Caribbean Airlines has advised that due to the adverse weather conditions currently affecting Trinidad and Tobago, the following flights for October 19, 2018 were delayed for between one to three hours.
BW 434 Port of Spain to St. Lucia
BW 435 St. Lucia to Port of Spain
BW 448 Port of Spain to Barbados
BW 449 Barbados to Port of Spain
BW 550 Port of Spain to JFK, New York
The airline is advising passengers are advised that these services are delayed and NOT cancelled.
The Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) says the silence of major interest groups to the high rate of murders of prison officers, is not serving the country well.
DOMA says there must be an urgent response to the murders of prison officers.
The organisation issued the following statement on Wednesday:
"We wish to offer sincere condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of Prison Officer Darren Francis.
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development will begin construction of a $4 million Drag Mall in the capital city next year, Housing Minister Edmund Dillon said during yesterday’s Standing Finance Committee session in Parliament.
He made the comment in response to questions from Opposition MP Dr Roodal Moonilal on plans for the “development and management of a property” at 43 Independence Square, Port-of-Spain.
Dillon said the property was referred to as the “Drag Mall,” which is located next to New City Mall.
The savings motorists are experiencing by filling their tanks with fishing boat fuel may well eventually backfire, as mechanics are warning that prolonged use of regular fuel will cause engines to malfunction.
The sale of regular gasoline, which is used by fishermen, has been increasing since Government raised the price of super at the pumps from $3.97 per litre to $4.97 in the 2019 Budget.
Feeling the pinch from the increased cost of Super gasoline, scores of motorists are flocking to the Carousel Service Station in San Fernando to fill their tanks with Regular gasoline, commonly sold as fuel for fishing boats.
Regular gas, which has an 87 Research Octane Number (RON), is a lower grade than Super gasoline (92 RON) and Premium gasoline (95 RON).
Not many motorists filling their tanks seem to be concerned with the octane levels of the fuel but rather the drastic price difference.