Goodwood Secondary School closed until further notice

The Division of Education, Innovation and Energy (DEIE) has announced that the Goodwood Secondary School will remain closed until further notice.

The DEIE has revealed that the school is being closed to allow for professional sanitization of the school’s science labs by a specialist company over the weekend and for air quality testing by the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) immediately after.

Scarborough & Goodwood Secondary Schools closed tomorrow

The Division of Education, Innovation and Energy (DEIE) says the Scarborough Secondary School and Goodwood Secondary School will be closed tomorrow (October 23).

Jacqueline Job, Administrator, DEIE, said that while the Division would have preferred to avoid closing the schools, this action is necessary at this time.

Job confirmed that at Scarborough Secondary School there was an electrical issue on one block of the school, which caused a fire to one light fixture on Sunday night (October 21).

Two health facilities closed because of water shortage

The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) is advising the public that the County Medical Officer of Health, St George Central office, located on Hassanali St and El Socorro Rd and the George St Health Centre were closed at 12 noon today, Tuesday 11th September, 2018.

This closure became necessary due to the disruption in the water supply to these facilities.

It says both facilities will resume operations at 8 am on Wednesday 12th September, 2018.

Registration House on South Quay now officially closed

The Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs says it is now speeding up the relocation of the Auditor General's Department from South Quay, to the Richmond Street towers where the ministry if located.

This means Registration House on South Quay is closed with immediate effect.

The following is a statement by the ministry.

UWI closed today following earthquake

The University of the West Indies is among several public institutions that have closed their doors today.

The university issued the following statement in light of Tuesday's powerful earthquake.

"Subsequent to the initial assessment conducted yesterday, the decision has been taken to close The UWI St. Augustine Campus today, Wednesday August 22, 2018, to facilitate a more comprehensive assessment of the campus. This is a cautionary measure due to the size of the campus and the number of buildings needing assessment.

Partial opening of PBR ends

The Ministry of Works and Transport says now that slope stabilization works on the Lady Young Road, Morvant has ended, the partial opening of the Priority Bus Route (PBR) for light motor vehicles from Abattoir Road, Port of Spain to Morvant Junction also ended on Monday 5th March, 2018 at 11:30 am.

The Ministry is advising commuters that the Lady Young Road is now accessible to vehicular traffic.

Parts of the PBR were opened last Thursday and throughout the weekend, to ease traffic caused by the landslide.


Lady Young Road closed until tomorrow

The Lady Young Road will remain closed today to facilitate the clearance of debris by the Ministry of Works and Transport in order to be reopened to the public tomorrow. This was announced by Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan yesterday.

Motorists were able to drive from the Morvant Junction up the Lady Young where they had to make a detour down Maryland Hill. The Lookout was used as a staging area for the heavy earth moving equipment and trucks to remove the falling debris and rubble.

All TSTT stores, offices closed Tuesday

TSTT has announced that it will be closed on Tuesday.

The company issued the following statement today.

"Due to the Tropical Storm Warning in effect, TSTT's Public Offices, Retail stores and all non-critical areas of operations will remain closed tomorrow - Tuesday 20th June.

The Company wishes to assure the public that all essential areas of the company’s operations will continue to function, so as to ensure that TSTT can support the important communications needs of our customers and in particular the various emergency response teams responsible for public safety.