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Water woes continue due to heavy rains

Water woes continue due to heavy rains

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October 21st, 2018

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Extended hours for health facilities

Extended hours for health facilities

The Health Ministry has extended opening hours at several health institutions. Apart from the Accident and Emergency Departments of the nation’s hospitals, the following health facilities are open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week: • Arima District Health Facility • Chaguanas ...

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October 21st, 2018

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Fine Choice addresses “defamatory” video

Fine Choice addresses “defamatory” video

Fine Choice Meats has labeled a video online libelous and defamatory.  It says the video which shows a flooded facility was not at or in its processing plant.  Instead it says it was at a retail outlet which was impacted by the heavy rains. Fine Choice says staff took ...

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October 21st, 2018

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Zoo: Treat displaced animals humanely

Zoo: Treat displaced animals humanely

Check hidden spaces for animals seeking shelter from the rain. This bit of advice is coming from the Zoological Society who says over the past days photos and videos have been circulating showing animals like caimans and snakes.  However it warns that while some are easily ...

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October 21st, 2018

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Archbishop urges persons to donate

Archbishop urges persons to donate

The Society of St Vincent de Paul and the Living Water Community are collecting relief supplies. Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon is urging persons to donate critical supplies to both organizations. He says, “Let us ensure everyone has food, water, dry clothes and shelter. If

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October 21st, 2018

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Ramdial: Set up an National Disaster Relief Fund

Ramdial: Set up an National Disaster Relief Fund

An opposition MP wants the establishment of a National Disaster Relief Fund.  Couva North representative Ramona Ramdial claims relief has been slow and shelters are overcrowded.  She believes this fund would be able to deal with prevention and effects of natural disasters. ...

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October 21st, 2018

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THA urges caution on muddy Belmont Road and Easterfield Road

THA urges caution on muddy Belmont Road and Easterfield Road

The THA’s Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment is advising motorists to exercise caution while proceeding along Belmont Road (which connects Hope to Mason Hall) and Easterfield Road, as there is a risk of skidding. It says there are mud deposits on ...

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October 21st, 2018

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Authorities ask for patience as relief distribution continues

Authorities ask for patience as relief distribution continues

Authorities are urging persons affected by flooding to remain patient as they respond to high-risk communities, elderly, persons with disabilities, pregnant women and young children. The ODPM is advising affected persons to take necessary precautions to preserve life and ...

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October 21st, 2018

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Ex councilor wants aerial spraying in Central

Ex councilor wants aerial spraying in Central

A former councilor is calling for the Health Ministry to clean cesspits and carry out aerial spraying to ward off potential diseases. Paras Ramoutar says he visited several central communities and heard residents complaints.  These areas include Todds Road, Chickland Road, ...

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October 21st, 2018

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Shelters set up for stranded motorists

Shelters set up for stranded motorists

The Centre of Excellence and the Woodbrook Youth Facility were both turned into shelters yesterday, to accommodate motorists and travelers left stranded by flooding on the Uriah Butler Highway. Confirmation of this came from ODPM Head Captain Neville Wint, who spoke with ...

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October 21st, 2018

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