Health officials say fish being sold in Chaguaramas area found to be safe

In consideration of reports of an oily substance on the shoreline and waters in the Chaguaramas area, the Public Health Inspectors of the Ministry of Health have conducted visits to located along the coastline of the affected area.

The fish and other seafood available for sale were found to be safe.

Fisherfolk were advised on measures to provide safe seafood to the public.

Events such as oil spills may impact on the quality of fish and other seafood.

Consumers are advised that fish displaying evidence of the following

1. A disagreeable/crude oil odour.

Met Office issues rough seas warning

The Met Office says roughs seas can be expected, beginning from within the next 24 hours.

It has issued a warning to small craft operators, sea-bathers and marine interests.

The following is a statement by the Met Office.

"Buoy data as well as reports reaching the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service indicate that sea conditions being experienced around Trinidad and Tobago are currently normal to moderate with wave heights reaching up to 2.5 metres in open waters and less than 1.0 metre in sheltered areas.

Chaguaramas oil came from a ship; no dead fish, birds found

The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) and Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) says that no oily substance was found at the Cocorite Fish Landing Facility and in the waters in its immediate vicinity.

The two agencies say in a joint-statement that this was one of the key observations of a surveillance exercise conducted this morning by a joint team comprising representatives of the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) and the Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA).

Tour Operators: "Crime is hurting us"

Members of The Trinidad and Tobago Incoming Tour Operators Association (TTITOA) say they are "appalled and saddened" by the gruesome murder of Dr. Claire Broadbridge, who is the mother of Stephen Broadbridge, the Vice President of TTITOA.

In a statement issued today, the TTITAO said that many members of the association are traumatized and disturbed not only about this murder but also the many murders and crimes that occur daily.

"It has now reached a point where we as citizens of this nation need to make every effort to take back our country," the association said.