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Le Hunte: Fewer blackouts for Tobago

The up­grade of the main pow­er plant in To­ba­go could see an end to fre­quent elec­tric­i­ty black­outs on the is­land, says Min­is­ter of Pub­lic Util­i­ties Robert Le Hunte.

The up­grade which cost $139.5 m is part of Trinidad and To­ba­go Elec­tric­i­ty Com­mis­sion man­date to pro­vide To­bag­o­ni­ans with a re­li­able, high-qual­i­ty elec­tric­i­ty sup­ply.

Le Hunte, speak­ing at the com­mis­sion­ing cer­e­mo­ny on Mon­day, said the up­grade was com­plet­ed on time and de­liv­ered with­in bud­get.

Residents do own repairs after road caves in

Vil­lagers of Spring­lands have used mounds of stone and grav­el to cre­ate a tem­po­rary pas­sage­way along the col­lapsed Up­per San Fa­bi­en Road which caved-in fol­low­ing heavy rains last week.

How­ev­er, they are re­new­ing their call to Works Min­is­ter Ro­han Sinanan to in­ter­vene now and as­sist the Cou­va/Tal­paro/Tabaquite Re­gion­al Cor­po­ra­tion in build­ing a re­tain­ing wall to pre­vent fur­ther slip­page.

Int'l: Fox News supporting CNN lawsuit against White House

More than a dozen news outlets -- from the Associated Press to USA Today, The Washington Post and Politico -- are filing friend-of-the-court briefs to support CNN and Jim Acosta's lawsuit against President Trump and several top aides.

The list represents most of the biggest news organizations in the United States.

The most notable name on the list is Fox News. In fact, Fox went further than most other media companies on Wednesday, issuing a statement that said, "Secret Service passes for working White House journalists should never be weaponized."

Car 'stuntman' hospitalised after jumping in front another vehicle

A man caught on camera seated on top a car while it proceeded south along the Uriah Butler Highway has been hospitalized.

Last evening a video emerged on social media of a man sitting on the roof of the car while in motion.

However, the man did not suffer any injuries from this stunt but rather when he allegedly jumped in front a vehicle.

CCTV footage captured the man exiting a vehicle parked along Waterloo Road, Carapichaima and then apparently throwing himself into path of an oncoming vehicle.

Woman killed in road accident

An early morning accident has claimed the life of a woman.

Reports indicate that around 6 am the woman was proceeding along the Tarouba Link Road in San Fernando when she lost control and slammed into a concrete barrier.

The woman was pinned behind the steering wheel of her White Nissan AD Wagon motor vehicle.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

Santa Cruz man crushed by 10-tonne truck

The own­er of a truck­ing com­pa­ny was crushed to death af­ter the ve­hi­cle fell on him on Sat­ur­day.

Robert Cu­pid, of San­ta Cruz, the own­er of Lounick Trans­port was do­ing me­chan­i­cal re­pairs to one of his 10-tonne trucks when the ac­ci­dent oc­curred.

His son, Nicholas, who wit­nessed the in­ci­dent, with the help of oth­er work­ers used a crane to pry the truck off and pull his fa­ther’s body out.

The in­jured man was tak­en to a med­ical fa­cil­i­ty but died while un­der­go­ing emer­gency treat­ment. The in­ci­dent oc­curred short­ly af­ter 1 pm.

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