Public Advisory

12-hour water disruption in Central Trinidad tomorrow

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Central Trinidad that there would be an interruption in their pipe borne water supply on Tuesday, between the hours of 9 am and 9 pm.

This has become necessary in order to facilitate pipeline interconnection works at the B1/1 Bridge, Marchin Road, Caroni.

Areas to be affected include: Charlieville (East), Caroni Savannah Road (from the Gas Station to Sumarie Trace), Pierre Road (inclusive of all side streets) and Felicity.

Doctors need help identifying man found unconscious on Beetham Highway today

The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown patient who underwent emergency surgery at the Port of Spain General Hospital.

The unidentified man was found unconscious in the vicinity of the Beetham Highway at approximately 1:30 am this morning, Sunday 3rd February, 2019 and brought into the hospital by GMRTT.

He is:

* Of East Indian descent

* Approximately 30 years old

* Slim built

* Approximately 75kg – 80kg (165 - 176lbs)

* 6ft tall

* Medium brown in complexion

14-year-old girl missing

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 14-year-old Jada Wilson.

Jada was last seen at her #22 St Augustine Circular Road, Monte Grant, Tunapuna at around 4 pm on Friday 01st February, 2019.

She was reported missing to the Tunapuna Police Station, on Saturday 02nd February, 2019, by her father, Nigel Wilson.

Jada of mixed descent, light brown complexion, brown eyes, black long hair, 5 feet, slim built. She was last seen wearing a white vest and blue pants.

City passes motion to cut wrecking by 50% in POS

The Port-of-Spain City Council passed a motion at their monthly statutory meeting at the Council’s Chambers Wednesday to, effective immediately, reduce wrecking within the nation’s capital by 50 percent. 

While the motion was the brainchild of Port-of-Spain Mayor, Joel Martinez, it was put before the council by Deputy Mayor, Hillan Murray on the advice of leader of council business, Akil Durham, in order to avoid any conflict of interests that may arise as the Mayor had the casting vote (an extra vote given to a chairperson to break any ties which may result from a vote).

Ruptured main causing disruptions to Curepe and environs

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) has advised customers in Curepe and environs, who are currently experiencing a disruption in their water supply that this is due to ruptured 12-inch transmission main off the Churchill Roosevelt Highway, Curepe, in the vicinity of the intersection with the Southern Main Road.

WASA says emergency repair works currently underway are expected to be completed by 10 pm today - Wednesday 30th January 2019.

The affected areas include:

You now face fines for using water hoses, sprinklers, pressure washers

Come Monday January 28, you will be fined if you're caught using a water hose to wash your car or even water your plants.

The fine is $75.

This as WASA implements its water use restrictions for this dry season, one in which the met office said will be harsher than usual.

But it's not just water hoses that are being banned.

You won't be able to use sprinklers, pressure washers, decorate fountains and other outdoor artistic water features.

The law also restricts customers from diverting water from a reservoir, watercourse or public standpipe.

Collapsed section of Moruga road reopens

Less than a week af­ter a land­slip swal­lowed part of the Moru­ga Main Road at In­di­an Walk, the area is now ac­ces­si­ble as the col­lapsed road has been re­opened to ve­hic­u­lar traf­fic.

On Sat­ur­day night, the Min­istry of Works de­clared the road pass­able and al­lowed ac­cess to one lane traf­fic. The con­trac­tors Gen­er­al Earth Movers are con­tin­u­ing to do restora­tive work on the land­slip.

MP for Moru­ga Dr Lovell Fran­cis post­ed pho­tos of the road on Sat­ur­day.

Two hurt in highway accident

Two people escaped death when a vehicle they were in crashed into the back of an AD wagon and ran off the road along the Churchhill Roosevelt Highway on Monday evening. 

Robert Eric Doe of Edinburg, Chaguanas is warded at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex. 

He suffered injuries to his head. 

Police believe Doe could have endured a medical problem which caused him to lose control of his van. 

The driver of the AD wagon Alton Micheal Felix of Mount Hope walked away from the crash without injuries. 

Protest along highway's South-bound lane

Traffic along the South-bound lanes of the Uriah Butler Highway is being affected by a protest being held at the side of the road, which involved burning debris.

The protest is taking place in the vicinity of Charlieville.

Drivers are being asked to exercise caution.

The reason for the protest was not immediately available.

Galleons Passage hit causes $12,000 damage to Scarborough jetty

The Galleons Passage has damaged part of the jetty at the port on Scarborough, Tobago, after hitting it on Wednesday.

The National Infrastructure Development Company Limited (NIDCO) said that on Wednesday, upon its arrival in Tobago, the Galleons Passage came into contact with the jetty on its starboard (right) side, while docking at the port.

It said that this resulted in a slight blemish on the vessel and minor disturbance on the jetty’s railing.