San Fernando

Earthquake recorded this morning

UWI’s Seismic Research Centre has documented an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 on the Richter scale, at 4:11 this morning, at the north-eastern tip of Venezuela.

The earthquake was situated at latitude: 10.75 north, and longitude: 62.20 west. It was at a depth of 10 km.

For Trinidadians, the quake was located 77 km west of Port of Spain; 99 km north west of San Fernando; and 102 km west of Arima.

 

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Story content and image courtesy UWI SEISMIC RESEARCH CENTRE

TTUTA president: Teachers to protest, but responsibly

Newly installed TTUTA president, Antonia De Freitas, says teachers will continue to make their displeasure known to the government, over their poor working conditions and the fact that their salary negotiations have stalled.

Roughly 2,500 teachers from across the country took to the streets of San Fernando, yesterday afternoon, to send a message to the Chief Personnel Officer that it was time to get back to the negotiating table.

Teachers protest in San Fernando today

Scores of teachers are promising to take to the streets of this afternoon in protest of salary negotiations, this time in San Fernando.

The teachers were expected to assemble at the Harris Promenade by noon.

In October, hundreds of teachers deserted classes to express their dissatisfaction over the Chief Personnel Officer's failure to begin salary negotiations for the period 2014 to 2017. That protest took place in Port of Spain.

Some water taxi sailings cancelled again today

 

For the second day in a row, there was no water taxi service from San Fernando, this morning.

The Water Taxi Service had issued an advisory in its social media, indicating there would be no sailing out of San Fernando at 6:15, this morning.

It also advised there won't be a sailing at 4:30 out of Port of Spain, this afternoon.

A PTSC bus service was made available for passengers holding tickets on the affected sailings.

The Water Taxi Service also assured that all other sailings remained as scheduled.

Police probe break-in at MSJ’s head office

The Move­ment of So­cial Jus­tice (MSJ) is not rul­ing out that the break-in at their San Fer­nan­do head­quar­ters on Sunday was or­ches­trat­ed by their po­lit­i­cal op­po­nents.

The in­ci­dent comes on the heels of claims by Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley that on two oc­ca­sions be­fore the 2015 gen­er­al elec­tion con­tract killers were of­fered the job to kill him but they both re­fused. Row­ley al­so claimed that re­cent threats were made to kill At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi.

UNC not worried about litigation threats over San Fernando Highway project

The United National Congress says it is not surprised by threats of litigation coming from the People's National Movement, over the San Fernando Highway Extension Project.

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During his contribution to the budget debate on Friday, Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs, Fitzgerald Hinds, spoke about the Project, stating that “there was a tremendous amount of litigation taking place arising out of land acquisition in those matters”.

22-year-old man killed in San Fernando

A 22-year-old man has been shot and killed in San Fernando.

CNC3 News understands that around 7 this morning, Ezekiel Daniel was discovered by a relative at the back of Building B in Embacadere. He was nursing a gunshot wound to his head.

The police were contacted and Daniel was pronounced dead at the scene.

San Fernando CID and detectives from the Homicide Bureau are continuing investigations.

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Story by: NEWS DESK

Belgroves honoured with own street

The head of a lead­ing fu­ner­al home on Wednes­day called for the in­tro­duc­tion of a uni­ver­si­ty de­gree in fu­ner­al ser­vice and the cor­rec­tion of im­port du­ty rates on hears­es.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of Bel­groves Group of Com­pa­nies Kei­th Bel­groves raised these is­sues dur­ing the un­veil­ing cer­e­mo­ny of a street re­named in his ho­n­our - Bel­groves Lane - next to Bel­groves Fu­ner­al Home and Cre­ma­to­ri­um at Cof­fee Street, San Fer­nan­do.

$16.8 million community centre opens in San Fernando

Un­like 2009 when Amerindi­an lead­ers were on hand to bless the San Fer­nan­do North Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre fol­low­ing un­ex­plained oc­cur­rences at the con­struc­tion site, the fa­cil­i­ty was fi­nal­ly opened de­spite an eerie light show.

At a cost of $16.8 mil­lion, $9 mil­lion more than the ini­tial cost, Com­mu­ni­ty De­vel­op­ment, Cul­ture and Arts Min­is­ter Dr Nyan Gads­by-Dol­ly and San Fer­nan­do May­or Ju­nia Re­grel­lo fi­nal­ly opened the mul­ti-storey fa­cil­i­ty along St Vin­cent Street, San Fer­nan­do.

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