The Port Authority of T&T has apologised to passengers who had to endure a delay earlier today after the T&T Spirit encountered engine trouble ahead of its journey from Scarborough to Port-of-Spain.
In a release, acting Inter-Island Transportation CEO Vilma Lewis-Cockburn said the delay was due to a damaged starter motor and gear ring on the port inner main engine which was discovered during start-up.
She noted that the vessel did not stall during the voyage as was being reported.
More than 30 homes near the seafront at Bay Shore, Marabella, were ravaged by powerful waves caused by an unusually rough sea last evening.
Residents who live near the seafront lost household items, including beds, refrigerators and stoves after the waters invaded their homes.
The said just after midday yesterday an unusual wave pattern developed and by 4.30 pm many homes were damaged by high waves.
One affected resident was pensioner Mangree Harrydath, 70, and her husband, Aziz Hosein, 72.
Five deaths in North Carolina have been linked to Hurricane Florence Friday, including a mother and baby who died in Wilmington.
Wilmington Police reported on Twitter that a tree fell on a house on Mercer Avenue, killing the pair around 9:30 a.m.
The father was pulled from the home and transported to a local hospital with injuries, police said.
Gov. Roy Cooper confirmed one of the deaths occurred in Lenoir County, when someone was plugging in a generator, according to a press release.
Police are investigating the death of an 8-year-old boy who was found dead in Mayaro this morning.
His 9-year-old brother is in a critical condition after both appeared to have been suffocated by smoke.
Police were called to a home in Kernahan Village after the two boys were found unresponsive in a room at 5 am this morning by their parents.
The 8-year-old boy is believed to have died due to smoke inhalation, as investigators found a burnt mosquito coil in the room.
While some parts of the country experienced crippling water shortages, over 150 families in Cedros were left marooned Tuesday when flood waters invaded the community of Bonasse.
A rising tide coupled with one hour of heavy rainfall caused the flooding which gathered inside resident's homes and yards.
Deodath Toolsie and his wife Eileen tried to put their furniture and appliances on higher ground when the floods started to rise.
A 9-year-old boy who was hit by a maxi taxi last week, died this afternoon at the Eric Williams Medical Science Complex.
Emmanuel John was taken off life support this morning after doctor declared him brain dead on Wednesday.
His relatives had hoped his health would improve, but instead were told by doctors at the Mt Hope hospital, that little Emmanuel was to be removed from life support at around 11am.
Emmanuel, who was set to start Standard 3 at the Aranguez Government Primary School on Monday, died shortly before 4pm.
Several families from across the country, have received grant assistance from the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services, under its National Social Development Programme (NSDP).
The grants which amount to up to $15,000 for materials, were distributed in a brief ceremony held at the Ministry’s Head Office in Port of Spain on Monday.
Among the 22 recipients were also victims of natural or man-made disasters resulting from flood or fire damages.