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T&TEC GM: Power fully restored

Roughly 22 per cent of the country was affected by the major power outages last night.

Around 9 pm on Tuesday, several parts of central and south Trinidad experienced a blackout. 

However, electricity was restored in affected areas, just after 10 pm.

General Manager at the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC), Kelvin Ramsook, explains that the source of the problem was with one of their independent power producers, Trinidad Generation Unlimited (TGU), which had an issue with one of its generators in La Brea.

Blackout at San Fernando General Hospital

An electrical blackout at the San Fernando General Hospital left patients hungry and in tears on Thursday.

The hospital which accommodates more than 750 patients went dark around 1 pm. Before the blackout, patients were told that electrical works had to be done and there will be a disruption in supply between 1 pm to 7 pm. 

When the Guardian visited the hospital around 5 pm, the corridors on the lower floors were in complete darkness. Visitor Rajesh Maharaj who went to Ward One said, "You need a torchlight to go in there.