Minister of Tourism Randall Mitchell has met with soca artiste, Patrice Roberts whose song, “This is the place” and its accompanying video are generating interest for destination Trinidad and Tobago.
The patriotic song, which was written by Jason “Shaft” Bishop, highlights the various tourist sites and attractions, including Maracas Beach and the Temple in the Sea, with breath-taking views.
Minister Mitchell commended Roberts for her "timely and appropriate song" during today’s meeting.
A murder in Malick has brought to 7, the number of people murdered in the last 24 hours.
At about 3 pm today, Kevon Robertson, 33, was fatally shot in Malick, Barataria.
Police said Robertson’s murder was believed to have been gang-related and linked to the attempted murder of a relative of a well-known man from Seventh Avenue in Malick.
Investigations are continuing into all incidents.
Earlier today, a man was found killed in a vehicle in Tobago.
There were five murders overnight.
The Ministry of Health is seeking to give the assurance that it is closely monitoring the supply and distribution of influenza vaccines to meet the increased demand at the nation’s public health institutions.
The ministry says that to date, approximately one-third of the vaccines acquired have been administered (24,000 administered out of 75,000 vaccines).
"While the Ministry is encouraged by the significant public response to the flu vaccination drive, we remind members of the public there is a sufficient quantity of the flu vaccines," the statement said.
Over $6.5 million worth in marijuana trees discovered in a camp in the Moruga district have been destroyed by officers of the South Western Division.
The exercise which was supervised by Sgt. Seepersad, took place on Tuesday.
The exercise included officers attached to the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit.
During the exercise, officers proceeded into hilly area off La Lune Road, Moruga, where they discovered a camp containing 6500 fully grown marijuana trees, 2500 seedlings and seven pounds of cured marijuana.
Machel Montano and Shaggy have been booked for a CARIFESTA Super Concert to be held at the Queen's Park Savannah in August this year.
The announcement was made on Wednesday by the CARIFESTA XIV Secretariat.
The statement said that Jamaica’s Shaggy and T&T’s Machel Montano are booked and will headline the Island Beats Super Concert, which will also feature Ricardo Drew from Antigua and CARIFESTA brand ambassadors, Neval Chatelal, Nishard Mayrhoo, and Nailah Blackman.
Minister of Works and Transport Rohan Sinanan has said his Ministry is working to ensure that last year's devastating flooding at the Housing Development Corporation's Greenvale housing development does not happen again.
Many Greenvale residents, who occupy housing units and apartments south of La Horquetta, are still rebuilding in the wake of last year disaster.
Several residents have abandoned their homes while others are wary the next rainy season could spell danger.