TSTT installs free internet at flood shelters

The Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) has begun installing internet services in flood shelters throughout Trinidad and Tobago. 

TSTT says it is being done as part of its continued commitment to national service and in particular ensuring that the national community remains properly connected even in times of natural disasters.

Five CAL flights delayed because of weather

Caribbean Airlines has advised that due to the adverse weather conditions currently affecting Trinidad and Tobago, the following flights for October 19, 2018 were delayed for between one to three hours.

October 19:

BW 434 Port of Spain to St. Lucia

BW 435 St. Lucia to Port of Spain

BW 448 Port of Spain to Barbados

BW 449 Barbados to Port of Spain 

BW 550 Port of Spain to JFK, New York

The airline is advising passengers are advised that these services are delayed and NOT cancelled.

DOMA: Urgent action needed on murders of prison officers

The Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) says the silence of major interest groups to the high rate of murders of prison officers, is not serving the country well.

DOMA says there must be an urgent response to the murders of prison officers.

The organisation issued the following statement on Wednesday:

"We wish to offer sincere condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of Prison Officer Darren Francis.

$4 million Drag Mall coming in 2019

The Min­istry of Hous­ing and Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment will be­gin con­struc­tion of a $4 mil­lion Drag Mall in the cap­i­tal city next year, Hous­ing Min­is­ter Ed­mund Dil­lon said dur­ing yes­ter­day’s Stand­ing Fi­nance Com­mit­tee ses­sion in Par­lia­ment.

He made the com­ment in re­sponse to ques­tions from Op­po­si­tion MP Dr Roodal Mooni­lal on plans for the “de­vel­op­ment and man­age­ment of a prop­er­ty” at 43 In­de­pen­dence Square, Port-of-Spain.

Dil­lon said the prop­er­ty was re­ferred to as the “Drag Mall,” which is lo­cat­ed next to New City Mall.

Expert: Regular gas can blow your engines

The sav­ings mo­torists are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing by fill­ing their tanks with fish­ing boat fu­el may well even­tu­al­ly back­fire, as me­chan­ics are warn­ing that pro­longed use of reg­u­lar fu­el will cause en­gines to mal­func­tion.
The sale of reg­u­lar gaso­line, which is used by fish­er­men, has been in­creas­ing since Gov­ern­ment raised the price of su­per at the pumps from $3.97 per litre to $4.97 in the 2019 Bud­get.