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No National Shutdown – those unaffected are urged to go to work tomorrow

No National Shutdown – those unaffected are urged to go to work tomorrow

There will be no national shutdown tomorrow. During a media conference this afternoon, National Security Minister Stuart Young urged those unaffected by flooding, to make every effort to go to work tomorrow. Audio: Young No Shutdown 21 10 18 For those who are unaffected, but would need to use the Uriah Butler Highway to get to work, Mr Young urged them to exercise commonsense and caution. […]

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October 21st, 2018

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Ministry lists several schools that are closed tomorrow

Ministry lists several schools that are closed tomorrow

Several schools will be closed tomorrow. The Education Ministry says this is due to some being used as shelters and others being impacted by the bad weather. Here is a list of schools closed tomorrow (Monday 22st, October):

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October 21st, 2018

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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 District Health Facility • Couva District Health Facility • Mayaro District Health Facility • Princes Town District Health Facility • Rio […]

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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 photographic evidence for insurance purposes and then disposed of the damaged products in drums for “supervised […]

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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 spotted, others may seek refuge behind fridges, in laundry baskets, dark corners, under beds and other warm places.  ZSTT […]

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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 we all help, then all will be cared for.” In expressing his sympathy, he quoted from the gospel for today “The […]

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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. Ms Ramdial also wants an increase in the Flood Relief Fund to an initial 100 million to be managed and distributed by the […]

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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 the roads’ surface which remained after yesterday’s flash flooding. Motorists are therefore urged to use alternative routes where possible. The Division says […]

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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 property.  It says the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services and the Ministry of Local Government are today continuing assessments and relief distribution. The Defence […]

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October 21st, 2018

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