Public Advisory

Cabo Star not sailing Saturday

The Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is advising that the M.V Cabo Star will not be sailing on Saturday 07th April, 2018.

There are 28 passengers with vehicles, from Port of Spain, that were required to travel on the cancelled sailing of the T&T Spirit on this day.

The port is asking these persons to bring their vehicles on Sunday 08th April, 2018 to be transported on the Cabo Star.

Check- in of vehicles starts at 9 am for the sailing at 12 noon.

The vessel will sail from Tobago at 11 pm.

Problem at Caroni Plant leads to water woes in North & South Trinidad

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers served by the Caroni Water Treatment Plant, who are currently experiencing low pressures or no water supply that this is due to a power supply problem, which has been affecting the facility intermittently over the past 48 to 72 hours.

WASA says this situation has resulted at times, in reduced production at the plant, from the normal 75 million gallons per day (mgd) to 55 mgd.

Water disruptions in parts of South Trinidad on Thursday

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of South Trinidad served by the Navet Water Treatment Plant, that there will be an interruption in their pipe borne water supply on Thursday 5th April 2018, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

WASA says this has become necessary in order to carry out emergency repair works to a ruptured 20-inch transmission main in the vicinity of Glenroy Settlement, Princes Town.

Areas that would be affected include:

§ Along Naparima Mayaro Road from Princes Town to St. Clements;

15-year-old boy reported missing

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 15-year-old Newton Rowe.

Rowe was reported missing to the Arima Police Station on Tuesday 3rd April, 2018 by his mother, Laurie Rowe-Nedd.

He was last seen on the 31st March, 2018, by his step-father, around 5:30 pm at Guarata Hill, Maracas.

Rowe is of African descent, 5 feet 4 inches tall, slim built with a brown complexion and short black hair.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Newton Rowe is asked to call 800-TIPS or contact the police at 555, 999, 911 or any police station.

T&T put on Malaria alert

The acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Vishwanath Partapsingh is putting Trinidad and Tobago on alert for Malaria.

During a press conference hosted by the Health Ministry today, Dr Partapsingh said there have been a number of reported cases for 2018.

Demolition - There'll be one less building in the city after Easter

Downtown Port-of-Spain will have one less building when the work-week resumes after the Easter holidays.

Minister of Planning and Development Camille Robinson-Regis, has announced that demolition of the old Central Statistical Building, located at 80 Independence Square will begin on Friday March 30th. 

The Port of Spain City Corporation has issued a city demolition permit for the building.

Water Taxi out of seabridge service for Easter weekend

The Port Authority has advised that the water taxi which was scheduled to transport passengers to and from Tobago during the period March 27 – April 03, is undergoing repairs at this time. 

The Port says that as such, all sailings of the water taxi have been cancelled.

A statement by the Port Authority says it will continue to transport passengers via Caribbean Airlines on a first come first served basis.


WASA hoping to fix St James water problem by noon

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in St. James and environs who are still without a water supply that this is due to ongoing repairs to the ruptured 21-inch transmission main along Serpentine Road, St. Clair, Port of Spain, which has been unavoidably delayed.

WASA says its crews are working to complete the repair works with completion schedules for 12 noon today.

Areas that continue to be affected include:

· St. James

· Long Circular and environs

Water disruptions in Port-of-Spain today

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in Port-of-Spain and environs, served by the El Socorro Booster Station, who are currently experiencing an interruption in their water supply, that this is due to a ruptured 21-inch transmission main, along Serpentine Road, St. Clair, Port of Spain.

Damage to the pipeline was done overnight by a third-party contractor carrying out excavation works in the area.

WASA says emergency repairs are scheduled to be completed by 4 pm today - Tuesday 27, March 2018.

Areas that would be affected include:

T&T Spirit not ready to return tomorrow as previously planned

The Port Authority has announced that it is unlikely that the T&T Spirit will return to service tomorrow as previously planned.

The travelling public was previously advised that all major works to the T&T Spirit were completed.

However, the Port Authority says repairs to the coolers prevented the continuation of the vessels’ sea trials, which are necessary to obtain the certificates to operate on the inter-island service.

The repairs to the coolers were completed on Saturday 17th March, 2018 and the testing continued.