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Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2022

...Keeping a watchful eye

T&T braces for 36 hours of inclement weather

Emergency! Rowley sounds alarm over bad weather
The Prime Minister sounded the alarm in a statement on Saturday describing the bad weather as a "weather emergency."

Brace for more rain: Adverse weather alert extended to Monday

45 communities crippled by landslips, flooding

Lady Young Road closed after landslides

Farmers struggle to sprout after back-to-back floods
Scores of farmers across the country are reeling from the effects of back-to-back flooding, skyrocketing costs of chemicals and fertilisers with many of them of the verge of giving up.

Gran Couva road collapses under heavy rains 
Asa Roopchan, who lives next to the landslide, said he was able to drive into his yard last night. However, after the heavy showers, he awoke to a collapsed roadway and managed to get two of his vehicles out of the yard before the roads started to collapse further. Roopchan said he had to cover massive cracks in his yard with tarpaulins to prevent rain from entering and worsening the landslides on his property.

Boodram's battle for survival
...'If they did care, Paria would have dropped a hamper'

How was there air in the flooded pipeline?
"He said: "In hindsight, if I was instructed or had known that the pipe­line was not straight but undula­ting, then I would have included that in the method statement, a step for measuring of the pressure at both risers, and if the pressure was not equal, then I would have equa­lised the pressure before removing the plugs."

He said on a level pipeline the pressure would be equal. "An inspection of the line by a diving team would not have revealed if the line was straight... From my experience working in Petrotrin and Paria and having installed some lines myself, I assumed that the information that the lines were straight was correct because in my experience, measures are put in place to ensure that the lines remain level. One of the reason for this is to avoid air pockets."

Second defeat for Nunez-Tesheira in election challenge
The judge had dismissed an application for interim relief as Nunez-Tesheira sought to have the election temporarily postponed.

Ex-WI wicketkeeper David Murray dies
Murray was the son of West Indies batting great Sir Everton Weekes. His son Ricky Hoyte, represented Barbados and West Indies 'A' Team as a wicket-keeper/batsman.

Murray's first tour with the West Indies was in 1973 to England. He made his international debut in the second One-Day International by a West Indies men's team, which featured Lance Gibbs, Roy Fredericks Rohan Kanhai and Clive Lloyd.

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