Environmentalist tops 100-day mark of hunger striker

2014-12-27 22:14

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D'Abadie - A prominent environmental activist in Trinidad who claims to have recently passed the 100-day mark of a hunger strike says he will reject any medical intervention and vows to keep protesting a highway project he says could hurt wetlands and remote villages.

Wayne Kublalsingh told The Associated Press this week in an interview from his bed that he will suspend the strike only if the government agrees to let independent mediators assess the project. He declined government offers for dialogue.

Works Minister Surujrattan Rambachan told the AP on Saturday that a team from the development company is prepared to meet with Kublalsingh and other protesters in January.

He said the government is concerned about Kublalsingh's health, but will not halt the project that aims to link southern Trinidad with the capital.

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