Public Advisory

St Augustine woman missing

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 74-year-old Yvonne Trumpet-Nicholson.

Trumpet-Nicholson, of Mohammed Street, St. Augustine, was last seen in the St. James district, around 7 am, on Wednesday 14th November, 2018.

She was reported missing to the St. Joseph Police Station, around 8:50pm, on Thursday 15th November, 2018.

Trumpet-Nicholson is of African descent, 5 feet 4 inches tall, slim built, with a brown complexion and a short hairstyle.

Venezuelan teen reported missing

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 16-year-old Jamaica Girandi Rojas Campo.

Jamaica, was last seen at her Moninam Street, St. James home, around 10:40 am, on Thursday 17th May, 2018.

She was reported missing to the St. James Police Station, around 10:40 pm, on that same date, by her caretaker.

Jamaica is of Spanish descent, 5 feet 4 inches tall, slim built, with a fair complexion and black hair.

She was last seen wearing a light blue sleeveless top and a pair of long pants.

NWRHA needs help identifying unknown patient at POS ICU

The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown male patient who is currently warded at the Intensive Care Unit, Port of Spain General Hospital.

The NWRHA says he was found in the vicinity of Wrightson Road near the HYATT Regency Hotel and brought into the hospital by the Emergency Health Services at 1:50 am on Sunday 11th November, 2018.

He is:

* Of East Indian or Asian Descent

* Approximately 20 to 30 years old

* 56 Kgs

* Estimated at 5ft 5inches

* Brown skinned (medium tone)

Alert: Foster Road River has burst its banks

The Sangre Grande Regional Corporation has advised that the Foster Road River has burst its banks and there is currently water on the roadway.

Persons residing or traversing the area are advised to proceed with caution or seek an alternative route if possible.

Take the necessary actions to preserve life and property.

La Seiva Road is also currently impassable to cars and low vehicles.

Nine water treatment plants shut down following overnight rain

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is  advising customers that heavy overnight rainfall has negatively impacted operations at several of its surface water treatment facilities.

This has resulted in the shutdown of several Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) throughout North Trinidad due to various issues including turbid river conditions, clogged intake screens and power failure.

The affected facilities include the Tompire, Matura, Aripo, Quare, Guanapo, Caura, Luengo & Naranjo and Acono WTPs.

Met Office issues "high-risk" Riverine Flood Alert

The Met Office has issued a Riverine Flood Alert, raising the level two place up from Green to Orange.

Orange is the second highest level, just below red.

Orange represents a "high-risk" of flooding.

The Met Office says river levels are currently near threshold values in some parts, especially along the Caroni basin and minor flooding has commenced in certain regions as well.

Rainfall is still in the forecast and the river levels are gradually rising which can become exacerbated around high tide times.

HDC issues alert for Oropune residents

The Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has issued an alert regarding the rise in water levels in Oropune.

The HDC says the corporation and first responders have been monitoring the water levels in the courses around Oropune Gardens.

It says that at this time, water pumps are activated and it's teams are in the area to distribute flood bags if you require them.

It says that in light of this, it recommends that that residents also take the necessary precautionary measures.

Sinanan: Reconstruction of collapsed road begins this weekend

Works Minister Rohan Sinanan is promising that reconstruction of the partially collapsed road at Balmain, Couva will begin by this weekend.

Responding to complaints from motorists about the horrendous traffic along the Balmain Main Road, Sinanan said it was not true that the entire road had collapsed. He said one lane was still passable.