THIRTY-TWO MILLION DOLLARS HAVE BEEN SPENT ON DRAINAGE AND FLOOD MITIGATION BY GOVERNMENT SINCE 2018.

FOR THIS YEAR ALONE, 100 MILLION HAS BEEN ALLOCATED FOR A COMPREHENSIVE DE-SILTING PROGRAMME ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

BUT AT ST JOHN’S VILLAGE IN AVOCAT, RESIDENTS SAY THEY ARE BRACING FOR DEVASTATING FLOODS THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF FAILED FLOOD GATES WHICH DRAIN THE OROPOUCHE BASIN.

REPORTER RADHICA DE SILVA AND IVAN TOOLSIE MET WITH THE RESIDENTS AND TELL US MORE IN THIS REPORT