Do not dispose of waste in the nation’s drains and rivers. This was the appeal made by Deputy Mayor of Port-of-Spain Hillan Morean yesterday as he pointed to the clogged underground drains that empty into the East Dry River.
Noting the styrofoam containers and soft-drink bottles which spilt out of the drain into the river yesterday, Morean said: “We are seeing one of the reasons why our rivers are so dirty.
Some 1,000 Scotiabank employees, their families and friends came out this year in Chaguaramas and Buccoo Lagoon—(No Man’s Land), Tobago, to care for the environment in commemoration of this year’s United Way T&T’s National Day of Caring.
The initiative this year focused on environmental sustainability and food security where all activities embarked on will continue to add value for years to come said the bank’s managing director Stephen Bagnarol.
While investigators say yesterday’s massive fire at Kaizen Environmental Services did not result in injury to workers or damage to property, there are concerns about the harmful effects to the environment.
The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) is expected to visit the waste-treatment facility in the La Brea Industrial Estate today to determine whether the company’s operations adhere to its Certificate of Environmental Clearance.
Years ago the Fairfield River was so clean that it was used for baptism.
However, today the river has become so polluted that neither worshippers nor residents or even farmers care to go close to it.
This is because raw sewage from the HDC's Fairfield Housing Development has been flowing into the river.
The sewer treatment plant went down and unfiltered sewage has been flowing directly inside the river.
Blackened with filth, the river is now a dumping ground for dead animals, household waste and debris.
Tobago’s Main Ridge Forest Reserve has been named the Caribbean Nature Park of the Year in the Caribbean Journal’s Caribbean Awards 2019.
Caribbean Journal (CJ) is the world’s largest website covering the Caribbean, has original content and video focusing on travel and tourism across the entire Caribbean and is the global leader in covering Caribbean travel and trade news.
According to the Journal, the Green Awards are meant to “celebrate those who are already working to protect and strengthen this beautiful corner of the world.”
The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) has recorded over 700 environmental accidents within the past three years.
The revelation came from EMA’s managing director Hayden Romano during a meeting between the Public Accounts Committee and the EMA yesterday.
The Coast Guard is currently assisting the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) in investigating the source of an oil spill at the Waterfront Complex on Tuesday.
Passersby reported a thick black coating covering the normally teal waters of the Waterfront near the area where the water taxis would normally berth.
The oil slick clung against the walls of the dock, stretching past where the Cabo Star is usually docked, with only a few streams drifting out towards the Caribbean Sea.
With T&T being recognized as one of the most polluted small island states in the world, one group of geologists are determined to their part to build environmental consciousness among the youth.
President of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Trinidad Chapter Amrit Cooblal believes if young ones learn to love the earth they will influence their family to do more to recycle and to stop pollution in T&T.
Two districts in Trinidad and Tobago have been voted among the most charming beach towns in the Caribbean.
They are Maracas Bay in Trinidad and Castara Bay in Tobago.
The votes came via a survey by TravelMag.com which invited more than 300 travel writers, social media influencers and in-the-know travel professionals to name their favorite beach destinations in the region.
The respondents were asked to identify their favorite charming towns or villages after which the votes were added to determine the final 20 destinations.