Public Advisory

WASA announces Service interruption to parts of North-West Trinidad

The Water and Sewerage Authority put out an advisory today informing customers served by the El Socorro Booster Station that there will be an interruption in their pipe borne water supply from 8:00 p.m. on Friday March 2nd, 2018 to 8:00 a.m. on Saturday March 3rd, 2018.

WASA says this is necessary to facilitate planned maintenance work at the facility.

Customers are further advised that upon restart of the station, it may take between 8 to 12 hours for the scheduled pipe-borne service to be normalized to some areas.

Police seek information on model agency's Instagram account

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service says it is seeking information from members of the public who may have interacted with the Instagram account ‘figarott’, or ‘Figaros International Model Agency’, or a person with a Facebook profile by the name of ‘Kyle Romiah’.

The appeal came via a statement issued by the TTPS on Monday afternoon.

The statement did not go into any detail but police are asking anyone with information about the above social media accounts, to contact 671-0988.

Traffic disruption northbound on highway by Couva Hospital tonight

The Ministry of Works and Transport is advising the public that from 9 pm tonight to 2 am on Tuesday, there will be a temporary traffic disruption along the northbound lanes of the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway in the vicinity of the Couva Children’s Hospital.

The ministry says this is to facilitate the removal of the temporary surface and repaving of the asphalt surface.

The public is advised to:

• Please proceed with caution and observe all informative and directional signs and barriers 

Weight of school bags way above internationally-accepted standards; Ministry takes action

Education Minister Anthony Garcia says a committee has been set-up to find ways of reducing the weight of school bags carried by primary and secondary school students.

The Minister made the announcement during a news conference in Port-of-Spain today, saying that Trinidad and Tobago is already way above internationally-accepted standards and that serious health issues have already arisen.

CMO: No outbreak of Hand, Foot & Mouth disease in T&T

Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram is assuring there is no outbreak of the Hand, Foot and Mouth disease in the country.

The confirmation follows the Health Ministry's recent circulation of a memo warning of the spread of the disease.

However, Dr Parasram says the correspondence was sent to all physicians to be on alert for cases of the disease and not meant to put the population on panic mode.

According to him, the reported cases in a Central Trinidad school have been traced, persons treated and the disease contained.

Water disruption from Golden Grove Road to Sangre Grande on Wednesday

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of North-East Trinidad served by the North Oropouche Water Treatment Plant, that there will be an interruption in their water supply on Wednesday, between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm.

WASA says This has become necessary in order to carry out electrical maintenance works at the plant.

The affected areas will include:

Fatal accident in Santa Rosa

An accident along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway this morning has claimed the life of one person.

Reports indicate that the incident took place shortly after 6:30 am in the vicinity of the Santa Rosa traffic lights.

The caused a massive traffic pile up and motorists are being advised to approach with caution.

We will have more details when we get it.