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Braving Floodwaters, Dodging Bullets in Potholes

  ‘So the rain came, as it does every year, but this time it fell for days and our neglected roads, rivers, and drains had no chance in hell’   MOTHER Nature dumped a bomb on us and we weren’t prepared. I mean did anyone expect us to be. A couple of weeks ago, before […]Read More

Smart to Bamboo Residents: Police Yourself

CHIEF Executive Officer of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) retired Major General Rodney Smart told residents at Bamboo settlement to be more responsible and “police itself” to prevent future disasters. He was speaking to AZP News Assignments Editor  Sue-Ann Wayow on Tuesday. See video below: See related stories below: Has the cause […]Read More

CAF Donates $1.3M for Disaster Relief

  By Prior Beharry THE Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) has offered to donate US$200,000 (TT$1.36 million). This according to Minister of Finance Colm Imbert in a release on Friday. He said this was a “demonstration of unwavering solidarity with the people of Trinidad and Tobago” who were facing significant damage and loss due […]Read More

Day of the Underdogs: Germany, Belgium Out

Matchday 12: Thursday, December 1, 2022 By Gerald Lutchman IT was a day for the underdogs as Japan and Morocco top their groups and Belgium and Germany were sent home. The match between Germany and Costa Rica was one of the best in a virtual knockout. Japan stunned Spain in a controversial fashion as VAR […]Read More

Bond Arrives in Trinidad

   US AMBASSADOR-designate to Trinidad and Tobago Candace Bond and her family arrived in Port of Spain on Thursday. She officially assume duties after the presentation of her Letters of Credence to President Paula-Mae Weekes, a release from the US Embassy in Port of Spain stated. Bond said, “It is a great honour to be […]Read More

Argentina, Poland Make it to Knockout, Denmark Go Home

Qatar 2022 Matchday 11:  Wednesday, November 30, 2022 By Gerald Lutchman FRANCE were shocked by Tunisia as Groups C and D were completed on Wednesady and  Argentina outplayed Poland to top the group. Mexico beat Saudi Arabia but did not qualify. Poland occupies the second spot and will advance with Argentina. Australia will join France […]Read More

Desal Plant Down Until December 5 27 areas affected

THE planned shutdown of the Point Lisas Desalination Plant that was postponed is on. WASA, in a statement on Wednesday, said the shutdown which began at noon that day, now has a projected completion date of December 5 as works are being expedited. The plant, owned and operated by the Desalination Company of Trinidad and […]Read More

UNC Activist Loses Bid to Stop Extension of Local Gov’t

ACTIVIST Ravi Balgobin-Maharaj who challenged the amendment to the Local Government Reform Bill  has had his injunction dismissed. It was dismissed by Justice Jacqueline Wilson on Wednesday. Balgobin-Maharaj, part of the electorate in  Maracas/Santa Margarita, had challenged the government on the amendment which allows local government councillors and aldermen to serve an additional year in […]Read More

Where is Rowley?

By Sue-Ann Wayow WHERE is Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley in all the flooding? This was the question asked by Member of Parliament for St Augustine Khadijah Ameen. Ameen, the Opposition’s Shadow Minister of Local Government was the lone speaker at the Opposition’s mid-week press briefing on Wednesday. The MP said that people were absolutely […]Read More

Residents Worry about Collapsing Road in Princes Town

By Sue-Ann Wayow ALTHOUGH not yet completely destroyed, an agricultural access road in the Princes Town district is threatening to collapse. Local Government Councillor for Ben Lomond/Hardbargain/Williamsville Alvin Daniel raised the issue of the compromised roadway at Coconut Drive where a landslide is threatening to destroy an agricultural access road to farmers and villagers. Coconut […]Read More