ODPM: We did not spread "fake news" on flooding of highway

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management is seeking to clarify information regarding the rising water in the Caroni River related to the Uriah Butler Highway.

The ODPM says that at no time did it intentionally seek to spread misleading information.

The following is a statement by the ODPM:

UPDATE: Businessman dies after being shot during robbery

A Couva businessman was shot and killed in Couva today.

He has been identified as 42-year-old Mahendra Ramlogan.

Ramlogan was the owner of an electrical store and was at the business place when shortly before midday when two men stormed the premises.

Ramlogan was shot in the neck, chest and hand.

Officers of the CouvaCID and central division task force responded and chased the suspects who eventually crashed along Camden Road in Couva.

Two men were held. Ramlogan died at the hospital.

Agriculture Ministry: No need for concern about Brazilian beef

The Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries says there is no need for concern about meats from Bazil.

The Ministry says this country does not import fresh beef from Bazil.

It issued the following statement today.

Businessman shot, two held

A Couva businessman is fighting for his life at the hospital after being shot about the body this morning.

It is being reported that the owner of Ernie’s Electrical store was shot in an attack that took place at Camden Road Couva.

The circumstances that led to the shooting are unclear at this time, however, two suspects have been arrested.

Police say the two were held after their getaway car crashed close to the crime scene.

Father Harvey appointed Bishop of Grenada

Fr Clyde Martin Harvey, 68 years, is the Bishop-elect of the Diocese of St. George’s, Grenada, the Archdioces of Port-of-Spain has said on its website.

The appointment was announced at the Vatican noon today, 6 a.m. local time.

“It is a moment to trust God, trust that somehow your talents meet the job,” Bishop-elect Monsignor (Msgr) Harvey said in his first interview since being notified by Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Nicola Giralsoli on June 19. He wonders if he is “too old for the job”.