Trinidad and Tobago

T&T secures CPL finals for the next three years

The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) finals are coming back to Trinidad and Tobago for the next three years. The Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs confirmed this in a media release on Friday night.

The release said, "...Cabinet agreed to Trinidad and Tobago’s hosting of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL T20) for the three year period of 2018- 2020."

Met Office: Long-period swells affecting northern coastlines

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) says reports indicate that mainly the northern coastlines of Trinidad and Tobago have been experiencing the effects of long-period swells.

It says the effects are in the form of large breaking waves, and while these swells are mainly affecting nearshore activity, the general sea state is not rough.

The event is expected to peak today, however, the swells are forecast to continue affecting these particular coastlines for at least the next week.

Brace for more traffic jam today

If you plan on heading into the capital city today for work, business or pleasure expect a significant traffic disruption as one of the main arteries used by motorists, the Lady Young Road, in Morvant is unlikely to be reopened.

Engineers worked overnight to clear mounds of rock, trees and silt which posed a significant threat and are hoping to reopen at least one lane of the roadway today.

Alternative routes into and out of the city are the Eastern Main Road and the Beetham Highway.

Drivers can also take the scenic, but longer route, through Maraval and Santa Cruz.

T&T secures 2018 Carifta Triathlon

Trinidad & Tobago has won the bid to host the 2018 CARIFTA Triathlon, Aquathlon and Mixed Relay Championships which will be held at Turtle Beach, Tobago on September 29th & 30th, 2018.

After securing an overall 3rd place finish at last year’s installment of the competition in Barbados, the local contingent will be seeking to better their performance and achieve victory on home soil.