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Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2022


Manzanilla Mayaro, SS Erin roads temporarily closed
Chairman of the Mayaro/Rio Claro Regional Corporation Raymond Cozier has slammed the Ministry of Works and Transport for its "wait and see" approach to fixing roads, after the main thoroughfare from Mayaro to Sangre Grande was cut off by a collapsing road.

Beetham, El Socorro residents count losses after floods

Multiple areas across Trinidad inundated yet again by flooding
History is repeating itself along the Manzanilla-Mayaro Road on Wednesday as floodwaters cross the roadway, causing a partial collapse an event that occurred nearly eight years ago. In November 2014, multiple homes and areas of the road were damaged as waters from nearby rivers and the Nariva Swamp flowed freely into the Atlantic Ocean. Significant coastal erosion also occurred, which is happening yet again this week.

Deyalsingh reminds: Covid is not over
In its covid19 update on Tuesday, the ministry reported three people had died of covid19. The trio were elderly men with comorbidities. One man had a single comorbidity. The other two men had multiple comorbidities.

Diabetes, heart disease and cancer are examples of comorbidities.

Deyalsingh pleased with flu vaccination rates
"This year so far, pleasantly, we have done 17,507 (influenza doses)." Deyalsingh added that this year, there have been five deaths due to influenza A and B. To date, he said there have been 977 cases of influenza.

National Trust lists 16 more heritage sites
The newly listed properties are Lopinot House, the Port of Spain Old Railway Station (PTSC Compound), George Brown House, President's House, the Five Islands (Caledonia, Pelican, Lenagan, Rock, and Craig), Woodford Square, Carnegie Free Library, Naipaul House, the Cabildo Building, Our Lady of Montserrat RC Church, Knowsley, and the St James Police Barracks.

Trinidad and Tobago bobsleigh team slides to first 4-man bronze in Utah
At Utah Olympic Park, TT's quartet of Axel Brown, Shakeel John, Xaverri Williams and Adam Hames clocked a total of one minute and 38.24 seconds (1:38.24) after contesting two heats. TT completed the first slide in 49.24 seconds and the second in an improved 49 seconds flat. Their combined time was impressive since it fell just .64 seconds behind eventual gold medallists Korea. The Koreans stopped the clock on 1:37.60.

Boy, 5, survives four-storey fall from building
Sequan Manswell was reportedly peering over the balcony outside his apartment when he fell head-first over the railing. Manswell, who lives with his mother Jamilia Manswell, had just been dropped off by his driver at Building 21, Maloney, and had been sent up to his apartment by a neighbour on the second floor when the incident occurred around 2.45 pm.

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