The scene of the crash

SIX officers from the Tunapuna Fire Station were injured around 3 a.m. this morning when the appliance used to respond to a emergency call in Arouca, reportedly blew a tyre causing the driver to lose control and slam into church wall in Tacarigua

Initial reports from a fire officer on duty was that while heading east along the Eastern Main Road the 12 tonne truck suddenly began losing control as they approaching the St Mary’s Children’s Home.

He said that aback tyre on the left side of the truck suddenly blew out causing the truck to "fish-tail" and slam into the wall.

The driver, an officer and four other junior officers received minor injuries.


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So noted Public Utilities Minister Marvin Gonzales as he tabled the Report of the Cabinet Sub-Committee Report on the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) in the House of Representatives, at the Red House, Port of Spain, yesterday.

The report has been placed in the hands of a parliamentary Joint Select Committee (JSC) as the Govern­ment grapples with the systemic “dys­function” at the unwieldy and debt-­­ridden, State-owned public utility.

Social Development Minister Donna Cox has suggested that teachers and principals taking up positions in schools in “hotspot” areas be given specialised training to help them better understand the culture of the area and its people.

She pointed out yesterday that there were stereotypes about such areas, some of which were not accurate.

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Modi and Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley took to Twitter this week to praise each other.

Mottley profusely thanked Modi, via social media, for the 200,000 vaccines sent from India to Barbados, 100,000 of which were donated.

Political leader of the PNM Tobago Council Tracy Davidson-Celestine said yesterday that she will not accept the “take-it-or-leave-it” attitude being employed by Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) ­leader Watson Duke.