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5 Houses in danger of collapse at Diamond Village

Five hous­es are slow­ly sink­ing in­to a precipice at Di­a­mond Vil­lage, San Fer­nan­do, leav­ing res­i­dents fright­ened for their lives.

The land­slip, trig­gered by a leak­ing wa­ter main, has forced some fam­i­lies to aban­don the low­er sec­tions of their home.

Missing teen found dead

The body of a 13-year-old boy who was reported missing has been discovered among some bushes in Cashew Gardens, Longdenville.

Police are currently on the scene.

There is as yet no reports on the cause of death.

Earlier today, police issued a statement asking for the public's help in locating Joash Pantin.

Pantin, of Cashew Gardens, Longdenville, was last seen at around 7:30 pm, December 1st.

He was reported missing to the Longdenville Police Post, on December 1st by his mother and grandmother. 

Fix education system or face economic doom, Minister warns

Minister of State in the Ministry of Education Dr Lovell Francis has warned that Trinidad and Tobago is facing a "watershed" economic moment and must develop its human capital if it is to prevent economic ruin.

Speaking at Tobago's second consultation on the Draft Education Policy Paper 2017-2012 at the Victor E. Bruce Financial Complex in Scarborough on Tuesday, November 27, Lovell said the country's educators must create a policy to drive economic change. 

Hillsborough Dam upgrade to boost Tobago’s water supply by 2019

Tobago’s water supply is set to be significantly increased by the end of the year 2019 with the commencement of upgrade works on the Hillsborough Dam, Mt. St George, Tobago, the THA Division of Settlements Urban Renewal and Public Utilities said yesterday.

The dam which was commissioned in 1952, has been the major source of drinking water for the island of Tobago, having the largest water storage capacity on the island.

However, for a significant period of time, the dam has been storing thirty percent below its intended capacity of 220 million gallons of water.

Claxton Bay landslip a threat to mosque, school

Works and Trans­port Min­is­ter Ro­han Sinanan is be­ing urged to re­pair a land­slip on the Soledad Road in Clax­ton Bay which is threat­en­ing a mosque and a pri­ma­ry school.

The earth move­ment, which be­gan about a months ago, had al­ready claimed three-quar­ter of the road in front of the mosque.

It has al­so cre­at­ed a dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tion for res­i­dents and pupils of the near­by Mount Pleas­ant Gov­ern­ment Pri­ma­ry School who tra­verse the road on a dai­ly ba­sis.

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