Public Advisory

Expect delays with Beetham roadworks

The Works and Transport Ministry is advising of temporary traffic disruptions this weekend along the Beetham highway, as they carry out repair works on the eastbound lane, just after the lighthouse.

The ministry says the disruptions will begin Friday evening at 7 pm and should end at 7 pm on Sunday July 21st.

Motorists are advised that the westbound lane of the highway will be a dual carriageway, with two lanes heading west, and one lane heading east, between the light house and Abbatoir Road.

Water disruption in parts of East Trinidad on Friday

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers served by the Arouca Highlift Station that there will be an interruption in their pipe borne water supply on Friday, between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm.

WASA says this has become necessary in order to facilitate a pipeline interconnection works at the plant.

The affected areas will include districts along the Eastern Main Road, east of the Arima Old Road including:

Lillian Heights

The Foot Hills

La Florissante Phases 1 & 2


Cleaver Heights

Bregon Park

14-year-old girl missing

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 14-year-old Celine Mohammed.

Mohammed, of Tabaquite Road, Rio Claro, was last seen leaving her home around 9 am on Wednesday 17th July 2019.

She was reported missing to the police later that same day.

Mohammed is of East Indian descent, 5 feet 7 inches tall, slim built, with a light brown complexion, and long black hair.

She was last seen wearing a white jacket, a pair of blue and white long pants, brown boots and carrying a grey and green book-bag.

Two Gasparillo teenagers reported missing

Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating two missing teenagers.

The first is 18-year-old Ryan Baksh who was last seen leaving his Caratal Road, Gasparillo home around 7:30 pm on Wednesday 10th July.

 He was reported missing to police by a relative around 8:40 pm, on Tuesday 16th July 2019. 

Baksh is 6 feet 2 inches tall, slim built with a brown complexion and has short hair and a moustache. 

He was last seen wearing a blue jersey, a pair of three-quarter grey pants and a pair of slippers. 

New vessel scheduled to sail this week

Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan has assured that everything is on schedule for the Jean De La Valette (JDLV) to set sail this week. 

Minister Sinanan is on the record as saying the vessel would be setting sail on “the weekend of July 15”.

In a brief telephone interview with Guardian Media Tuesday, Sinanan assured that the necessary preparations are being made for the sailing to occur but could not give an exact date. 

Traffic disruptions on highway this weekend

The National Infrastructure Development Company (Nidco) and the Ministry of Works and Transport are advising of traffic disruptions and temporary lane closures on the Churchill Roosevelt Highway over the weekend.

According to a notice issued by Nidco and the ministry, the lane closures will be on both west and eastbound lanes of the highway.

They are needed to facilitate road works on the highway as part of the Curepe interchange project.

Road works are expected to begin on Friday on the westbound lanes between 12 pm and 9 pm.

Super gasoline poured into gas station's diesel tank - NP responds

Sale of diesel at an NP gas station in Diego Martin has been suspended after it was discovered that traces of super gasoline were found in its diesel supply.

A peculiar scene of customers emptying their fuel tanks at the gas station near Starlite plaza went viral on social media.

The incident, which happened on Wednesday, reportedly alarmed patrons who were present at the station.

Santa Cruz woman reported missing

Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating 29-year-old Renee Lizane Tavernier who has been reported missing.

Tavernier, of Sun Valley Extension, Santa Cruz, was last seen driving away from her home in a black Nissan Almera on Saturday 6th July 2019.

She was reported missing to the police on the following date.

Tavernier is of African descent, 5 feet 2 inches tall, stockily built, with a dark brown complexion, teardrop tattoos on her face, and star tattoos on her left hand.

Children's Authority: Child care is everybody's business

The Children's Authority is reminding adults of the responsibility they have the care of children, in light of the deaths of three children this week.
The authority says it is saddened by the recent deaths this week, which have highlighted the need for greater vigilance regarding the care and protection of all children.
"Parents and guardians are once again reminded to ensure that they put measures in place for their children whether at camps, family outings or at home," the authority said in a statement issued on Friday.