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.
A Point Fortin man jumped into an oil well to rescue his two stepsons on Wednesday afternoon in Egypt Village.
The boys were flying a kite when they fell into the well.
The stepfather had to be rescued as well. We will have more on this later.
Fire destroyed 11 fishermen shacks at Kings Wharf, San Fernando on Monday night, leaving over $200,000 in losses.
Among the items burnt were two vehicles, boat engines, household items, tools and fish storage coolers.
President of the San Fernando Fishing Cooperative said the fishermen were out at sea when they saw the flames in the coast.
Dhanraj Goolcharan said he immediately picked up his nets and came back to his place only to see the line of shacks burning.
Firefighters were on spot trying to contain the blaze.
One of the oldest buildings in Princes Town has been destroyed in a fire.
Police said Carlos Bar on High Street, caught fire around 3 am on Monday.
One of the property owners Sheridan Mohammed said he was uncertain what caused the fire.
“At this point, we are thinking it could have been an electrical problem,” Mohammed said even though there were no power surges or noticeable electrical malfunctioning prior to the blaze.
Three-year-old Prince Francette, who died after being trapped in his father's car during an explosion in Tabaquite, succumbed to toxic smoke inhalation.
This was revealed during an autopsy conducted at the San Fernando mortuary on Monday. Francette, suffered burns to 100 percent of his body after his father's two-door Nissan March exploded on Friday.
During an interview yesterday, Justin Francette said the autopsy vindicated him.
The father of three-year-old Prince Francette who died after his father's car exploded on Friday, has shared tear-jerking video and photos of him on his Facebook page.
Justin Francette posted four videos today as he tries to come to terms with the grief of his son's passing.
He stated: "I always cherished every moment I spent with u...Bbz u will always b my prince and ik u will b looking at me from heaven making sure ur daddy is strong .....I Love u bbz and would never do anything to loose u......Hmmm this is very hard Bt imma stay strong just for u Prince baby ...RIP."