North Coast

50 stranded as water-taxi shuts down off North Coast

Panic broke out onboard a water taxi servicing the seabridge this afternoon when the vessel stalled, leaving dozens of passengers stranded.

The vessel shut-down just off the North Coast of Trinidad with approximately 50 passengers on board.

Smoke was seen coming from the back of the vessel, leading many to believe a fire broke out on the boat.

Passengers had to be later transferred to the Cabo Star and a Coast Guard vessel.

One passenger onboard the "Trini Flash" told us the water-taxi began servicing the seabridge between Trinidad and Tobago only today. 

Police raid nets high-powered weapons, ammunition and marijuana on North Coast Road

Police have seized a high-powered rifle and a quantity of high grade marijuana during an exercise in Maracas Bay and Las Cuevas.

Officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force conducted an exercise on the North Coast Road, Maracas Bay and Las Cuevas areas.

They searched several houses and surrounding areas and found a .38 special revolver, two live rounds of ammunition and a quantity of marijuana.