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Families in Caroni, Valsayn, El Carmen, Las Lomas, and parts of St Helena had to be evacuated yesterday as a result of rising floodwaters.The Caroni river burst its b…

A 62-year-old man was killed in a road traffic accident in St James on Saturday.The deceased has been identified as Carl Gill from Providence Estate, Upper Bournes Ro…

LMCS Ltd’s managing director, Kazim Ali Snr, has provided a reason why it was possible for air pockets to exist in the undersea pipe­line in which his son and three other divers fought for their lives, possibly for days, before they drowned.

In a supplemental statement given to the commission of enquiry into the Berth 6 tragedy off Paria’s Pointe-a-Pierre facility on February 25, Ali suggested a cause for the pressure differential in the hyperba­ric chamber, which sucked an infla­table plug into the 30-inch-wide pipeline, along with the divers and their equipment.

Candidate for political lead­­er of the People’s National Movement (PNM) Karen Nunez-­Tesheira has suffered a second defeat in her challenge against the party’s internal election taking place over a three-­day period, which began yesterday.

On Friday night, a three-judge panel comprising Justices of Appeal Nolan Bereaux, Peter Rajkumar and Maria Wilson dismissed the appeal brought by Nunez-­Tesheira against the decision of High Court Justice Devindra Rampersad that was delivered on Wednesday.

With inclement weather expected to continue over the next few days, Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan is cautioning the public to prepare for the worst.

Speaking during a virtual news conference yesterday, Sinanan said an unprecedented level of flooding is expected, even in areas that have not been prone to flooding in the past.

Continuous rainfall yesterday led to widespread flooding throughout the East-West Corridor, leaving many persons stranded for hours due to landslides, and families cleaning up the debris left by flood waters.

There were reports of flooding in areas such as Arouca, Arima, Carapo, Mt Lambert, San Juan, Santa Cruz, St Joseph, and Valsayn.

In the San Juan/Laventille Corporation area there were two significant landslips, with the entire road at Quarry Drive in Champs Fleurs being blocked; in St Joseph there was a report of a landslip in the vicinity of Balata Trace; and up to last night, there were six landslips at the Lady Young Road in Port of Spain.

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