Local government representative for the Cedros community, Shankar Teelucksingh, says they are bracing for the sea to invade more of the area, as weather patterns continue to change, and sea levels rise.
Recent viral videos in social media show sea water entering people’s homes.
Councillor Shankar Teelucksingh told us the Bonasse Housing Scheme was affected the most by the recent invading sea waters. He notes in addition, fisherfolk were hard hit as their camps were flooded, their nets damaged and their boats swamped. Some 200 fishermen were affected, overall.
Three Icacos fishermen allegedly abducted by Venezuelan pirates have been released.
Police have confirmed that the men, 64 year old Ramkissoon Harricharan, 61 year old Carlo Sneider and Alverad Esanoza were released by their captors last evening.
CNC3 News understands that the ten thousand US-Dollar ransom demanded for the men's safe return was paid.
The men were reportedly dropped off at an area known as Icacos Point around 8 pm.
On Tuesday, the men were held at gun point while fishing in waters off Galfa Point in Icacos.
Christmas seemed brighter for residents of Cedros and Icacos as the Water and Sewerage Authority made good on its promise to deliver water to over 600 residents who were suffering for the precious commodity in the leadup to Christmas.
On Christmas Eve, resident Shaheeda Maharaj said they received a truck-borne supply at Ramsey Avenue, Icacos.
“I am so relieved right now. I took out all the clothes to wash. We had a sinkful of dishes. We are so thankful that we got a little water.”
With no water to bathe her newborn grandson or boil his baby bottles, Icacos resident Shaheeda Maharaj broke down in tears on Monday, begging her councillor to do something to help her.
"My daughter Stephanie Maharaj make baby and she came home on Friday with my grandson, but there is not a drop of water to cook, bathe, wash. We have not had a drop of water for over two months," Maharaj said during an interview on Christmas Eve.
With Christmas a day away, Maharaj said her home was in a dirty state.