Trinidad and Tobago

106 traffic tickets issued in 4 hours

Over 106 tickets were issued today during a police exercise. The following is the TTPS press release: 

One hundred and six tickets were issued today to motorists for various traffic offences following an anti-crime exercise undertaken by the Northern Division in the Arouca Station District and involving officers from the Licensing Department.

Of the 106 tickets issued 40 were for the unauthorised use of the Priority Bus Route.

The tints on 59 vehicles were also removed.

WASA UPDATE: Repairs to Wrightson road leak delayed

Repair work on damaged transmission main on Wrightson road has been delayed. The following is the full press release 

The Water and Sewerage Authority advises that the ongoing emergency repairs to the broken 21" transmission main, on Wrightson Road, Port of Spain, in the vicinity of the Diego Martin, Maxi Taxi stand, has been unavoidably delayed. 

Repair works are expected to completed by 12:00 midnight, while the supply to affected customers, will normalize 2 to 4 hours thereafter. 

Minister of Health: Exercise caution when purchasing fish

Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh is advising members of the public to exercise caution and good judgment as it relates to the purchasing and consumption of fresh fish on the local market.

Since the discovery of dead fish floating off waters of Mosquito Creek, some environmental activists have been telling T&T not to eat local fish.

Mr. Deyalsingh says the public health inspectorate of his ministry has been visiting fish depots cross country to ensure the proper standards were being adhered to.

Minister of Health: Exercise caution when purchasing fish

Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh is advising members of the public to exercise caution and good judgment as it relates to the purchasing and consumption of fresh fish on the local market.

Since the discovery of dead fish floating off waters of Mosquito Creek, some environmental activists have been telling T&T not to eat local fish.

Mr. Deyalsingh says the public health inspectorate of his ministry has been visiting fish depots cross country to ensure the proper standards were being adhered to.

PTSC workers protest

Workers with the Public Transportation Service Corporation stormed the launch of the Wifi services on PTSC buses this morning which was held at the PTSC compound at South Quay.

The workers said their action was intended at highlighting frustrations with delays in getting monies owed to them.

They are owed money for the 2011-2013 period.

Minister of Works and Transport, Fitzgerald Hinds was present and assured the workers that their concerns would be looked into.

 

Cane farmers reject $57.9 million pay-out; demand $103 million

Trinidad Guardian: Cane farmers are rejecting Government's promise to pay $57.9 million as final payment of the outstanding two tranches of a grant by European Union as compensation following the closure of Caroni (1975) Limited several years ago.

So said attorney Gerald Ramdeen, who is representing the former cane farmers in the matter.

An announcement of the payment was made yesterday by the Planning and Development Ministry.

Cabinet yesterday approved the payment of more than $57.9 million, which represented the remaining two tranches of the payments. 

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