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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, Carr Trace, Carr Trace Ext., Santa Phillipa Road, Mamoral Nos 1 &2, Gunness Trace and Brasso Piedra.  He claims some cesspits were not cleaned […]

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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 103.1FM News this morning. Meanwhile in an update issued at 9am, the ODPM says the Uriah Butler Highway (UBH) is only open to […]

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October 21st, 2018

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8AM Update – communities still flooded, clouds & rain expected

8AM Update – communities still flooded, clouds & rain expected

Many citizens are still unable to return to their homes today, as these remain inundated with flood waters. 103.1FM News spoke with ODPM Head Captain Neville Wint this morning, and he says while the water is receding, it is doing so very slowly. Audio: Captain Wint Still Flooded 21 10 18 The MET Service’s Riverine Alert remains at RED and it will continue until Friday. Riverine […]

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October 21st, 2018

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UWI coordinating flood relief efforts for affected students & staff

UWI coordinating flood relief efforts for affected students & staff

The administration of the UWI St. Augustine Campus is coordinating the collection of relief items to assist affected students and staff members. According to Principal, Professor Brian Copeland, some of them were adversely affected and are either being rescued at this time or staying with loved ones. He says some have approached the Campus for help and are being given temporary shelter on Hall. The […]

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October 21st, 2018

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Moonilal’s constituents provide 500 meals to flood victims

Moonilal’s constituents provide 500 meals to flood victims

Oropouche East MP Dr. Roodal Moonilal has thanked his constituents for banding together to prepare and deliver 500 hot meals for victims of the flooding disaster. He says the T&T Police Service assisted in the distribution of the meals. The MP also postponed the fundraiser event to help pay legal fees in his court battle with Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley. Dr. Moonilal says several […]

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October 21st, 2018

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Police Commissioner: Uriah Butler Highway reopened to traffic

Police Commissioner: Uriah Butler Highway reopened to traffic

The Uriah Butler Highway has been reopened to traffic, after the portion between Grand Bazaar and Munroe Road was closed for most of the day due to excessive flooding. Water from the Caroni River made its way across sections of the highway, making it impassable for vehicles. However, at 12am on Sunday morning, the Police Commissioner noted that the South Bound Lane was reopened so […]

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October 21st, 2018

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SEWA TT distributes 3215 meals to flood victims

SEWA TT distributes 3215 meals to flood victims

Today, 3215 Meals were prepared and distributed in Sangre Grande, La Horquetta, St. Helena, Madras Road, Oropune, Caroni, Bamboo, Talparo, Warren, Las Lomas, and Spring Village. This was coordinated by Sewa International TT (Sewa TT) a non-profit volunteer based organisation, which is assisting the relief effort in flood affected areas. Sewa TT liaises with Members of Parliament, Regional Corporations and the ODPM to identify areas and individuals in […]

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October 20th, 2018

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Disaster Relief Drop Off Points

Disaster Relief Drop Off Points

Persons interested in donating water, non-perishable food items, clothes, toiletries (soap, toothpaste, toothbrush), mattresses, first-aid kits, cleaning supplies, tarpaulins, towels, baby items, feminine products etc, can do so at the following outlets/locations outlined below:  – Chaguanas Borough Corporation Administrative Complex – 672-3901 – Fan Zone – Ground Floor Centre City Mall Chaguanas – 672-6766 – Woodford Café – Chaguanas – 672-0001 – Courts ...

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October 20th, 2018

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Flood victims, including a sickly man and pregnant woman rescued

Flood victims, including a sickly man and pregnant woman rescued

Rescue efforts in Trinidad today saw an ailing man saved from the flood waters that marooned him in his Mayaro home, and he was taken for medical treatment. The 55 year old man who suffers from various medical conditions was unable to walk and following a call to an emergency hotline, several persons came to his rescue. As many as nine persons lifted a stretcher […]

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October 20th, 2018

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Moonilal: Open Water Taxi Service to help stranded citizens

Moonilal: Open Water Taxi Service to help stranded citizens

Oropouche East MP Dr. Roodal Moonilal is calling on the Transport Minister to open the Water Taxi Service free of charge for residents of South Trinidad who are stranded in Northern areas of the island. He says currently he has several constituents stranded in North Trinidad. Dr. Moonilal says the water taxi can  help persons stranded in north to come to San Fernando tonight and those […]

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October 20th, 2018

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