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.
In the space of 30 minutes, Kedisha Castillo and her family’s lives were turned upside down after a fire gutted their home in La Brea on Tuesday.
With nothing but the clothes on their backs, the family of four was trying their best to find a place to rest their heads for the night until they could figure out their next move.
It was the second fire for the week that has left a family homeless and third in less than a month.
The deadliest stretch of roadway in this country is a 700-metre portion of the M2 Ring Road in Debe, where at least seven people have been killed as a result of five fatal road traffic accidents between 2013 and 2017.
A bush fire got out of control after a man tried to burn some dried grass destroyed two homes and a car in Laventille on Sunday leaving seven people homeless.
According to reports, the two wooden houses caught fire around 9 am in Block 22, Laventille.
The affected families were not present when Guardian Media visited the scene around 10 am.
Resident Selena Williams said she was getting ready for church when she was alerted by neighbours about the blaze.
“I smell the bush burning and I peek out,” she said.
A month after a fire destroyed eleven shacks on King's Wharf, fishermen are still waiting for assistance to buy back their boat engines and nets.
Stella Rasool who lost over $75,000 worth of nets and engines said since the fire they have not been able to go back to sea.
"The boat pulled up because we lost our engine. It really hard for us. Right now we living off our savings. We have four children to take care of and it really hard," Rasool said.
She said after the fire San Fernando Mayor Junia Regrello promised to assist.
Heavy rains put a damper on spraying operations inside the agricultural estates near Bunsee Trace, Penal on Tuesday as farmers continue to grapple with crop losses.
The locusts which are about a centimetre in length, have been gobbling down fields of cassava, peas, ochroes and bodi near the forests of Mon Diablo. Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat said spraying started since Sunday.
However, residents of Penal Rock said not all the areas are being covered.
Extensive spraying has started in a bid to eradicate swarms of locusts which have already destroyed several acres of crops at Mendez Village, Penal.
Resident Hemraj Seelal said the locusts have been feeding off trees in the forests since January but over the past month, they have started destroying fields of peas, cassava, ochroes and bodi.
“They eating up the ochro trees. We are facing a lot of losses right now,” Seelal said on Monday.
Police are investigating a major accident in Tobago which has left three people injured.
Police say a cement truck was proceeding along the roadway near Hope when it encountered a low-lying cable.
One eyewitness said the truck flipped in the air and landed on its side on top of a car trapping those inside.
First responders are currently on the scene.
The accident has caused a massive traffic pile-up in the area.
Hope is located just a few miles east of Scarborough.