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Deputy Mayor Marisa V Ramlogan

Shastri Boodan

Alderman Marisa V Ramlogan, 40, was sworn in as the first female Deputy Mayor for the Borough of Chaguanas yesterday.

The ceremony took place at the Chaguanas Borough Corporation’s administrative complex at Cumberbatch Street.

Ramlogan entered active politics in 2015 as an alderman for the UNC and was given a second term in 2019.

Ramlogan, who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of London, is public relations officer of the UNC National Women’s Arm and also the PRO of the UNC’s Chaguanas West Constituency.

She is also a key member of the UNC’s social media team.

Ramlogan has always been on the forefront of women’s issues and social issues in Chaguanas and was a silent force in bringing relief to families and individuals affected by the economic effects of the Covid- 19 restrictions.

Ramlogan said, “I am always accessible to anyone in Chaguanas. I am here to serve the people. As Deputy Mayor we at the CBC are continuing in several projects that would bring greater benefits to the people. I would be working closely with the mayor to tackle issues of traffic management along with safety and security issues. I am the chairman of the Borough’s Public Health Standing Committee and we are focusing on health issues. We are presently looking at the way meat vendors undertake their operations. I want to tackle the problems of abandoned lots.. We want owners to clean up their lots failing to do so they may have to face some penalties, but we want cooperation because this is for the better good of all.. I am also reviewing the bye-laws of the CBC. Some of these laws archaic and require amendments to make them more effective.”

Richard Sukdeo, the newly elected councillor for Cunupia, who was elected in the January 25 bye-election was also sworn in at the event