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Chaguanas and Penal/Debe prepare for worsening flooding

Chaguanas and Penal/Debe prepare for worsening flooding

Residents in Penal/Debe and Chaguanas are being warned of worsening flooding. 103FM News contacted Chaguanas Mayor Gopaul Boodhan around 4:30pm for an update. AUDIO: Boodhan Floods Meanwhile around 4pm, Penal/Debe Regional Corporation Chairman Allan Sammy told 103FM News that water is still coming from the east. He says this, coupled with the high tide, will lead to more flooding tonight. Up in Arima, the borough […]

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October 19th, 2017

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MP wants eager response to flooding

MP wants eager response to flooding

An MP is calling on Government to pool equipment from the Regional Corporations and various Ministries to deal with flooding. This is because Tabaquite MP Dr. Suruj Rambachan believes the disaster units at the corporations are under-resourced. He also says, while rainfall was prolonged, the failure to clear major water courses has led to disastrous experiences of thousands of citizens. Dr. Rambachan believes the relevant […]

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October 19th, 2017

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Three arrested for gun possession after search of drug blocks

Three arrested for gun possession after search of drug blocks

Three men in their 20s were arrested for firearm possession as police searched several drug blocks in the Southern Division. The searches took place between 12pm and 6pm on Tuesday and saw officers detain a 22 year old Pleasantville, a 26 year old of Cocoyea Village and a 23 year old Tarodale. They were arrested with a pistol and a quantity of 9mm ammunition.

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October 19th, 2017

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Police destroy $680,000 in marijuana at camp in Moruga

Police destroy $680,000 in marijuana at camp in Moruga

Over half a million dollars in marijuana has been destroyed in Moruga. During an anti-crime exercise on Tuesday, Southern Division Task Force officers discovered a camp in a forest area in Marac Village. Three men, who were in the camp, ran off and escaped when they saw the police. A search was conducted and officers found 150 pounds of dried marijuana which was destroyed. The […]

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October 19th, 2017

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Casino owners to sit down with Finance Ministry

Casino owners to sit down with Finance Ministry

Casino owners have been invited to a meeting with the Finance Ministry on the proposed 100% increase in Gaming Taxes. According to the T&T Members Club Association, they will sit down with Minister in the Ministry, Allyson West, on Friday at 1:30pm. The Association says the invite comes after repeated request to meet with Finance Minister Colm Imbert himself. It says it’s grateful for the […]

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October 19th, 2017

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Desalination plant shutdown to begin on Oct 30th

Desalination plant shutdown to begin on Oct 30th

WASA customers in Central and South Trinidad will be affected most when DESALCOTT’s desalination plant is shut down for seven days. The planned maintenance begins on Monday October 30th until Sunday November 5th. WASA says the shutdown will impact its water supply, since the plant provides 40 million gallons daily. The authority plans to redistribute water from the Caroni and Navet Water Treatment Plants to […]

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October 19th, 2017

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Rough Seas around T&T today and tomorrow

Rough Seas around T&T today and tomorrow

In addition to the Riverine Flood Alert, the Met Service is advising of Rough Seas around T&T. It says from today, seas are expected to become more agitated, due to strengthening winds. This means wave heights can reach over 3 meters at times, with choppy waters expected particularly along Tobago’s coast. The northern and eastern coasts especially are expected to be affected for the next […]

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October 19th, 2017

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Rough seas affect T&T Express ferry sailings

Rough seas affect T&T Express ferry sailings

Rough seas and high waves have forced the cancellation of two sailings between Trinidad and Tobago on the T&T Express ferry. It includes today’s scheduled sailing from Port of Spain at 4pm, and tomorrow’s 6:30am sailing from Tobago. The T&T Inter-Island Ferry Service says the sea conditions are expected to continue tomorrow and the updates on sailings will be provided. It is advising though, that […]

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Flood Alert remains in effect for Trinidad

Flood Alert remains in effect for Trinidad

Citizens residing along the Caroni River basin are being told to protect themselves and their homes from rising flood waters. A Riverine flood alert remains in effect for Trinidad, following the continuance of rainfall overnight, and more rainfall forecast for today. The weather is due to an ITCZ, which is part of the regular rainy season activity. The T&T Met Service at 5:50am today said […]

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Time To Address Sexual Harassment In T&T

Time To Address Sexual Harassment In T&T

Sexual misconduct is a taboo subject that often is swept aside in the real world, despite being explicitly wrong. Allegations of such nature broke recently in the US Hollywood arena, with major film producer Harvey Weinstein being accused of sexual harassment, unwanted physical contact with women and sexual assault. It’s opened a can of worms for the sick culture that has found a vein through […]

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October 19th, 2017

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