Central trinidad

Locust infestation in Central Trinidad

Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat has confirmed there is a locust infestation in several parts of the country. 

The Guardian Media team saw hundreds of locusts in the fields of Tortuga in Central Trinidad but Rambharat said the swarms are currently feeding high up in the forests and are posing no threats to farmers.

Asked whether there was an infestation, Rambharat said yes. He explained that the Ministry had reports of infestations at Tortuga, Caparo, Moruga, and Tabaquite. The insects inhabit areas close to forested areas, Rambharat added.

Water disruptions in Central Trinidad tomorrow

Residents of several parts of Central Trinidad will experience disruptions in their water supply from 8am tomorrow.

The following is a statement from WASA:

"The Water and Sewerage Authority advises customers in parts of Central Trinidad that there will be an interruption in their water supply on Thursday 3rd March 2016 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

This has become necessary in order to facilitate an interconnection along the Caparo Valley Road, in the vicinity of the Longdenville Booster Station.

Areas to be affected include: