Less than an hour after four men appeared in court this morning charged with possession of a green turtle, the animal was released back into the sea.
Geogory David, 56, a supervisor, Owen Vialva, 47, a fisherman, Phillip Phagoo, 26, a construction worker and Michael Joseph, 38, labourer of Cedros were each granted $50,000 bail with clerk of the peace approval.
They appeared before Point Fortin First Court Senior Magistrate Rajendra Rambachan who also fixed a cash bail for each of them in the sum of $15,000.
Researchers have returned to continue soil tests on earthquake devastated lands in Los Iros with the hope of finding out why land formations occurred following the 6.9 magnitude earthquake last August.
The tests are being done at Los Iros near the bubbling Erin Bouff mud volcanoes on the southern coasts which have been oozing liquid mud.
The slurries from the Anglais Point Mud Volcano at Lorensotte have reached down to the sea.
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.
Sky-gazers were treated to a rare lunar eclipse known as a super blood wolf moon on Sunday night, in which sunlight passing through Earth's atmosphere lit the celestial body in a dramatic fashion and turned it red.
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An ancient volcano on T&T's Southern anticline at Palo Seco is now active, expelling thick flows of mud and oil from a vent.
Unknown to many, the Anglais Point Mud Volcano is situated on Trinidad's south coast, a few miles from Beach camp, Palo Seco.
However, even though the volcano has been actively expelling thick flows from its core, geologists believe there is no danger as the liquid expulsion does not mean the start of an impending eruption.
The Met Office has officially declared the start of the dry season and has issued warning on how to approach it.
The announcement was made via the following statement today:
"The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) is officially declaring the start of the 2019 Dry Season as the climatic patterns and changes in features are indicative of the region having transitioned to a much drier state. Assessment of the criteria necessary for the onset of the Dry Season shows that the conditions have been met and are now entrenched.
An acreage of the swamp about 15 feet deep, infested by caimans, snakes and mosquitoes has developed on the outskirts of a village in La Romaine, causing disease and destruction.
The swamp was created during the construction of the Solomon Hochoy highway extension from San Fernando to Oropouche near the Mosquito Creek in La Romaine.
Around 10 am on Thursday, the residents staged a demonstration at the edge of a swamp at Murli Street, calling on Works Minister Rohan Sinanan to bring in equipment immediately to clean their community.
The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) is not aware of claims made by a Cedros councillor, that wastewater from Heritage Petroleum Company is flowing into the Gulf of Paria.
Contacted for comment yesterday, communications officer at the EMA Kevon Gervais said EMA permits were issued to Petrotrin previously which were to be transferred to the new company.
“The EMA is not aware of any untreated effluent, separate and apart from permits previously issued to Petrotrin,” Gervais said.