Seaweed horror for Mayaro fisherfolk

Fish­er­men who ply their trade in the At­lantic Ocean, off the south-east coast of Trinidad, say the re­turn of the sar­gas­sum sea­weed is af­fect­ing their abil­i­ty to catch fish.

A large amount of the sea­weed be­gan wash­ing up along the south­east­ern coast, par­tic­u­lar­ly along the Ma­yaro shore­line, over the last two weeks. 

Fish­er­men say the sea­weed dam­age their nets and en­gines.

With their in­creased cost for su­per gas af­ter reg­u­lar im­ports were halt­ed, fish­er­men com­plained that they don’t have the mon­ey to re­pair their boats and nets.

Mayaro man charged with rape

A Mayaro man is expected to appear before a Rio Claro Magistrate today, charged with rape and grievous sexual assault against a 24- year-old woman, which occurred on Saturday 12th May, 2018.

Joel Jordan, 38, a derrickman and proprietor of a bar at Base Trace Junction, Rio Claro, was arrested and charged by officers of the Rio Claro Police Station later the same day.

The incident is alleged to have occurred around 4 am on Saturday 12th May, 2018, after the victim got into an altercation with two other women, while at the bar.