THE Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) has appealed to customers in Trinidad to conserve electricity this weekend, while the National Gas Company (NGC) carries out expansion work on its network.

In a public notice yesterday, the commission said NGC’s work is scheduled for tomorrow (December 8), between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. and could affect NGC’s supply of gas to the Trinidad Generation Unlimited (TGU) Power Station.

“In the unlikely event that the work does affect the gas supply, there may be a temporary loss of electricity across Trinidad,” the Commission stated.

As a precaution, T&TEC is appealing to customers to minimise the use of “non-essential, high-energy appliances and equipment, such as air-conditioning units, dryers and water heaters, to reduce the risk of load shedding on Sunday”.

The commission has apologised for any inconvenience caused to customers during that period.


IS Barry Padarath in or out?

The People’s National Movement (PNM) is considering mounting a legal challenge to the candidacy of Barry Padarath, the United National Congress (UNC) Princes Town candidate for the 2020 general election.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday expressed satisfaction with the findings of the pre-election 2020 poll conducted by Nigel Henry which showed the People’s National Movement (PNM) five per cent ahead of its main rival, the United National Congress (UNC).

OPPOSITION Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar and her “minions” in the United National Congress (UNC) have now “stepped over the line” by attacking the father and brother of National Security Minister Stuart Young.

Young said so yesterday at a news conference at the Ministry of National Security in Port of Spain.

Covid-19 has caused a massive shift in what’s uppermost in the minds of citizens, with the pandemic now trumping crime as the major worry.

“Concern over the coronavirus pandemic has overtaken concern over crime, which had previously polled as the most pressing national issue for almost a decade.

AS the number of Covid-19 cases continues to climb daily in Trinidad and Tobago, a staff member and a child at the St Jude’s School for Girls have tested positive for the virus, while the Montrose Government Primary School has been ordered closed after a pupil was exposed to a contact of a Covid-19 case.