Agriculture Minister, Clarence Rambharat, says government has not abandoned those who are suffering as a result of the recent flooding disaster in South Trinidad.
Speaking in Parliament today, the minister reported that local government officials have been on the ground since yesterday, and the Defence Force has lent its assistance.
Minister Rambharat confirmed his Cabinet colleagues—the ministers of Transport and Local Government—are on the ground, getting an assessment of the extent of the flooding damage for themselves.
The State has been ordered to pay over $2 million in compensation to a hotel owner for a set of rooms occupied by the T&T Defence Force (TTDF) between 2002 and 2014.
In June, Chaguaramas Management Company Limited, the owners of Chaquacabana Resort (formerly Cove Hotel and Beach Resort), sued the State over the fees which were unpaid since the TTDF vacated the property in May 2014.
Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon is thanking all those who have responded to the national relief efforts and encourages continued contributions as our emergency support agencies render assistance to Dominica.
The Ministry of National Security said in a statement that it continues to provide air and maritime support to Dominica following the passage of Hurricane Maria.
The Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force is informing the National public that a crew onboard the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) vessel TTS Moruga CG 27 left Staubles Bay for Dominica at 7:45 am on Wednesday 20 September 2017 with relief supplies (food, water, generators and many more items) that were donated and collected from various stakeholders at various locations throughout Trinidad and Tobago.
The twenty one (21) member crew and a twenty one (21) member disaster relief team onboard the TTCG vessel will assist in securing and managing the distribution of relief items.
The Ministry of National Security is advising that Phase II of the international military exercise entitled “Exercise Tradewinds 2017” will be conducted in Trinidad and Tobago from June 13 – 17, 2017.
Phase I is being held in Barbados from June 06 – 12, 2017.
Tradewinds is a multi-national maritime security and disaster response exercise in the Caribbean.
Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi says the issue of whether the T&T Defence Force makes public the findings of its probe into the matter of children being photographed with high-powered weapons at their Cumuto facility is up to the army.
The AG was also adamant that when it came to the safety of his children, the issue was “non-negotiable.”
He made the comment yesterday, even as Advocacy Group Fixin T&T joined the list of citizens publicly voicing their concern over the matter and calling for the report to be made public.