Central trinidad

Residents protest bad roads in Cunupia

Fed up with the deplorable state of roads in their community, the residents of Mc Nair New Trace, Cunupia, staged a protest demonstration on Monday.

Latchman Maharaj, resident and spokesman, said the roads and drains are in such a deplorable state that the drains are just a few inches lower that the roadway.

“The road is going down into the drain and blocking the drains. Whenever the rains come we have flooding taking place.”

Unipet reopens in Couva

At least one UNIPET Gas Station in Central Trinidad Trinidad opened on Tuesday.

A spokesman for the Trader James Gas Station said supplies came in around 10 pm on Monday and sales of liquid fuel returned to normal on Tuesday.

A consumer fills his own tank with gasoline on Tuesday at Unipet's Trader James gas station at Mc Bean Couva


Water service disruption in Central on Thursday

Parts of Central Trinidad served by the Carlsen Field Water Treatment Plant will have their pipe borne water supply interrupted on Thursday 12 December, between the hours of 9.00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) says this has become necessary in order to carry out planned maintenance works at the facility.

Customers  are  reminded  that once maintenance is complete, it  may  take  up  to  24  hours  for  the  service  to normalize  to  some  affected  areas,  in  accordance  with  pipe  borne  water  supply schedules.

Locust infestation in Central Trinidad

Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat has confirmed there is a locust infestation in several parts of the country. 

The Guardian Media team saw hundreds of locusts in the fields of Tortuga in Central Trinidad but Rambharat said the swarms are currently feeding high up in the forests and are posing no threats to farmers.

Asked whether there was an infestation, Rambharat said yes. He explained that the Ministry had reports of infestations at Tortuga, Caparo, Moruga, and Tabaquite. The insects inhabit areas close to forested areas, Rambharat added.

Water disruptions in Central Trinidad tomorrow

Residents of several parts of Central Trinidad will experience disruptions in their water supply from 8am tomorrow.

The following is a statement from WASA:

"The Water and Sewerage Authority advises customers in parts of Central Trinidad that there will be an interruption in their water supply on Thursday 3rd March 2016 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

This has become necessary in order to facilitate an interconnection along the Caparo Valley Road, in the vicinity of the Longdenville Booster Station.

Areas to be affected include: