Cedros Councillor: “Fix the floodgates…”

Local government representative for the Cedros community, Shankar Teelucksingh, says they are bracing for the sea to invade more of the area, as weather patterns continue to change, and sea levels rise.

Recent viral videos in social media show sea water entering people’s homes.

Councillor Shankar Teelucksingh told us the Bonasse Housing Scheme was affected the most by the recent invading sea waters. He notes in addition, fisherfolk were hard hit as their camps were flooded, their nets damaged and their boats swamped. Some 200 fishermen were affected, overall.

100 illegal Venezuelans arrested, ferries barred from docking in Cedros

Over 100 illegal Venezuelans have been arrested and about 25 sent to the Detention Centre following a tightening of border patrols around the southern coasts this week.

The Venezuelan ferries which usually bring some 700 plus passengers legally from Venezuela on a weekly basis have been barred from docking at the Cedros port.

When Guardian Media visited the area Wednesday, there were no activities at the port.

A Coast Guard interceptor vessel was docked outside of the security complex and was preventing any Venezuelan vessel from coming into the port.

Cedros family homeless after fire

Yet another family from Cedros has lost their home to a fire, bringing to four the number of families left homeless in fires over the past year.

With seven massive fires recorded in the peninsula since the start of the new year, residents say they will have no other choice but to mobilize a team to petition the government to put a fire appliance at the Cedros Security Complex.

Cedros residents mobilising to stop developer

Works are con­tin­u­ing in the Tre­strail Es­tate at Granville Vil­lage, Ce­dros, fol­low­ing re­ports that a land de­vel­op­er had blocked wa­ter­cours­es and bull­dozed forests in the penin­su­la.

This fol­lows an ex­clu­sive Guardian Me­dia re­port on Mon­day which showed that the ex­ca­va­tion of 64 acres of for­est land near the Granville Beach had posed se­ri­ous risks to the Granville ceme­tery and the aquifer.

Dur­ing an in­ter­view on Mon­day, landown­er Vin­cent Ram­per­sad said res­i­dents were now mo­bil­is­ing to take le­gal ac­tion against the de­vel­op­er.

Cedros port reopened

Venezuelan ferry operators have started coming back into T&T after the international port resumed operations on Friday.

Among the ferries which docked yesterday was the Angel del Orinoco which arrived at noon and was expected to depart on Saturday. More than eight vessels were expected to arrive.

Cedros residents said they were happy the port operations had resumed. 

Faulty sewer system shuts down port

The in­ter­na­tion­al port of Ce­dros has been shut down af­ter a sew­er sys­tem mal­func­tioned, leav­ing scores of Venezue­lans and oth­er for­eign­ers in a quandary.

An im­mi­gra­tion source said five fer­ries car­ry­ing about 150 pas­sen­gers as well as six oth­er car­go ves­sels had to turn back yes­ter­day af­ter ser­vice providers were in­formed by Im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cers that the port was of­fi­cial­ly closed.

Since the Venezue­lan cri­sis, more than 700 Venezue­lans have been flock­ing legal­ly through the Ce­dros port on a week­ly ba­sis.

Sea claims three houses in Cedros

Al­most a year af­ter the sea swal­lowed three homes and a por­tion of the road near the coast in Ce­dros, vil­lagers are still fear­ful that more hous­es will col­lapse in­to the sea.

The gul­ly formed in the wake of the mas­sive land­slip has con­tin­ued to widen as no restora­tive work was ever done to stop the ero­sion.

50 seek redress from Cedros land developer

Two men have been giv­en the green light to file a class ac­tion law­suit on be­half of more than 50 prospec­tive landown­ers, who claimed they were scammed out of mil­lions of dol­lars in de­posits for a sea­side res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment in Ce­dros.

High Court Judge Ricky Rahim to­day grant­ed Fitzroy Williams and Neil Bish­op per­mis­sion to file and serve the claim against prop­er­ty de­vel­op­er Joseph Dhanoos­ingh, re­al es­tate agent Glenn Thomas and Thomas' com­pa­ny Mass Con­tract­ing Lim­it­ed.