Coconut vendor shot dead after making wrong-turn in Cunupia

A coconut vendor has been shot dead after apparently making a wrong turn in Cunupia.

Ramesh Ramoutar died at hospital after gunmen opened fire on him and his nephew at Howard Lane.

According to reports, both men went to visit relatives in area.

Ramoutar's 31-year-old nephew Keron Rampersad was driving the vehicle around midnight last night and according to relatives, they got lost and made a wrong turn into a dead-end street.

When the men attempted to reverse, their vehicle was shot at by a group of men.

Met Office issues 'Severe Weather Warning' for Sunday

The Met Office has issued a Severe Weather warning for Sunday.

It says "Severe weather is likely on Sunday 20th May 2018 which may result in flash flooding and gusty winds. This event is due to convergence associated with a 700mb (low-level) trough (rain producing, low-pressure feature)."

The warning covers the period 5 am to 7 pm.

The Met Office says peak rainfall activity and possible thundershower activity is likely.

It is reminding the nation that the country is in a transition period from the dry to rainy seasons.

Update on Cuba plane crash: More than 100 killed, three survivors critical

More than 100 people were killed when a Cubana de Aviacion Boeing 737-200 crashed on takeoff from Havana's Jose Marti International Airport.

Three passengers were in critical condition after surviving the crash, state-run media reported.

The plane, a Boeing 737-200 leased by state airline Cubana de Aviacion from a small Mexican carrier and operated by a Mexican crew, went down in a field within a couple of miles of Havana’s José Martí International Airport.

Francis: Hitting students is illegal

Declaring zero tolerance on corporal punishment, Minister in the Ministry of Education Dr Lovell Francis is reminding all teachers in the nation's schools that it is illegal to physically punish students.

His comments came a day after a Penal grandmother complained that her grandchildren were struck by their teachers in separate instances for dropping a book on the floor and for going to the wash-room without permission.

In an interview, Francis said the Ministry's position was clear.

Medical Association urges medical professionals to guard against burnout

The Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association (T&TMA) is urging medical professionals to guard against burnout and exhaustion.

The T&TMA issued a statement Friday saying that this occurs in health care professionals when there is a depletion of physical, emotional and spiritual energy.

Traffic disruptions due to highway road work westbound from UWI to Curepe

The Ministry of Works and Transport is advising the public that there will be a temporary traffic disruption along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway (Westbound) from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Intersection to the Curepe Intersection (Kaydonna).

This is necessary in order to facilitate road repair works, which commenced on Wednesday 9th May, 2018 and is expected to be complete by Wednesday 23rd May, 2018.

These works will take place between the hours of 8 pm to 4 am.

Motorists are advised to comply with the following: