Sangre Grande

BREAKING: PNM claims victory in Sangre Grande

The People's National Movement (PNM) is declaring victory in the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation on the basis of popular vote and the "spirit of the law".

The party says Terry Rondon will remain as the chairman.

The announcement came at what was called an "emergency" news conference at Balisier House this morning.

Fire partially destroys popular Sangre Grande fabric store

An early morning fire has partially destroyed a fabric store in Sangre Grande.

According to police reports, around 1 am Wednesday, Sangre Grande police officers were on patrol when they saw smoke emanating from Ojoe’s building at the corner of Eastern Main Road and Andre Street.

Officers of the Sangre Grande Fire Station were informed and tenders from Tunapuna, Arima and Port-of-Spain also responded.

The blaze was contained to the top floor of the two-storey building, and was eventually extinguished.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

28-year-old Sangre Grande man missing

A 28-year-old Sangre Grande man is missing and police are seeking the public's help in finding him.

The police issued the following statement on the matter:

"Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is seeking the urgent assistance from members of the public in locating a 28-year-old man, who was reported missing on Wednesday 20th April, 2016.

Rakhab Mohammed, of Barker Trace, Sangre Grande, was reported missing to the Sangre Grande Police Station by his mother Zorida Mohammed. He was last seen at home on Friday 11th March, 2016.

Woman found wrapped in plastic in Manzanilla river identified

The body of the woman today has been identified as Felecia Persad, who went missing on April 2nd in Sangre Grande.

Persad's had obtained a protection order as a result of an abusive relationship, not long before she disappeared.

Persad lived at Oropouche Road, Sangre Grande and was last seen where she worked at Giselle's Fashion, Toco Road, Sangre Grande.

She never arrived home after work on April 2nd.

The decomposing body of a woman was found by Forestry workers, floating by in the Mitan River, Manzanilla on Friday morning. 

Water disruptions for Sangre Grande and 8 other communities on Friday

Several areas of North-East Trinidad will experience water distruptions on Friday, according to a statement from the Water and Sewerage Authority.

WASA says maintenance work will result to a cut in supply to nine communities.

The following is WASA's statement:

"Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) advises its customers in parts of North-East Trinidad, served by the North Oropouche Water Treatment Plant that there will be a disruption in their water supply on Friday 26th February 2016 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.