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No water in parts of Trinidad

There has been a re­duced pro­duc­tion at the Point Lisas De­sali­na­tion Plant which will re­sult in no wa­ter for sev­er­al cus­tomers in Cen­tral and South West Trinidad.

A re­lease is­sued by the Wa­ter and Sew­er­age Au­thor­i­ty said there have been on­go­ing prob­lems at the Point Lisas De­sali­na­tion Plant.

Fol­low­ing the ini­tial dis­rup­tion on De­cem­ber 3, par­tial op­er­a­tion of the fa­cil­i­ty was achieved on the fol­low­ing day.

Griffith: Sex Island fete will not happen Undercover cops on alert

Un­der­cov­er po­lice of­fi­cers who have been dis­patched to “every cor­ner” of T&T to mon­i­tor il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties such as pros­ti­tu­tion and hu­man traf­fick­ing, will now fo­cus their at­ten­tion on the Sex Is­land event be­ing pro­mot­ed by a for­eign com­pa­ny for Down the Is­lands this week­end.

This was dis­closed by the Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice (CoP) Gary Grif­fith on CNC3’s The Morn­ing Brew Tues­day, as he dis­cussed a New York Post ar­ti­cle that iden­ti­fied T&T as its new lo­ca­tion for the in­fa­mous “Sex Is­land” all-in­clu­sive par­ty.

Traditional African funeral for Mighty Composer

The Mighty Com­pos­er (Fred Mitchell) was giv­en an in­ti­mate tra­di­tion­al African fu­ner­al at­tend­ed by close fam­i­ly, friends and a few for­mer politi­cians on Mon­day.

Dressed in African garbs and re­ferred to by his African name — Awise Olu Sino Amono Ifay­o­mi — the late ca­lyp­son­ian was re­mem­bered as a man of wis­dom who des­per­ate­ly want­ed to up­lift his Afro-Trinida­di­an broth­ers and sis­ters by get­ting them out of the so­cial con­di­tion­ing of slav­ery.

Baby removed from dilapidated house

Three-week-old ba­by Im­ran Ali has been tak­en out of a dirty, di­lap­i­dat­ed house at Philip­pine and is now ward­ed at the San Fer­nan­do Teach­ing Hos­pi­tal un­der the care of the Child Pro­tec­tion Unit.

Days af­ter the Guardian Me­dia high­light­ed the ba­by’s plight, there are al­le­ga­tions that scam­mers are hood­wink­ing Good Samar­i­tans and prof­it­ing from the fam­i­ly’s plight.

Sev­er­al peo­ple who reached out to the Guardian Me­dia said a lot of the items do­nat­ed to the fam­i­ly are now be­ing sold by Ali’s rel­a­tives.

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