A squad of 27 Coast Guard and Defence Force Officers are currently training at the Laventille Community Swimming Pool.
They are learning interactive and life-saving skills so they can participate in swimming activities with pool users when the pool is officially opened to the public on Monday 22nd July 2019.
Guardian Media understands that the officers started training yesterday and will continue all weekend.
Children seen playing outside the pool's entrance told us that they are excited and can't wait until Monday so that they can use the pool.
It was a ceremony meant to celebrate the dedication and courage of First Responders but disappointment also filled the room.
This as it was revealed that road traffic accidents and road fatalities increased in 2019 compared to the corresponding period last year.
Chairman of the Children’s Authority Haniff Benjamin said a committee has been set up to look into the circumstances surrounding the death of a four-year-old child at a children’s home.
Speaking at a news conference yesterday, Benjamin said the authority was still awaiting the results of a histology report from the autopsy on the body of a four-year-old child.
The TTPS is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 24-year-old Chris Rivers.
Chris, of El Guanapo Estate, Rio Claro, was last seen at her workplace; WASA Sub-Station, New Grant, around 6:10 am, on Monday 8th July 2019. She was reported missing to the Princes Town Police Station, around 9:15 am, on July 10th by her mother.
Chris is of African descent, 5 feet 3 inches tall and slim built with a brown complexion.
She was last seen wearing a black round-neck t-shirt, a pair of black long pants and a pair of black sneakers.
The TTPS is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 17-year-old Blossom Ruth Corrnicia Pierre.
Blossom, of Easter Main Road, Barataria, was last seen leaving her home on July 7th.
She was reported missing to the police the following day.
Blossom is of African descent, 5 feet 8 inches tall, medium built, with a brown complexion and braided hairstyle.
She was last seen wearing a green, white and black coloured dress, a pair of black shoes and carrying two large brown handbags.