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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Caribbean rocked by 6.9 quake

Seismologist warns of aftershocks
This was the warning yesterday from seismologist Dr Joan Latchman, following a 6.9 earthquake that rocked Trinidad and Tobago and much of the Caribbean.

Biggest quake in two centuries
"While there have been 17 previous M6+ earthquakes in this region, large earthquakes are rare; this is the largest historic event within 250 (kilometres) of this location in the 20th and 21st centuries".

Rowley: I was scared
"...we live in an earthquake zone and this particular fault that runs through the north of our territory... it's called the El Pilar Fault... we believe that this is a capture zone which is powering up a lot of energy for along time and one of these days could release it."

Earthquake damage from coast to coast
The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government has activated all 14 Disaster Management Units following the 6.8 magnitude earthquake which took place at approximately 5:30pm this afternoon.

Garcia: No work before noon
Education Ministry damaged by earthquake

Panic at PoSGH during earthquake
TERRIFIED citizens were taken to the Port of Spain general hospital yesterday in the aftermath of the earthquake which shook the country and other Caribbean islands, and were admitted for panic and asthma attacks.

Gender protocol important for TT
JEITT chairman Justice Jamadar:

Imbert: UNC's NIF claim 'baseless'
Finance Minister Colm Imbert is "rejecting in its entirety" claims by Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar that insurance companies broke the law by purchasing National Investment Fund bonds.

Kamla: NIF bonds illegal
She called on the minister to tell the country how much of the bonds were taken up by ordinary citizens and how much by state enterprises.

Deyalsingh slams Kamla
In a statement, Deyalsingh confirmed that his wife has been providing consultancy services for a particular company over the past 15 years spanning several administrations.

Roget: Workers to be sent home
Govt says Petrotrin costs 'heavy'

Appeal Court: Pay PH passengers
...three judges of the Appeal Court have declared, however, that passengers who take the risk of being commuted in PH cars can be compensated by insurance companies should they suffer injuries in a vehicular accident.

Policemen charged with murder of Sando man
TWO police officers appeared in court yesterday charged with the 2016 murder of Adalle Junior Gilbert.

Murder victim's family: 'He was set up'
RELATIVES of Ronald "Tek" McKie, who was shot dead in Arouca early yesterday morning, believe he was set up by people in the area.

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