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Trinidad & Tobago: Pt Fortin community without lights, water for over 30 years

WITH no electricity or running water for their entire lives, residents of Mon Pellier Estate, Point Fortin describe themselves as a community that was “born into darkness.”

Decades later, they continue to plead with the owner of the estate – who they said met them there and said he has no plans to use the land – to allow the community to access these basic amenities.

The estate, in Cap-de-Ville, Point Fortin, is owned by the director of a guest house in north Trinidad.

Newsday visited the area and spoke with several residents, who said they had been living in those conditions all their lives.

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