Public Advisory

Water disruption in South West Trinidad

The Water and Sewerage Authority is advising customers in parts of South-West Trinidad that there will be an interruption in their pipe-borne water supply on Thursday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.

This is to facilitate pipeline interconnection works along the South Trunk Road, La Romaine, in the vicinity of Mosquito Creek.

Affected areas will include:

Doctors make urgent public call for relatives of David Abraham

The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the relatives or next of kin of 42-year-old David Abraham of 35 Long Circular Road, St James.

Abraham is currently warded at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Port of Spain General Hospital.

The NWRHA is asking that any known relative or next of kin of David Abraham visit the ICU department to meet with the doctors urgently.

Chaguanas man missing

The TTPS is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 24-year-old Steven Mathew Otway.

Steven, of Montrose Main Road, Chaguanas, was last seen leaving his home around 8:10 am, on May 11th.

He was reported missing to the Chaguanas Police Station, around 9:30 pm, on May 13th, by his neighbour.

Steven is of mixed descent, 5 feet 6 inches tall and slim built with a brown complexion and short hair.

He was last seen wearing a pair of ¾ jeans.

Steven has a tattoo of a cross on his right shoulder and one of the word ‘Monica’ on his chest.

US Embassy forced to cancel non-immigrant visa interviews today

The US Embassy is advising that it cannot conduct any interviews related to Non-Immigrant Visa applications today as a result of a disruption in services.

The embassy made the announcement on its social media accounts on Thursday.

It said: "There is currently a worldwide disruption of our consular systems. As a result we are unable to work on NIV applications and must cancel interviews today. Affected applicants will be contacted via email ASAP."

The embassy has apologised to applicants for the inconvenience.

PM: Heritage buildings back in shape by December

White­hall should be the home of the Cab­i­net once again by the end of June, Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley has an­nounced.

The Prime Min­is­ter, while ad­dress­ing a Peo­ple’s Na­tion­al Move­ment po­lit­i­cal meet­ing in Ch­agua­nas on Tues­day, said the restora­tion of White­hall, was mere­ly a part of con­tin­u­ing re­fur­bish­ment of the Mag­nif­i­cent Sev­en, which he said should trans­form Queen’s Park West by De­cem­ber.

Locusts spread in Chatham

Despite continuous spraying, thousands of locusts have now moved out of the forests of Cedros and are chomping down on fruit trees and vegetation in the southwestern peninsula.

Farmers have ramped up their domestic spraying and are calling on the Minister of Agriculture Clarence Rambharat to immediately fix the dysfunctional spraying tractor and mobilize more spray teams.

So far about five men have been tasked with spraying fields in Chatham, Coromandel and Cap-de-Ville where swarms of locusts have been seen. 

Eid holiday declared - June 5th

Minister of Communications Stuart Young has announced that Wednesday June 5th has been declared as Eid-Ul-Fitr and therefore a national holiday in Trinidad and Tobago.

Eid-ul-Fitr or Id-Ul-Fitr, often abbreviated simply as 'Eid', is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in the Islamic calendar and it occurs after the sighting of the new crescent moon which signals the end of the month of Ramadan.

Eid is an Arabic term meaning "festivity" or "celebration" while Fitr means "to break the fast".

The announcement was made at today's post-Cabinet news conference.

California teen missing

The TTPS is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 15-year-old Christina Ramnarine.

Christina a pupil of the Couva West Secondary School, was last seen leaving her Junon Street East, California home, around 8:30 am on Wednesday, May 1st.

She was reported missing to the Couva Police Station, around 6:00 pm, on that same date, by her mother.

Christina is of East Indian descent, 5 feet 1 inch tall and slim built with a brown complexion and long black hair.

Pay your WASA bill or you'll be cut - Le Hunte

No pay, no wa­ter.

If con­sumers don't pay their wa­ter rate bill they'll be dis­con­nect­ed, says Pub­lic Util­i­ties Min­is­ter Robert Le Hunte.

Le Hunte gave this re­sponse to re­porters in Par­lia­ment yes­ter­day af­ter Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress ac­tivist De­vant Ma­haraj called for peo­ple who do not get wa­ter to boy­cott pay­ing their wa­ter rate bills.

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