All schools are to remain closed today. However, Government offices and businesses will be open as usual. National Security Minister Stuart Young made the announcement yesterday, during a joint media conference, held at the ministry’s office, Port of Spain.

Young said the decision was taken following consultation with the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service, which issued a “red level” riverine flood alert at 3 p.m. yesterday. He said Government did not see the need, “at this stage”, to close businesses and Government offices.

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