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Woman, 85, returning home to live dies on plane

Shocked passengers on board American Airlines (AA) flight 2703 destined for Trinidad watched on in horror on Friday as medical and cabin crew members tried to save the life of an 85-year-old woman.

The passenger, Nell Cuffie, also known as Helen, despite receiving treatment during the dramatic mid-air medical emergency, died.

The incident occurred after Cuffie went to use the toilet about one hour and 20 minutes before the flight arrived at Piarco International Airport.

The flight departed Miami International Airport at 10.41 am and was scheduled to land at 2.34 pm.

Disruptions continue in Central, South as Desalination Plant production not fully restored

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Central and South Trinidad that, further to the last update announcing the recommencement of operation at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant at 12 noon on Saturday July 21st, 2018 that, the Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Desalcott) (the owner and operator of plant) is still in the process of ramping up production and is currently delivering approximately 25 million gallons daily (mgd) to WASA.

Desalcott repairs to run until Friday evening

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Central and South West Trinidad, who are impacted by the present shutdown at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant that emergency repair works at the facility are expected to be completed by 6 pm on Friday 20th July, 2018.

Desalcott - the Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago, which owns and operates the Desalination Plant, has been carrying out emergency repair works on the mechanical and electrical systems at the facility, since the problem occurred overnight on Tuesday 17th July, 2018.

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