More than 500,000 households in South and Central Trinidad will be impacted by a shortage of pipe-borne water when the Desalination plant goes down for 16 days in a planned shutdown next month.
Among the areas affected will be Caroni, St Helena, Charlieville, Chaguanas, Cunupia, Carapichaima, Couva, Claxton Bay, Marabella, Gasparillo, San Fernando, Cocoyea, Union Hall, La Romaine, Woodland, Palmiste, Phillipine, Rambert Village, South Oropouche, Fyzabad, Avocat, Siparia, Penal, San Francique, Rousillac, Aripero and La Brea.
The Arima market will close early tomorrow, Saturday.
The Deputy Mayor of the borough Cagney Casimire said the market will close at 2 pm on Saturday.
The Ministry of Works and Transport has authorised light motor vehicles only to use the Priority Bus Route from Mount Hope to Port of Spain (Westbound traffic only) from 9:30 am today only.
In a press release issued today the ministry also asked members of the public where possible to use alternative routes including the Eastern Main road.
This comes following an accident on the Churchill Rosevelt Highway this morning in the vicinity of the Courts Megastore.
The Ministry of Health has announced that it is temporarily relocating the laboratory of the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) to the Trinidad Public Health Laboratory, 16-18 Jamaica Boulevard, St Clair, Port of Spain from Monday 19th August, 2019.
The ministry says the relocation is primarily to ensure that it continues to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff.
The ministry said in the statement that it reaffirms its commitment to the supply of safe and reliable blood and blood products to the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.
The TTPS is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 15-year-old Nafessa Ali.
Nafessa, of Calcutta Road #2, Freeport, was last seen at her home, around 11:00 pm, on August 11th.
She was reported missing to the Freeport Police Station, around 8:21 am, on August 12th, by a relative.
Nafessa is of East Indian descent, 4 feet 9 inches tall and slim built.
The TTPS is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 16-year-old Shakira Moore.
Shakira, of Chrissie Terrace, Chaguanas, was last seen at her home, on August 3rd.
She was reported missing to the Chaguanas Police Station, on August 7th by a relative.
Shakira is of mixed descent and slim built with a brown complexion and long black hair.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Shakira Moore is asked to contact the police at 999, 555, 911,800-TIPS or any police station via text/WhatsApp to 482-GARY (4279)
The Management of the T&T Inter-island Transportation Company Limited (TTIT) is advising the travelling public that due to increased demand for travel during the Great Race 2019 period, there will be additional sailings of the Jean De La Valette (JDLV) on August 16 and August 20, 2019.
A statement yesterday said due to the additional sailings of the JDLV the following sailing times are amended as follows:
The Ministry of Works and Transport has opened the Priority Bus Route to private vehicular traffic, between Mausica and O'meara Road, as a result of heavy traffic associated with flooding on the Churchill Roosevelt Highway.
The ministry says that the authorisation will end at 9 pm Monday night.
Thousands of commuters have been caught in gridlock traffic as a result of the flooding.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers and members of the public that, despite recent rainfall throughout parts of Trinidad and Tobago, its four main impounding reservoirs remain low for this time of year.
WASA says the levels of storage and respective Long Term Averages (LTAs) at the reservoirs as at today – Monday 5th August 2019 are as follows:
· Arena: 38.97%, LTA - 60.91%
· Navet: 27.65%, LTA - 57.93%
· Hollis: 18.91%, LTA - 60.81%
· Hillsborough: 30.58%, LTA - 56.68%
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in Valsayn South that there will be an interruption in their pipe borne water supply on Monday between the hours of 5 am and 10 pm.
WASA says this is to facilitate pipeline interconnection works associated with the Curepe Interchange Project, at the corner of Real Spring Road and the Southern Main Road.
The affected areas will include:
· Valsayn South, east of Tacarigua Avenue including NUGFW Housing, Spring Village and Real Spring.