Local government representative for the Cedros community, Shankar Teelucksingh, says they are bracing for the sea to invade more of the area, as weather patterns continue to change, and sea levels rise.
Recent viral videos in social media show sea water entering people’s homes.
Councillor Shankar Teelucksingh told us the Bonasse Housing Scheme was affected the most by the recent invading sea waters. He notes in addition, fisherfolk were hard hit as their camps were flooded, their nets damaged and their boats swamped. Some 200 fishermen were affected, overall.
Over 100 illegal Venezuelans have been arrested and about 25 sent to the Detention Centre following a tightening of border patrols around the southern coasts this week.
The Venezuelan ferries which usually bring some 700 plus passengers legally from Venezuela on a weekly basis have been barred from docking at the Cedros port.
When Guardian Media visited the area Wednesday, there were no activities at the port.
A Coast Guard interceptor vessel was docked outside of the security complex and was preventing any Venezuelan vessel from coming into the port.
Yet another family from Cedros has lost their home to a fire, bringing to four the number of families left homeless in fires over the past year.
With seven massive fires recorded in the peninsula since the start of the new year, residents say they will have no other choice but to mobilize a team to petition the government to put a fire appliance at the Cedros Security Complex.
Works are continuing in the Trestrail Estate at Granville Village, Cedros, following reports that a land developer had blocked watercourses and bulldozed forests in the peninsula.
This follows an exclusive Guardian Media report on Monday which showed that the excavation of 64 acres of forest land near the Granville Beach had posed serious risks to the Granville cemetery and the aquifer.
During an interview on Monday, landowner Vincent Rampersad said residents were now mobilising to take legal action against the developer.
Venezuelan ferry operators have started coming back into T&T after the international port resumed operations on Friday.
Among the ferries which docked yesterday was the Angel del Orinoco which arrived at noon and was expected to depart on Saturday. More than eight vessels were expected to arrive.
Cedros residents said they were happy the port operations had resumed.
The international port of Cedros has been shut down after a sewer system malfunctioned, leaving scores of Venezuelans and other foreigners in a quandary.
An immigration source said five ferries carrying about 150 passengers as well as six other cargo vessels had to turn back yesterday after service providers were informed by Immigration officers that the port was officially closed.
Since the Venezuelan crisis, more than 700 Venezuelans have been flocking legally through the Cedros port on a weekly basis.
Almost a year after the sea swallowed three homes and a portion of the road near the coast in Cedros, villagers are still fearful that more houses will collapse into the sea.
The gully formed in the wake of the massive landslip has continued to widen as no restorative work was ever done to stop the erosion.
Two men have been given the green light to file a class action lawsuit on behalf of more than 50 prospective landowners, who claimed they were scammed out of millions of dollars in deposits for a seaside residential development in Cedros.
High Court Judge Ricky Rahim today granted Fitzroy Williams and Neil Bishop permission to file and serve the claim against property developer Joseph Dhanoosingh, real estate agent Glenn Thomas and Thomas' company Mass Contracting Limited.