As Councillor for New Grant/Tableland and Chairman of the Princes Town Regional Corporation, I see many citizens in great need. In seeking to provide service to them, numerous challenges have been encountered along the way, but we continue and persevere.
The Covid-19 Pandemic continues to disrupt the lives and livelihoods of numerous individuals and families and as a result of this, I took the responsibility to ensure that the most vulnerable in the Electoral District received grocery hampers.
A total of two hundred and fifty grocery hampers were distributed to families who were in urgent need of help. These hampers were of great assistance since many individuals are without jobs and a proper supply of groceries.
The collection and distribution of these hampers were done without any funding from Central Government.
Christmas 2021 was different since I was not able to host my annual Christmas Toy Drive and Hamper Distribution due to the rising Covid cases in the country.
However, I was determined to provide assistance and to spread joy throughout the region and on the 19th December 2021, I was pleased to partner with the Rotary Club of Princes Town to distribute one hundred and fifty toys and snack bags to children and more than fifty food hampers to individuals who needed food supplies for the Christmas season.
With the Christmas Season fast approaching, I organized and met with the Superintendent and other officers of the Princes Town Police Station, the Superintendent of the Princes Town Municipal Police, the Chief Traffic Warden and the business owners of Princes Town to discuss and implement a Christmas Plan that will be suitable and efficient for the Christmas period in Princes Town.
At the meeting, I requested for an extended police presence in and around the town during business hours and for traffic to be at a minimum so that business owners and burgesses can conduct their transactions safely and in a convenient manner.
– Gowrie Roopnarine, Councillor, New Grant/Tableland