Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Wednesday | December 5, 2012
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Environmentalist ready to end hunger strike if ...

Environmentalist Dr Wayne Kublalsingh yesterday said he is prepared to end his 20-day-old hunger strike over the construction of a highway in south Trinidad on certain conditions even as a prominent attorney called on the director of public prosecutions to have him arrested on a charge of attempted suicide.

"I am optimistic once there is a good outcome which accepts our submissions, we will end this act," Kublalsingh said.

The 53-year-old environmentalist and his Highway Re-route Move-ment nhave been objecting to the construction of the Debe to Mon Desir segment of the TT$7.2 billion (TT$1 =US$0.16 cents) highway linking San Fernando to Point Fortin in the south.

They contend that the construction would destroy the environment in the area as well as uproot many families that have resided on the lands there for many years.

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