The politics of land

Trinidad Express - 04-10

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In 2013, the then government launched a programme called Land for the Landless. It was organised to be run through the Ministry of Housing, Land and Marine Affairs. Dr Roodal Moonilal was the minister, but the man who fronted the programme in a massive way was the Member of Parliament for La Horquetta/Talparo, Jairam Seemungal. It was meant to be a game-changer for the People’s Partnership, seeking a second term in office, with its eyes on elections two years later.