Wharf Trace gets water for Christmas

It is going to be a merry Christmas after all for close to a hundred households of Upper Wharf Trace in Maracas / St Joseph.

After almost 15 years of not having a pipe-borne supply of water, the residents will now have additional tanks installed in their community.

Sando councillor saves elderly man from burning house

A San Fer­nan­do coun­cil­lor is be­ing hailed as a hero af­ter she res­cued an el­der­ly man from a burn­ing house yes­ter­day af­ter­noon.

Evans Williams, 84, of Bal­dovan Ter­race, Co­coyea Vil­lage, suf­fered se­ri­ous burns about his legs and was be­ing treat­ed at the San Fer­nan­do Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal last evening.

When the fire broke out around 2.30 pm, Tere­sa Lynch, the Peo­ples Na­tion­al Move­ment rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Co­coyea/Tarou­ba was at the Co­coyea Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre, about four hous­es away from Williams’ home.

UNC councillor shrugs off PM's legal letter

Hours af­ter re­ceiv­ing a let­ter from Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley's at­tor­neys ask­ing her to apol­o­gise and pay dam­ages for defam­a­to­ry state­ments made against him, Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress al­der­man Marisa Ram­lo­gan said her fo­cus re­mains on the floods and not the Prime Min­is­ter.

As Guardian Me­dia broke the sto­ry of Ram­lo­gan get­ting a 26-page pre-ac­tion pro­to­col let­ter from Row­ley, the al­der­man, in a voice note, said the im­pend­ing law­suit was not get­ting her at­ten­tion at this time.

Shots fired at councillor's home

Police are conducting an investigation into an incident at the house of councillor for Cunupia, Vandana Mohit.

Around 9 pm last night, the woman was at her home in Jerningham village Cunupia when loud explosions were heard outside.

When they checked, there were bullets holes  in the building.

Since the incident was reported to the Cunupia police station, the councillor has not made an official statement.

Member of Parliament for Chaguanas East, Fazal Karim condemned the action.