Disaster was averted when a ten wheeler truck transporting 525 cylinders of liquid petroleum gas (LPG ) careened off the Southern Main Road in Point Fortin, on Wednesday.
The driver Raymond Ojagir, 34, of Arouca, escaped unscathed but the lorryman Christopher Bailey, suffered minor injuries to his hands.
Ojagir, an employee of North Plant LGP, said he was driving towards Point Fortin when he got a bad drive from an oncoming motorist around 10:30 am.
A crane has overturned on the northbound lane of the Uriah Butler Highway close to Macaulay, causing traffic to slow in both lanes.
Vagrants have moved into Lion House, the childhood home of late Nobel Laureate VS Naipaul, which is in an advanced state of dilapidation and could collapse at any time.
The once majestic white structure made famous in Naipaul’s book, A House for Mr Biswas, in which he transforms the representations of lions carved on the front of the building into the Hindu monkey-god Hanuman.
Dust in your face! Also your nose, mouth and lungs. But that’s the period which T&T is in, under siege from Sahara dust plus smoke from bush fires caused by the long dry season.
“The Sahara dust will be with us until about Wednesday, but it’s normal for this time of year,” meteorological officer Bagwandeen Ramdatt said yesterday.
The Met office yesterday charted a dust haze index of 32 degrees C for Trinidad and 31 degrees C for Tobago.
A teenage girl who was reported missing has been found.
Police say Britney Betty-Ann Thompson, 17, of Caesar’s Court, Morne Diablo, who was reported missing on Wednesday 13th March, 2019, has been found.
As has been the practice, the police have given no further information of the girl's whereabouts but is thanking the public for its assistance in ensuring the teenager’s safe return.
The Cabinet has approved the demolition of the old Besson Street police station, as the first phase of a Piccadilly development project.
This will make way for what is being described as a mixed-use tower building.
The announcement was made at today's post-Cabinet media conference by the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Edmund Dillon.
The tower building will involve space for economic activity on the ground floor, recreational space on the second floor and residential apartments on the other floors.
Police are seeking the public's help in finding a 17-year-old girl who has been reported missing.
Britney Betty-Ann Thompson of Caesar’s Court, Morne Diablo, was last seen by her mother around 3 pm Friday 9th March, International Women's Day.
Police are asking anyone who has information on her, to call 999, 555, 911 or text/WhatsApp 482-GARY.