Trinidad and Tobago

Going Maracas on the holiday Monday? Guess what? There's room now for parking

The chaos you've been experiencing trying to find a place to park at Maracas Beach recently might soon be over.

The Ministry of Tourism says it is constructing temporary parking facilities near the fishing complex.

It issued the following statement today:

"As a result of the on-going upgrade works at Maracas Beach, the main car parking facility is no longer available to the public.

Defence Force lists areas to donate relief supplies to Dominica

The Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force is informing the National public that a crew onboard the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) vessel TTS Moruga CG 27 left Staubles Bay for Dominica at 7:45 am on Wednesday 20 September 2017 with relief supplies (food, water, generators and many more items) that were donated and collected from various stakeholders at various locations throughout Trinidad and Tobago.

The twenty one (21) member crew and a twenty one (21) member disaster relief team onboard the TTCG vessel will assist in securing and managing the distribution of relief items.

Gov't eases restrictions for nationals of Dominica; asks T&T nationals to "open doors and pots"

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has announced that the government will waive all restrictions to citizens of Dominica who come to Trinidad and Tobago seeking relief from the devastation left by Hurricane Maria.

The prime minister made the announcement at today's post-Cabinet news conference. 

He is encouraging anyone from Dominica who can find housing from citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, to come to this country for the period of six months without any restrictions.

He is also encouraging T&T nationals who can accommodate nationals of Dominica, to do so.

Barrackpore man charged with murder

A Barrackpore man is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with the murder of Hunter Samlal, which occurred on June 17th 2017.

Raywadeo Rajeev Ranoo aka “Ronnie Ranoo”, 23, of Kunjal South Trace, Barrackpore, was charged with murder, after advice was received from Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, George Busby, on Wednesday 20th September, 2017.

Samlal, 75, a salesman, of Clarke Road, Penal, was found dead in his apartment on Saturday 17th June, 2017, with his hands and feet bound and his mouth covered with plastic.

Here's where you can drop off relief supplies for Dominica

The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago continues to mobilise resources towards assistance to Dominica following the passage of Hurricane Maria, the Ministry of Communications has said in a media statement.