Prime Minister Dr Keith has declared that the flooding nightmare that has left thousands marooned is a "national disaster".

Just before 10 a.m. today the Prime Minister via his Facebook page stated that it is going to cost a lot of money to bring relief. He also condemned acts of looting during this disaster.

He stated:


Despite severe flooding in East and Central Trinidad these men play a game of cards at Munroe and Southern Main Road Warrenville on Saturday. 

This is a national disaster, the flooding is quite widespread and quite severe and it is going to cost a lot of money to bring relief to people who have been affected. Notwithstanding whatever shortages we are experiencing we will have to find the resources to help.

The situation is bad in the St Helena/Kelly area as these communities are still experiencing very high levels of water and the roads cannot be used by vehicular traffic.

Rescue operations continue with the Coast Guard utilizing boats to reach stranded persons. I want to assure persons that the Government is doing all that it can to, in the first instance, rescue trapped persons and then to ensure that they have the resources they need when they get to the shelters.


Residents of  Munroe road make their way to shelter along Southern Main Road Warrenville on Saturday. 

I am heading to the Sangre Grande area now which has also been affected adversely. I am very disappointed to learn of reports of looting in this Eastern district. The police have clamped down on this and are on hand to ensure law and order.".

Throughout the night affected people from the elderly to young children were forced to climb to their roofs for safety.

The losses are estimated to be to the tune of millions.

Last night rescue efforts were underway at Greenville, La Horquetta where an entire community was under threat.

Images on social media tell the story of the horror many are still enduring.

Various parts of the country are totally impassable such as Caroni, St Helena, Kelly Village, Las Lomas etc.

Mayaro MP also stated via his Facebook page that Mayaro is totally cut off at this time. He posted:


A man rides his bicycle through flood waters along at Munroe and Southern Main Road Warrenville on Saturday. 

1. Naparima Mayaro Road in the Mafeking Area is impassible.

2. Mafeking and Inner Mafeking under flood waters and impassible.

3. Poole Valley - Guaya Road - Impassible.

4. Cedar Grove - Totally Cut Off.

5. Biche / Navet water receeded a bit but still requires caution.

6. Plumitan - Water High - Impassible

5. Sangre Chiquito still impassible. No acces to Sangre Grande via Manzanilla.

THE MRCRC will be dispatching trucks to assist the Mafeking Area today.

For assistance PLEASE CALL 800-4MRC


Taxpayers have forked out close to $4 million in legal fees in the matter of Vertical Aviation LLC and the lease of the Sikorsky S76D helicopter by the former government.

Vertical Aviation had claimed the Government failed to satisfy its obligations under the lease by not paying rent and interest due for late rent payments, failed to replenish the security deposit after the aviation company applied the deposit funds to late rent payments, failed to enrol the aircraft in a tip-to-tail maintenance programme and did not maintain insurance for the aircraft.

Professor of molecular genetics and virology at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Christine Carrington says while there are yet no confirmed cases of the Delta variant of Covid-19 in Trinidad and Tobago, it is only a matter of time before the highly transmissible variant is detected here.

Carrington was speaking during yesterday’s virtual news conference hosted by the Ministry of Health.

A 41-year-old woman remained in police custody yesterday, being questioned in connection with the murder of Maritime General and Fidelity Finance chairman and Piarco Airport corruption accused John Smith, 74, on Friday afternoon.

Around 4.30 p.m. on Friday, offi­cers of the Maraval Police Station responded to a call that there was a domestic dispute at a residence in Haleland Park, Saddle Road, Mara­val.

For decades, Trinidad and Tobago has battled a raging gang problem.

Successive governments and law enforcement have fought to reduce criminal organisations which have engaged in well-executed mafia-style illegal operations, including drug and gun running, money laundering, prostitution, extortion, and crimes like murders, robberies and even what are regarded as white-collar ventures.

THE manager at the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) who cleared an employee of any wrongdoing following a complaint against him has signed an affidavit saying he was repeatedly called upon to change his findings in the matter.

He also said he was denied several requests to interview the Min­ister of Public Utilities for a “witness statement in the matter”.

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