As it continued to monitor the Oropouche River, near the Digity Mud volcano site, the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) issued a stern warning that people who pollute the nation’s rivers can be fined up to $100,000.
The river turned red last weekend, according to the caretaker of the Digity Mud volcano site Rakesh Rampersad but by the time EMA investigators arrived, the contamination had disappeared.
Five landslips have developed about four miles from Bamboo village in Cedros where a massive landslip swallowed up four houses a year ago, creating a ghost town.
The splintered village stands on the edge of the 200 feet precipice which erodes daily even as geotechnical teams from the University of the West Indies continue evaluating the cliff collapse.
The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government has resumed the recruitment of Litter Prevention Wardens across the nation.
A total of 147 wardens are to be recruited.
Litter Prevention Wardens are mandated to ensure the implementation of the Litter Act Chap: 30: 52 in accordance with the Municipal Corporations policies, procedures and arrangements.
Consequently, they are an integral resource to all corporations with regard to public health and sanitation.
The beverage recycle law is complete and will soon be going to the Cabinet for its consideration.
The Planning Ministry will be asking the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) to pay attention to fete noise levels emanating from the Lara Stadium in Marabella since constituents of at least five surrounding PNM and UNC constituencies have complained of the noise.
Communication Minister Stuart Young has confirmed Planning Minister Camille Robinson-Regis will be asked to have the EMA attend to the situation on occasions when fetes are held at the Lara facilities.
Over 500 seedlings will be replanted in Chaguaramas on Thursday, to help restore forested areas that were destroyed by recent bush fires.
The initiative is being led by the Ministry of Planning and Development, the Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) and the Chaguaramas Development Authority.
A statement by the ministry says it will kick off at 8am on the Corpus Christi holiday, on the road that is the first right off Macqueripe Road, Chaguaramas.
The hurricane season is here and officials of the nature island of Dominica, located in the Hurricane belt, believe T&T and other Caribbean islands need to prepare for the hurricane season now.
Minister for the Environment, Climate Resilience, Disaster Management and Urban Renewal Joseph Isaac says Dominican has shown resilience after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in September 2017.
This experience, he believes, can be used to assist other Caribbean islands with preparation.
A former Trinidad and Tobago footballer is being investigated by an animal welfare charity in Scotland over claims he killed and ate an iguana.
According to an article in the Daily Mail, ex-Hamilton Academical and Trinidad & Tobago striker Richard Roy appeared in a photograph holding a dead lizard by the tail above a kitchen sink.
The photo was posted on his wife Cheryl's Facebook page and is believed to have been taken at a house in Dundee.
The post sparked a furious backlash after she said that her husband would be eating it later.
Within two decades, five homes in Cap-de-Ville have fallen into the sea as climate change wreaks havoc on the southwestern coastlines.
However, thanks to a $40 million Cap-de-Ville Shoreline Stabilisation project, more than 35 homes from Sunset Beach, Chinkit Street, Seaview Drive and Beach Road are now saved from the wrath of the sea.
In an exclusive interview with Guardian Media, director of the Coastal Protection Unit Candice Gray-Bernard said the project started in December 2018 and was part of the Critical Coastal Protection Programme.
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.