Six months after the August earthquake ripped apart 50 acres of prime agricultural lands in Los Iros, farmers say they have received no assistance from the Government.
During a protest at Royal Engineer (RE) Road, Erin, farmers showed off fields of parched crops.
President of the Los Iros Hillview Farmers Association Reshianand Ramraj said the fields of produce withered because most of the major ponds in the area had dried up. More than 20 irrigation ponds were damaged by the 6.9 magnitude earthquake.
A woman believed to be in her early 20's has perished in a fire in Sealots.
The woman has not yet been identified.
Neighbours say that she only moved into the house recently and was staying there with another occupant who was not at home at the time.
Residents say they tried in vain to get the woman out of the house but it appeared as though she was locked in.
Firefighters found the body after putting out the blaze.
Investigations are continuing.
An accident involving a military vehicle that claimed the life of an 82-year-old woman on Monday was captured by CCTV footage. The video has been made available to CNC3.
Almost a year after the sea swallowed three homes and a portion of the road near the coast in Cedros, villagers are still fearful that more houses will collapse into the sea.
The gully formed in the wake of the massive landslip has continued to widen as no restorative work was ever done to stop the erosion.
One person has died in an accident on the Priority Bus Route at the Pasea intersection.
The accident involved an army truck, a maxi and motor vehicle.
The accident occurred just before 1 pm.
Police are currently on the scene.
We will have more when we get it.
The 11-year-old girl who fell from a Maloney apartment building yesterday remains in hospital.
Rihanna Reid, who fell four storeys is said to be sedated at the Pediatric Unit of the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.
At the time of her fall, there was speculation that she had died, but it is believed that two awnings broke the child's fall.
In addition to being sedated, the child is also said to have suffered broken bones and other injuries.
Her condition is being monitored by hospital officials.
One man has been killed in an early morning crash.
Police say the victim identified as Roger D'Abreau was the front seat passenger in a car driven by friend Garcia when it slammed into a wall, then crashed into a post in Arouca.
Officers say D'Abreau died instantly, while the driver escaped serious injury.
They suspect the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel.
Investigations are continuing.
While most children would scream and run away from the sight of fire consuming their home, 11-year-old Jarell King was convinced that he could have saved his family’s house in Sobo Village, La Brea on Tuesday.
Jarrel, the eldest of Lydia and Gerard King’s three children, had already started filling a bucket of water when he alerted his grandmother Nell Henry about the fire which ignited in his parent’s bedroom.
A family of four was left homeless today after a fire destroyed their home in Sobo Village, La Brea.
Up to 5 pm, Point Fortin firefighters were on the scene, ensuring that the blaze was completely extinguished.
Residents said that around 4.30 pm, the fire broke out at the house, forcing the family out.
Neighbours formed a bucket brigade and were able to save the family’s parlour, but it was too late for the house.
By the time fire services arrived 30 minutes later, they saw that most of the concrete and wooden structure was gone.
Just a week after losing his job at Weldfab Limited, a Claxton Bay man and his family lost their home in a fire on Wednesday.
Surlal Ramgoolie, 52, his wife Omatie and their son Sean Ramgoolie, 19 escaped death when their wooden and concrete home at Teak Avenue, caught fire shortly before midnight.
Their pet parrots and three caged bullfinches died in the blaze. Their dog nicknamed Puppy got severe burns to his face.
Standing outside the ruins of the house, a distraught Omatie said she did not know how to move on.