Man shot dead in Port-of-Spain

Police are investigating the murder of a man on Clifton Street, Port-of-Spain this morning.

According to police reports, residents heard several loud explosions around 1 am Wednesday.

The body of a man was later discovered lying face-down in a drain bearing gunshot wounds.

Homicide officers are continuing investigations.

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National clean-up drive moves to Port-of-Spain this weekend

The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government is taking the national clean-up drive to Port-of-Spain this weekend.

The Ministry is asking residents to clean out their surroundings and put out their bulk and white waste on Friday evening as collection will take place over Saturday and Sunday.

Minister Kazim Hosein has also called for volunteers and corporate partners in the city of Port of Spain to get involved in the clean-up efforts.

Driver killed in downtown robbery

Police are investigating a murder which took place in East Port-of-Spain around 10 am today.

According to reports, an unidentified man was driving west along Queen Street, between George and Charlotte Street when he was shot and killed.

Early reports are that the man was driving in his vehicle along Queen Street when he was approached by a group of men, who attempted to rob him.

The man was said to have struggled with the men and was able to drive away.

Midday thundershower across northern Trinidad

Several communities across northern Trinidad have been experiencing a thundershower for the last hour.

The showers started around 11.30 am until 12.30 pm and brought with it constant lightning and thundery activity.

It also caused water to accumulate in some parts of downtown Port-of-Spain.

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Below is a video of some of the lightning capture from within CNC3.

ATGWTU to march in Port-of-Spain Friday

The All Trinidad General Workers’ Trade Union (ATGWTU) and the National Solidarity Assembly (NSA) will stage a march in Port-of-Spain on Friday to highlight what they say are several issues of national importance.

The march, which the ATGWTU says will start at 10 am at the Queens Park Savannah, will end at the Office of the Prime Minister where they will deliver a letter outlining their concerns.

The union has outlined the issues contained in the letter as follows:

1. Outstanding lands and leases owed to the Ex-Caroni Workers;

Three held in India with cocaine exported from T&T

Anti-narcotics officers in India have arrested three persons, including a Nigerian, and seized drugs worth $3 million (T&T currency) as they unearthed an alleged drug racket being run with supply coming from foreign shores. 

Officials said the action was carried out by the Delhi zonal unit of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) after they intercepted an incoming foreign parcel that contained 500 gms of cocaine.

NCB officials, they said, found that the Nigerian was the alleged kingpin of the racket with aid from two locals. 

WASA announces 22-hour water disruption for Port-of-Spain, Morvant, Barataria

The Water and Sewerage Authority says there will be more water shortages for Port-of-Spain customers over a 22-hour period beginning tonight.

The Authority has issued the following statement on the disruptions.

"The Water and Sewerage Authority advises customers in parts of Port-of-Spain and environs that there will be a disruption in their water supply from 8:00 p.m. tonight – Tuesday 2nd August to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday 3rd August 2016.

No water for affected Port-of-Spain customers until 7pm, at best

The Water and Sewerage Authority says low pressures or no water supply to customers in parts of Port-of-Spain, is due to a broken 21-inch transmission main on Wrightson Road near the Diego Martin maxi-taxi stand.

A statement from WASA says emergency repairs are currently underway and is expected to be completed by 7pm tonight.

WASA says the areas to be affected include:

* Southern part of Port of Spain, including Wrightson Road, Independence Square, as far north as Duke Street;

* Morvant and Barataria

San Juan to POS taxi fare to increase

From tomorrow, passengers travelling from San Juan to Port of Spain and back will now have to pay $5 .

The San Juan/Port of Spain Taxi Drivers Association says it has been forced to raise its fares by $1 from $4 after the recent increase in fuel prices.

Fuel prices were initially increased in October 2015, but taxi drivers did not raise the fare, however now, with the second increase, taxi drivers say they are forced to raise fares to stay afloat.