Accident on Churchill Roosevelt Highway causing gridlock traffic

There are reports of an accident on the Churchill Roosevelt highway causing serious gridlock traffic.

Details are still sketchy.

But CNC3 news understands that traffic is at a standstill on the eastbound lane of the Churchill Roosevelt Highway.

Reports are that there is a fallen light pole lying across the lanes of the highway, near the Courts megastore.

In addition, one truck and seven cars are believed to have been part of the accident itself.

First responders are said to be on the scene at this time.

Commuters suffer as Sando taxi drivers protest

Pres­i­dent of the T&T Taxi Dri­vers’ Net­work Adri­an Acos­ta says un­less San Fer­nan­do May­or Ju­nia Re­grel­lo re­scinds his or­der to re­lo­cate the San Fer­nan­do to Port-of-Spain and San Fer­nan­do to Ch­agua­nas taxi hubs to King’s Wharf, to­day's protest will be the start of more to come.

Sev­er­al com­muters used al­ter­na­tive trans­port or paid ex­tra to trav­el from San Fer­nan­do to Ch­agua­nas when taxi dri­vers op­er­at­ing the route shut down in protest.

The deplorable state of Caroni Visitor Centre

The wa­ter sup­ply for the state-owned Ca­roni Vis­i­tor Cen­tre, lo­cat­ed at one of this coun­try’s largest tourist at­trac­tions the Ca­roni Bird Sanc­tu­ary, has been cut by the Wa­ter and Sew­er­age Au­thor­i­ty (WASA) for non-pay­ment of ar­rears.

Guardian Me­dia was told the out­stand­ing bill for the fa­cil­i­ty has crossed $.5mil­lion and its sup­ply was cut in Oc­to­ber 2018.

CDA to send home 68 workers

Six­ty-eight em­ploy­ees of the Ch­aguara­mas De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­i­ty (CDA) will be sent home in the com­ing weeks as the au­thor­i­ty seeks to re­duce its ex­pen­di­ture and tack­le its $88 mil­lion debt.

In a re­lease yes­ter­day, the au­thor­i­ty said the salaries of its cur­rent staff of 200 ac­counts for 72 per cent of its in­come—twice what it was in 2010.

Manzanilla woman missing

The TTPS is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 64-year-old Maureen Safe.

Maureen, of North Manzanilla, was last seen boarding a taxi on Henderson Street, Sangre Grande, at around 10:15 am on August 9th.

She was reported missing to the Sangre Grande Police Station, by a relative on the same date.

Maureen is of African descent, with short grey hair, has a scar on one of her shoulders and was last seen wearing a green and black dress and a pair of brown slippers.