Public Advisory

WASA debunks WhatsApp message on water situation

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) says it has noted the continued circulation of an erroneous WhatsApp voice message stating that “half of the water treatment plants have been shut down due to dirty water and the other half would be shut down in a matter of hours”.

WASA notes that it has issued updates on the status of its Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) and, at the height of the heavy rainfall, a maximum of 17 were affected – 11 in Trinidad and six 6 in Tobago out of a total of 78.

Two plants back in operation but water supply problems to continue

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers affected by disruptions at several Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) caused by recent heavy rainfall that work towards normalising service is continuing.

WASA says that through those efforts, the Guanapo WTP in Trinidad and the Richmond, Hillsborough West, Highlands Road and Kings Bay WTPs in Tobago having been put back into operation.

Plants which continue to be affected include the Caroni, Quare, Tompire and Matura WTPs in Trinidad and the Charlotteville Intake in Tobago.

Classes to resume at UWI tomorrow

The University of the West Indies will resume classes tomorrow. 

In a press release issued today Campus officials advised students that all classes will resume tomorrow, October 23rd.

This includes classes on the Main Campus and off Campus sites  (inclusive of Department of Creative and Festival Arts on Gordon Street and the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Mt. Hope sites).

UWI officials stated that whilst classes resume, the Campus continues to operate at a reduced capacity.

Sailing of Galleons Passage cancelled due to electrical issues

The sailing of the Galleons Passage on Monday October 22nd has been cancelled due to electrical issues. 

In a press relase today NIDCO stated both the 6 am from Port of Spain and 4 pm from Scarborough are cancelled.

According to the release the boat  is now docked at the Port in Port of Spain and work is on going by the technical team to address electrical issues identified.

The authority apologised for any inconvenience caused and thanked the public for their understanding. 

PTSC starts free North-South service

The Pub­lic Trans­porta­tion Ser­vice Cor­po­ra­tion says it will be pro­vid­ing free shut­tle ser­vice to and from Port-of-Spain and San Fer­nan­do to­day for those who need trans­porta­tion.

This ser­vice start­ed at 8 am for the Port-of-Spain to San Fer­nan­do route leav­ing at City Gate and im­me­di­ate­ly on the San Fer­nan­do to Port-of-Spain route, leav­ing at the Bus Ter­mi­nal.

The ser­vice will con­tin­ue every hour.

CAL still hit by domestic disruptions

More Caribbean Air­lines do­mes­tic flights con­tin­ue to be dis­rupt­ed by the ad­verse weath­er con­di­tions at both Pi­ar­co and Arthur NR Robin­son In­ter­na­tion­al Air­ports.

Pas­sen­gers try­ing to get to the air­port in Trinidad have been un­able to pass through flood­ed routes.

Caribbean Air­lines, in a state­ment ear­li­er to­day, said all af­fect­ed pas­sen­gers are be­ing ac­com­mo­dat­ed on al­ter­na­tive flights.

In ad­di­tion, the air­line said it will be­gin to op­er­ate a jet ser­vice from 1.45 pm to­day to clear the back­log of pas­sen­gers.

Met Office warns of more bad weather, flooding

The Met of Trinidad and To­ba­go’s lat­est Ad­verse Weath­er Alert ad­vi­so­ry is at Or­ange Lev­el.

How­ev­er, the cur­rent weath­er pat­tern bring­ing ex­ten­sive rains across the coun­try is set to con­tin­ue un­til 6 pm Tues­day.

Parlatuvier Tobago: Blue Food Festival cancelled

The Tobago Festivals Commission advises that the Blue Food events have been cancelled for the rest of today.

Inclement weather and flooding on access roads to the venue make conditions hazardous for patrons attempting to access the venue.

The TFC will make an announcement later this evening regarding tomorrow’s activities.

The public is assured that the venue is prepared and well drained, so if there is a break in the weather, tomorrow’s activities can continue as planned.