Two male victims who stayed at the Transformed Life Ministries Rehabilitation Centre claimed that they were tortured and abused during their eight-month collective stay at the church.
“I was gagged, handcuffed and thrown into a very small cage for many days when I got there. It just has an iron bed frame and a bucket which I was later told had to be used as a toilet.”
One day after 21 workers attached to the Solid Waste Management Company’s (SWMCOL) Recycling Division were retrenched - accusations of corruption and financial mismanagement continue to be levelled at the Board.
Three persons were injured in an early morning accident in Petit Bourg.
Reports indicate that at around 5 am today an Ad Wagon and an H-100 van collided along the Eastern Main Road in the vicinity of Jackson Street.
Fire officers and police responded and the injured persons were taken to hospital for treatment. They have been identified as Natasha Cruikshank, Paul Marishaw and Cedrica Mulligan.
The extent of the injuries are not yet confirmed.
More than 500,000 households in South and Central Trinidad will be impacted by a shortage of pipe-borne water when the Desalination plant goes down for 16 days in a planned shutdown next month.
Among the areas affected will be Caroni, St Helena, Charlieville, Chaguanas, Cunupia, Carapichaima, Couva, Claxton Bay, Marabella, Gasparillo, San Fernando, Cocoyea, Union Hall, La Romaine, Woodland, Palmiste, Phillipine, Rambert Village, South Oropouche, Fyzabad, Avocat, Siparia, Penal, San Francique, Rousillac, Aripero and La Brea.
Afraid that their homes will be vandalised if they evacuated, some Piparo residents have decided to stay put despite warnings that the rumbling volcano will soon erupt.
Even though barricades have been set up near the site, residents said people are continuing to go to the mouth of the volcano to perform poojas, prayers and to watch the bubbles of gas shoot up from the volcano’s fissures.
Police are now investigating the theft of equipment and infrastructure at river banks which is being blamed for some of the flooding now being experienced.
Yesterday several areas around the country were inundated with water after hours of rain caused by the inclement weather due to the passage of Tropical Storm Karen.