The water supply for the state-owned Caroni Visitor Centre, located at one of this country’s largest tourist attractions the Caroni Bird Sanctuary, has been cut by the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) for non-payment of arrears.
Guardian Media was told the outstanding bill for the facility has crossed $.5million and its supply was cut in October 2018.
Sixty-eight employees of the Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA) will be sent home in the coming weeks as the authority seeks to reduce its expenditure and tackle its $88 million debt.
In a release yesterday, the authority said the salaries of its current staff of 200 accounts for 72 per cent of its income—twice what it was in 2010.
The TTPS is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 64-year-old Maureen Safe.
Maureen, of North Manzanilla, was last seen boarding a taxi on Henderson Street, Sangre Grande, at around 10:15 am on August 9th.
She was reported missing to the Sangre Grande Police Station, by a relative on the same date.
Maureen is of African descent, with short grey hair, has a scar on one of her shoulders and was last seen wearing a green and black dress and a pair of brown slippers.
The TTPS is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 45-year-old Neverson Paul.
Neverson, of Parrylands Village, Point Fortin, was last seen leaving his home on August 10th.
He was reported missing to police on the following date.
Neverson is of African descent, 6 feet tall, medium built, with a dark brown complexion, and dreadlocks.
He was last seen wearing a pair of brown short pants and a green t-shirt. Neverson has also been diagnosed as mentally ill.
The Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) said it has noted with much concern several incidents of theft and vandalism to river embankments across the country.
In a statement yesterday, the ministry said this unlawful practice not only undermines the Drainage Division’s efforts to mitigate flooding but also poses a potential threat to lives and property across communities in T&T.
Two top-ranking police officials have confirmed that Public Administration Minister Marlene McDonald is being questioned by police.
The officers, who asked not to be identified, said police detained her for questioning this morning.
Chairman of the Laventille Regional Corporation Chairman, Anthony Roberts, has said the vast majority of the vendors of the San Juan market have been owing rent to them for months.
At a press conference at the regional corporation’s office at the MTS plaza yesterday, Roberts, flanked by his vice-chairman Richard Walcott and chairman of the Health and Sanitation Committee councillor Kwasi Antoine called the position taken by the vendors and attorney Gerald Ramdeen a political stunt.
Although the country received some of the heaviest rains so far for this year’s rainy season over the past few days, CEO of the Office for Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) Cpt Neville Wint said there were minimum reports of flooding during these showers.
However, he confirms they have received reports of flooding in Arima, Tunapuna, Siparia and parts of Chaguanas.
A 31-year-old man described as mentally unstable was fatally knocked down in Diego Martin while attempting to cross the Western Main Road on Wednesday morning.
According to a police report, at about 3 am Bradley Lutchman of North West Drive, Diego Martin was attempting to cross the Western Main Road, in the vicinity of the Powder Magazine community in Diego Martin when a vehicle slammed into him.