Australian High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago John Pilbeam has invited the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to become a member of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI).
The invitation came at a meeting with Minister of Planning and Development, Camille Robinson-Regis.
The International Coral Reef Initiative is an informal partnership between Nations and organizations which strives to preserve coral reefs and related ecosystems around the world.
A dead sperm whale that washed ashore in a national park in Indonesia had nearly 6kg (13 lbs) of plastic waste in its stomach, park officials say.
Items found included 115 drinking cups, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags and two flip-flops.
The carcass of the 9.5m (31ft) mammal was found in waters near Kapota Island in the Wakatobi National Park late on Monday.
The discovery has caused consternation among environmentalists.
A resident of Cumana Village, Toco has been charged under Section 70 (2) of the Environmental Management Act, Chapter 35:05 for being in possession of a Pawi also known as the Trinidad Piping Guan or ‘wild turkey’ (Pipile pipile).
The Pawi was designated as an Environmentally Sensitive Species (ESS) in 2005 under the ESS Rules, 2001.
The EMA received a report of the Pawi being held in a cage at a residence in Cumana Village.
While flood waters have been affecting several residents on South Trinidad, the country's wildlife is also being affected.
Residents of Latchoos Road, Penal were surprised to see an otter in their area following the floods.
The neotropical river otter is a species that is found in Central America, South America and in Trinidad.
It is physically similar to the northern and southern river otter, which occur directly north and south of this species' range.
The length can range from 35–59 inches of which the tail comprises about a third.
Angry Sangre Grande residents are calling on the relevant authorities to ensure that the huge mounds of garbage which were removed from their homes following last month’s flooding are now removed immediately from the roadsides.
They say they now fear an outbreak of disease because the garbage is now drawing vermin and smelling up their communities.
The garbage, which includes damaged appliances, soaked mattresses and furniture, has been piled up at the front of their homes for the last three weeks and is yet to be removed.
Trinidad and Tobago has been shaken again, in the sixth earthquake in a week.
The Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies said it occurred around 9:57 am today and measured 3.8.
It occurred 71 km SE of Carúpano, Venezuela, 97 km NE of Maturín, Venezuela and 126 km WSW of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
This follows earthquakes felt last Saturday, Sunday, two on Tuesday and one on Thursday.
Residents of Kelly Gardens in St Helena are pleading with the authorities to remove the garbage that has accumulated due to their flood clean-up.
Since floodwaters receded earlier this week, the residents have been busy at work trying to regain some semblance of life as they knew it before flood waters invaded their homes last weekend.
As part of McDonald’s initiative to use its scale to contribute to positive changes in the communities where it operates, Arcos Dorados - McDonald’s franchisee in Latin America and the Caribbean- will cease to offer plastic straws in its 2,100 restaurants across the region, from October 31st, 2018.
Straws will be provided only for those customers who expressly request them.
The company says that for now, straws will still be available at the drive-thru.