Regional corporations

PDRC Chairman: “Give us money to fix bad roads…”

The Chairman of the Penal Debe Regional Corporation (PDRC), Dr Allen Sammy, is taking issue with comments made by Works and Transport Minister, Rohan Sinanan, over the failure of regional corporations to fix the roads in their constituencies.

In a release issued today, the PDRC Chairman points to an interview the minister did with the Trinidad Guardian, which was published on Sunday 9 February 2020.

Update on Guanapo Landfill

The Guanapo Landfill is expected to resume regular operations today.

A statement from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development indicates that several regional corporations spent the weekend working jointly with SWMCOL teams, as well as the T&T Fire Service and WASA, on smoke and fire suppression initiatives at the site.

The landfill's operations were shut down last Wednesday January 29th, because of a fire on the site.

More Aldermen being sworn-in today

More Aldermen are being sworn into office in their regional corporations, today.

Aldermen were sworn in at 10 this morning in the Diego Martin, Princes Town and the Couva / Tabaquite / Talparo Regional Corporations.

Aldermen for the San Juan / Laventille Regional Corporation were sworn into office at noon.

The Sangre Grande Regional Corporation and Arima Borough Corporation also will have their ceremonies at 1 pm, today.

And at 1.30 pm, the swearing-in ceremonies for the Mayaro, Siparia and Tunapuna / Piarco Regional Corporations will take place.

Flooding woes continue

Thirty-five families have been rescued from floodwaters in Penal, and several other families have managed to make their way out of danger to stay with relatives.

Confirmation came today from local government councillor for Penal, Shanti Boodram, who also is a flood victim, herself.

The Penal councillor told Guardian Media that many people have lost everything in their homes, as well as their crops, their livestock and their livelihoods to the raging flood waters.