Environment

Environmental partnership declaration signed in Tobago

En­vi­ron­men­tal stake­hold­ers. in­clud­ing NGOs, THA of­fi­cials, en­vi­ron­ment part­ners, ER­IC & En­vi­ron­ment To­ba­go, civ­il groups, Shell T&T and the Em­bassy of the Fed­er­al Re­pub­lic of Ger­many to T&T have giv­en full com­mit­ment to pro­tect To­ba­go's en­vi­ron­ment.

It took place dur­ing a sign­ing cer­e­mo­ny held on Wednes­day.

Hidden Heroes: A life dedicated to saving animals

Every year ap­prox­i­mate­ly 30,000 species of an­i­mals are be­ing dri­ven to ex­tinc­tion, ac­cord­ing to a Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty study.

That’s why one Trinidad and To­ba­go na­tion­al de­cid­ed to take it up­on him­self and start a cen­tre for wildlife con­ser­va­tion in T&T, even though when he was younger his view of an­i­mals was the op­po­site.

Los Iros, Erin under water after heavy rain

Tor­ren­tial rains caused by the pas­sage of a Trop­i­cal wave over T&T trig­gered flood­ing in the Los Ba­jos and Erin re­gion yes­ter­day.

More than 100 res­i­dents suf­fered ex­ten­sive dam­age to crops, live­stock and house­hold ar­ti­cles.

The worse hit ar­eas were Beach Road, Pa­lo Seco; Lam­or­rel Trace, #4 Road, #7 Road and sev­er­al ar­eas on the SS Erin Road near Los Ba­jos and Erin.

EMA monitors red river report

As it con­tin­ued to mon­i­tor the Oropouche Riv­er, near the Dig­i­ty Mud vol­cano site, the En­vi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment Au­thor­i­ty (EMA) is­sued a stern warn­ing that peo­ple who pol­lute the na­tion’s rivers can be fined up to $100,000.

The riv­er turned red last week­end, ac­cord­ing to the care­tak­er of the Dig­i­ty Mud vol­cano site Rakesh Ram­per­sad but by the time EMA in­ves­ti­ga­tors ar­rived, the con­t­a­m­i­na­tion had dis­ap­peared.

Five landslips in Cedros

Five landslips have developed about four miles from Bamboo village in Cedros where a massive landslip swallowed up four houses a year ago, creating a ghost town.

The splintered village stands on the edge of the 200 feet precipice which erodes daily even as geotechnical teams from the University of the West Indies continue evaluating the cliff collapse.

Ministry seeks to recruit 147 litter wardens

The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government has resumed the recruitment of Litter Prevention Wardens across the nation.

A total of 147 wardens are to be recruited.

Litter Prevention Wardens are mandated to ensure the implementation of the Litter Act Chap:  30: 52 in accordance with the Municipal Corporations policies, procedures and arrangements.

Consequently, they are an integral resource to all corporations with regard to public health and sanitation.

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