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Assessments to continue in CTTRC region over the weekend

Assessments to continue in CTTRC region over the weekend

Assessments of flooded areas within the Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo region will continue into the weekend. Revealing this today is Regional Corporation Chairman Henry Awong who says scores of residents have been affected. Days of non-stop rainfall caused flooding and landslips in several communities while some roads were impassable up to yesterday. According to Mr Awong, relief efforts are underway with these expected to continue tomorrow and Sunday. […]

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October 20th, 2017

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Riverine flood alert remains in effect

Riverine flood alert remains in effect

With rising water levels in major rivers, residents in close proximity should put measures in place to secure themselves and their property. According to the latest Met Office bulletin, its Riverine flood alert is in effect due to rains associated with the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone over the last 48 hours. It explains that riverine flooding lasts longer and is widespread, as opposed to street […]

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October 20th, 2017

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The Monumental Debate

The Monumental Debate

Recently, a letter was delivered to Port of Spain mayor Joel Martinez, calling for the removal of a Christopher Columbus statue in the capital. It was delivered by members of the Cross Rhodes Freedom Project and the First People’s Community, and argues that Columbus Square should be renamed in honour of one of the indigenous heroes who fought against Spanish genocide, slavery and the concentration […]

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October 20th, 2017

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New Archbishop of Port of Spain announced

New Archbishop of Port of Spain announced

Charles Jason Gordon has been named the new Archbishop of Port of Spain. The announcement comes today, after Pope Francis accepted the resignation of previous Archbishop Joseph Harris. Arrangements for his installation as the eleventh Archbishop of Port of Spain are due to be announced shortly. Former Archbishop Harris submitted his resignation in March this year, after turning 75, in keeping with canon law. Archbishop-elect […]

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October 19th, 2017

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Central, South to be affected by Desalcott shutdown

Central, South to be affected by Desalcott shutdown

WASA customers in Central and South Trinidad will be affected most when DESALCOTT’s desalination plant is shut down for seven days. Planned maintenance work begins on Monday October 30th and will continue until Sunday November 5th. WASA says the shutdown will impact its water supply, since the plant provides 40 million gallons daily. It plans to deal with the shortfall by redistributing water from the […]

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October 19th, 2017

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Two trees toppled by gusty winds, torrential rainfall

Two trees toppled by gusty winds, torrential rainfall

Two trees fell in separate incidents due to gusty winds and torrential rainfall this morning. One occurred on Independence Square along the Brian Lara Promenade. No one was injured and the debris has since been cleaned up. Meanwhile, another tree fell on a vehicle near to Fort George in St James. Despite this, there were no injuries. Cleanup efforts in that incident are continuing. Meanwhile […]

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October 19th, 2017

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Parts of Sangre Grande still under water

Parts of Sangre Grande still under water

There are no signs of water receding in parts of Sangre Grande. Sangre Grande Regional Corporation Chairman Terry Rondon says the Oropouche River burst its banks last evening affecting parts of the Toco Road, Vega De Oropouche and the North Oropouche area. He says the Toco Road in particular was almost impassable last night. Despite this, Mr Rondon says the Corporation is doing what it […]

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October 19th, 2017

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Local Gov’t Minister tours flooded St Helena/El Carmen area

Local Gov’t Minister tours flooded St Helena/El Carmen area

Local Gov’t Minister Kazim Hosein is currently touring the St Helena/El Carmen area. A number of communities there are currently under water and according to the Ministry there are no signs of it receding at this time. The Ministry’s Senior Disaster Management Coordinator Rishi Siew says all 14 Regional Corporations are on the ground to evacuate and bring relief to affected residents. AUDIO:Siew Field 19 […]

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October 19th, 2017

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$1.3m for 2017 Divali celebrations

$1.3m for 2017 Divali celebrations

1.3 million dollars was given by the Government for local Divali festivities. The Ministry of Community Development says it allocated $750,000 to the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha and $500,000 to the National Council of Indian Culture. The NCIC’s showcase event is the annual Divali Nagar. According to the Ministry, both the Maha Sabha and the NCIC were advised by phone of the approved allocation on […]

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October 19th, 2017

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COP Leadership Election carded for November 19th

COP Leadership Election carded for November 19th

The COP’s leadership election will take place on November 19th. Notice of the date was given today, via a release from the party. The poll has been postponed previously. According to the party, persons who became members on or before May 19th 2017, will be eligible to vote. The final list of voters will be posted in all COP offices on October 29th. Nomination Day […]

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October 19th, 2017

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