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Chaguanas teenager missing

The TTPS is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 15-year-old Sanjay Sammy.

Sanjay, of Endeavour Road, Chaguanas, was last seen at his home on July 23rd.

He was reported missing to the police later that same day.

Sanjay is of East Indian descent, slim built, with a light brown complexion, and low cut hairstyle.

He was last seen wearing a black jersey, a pair of blue shorts and slippers.

TSTT pole crashes onto truck

Just two days af­ter a mo­tor­cy­clist was killed af­ter be­ing hooked by a hang­ing TSTT ca­ble, a wood­en TSTT pole fell on a trail­er truck in Rio Claro Tuesday.

The in­ci­dent trig­gered calls for prop­er main­te­nance of all old and rot­ten wood­en poles in the com­mu­ni­ty but TSTT said the in­ci­dent was not their fault.

The mishap took place along the Na­pari­ma/Ma­yaro Road op­po­site a pre-school near the Rio Claro ceme­tery.

Eight fishermen missing at sea

Sev­er­al na­tion­al se­cu­ri­ty units are search­ing for eight fish­er­men who went miss­ing at sea last night af­ter four ves­sels were stolen in the Gulf of Paria near Car­li Bay and Or­ange Val­ley. The miss­ing were among sev­er­al who were thrown over­board. One made it ashore alive and is be­ing ques­tioned by the po­lice.

TSTT probes fatal motorcycle crash

A TSTT ca­ble is be­ing blamed for the death of a mo­tor­cy­clist who be­came en­tan­gled in the dam­aged line which had been left hang­ing at Jern­ing­ham Junc­tion, Cunu­pia, on Sun­day night.

At around 10 pm, Ron­nie Samuel, of Home­land Gar­dens, Cunu­pia, a WASA em­ploy­ee and fa­ther of two was rid­ing his mo­tor­bike along the main road when the ac­ci­dent oc­curred. His mo­tor­bike crashed about 500 feet away from where he fell on the road­way.

Laventille pool officially open

The Laventille Community pool is officially open to the public. 

Dozens showed up, mostly children to experience the cool water on this hot July day.

But it wasn't just free for all, at this pool there is structure, Coast Guard Officers were seen guiding the children ages 8-14, giving them basic swimming lessons. 

The pool also has a schedule where different activities will take place, activities such as aqua aerobics, therapeutic swimming and swimming lessons. 

TTCG and TTDF training for pool opening

A squad of 27 Coast Guard and Defence Force Officers are currently training at the Laventille Community Swimming Pool.

They are learning interactive and life-saving skills so they can participate in swimming activities with pool users when the pool is officially opened to the public on Monday 22nd July 2019. 

Guardian Media understands that the officers started training yesterday and will continue all weekend. 

Children seen playing outside the pool's entrance told us that they are excited and can't wait until Monday so that they can use the pool. 

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