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Disruption in water supply in North East Trinidad

The Water and Sewerage Authority advises customers in parts of North East Trinidad, served by the North Oropouche Water Treatment Plant that there will be an interruption in their pipe borne water supply, between the hours of 8.00 a.m. and 12.00 midnight on Thursday 27th June, 2019.

This has become necessary to facilitate emergency repair works to a leak on the 42-inch diameter transmission pipeline along Tattoo Trace, Valencia.

Areas to be affected include:

· Sangre Grande (Town)

· Sangre Chiquito

· Manzanilla

· Coalmine

Duke tries to "pound" his way into Finance Ministry

PSA Pres­i­dent Wat­son Duke is at this time "pound­ing" out a tune on the glass doors at the Min­istry of Fi­nance as he de­mands to be let in­to the gov­ern­ment of­fice.

Ac­com­pa­nied by a small con­tin­gent of pub­lic ser­vants, Duke and se­nior of­fi­cers at the Pub­lic Ser­vices As­so­ci­a­tion are call­ing for the set­tle­ment of out­stand­ing ar­rears owed to gov­ern­ment work­ers for the pe­ri­od 2014 to 2016.

Police arrest Penal man for drug possession during anti-crime exercise

A 33-year-old labourer from Penal was arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized by officers of the South Western Division Task Force during an anti-crime exercise, conducted in Debe yesterday.

Officers conducted the exercise around 3:45 pm, on June 24th.

According to police reports, surveillance was conducted on a shed located along Somai Trace, Debe, which was occupied by a male suspect.

Officers approached the shed and had cause to search the suspect who had a black bag in his possession.

CoP blames 50 shooters for rise in homicides, lob­bies for no bail for gun of­fend­ers

Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith has re­vealed that there are “over 50 shoot­ers, linked to var­i­ous gangs” in this coun­try who are re­spon­si­ble for the “sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of homi­cides, via gang ac­tiv­i­ty.”

In a state­ment re­leased to the me­dia on Mon­day, the Com­mis­sion­er said this is the rea­son why the Bail Amend­ment Bill is a “crit­i­cal tool” in be­ing a strong de­ter­rent and en­sur­ing that when crim­i­nals are held they re­main be­hind bars.

Sinanan: No compensation for squatters

Works and Trans­port Min­is­ter Ro­han Sinanan yes­ter­day warned squat­ters of Pine Set­tle­ment, San­gre Grande, that they had no claim to seek com­pen­sa­tion when Gov­ern­ment ac­quires State land for the $400 mil­lion Cu­mu­to to Man­zanil­la High­way project.

Sinanan made the com­ment in re­sponse to Mon­day’s T&T Guardian front page ar­ti­cle head­lined Land Bobol, which high­light­ed a rush of new squat­ters at Pine Set­tle­ment, who were erect­ing con­crete struc­tures in the di­rect path­way of the pro­posed Cu­mu­to/Man­zanil­la High­way project.

Survivor to police: Be more sensitive to victims

A 55-year-old do­mes­tic vi­o­lence sur­vivor on Monday re­count­ed her life of ter­ror as she called for po­lice of­fi­cers to be bet­ter trained and have more sen­si­tiv­i­ty when deal­ing with do­mes­tic vi­o­lence vic­tims and cas­es.

The St Vin­cent­ian na­tion­al, who has been liv­ing in T&T for the past 37 years, knows all too well about how dan­ger­ous and dead­ly do­mes­tic vi­o­lence can be.

Two years ago, her daugh­ter was killed be­cause of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

In­ter­na­tion­al re­la­tions ex­pert: Rowley should have avoided bait

Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley should not have ven­tured in­to a tit-for-tat sit­u­a­tion with the Unit­ed States.

So said for­mer di­rec­tor of the Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies In­sti­tute of In­ter­na­tion­al Re­la­tions Prof Andy Knight in re­sponse to Row­ley's at­tack last Fri­day on the US State De­part­ment for T&T's rank­ing in their 2019 Traf­fick­ing in Per­sons Re­port which placed the coun­try at Tier 2.

Row­ley ac­cused the US of hypocrisy, giv­en their own strug­gles with mi­grants.

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