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.
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.
A 25-year-old man has been shot and killed in Mayaro.
Reports indicate that around 8 pm on Sunday two armed men entered the home of Anthony Sunny, located at Stone Bridge Village.
An altercation ensued and one of the assailants reportedly shot the man before fleeing.
Residents upon hearing the loud explosions contact the police.
The man was taken to a health facility but succumbed to his injuries.
Investigations are ongoing.