Students, teachers fall ill after nauseating stench at Rio Claro West Secondary

The Member of Parliament for Mayaro Rushton Paray, is requesting that the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) launch an immediate investigation into the emergency evacuation of the Rio West Secondary School today.

A statement from his office revealed that approximately 38 students and several teachers were rushed to the Rio Claro Health Centre after complaining about headaches, nausea, a burning sensation in the stomach and respiratory problems.

Soca Monarch semi-final placements decided

Soca artists seeking to qualify for the International Soca Monarch Final on Fantastic Friday, have drawn their places for the semi-final contest.

The artists made their picks at the NLCB Box at the Queen's Park Oval on Wednesday.

The semi-finals will take place on February 5th at the Arima Velodrome. 

The artist order of appearance for the semi-finals is as follows:

1. Omardath Maharaj              

2. Sasha   

3. Linkyfirst              

4. Sekon Sta            

5. Mical Teja            

6. One Voice           

Body found floating in river is lawyer's son

There’s confirmation this afternoon that the body found floating in a drain in Woodland is that of Richard Ramlal.

The 27-year-old man had been missing for several days after last being seen on Sunday morning.

Around 2.30 p.m. yesterday, a resident saw the body floating in a river off Connector Road, La Fortune in woodland.

Investigators suggested that the body may have been in the river for some time due to the advanced state of decomposition.

The cause of death has not yet been stated. Richard Ramlal is the son of attorney Selwyn Ramlal.


O'Connor Street residents angry as hole damages car

Residents of O'Connor Street, Woodbrook are repeating appeals to the Port-of-Spain City Corporation and Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) to fix a hole on their street, after a vehicle was damaged this morning.

CNC3 has been sent photos by one of the affected persons, showing damage to the front right of the vehicle and a mud guard.

The residents say the hole is located near to the House of Jaipur on the right side of the street. 

Coast Guard makes first drug bust for 2017

The Coast Guard has made its first drug bust for the year, seizing over $167,000 of marijuana aboard a pirogue.

A statement by the Coast Guard says that at approximately 10:41 pm on Tuesday, an interceptor vessel of the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard intercepted a 28-foot pirogue, five miles (9 km) south of Chacachacare Island, with two occupants on board.

The Coast Guard says that the vessel, the occupants and the contents in the vessel were taken to the Coast Guard Headquarters at Staubes Bay where further searches were conducted.

T&T set to receive gold in 2008 Olympic Relay as Jamaica is stripped of winning title

Trinidad and Tobago's 2008 silver medal 4x100m team, is set receive gold after the International Olympic Committee today disqualified Jamaica's winning team due to Nesta Carter testing positive for a banned substance.

Carter was listed last year as one of several athletes who had tested positive for the substance, but the decision to strip Jamaica of the gold medal was confirmed by the International Olympics Committee Wednesday morning.

T&T seen as far more corrupt than before in Transparency International's annual corruption index

The annual Corruption Index released by Transparency International today, is showing Trinidad and Tobago as more corrupt in 2016 than it has been in recent years.

T&T fell 29 spots down the list of countries, from 72 in 2015 to 101 in 2016.

There are 176 countries on the list, with the least corrupt listed as number 1, in this case Denmark.

Somalia is considered the most corrupt country in the world at 176.

Trinidad and Tobago was listed at 83 in 2013.

In 2014 the country fell to 85 but showed promise when it climbed 13 spots up, to 72 in 2015.

93-year-old man perishes in housing complex fire

An early morning fire in East Dry River, Port-of-Spain has claimed the life of a pensioner.

The 93-year-old man, Christopher Warner, was in his apartment building on Old St Joseph Road, when the fire started.

He was a retired police officer.

The cause of the blaze is still not yet known.


Man shot dead in Port-of-Spain

Police are investigating the murder of a man on Clifton Street, Port-of-Spain this morning.

According to police reports, residents heard several loud explosions around 1 am Wednesday.

The body of a man was later discovered lying face-down in a drain bearing gunshot wounds.

Homicide officers are continuing investigations.