,” he added. Dr Boolell pointed out that the St Jean cemetery houses more than 18,000,000 graves, many of which have been damaged. He wondered whose responsibility it was to these families. The Labour MP believes that the installation of metro route has had an impact. In the event of a flash-flood, the risk is enormous, he says, in terms of human life. Arvin Boolell also deplored the fact that the authorities have not held talks with the church or with the families whose loved ones are buried on the site. “The State must assume its responsibilities towards these families”, he insists.

Present at this press conference, Osman Mahomed, commented on the Anse-La-Raie land and the incidents at a concert in Trou-d’Eau-Douce.

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