Desalcott repairs to run until Friday evening

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Central and South West Trinidad, who are impacted by the present shutdown at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant that emergency repair works at the facility are expected to be completed by 6 pm on Friday 20th July, 2018.

Desalcott - the Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago, which owns and operates the Desalination Plant, has been carrying out emergency repair works on the mechanical and electrical systems at the facility, since the problem occurred overnight on Tuesday 17th July, 2018.

Around the World: Anguillan becomes UK's first black Miss Universe

The first black woman to be crowned Miss Universe Great Britain in the pageant's 66-year history has called it "a great achievement".

Dee-Ann Kentish Rogers, who's also a competitive athlete and recently passed her exams to be a barrister, says the massive response to the fact she's a black woman has "kind of startled" her.

"Although I've been preparing for this pageant for a long time, I've just been preparing as Dee-Ann," she tells Newsbeat.

Water disruptions in St James and environs on Friday

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in St. James and environs that there will be an interruption in their pipe borne water supply on Friday 20th July 2018, between the hours of 6.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m.
 WASA says this has become necessary in order to facilitate pipeline diversion and interconnection works at Serpentine Road, St. Clair.

Areas to be affected include:

Missing Tobago teenager found

Jeni John, the 13-year-old, of Cardiff Road, Pembroke, who was reported missing by her mother, on Wednesday 11th July, 2018, has been found.

A statement by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is thanking the public for its assistance in ensuring the teenager’s safe return.

13-year-old Arima girl missing

Police are seeking the public's help in finding a missing 13-year-old girl.

Shekira Reid, 13, of Mt. Pleasant, Arima, was last seen at her home by her grandmother 15.07.18.

Police are asking anyone with information on Shekira, to call 999, 555, 911, any police station or call 800-TIPS.

Missing 15-year-old girl found

A 15-year-old girl who was reported missing has been found.

Reshanna Seelochan of Harico Extension, Las Lomas No. 2 was reported missing by her uncle, on Thursday 5th July, 2018.

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service says she has been found and is thanking the public for its assistance in ensuring the teenager’s safe return.

Legal action over blocked watercourse

As flooding remains a perennial problem in Debe, a couple is threatening legal action against a meat and produce company for blocking a watercourse which they said has led to water gushing into their property.

Even as residents of the SS Erin Road complained about the construction by Pawan Wholesalers Ltd, chairman of the Penal/Debe Regional Corporation, Dr Allen Sammy said he could not comment that the issue as the Corporation has a matter pertaining to the legality of the structure in court.

Miss World finalists in Top Model race

Ten finalists selected to compete for the title of Miss World T&T 2018, participated in another round of competition at the Gulf City Mall over the weekend.

Following the competition, Miss South Oropouche Britney Smith, Miss Chaguanas Aliyah Fraser and Miss St Anns Maya Cozier, emerged winners of the Top Model category.