Heavy police presence for beaches during Carnival

Local Government Minister Kazim Hosein says there will be a heavy police presence in all major beaches during the Carnival season beginning from Terrific Thursday to Ash Wednesday.

The Minister led a team to Maracas Beach on Wednesday where made preparations to roll out their safety plan for citizens during the Carnival weekend. 

Chairman of the San Juan/ Laventille Regional Corporation, Anthony Roberts, Inspector Walkins and Sargent Dolabaille of Municipal Police Port of Spain, Inspector Mohammed and Sargent Garcia of the San Juan/Laventille Municipal were present.

Two T&T beach towns voted among Caribbean's most charming

Two districts in Trinidad and Tobago have been voted among the most charming beach towns in the Caribbean.

They are Maracas Bay in Trinidad and Castara Bay in Tobago.

The votes came via a survey by which invited more than 300 travel writers, social media influencers and in-the-know travel professionals to name their favorite beach destinations in the region.

The respondents were asked to identify their favorite charming towns or villages after which the votes were added to determine the final 20 destinations.

Be careful at the beaches, National Security Ministry warns

The Ministry of National Security’s Lifeguard Services Division is advising members of the public to be cautious as they visit beaches around the country over the Carnival weekend, especially in light of rough sea conditions and higher waves at our North and East coast beaches. 

Sea bathing is recommend at beaches patrolled and serviced by our nation’s lifeguards during the hours of 10:00 am to 5:30 pm when lifeguards are on duty. 

The following are some additional water safety tips for those who may want to visit the country's beaches during the Carnival weekend:

Lifeguards: Stay way from beaches until further notice

Lifeguards are advising citizens to stay away from the nation's beaches until further notice.

The advice comes in light of Tropical Storm Bret.

The following is a statement by the Ministry of National Security’s Lifeguard Services Unit.

"With the deterioration of sea conditions due to the impending Tropical Storm, the Ministry of National Security’s Lifeguard Services Unit, wishes to urge the general public to refrain from all beach and sea coast activities until further notice.