Trinidad and Tobago

Water disruptions from Golden Grove Road to Sangre Grande on Thursday

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of North-East Trinidad served by the North Oropouche Water Treatment Plant that there will be an interruption in their water supply on Thursday 21st September, 2017, between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.

WASA says this has become necessary in order to facilitate cleaning of the raw water intake at the plant due to heavy rainfall and flooded river conditions experienced over the past weeks, which has resulted in reduced production at the plant.

The affected areas will include:

Female Minimart owner shot dead

A 54-year-old woman has been shot dead during a robbery at her minimart in Chaguanas.

Police say a bandit entered Lucky Minimart in St Thomas Village around 12:30 pm today before he tied up, robbed and beat owner Haniffa Bedassie.

Police were alerted to the incident via telephone calls from people who were within the Minimart.

Officer of the Central Division responded and when they arrived they heard an explosion before the suspect fleed along the roadway.

Police gave chase and shot the suspect dead in an exchange of gunfire.

T&T Defence Force vessel, helicopter being sent to Dominica

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago is mobilizing to send assistance to the Commonwealth of Dominica, a statement by the Office of the Prime Minister said.

The statement said that coordination is currently taking place under the leadership of the Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of National Security and the Ministry of Foreign and Caricom Affairs.

It is envisaged that as soon as it is safe, a National Helicopter Services Limited helicopter will be sent to Dominica with Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force personnel.

MATT: Police investigation must continue despite apology by A&V Oil and Gas

The Media Association is calling on the managers of A&V Oil and Gas Limited to take responsibility for the attacks on media personnel and to fund the replacement of their equipment.

MATT is also calling on the police to continue their investigation into the attacks, despite the apology issued by the group.

MATT issued the following statement today.

"The last few days have been extremely difficult for the media fraternity in Trinidad and Tobago as media workers come to terms with the harassment of and attacks against some of our colleagues.

ANSA McAL group launches regional Hurricane Relief Initiative

The ANSA McAL Group has mobilised its workforce of over 5500 employees across subsidiaries throughout the Caribbean, including Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Guyana, Grenada and Jamaica, including ANSA McAL (US), to bring some measure of relief to our Caribbean brothers and sisters in need of support in rebuilding their lives and communities after the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma.

PM: Hurricane Maria's devastation "mind-boggling"

Hurricane Maria roared over the small nation of Dominica late Monday as a monster Category 5 storm, causing “mind boggling” devastation, according to the country’s prime minister.

Maria, the second major storm of the month, slammed into Dominica with potentially catastrophic winds of nearly 260 km/h, ripping roofs off homes on the island of about 73,000 people.

“Initial reports are of widespread devastation. So far we have lost all what money can buy and replace,” Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit wrote in an emotional Facebook statement.