Public Advisory

Breaking: US grounds 737 airlines; American Airlines' T&T flights cancelled

US President Donald Trump has announced that the US is grounding flights by Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft following the model’s second crash in five months on Sunday.

The president made the announcement in a news conference Wednesday.

American Airlines flight AA 2703 that was due to leave Piarco at 3.25 pm and flight AA2713 that was due to leave Miami at 5.55pm and arrive in T&T at 9.35 pm, have both been cancelled.

All flights that are in the air will be allowed to land before being grounded.

T&TEC work to cause water shortage in East T&T tomorrow

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) advises customers in parts of North-East Trinidad served by the North Oropouche Water Treatment Plant, that there will be an interruption in their pipe borne water supply on Tuesday 12th March, 2019 between the hours of 11 am and 1 pm.

This has become necessary in order for the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) to carry out planned maintenance work in the area that would affect the electricity supply to the plant

Areas affected include:

15-year-old girl reported missing

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 15-year-old Alicia Harry.

Alicia, of Phase 3, Beetham Gardens, was last seen at her sister’s Maloney Gardens’ home, around 2:30 am on Monday 4th March, 2019.

She was reported missing at 5:15 pm on the same date to the Maloney Police Station.

Alicia is of African descent, 5 feet 5 inches tall, slim built with a brown complexion and natural black hair.

PBR opened specific hours Carnival Monday and Tuesday

The Police Service is advising members of the public that the Priority Bus Route (PBR) will be opened for vehicular use at specific times on Carnival Monday and Tuesday.

On Monday 4th March, 2019, the PBR will be open to all vehicular traffic from 3 pm to 6 pm.

On Tuesday 5th March, 2019, the PBR will be open to all vehicular traffic from 3 pm to 8 pm.

Police say these measures are aimed at easing traffic congestion flowing in and out of Port-of-Spain on Carnival Monday and Tuesday.

Maria's missing - last seen at home 4.45 am Thursday

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 13-year-old Maria Burnette.

Maria, a pupil of the Aranguez Educational Secondary School, was last seen at her 6th Avenue, Barataria home, around 4:45 am on Thursday 28th February, 2019.

She was reported missing to the Barataria Police Station, around 10:30 am, on that same date, by her mother.

Maria is of mixed descent, 4 feet 4 inches tall and slim built with a brown complexion and long hair.

WASA investigating alleged use of hose by WASA worker

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is investigating a video currently circulating on social media, purporting to show an employee of WASA engaged in using a hose to wash a vehicle at one of its facilities, which WASA says is in flagrant violation of the recently implemented water use restrictions.

In a statement issued Thursday, WASA said a full investigation has been launched into this matter and says if proven true, it will be dealt with "very seriously".

T&TEC warns: Don't stand on trucks, don't use poles to lift lines

The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) is reminding carnival band leaders to be careful of overhead lines to ensure a safe carnival.

The reminder comes as bands prepare to take to the streets over the two-day carnival celebrations on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 March.

T&TEC has established a carnival safety hotline, which became operational on Monday 25 February, to facilitate reports on potential safety hazards, especially as they relate to overhead lines and poles.

14-year-old girl missing for more than two weeks

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 14-year-old Brianna Gomez.

Brianna, was last seen at her Benny Road, Valencia, home around 2 pm, on Tuesday 12th February, 2019.

She was reported missing to the Valencia Police Station, around 2:45 pm on that same date, by her mother.

Brianna is of African descent, 4 feet tall and slim built with a dark brown complexion.

She was last seen wearing a pair of blue ¾ jeans, a white jersey and a pair of black sneakers.

Brianna also had in her possession a light blue book bag.

Two-way traffic around savannah from Saturday to Tuesday

The Police Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch is advising motorists of traffic changes at the Queen’s Park Savannah.

On Carnival Saturday 2nd March, 2019, from 7 am traffic will proceed in both directions from Belmont Circular to Queen’s Park East, in the vicinity of Casual Corner, until 12:00 midnight on Tuesday 5th March, 2019 (Carnival Tuesday).

These detailed changes are as follows:

a. Queen’s Park East between Jerningham Avenue and Belmont Circular, will be one-way proceeding North;

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