The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government, says that through the engagement of the Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Limited, it is continuing the selection process for garbage collection contractors for the fourteen (14) Municipal Corporations.
Contractors will be sorted into three categories:
· Small - Contractors with five or fewer trucks
· Medium - Contractors with six to fifteen trucks
· Large - Contractors with sixteen trucks and more
The new ferry to service the seabridge, the Galleons Passage will soon be on its way to T&T.
A post from the Twitter page of Finance Minister Colm Imbert at 9.36 pm on Monday night says; "Galleon's Passage almost ready for delivery inChinaa. Delivery is now set for Wednesday February 7th 2018."
The Galleons Passage was purchased by the government for US$17.4 million and would have by now undergone final sea trials between the ports of Guangzhou and Dongguan in China.
The vessel to be used on the seabridge accommodates 700 passengers along with 100 vehicles.
An elderly woman with Alzheimer's has been reported missing.
Reports indicate that between 6:00 and 6:45 am today, the family of 81-year-old Louisa Nimrod realized that she was missing from her home in Tunapuna.
A close relative of the woman said she last saw the elderly woman wearing a blue skirt and orange top.
Nimrod is approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, light brown in complexion with grey and black hair.
Anyone with information on nimrod's whereabouts is asked to contact the police or call 755-6225
The management of Trinidad and Tobago Inter-island Transportation Company Limited (TTIT) is advising that repairs to the T&T Express are still on-going.
A statement from the TTIT says the technicians are working assiduously to complete the repairs following which all works will be supervised and certified by DNV surveyors.
It notes that a further update will be provided by 10.00 am on Saturday 03rd February, 2018 and the travelling public will be advised on the expected resumption to service of the T&T Express.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of South East Trinidad, served by the Navet Water Treatment Plant, that there will be an interruption in their pipe borne water supply today - Friday February 2, 2018, from 10: a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
WASA says this has become necessary in order to carry out emergency repairs to a ruptured 36” diameter transmission main in the vicinity of the Plant.
The affected areas will include:
The management of Trinidad and Tobago Inter-island Transportation Company (TTIT) is advising that repairs to the T&T Express are still on-going.
It says that some of the parts will arrive into the country today and all attempts will be made to complete the works in the shortest possible time.
A statement by the company says a further update will be provided by 10 am on Friday 02nd February, 2018 and the travelling public will be advised on the expected resumption to service of the T&T Express.
All sailings on the T&T Express for today and tomorrow have been canceled.
A release from the Port Authority says the cancellation is due to rough sea conditions and ongoing repairs to the vessel.
The Port Authority says it will inform the public of when the sailings will resume.
Meanwhile the cargo vessel, the Cabo Star will sail tomorrow from Port-of-Spain at 2 pm and from Tobago at 11 pm.
Due to ongoing repair work and the rough seas bulletin, the 6:30 am sailing from Tobago of the T&T Express for Wednesday 31st January has been cancelled.
The regular sailing schedule will resume at 12 noon from Port-of- Spain.
Buoy data, as well as reports reaching the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS), has indicated that sea conditions being experienced in open waters around Trinidad and Tobago are moderate to rough with wave heights reaching up to three metres.
The TTMS says that these above-normal marine conditions are attributed to relatively strong winds in the lower levels of the atmosphere, which are currently agitating the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in Penal and environs, who are currently experiencing a disruption in their pipe borne supply that this is due to missed schedules caused by the recent shutdown at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant, for planned maintenance work.
The affected areas, which are at the extremities of the water distribution system, are expected to receive a supply over the next 48 hours as follows: