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Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2016

Millions in damage as landslides, flooding cut off villages along North Coast

North Coast fishing villages of Toco, Grande Riviere and Matelot are today isolated from the rest of the country as torrential rainfall overnight Tuesday and all day yesterday, triggered massive flooding, sea swells and landslides trapping thousands who live in the communities.


Worst disaster in 5 years

Major disaster
GOVERNMENT yesterday launched immediate responses to the damage caused in Matelot, Grand Riviere and environs as a result of heavy rainfall.

Rough night for twenty families

...Washout in Barbados too

Another microcephaly birth
THE HEALTH authorities are currently investigating the birth of another baby with microcephaly to determine whether it was related to the Aedes aegypti mosquito- borne Zika virus.

Mother-to-child HIV transmission down
...having had two or less cases over the past five years, according to PAHO/ WHO local representative, Dr Bernadette Theodore-Gandi.

Deyalsingh wants to reduce maternal deaths
ADVOCACY, elimination of communicable and non-communicable diseases such as gestational diabetes and early detection of ectopic pregnancies are among the interventions desperately needed to end maternal mortality by 2030.

Cubans line streets as Castro's ashes begin journey

I'm sorry Jenice
Dad did not suspect girl was abused:

Jenice was abused
A GRIEVING Julien Fabien, 59, says he always knew his granddaughter Jenice Figaro, four, was being abused at home and an autopsy performed on Tuesday at the Forensic Science Centre, St James only confirmed his worst fears

Domestic services to resume next year
DOMESTIC services for blind and visually impaired children will resume at the beginning of the new school term in January, at the School for Blind Children at Pax Vale, Santa Cruz.

Corporations will sort out business
THE Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) has indicated that the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation, like all its 13 other local government counterparts, will determine who will control its affairs.

UNC retains Mayaro, P/Town after recount

Couva chairman vows to 'put people first'

Opposition candidate quits after shooting
After his home was shot at on Tuesday night community activist and candiate in Monday's Local Government elections, Julius Edwards, says he is done with improving the Malabar area

1 THA person doing 3 jobs
THE Tobago Forwards is calling for a forensic audit of the Finance and Enterprise Development Division of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA)

Moonilal seeks to throw out CEPEP lawsuit
Moonilal had initially filed a defamation lawsuit following a statement CEPEP had placed in the daily newspapers in August, on the misappropriation of $39.6 million in funds on construction projects in Moonilal's constituency of Oropouche East.

25 ambulances added to fleet

Cops investigate fracas in viral video
'Gunman employed by the State'

Fight club: Bar brawl under police probe

CTU director on human trafficking: Most cases sex related
Since it began its operations (in 2011), the Ministry of National Security's Counter Trafficking Unit CTU has identified 30 persons as victims of trafficking and charged 22 T&T nationals for human trafficking and related offences.

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