Public Advisory

Tobago health officials seeking relatives of this man

The Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) is seeking the public's assistance in locating the family of Shaffie Mohammed.

A statement by the TRHA says: "Mr Mohammed has indicated that he is from Cunupia and also has a sister who resides at Bamboo Settlement. He is eager to reunite with his family."

The statement does not give any further information on Mohammed's status by the TRHA is asking anyone who has information to contact his relatives, to call the Scarborough General Hospital at 660-4744 extension 3264.


Watch eyewitness' video post as car slams into pole in Valencia Carnival Monday

One man is lucky to be alive after the car he was driving slammed into a pole along the Valencia Stretch between Valencia and Sangre Grande.

A video posted by am eyewitness shows the car split in half, with piece of it wrapped around the post while the over half rests a few metres away.

The details of the accident are not yet entirely clear but the persons filming the video says the driver is alive.

Police have issued several warnings about drinking and driving as well as exceeding the speed limit.

It is not known how the accident occurred.

Waves now reaching 3.5 metres on northern & eastern coasts

The Met Office is continuing its warning to sea bathers, with seas now reaching up to 3.5 metres in height.

The following is the Met Office's latest statement on sea conditions.

"Sea conditions continue to be rough, with wave heights reaching up to 3.5m along the exposed northern and eastern coastlines, and occasionally choppy in sheltered areas.

These conditions are forecast to remain unchanged throughout the Carnival period.

Be careful at the beaches, National Security Ministry warns

The Ministry of National Security’s Lifeguard Services Division is advising members of the public to be cautious as they visit beaches around the country over the Carnival weekend, especially in light of rough sea conditions and higher waves at our North and East coast beaches. 

Sea bathing is recommend at beaches patrolled and serviced by our nation’s lifeguards during the hours of 10:00 am to 5:30 pm when lifeguards are on duty. 

The following are some additional water safety tips for those who may want to visit the country's beaches during the Carnival weekend:

T&T Express withdrawn; Caribbean Airlines to take passengers at no extra cost

The Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (PATT) says that in the interest of public safety it has withdrawn the T&T Express from service with immediate effect.

PATT says, to accommodate the high demand at this time, arrangements have been made with Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL), based on the availability of seats, to accommodate some of the passengers with confirmed tickets during the period 8th to 14th February.

Rough Sea Bulletin: Three-metre waves expected this weekend

The Met Office says that currently, sea conditions are moderate occasionally rough with wave heights reaching 2.5 metres and occasionally 3.0m in open waters, and near 1.0m in sheltered areas.

It says that similar conditions will continue for the next 24 to 48 hours as a result of relatively strong surface winds.

However, over the weekend, sea conditions will gradually deteriorate and become more agitated as surface winds are forecast to strengthen further.