Tuesday, May 08, 2007

resistance is not futile

Residents of Bagatelle, a squatter community in Trinidad & Tobago, have vowed to resist efforts to remove them to make way for a stadium, Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday reports. The squatters say most of them applied for official 'certificates of comfort' (which I guess are what we in New York would call certificates of occupancy) 15 years ago, but got not official action. Anasthasia Dailey, head of the Diego Martin and Environs Committee for a Better Community, said it was "time to legalise Bagatelle and all communities out there whom Mr Rowley [T&T Housing Minister Keith Rowley] considers squatters."

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