The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) is advising persons residing in low-lying areas with a history of flooding, to commence precautionary measures to reduce the impact of flash and riverine flooding.
Communities with a history of flooding, especially along the Caroni River Basin are urged to commence sandbagging and to take the necessary steps to preserve life and property.
The ODPM says persons should remain alert for rising river levels and possible over-spill.
Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 16-year-old Shaniel Peters.
Peters, of Hibiscus Drive, Petit Valley, was last seen around 7:30 am, on Wednesday.
She was reported missing to the Four Roads Police Station around 8 am on Thursday 18th October, 2018 by her father.
Shaniel is of mixed descent, 5 feet 4 inches tall, slim built, with a light brown complexion and a relaxed hairstyle.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Shaniel Peters is asked to contact the police at 999, 555, 911 or any police station or call 800-TIPS.
Two men are expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with the wasteful employment of police time after faking their own kidnappings.
The action has incurred the ire of Southern Division Snr Supt Zamsheed Mohammed, who warned yesterday that police would not tolerate false reporting. He said kidnapping is a high priority offence which requires significant manpower as the CID, Task Force, Anti- Kidnapping Squad, Cybercrime and other units are deployed immediately.
A quantity of marijuana was seized by officers of the South Western Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Palo Seco district.
The exercise, coordinated by Snr. Supt. Neville Adams and Supt. Deonarine Basdeo, was conducted between 2 am and 4 pm on Wednesday.
During the exercise, officers were patrolling an area off Beach Road, Palo Seco, when they observed a man disembarking a pirogue with two crocus bags in his hands.
As the officers approached the suspect, he dropped the bags and ran back to the boat, which then sped off.
Two students have been taken into police custody after an ongoing protest at the University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine Campus over security concerns heats up.
The students chanted, “Attempted rape, not robbery!” before the arrests.
After the arrests, they began chanting “Let them go!” It is unclear why the two students were held and put into the back of police vehicles on the scene.
The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has announced that the World Health Organization (WHO) has removed its Zika virus country classification scheme, which categorized most of the Caribbean territories as having active Zika virus transmission.
This removal by the WHO comes on the heels of data released by CARPHA, giving evidence that the Zika virus transmission in the Caribbean had been interrupted for over 12 months, or was at undetectable levels, thereby posing very little risk to residents and visitors to the region.