Disaster

Huawei helps the helpers in flood relief efforts

The local arm of Huawei, a global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, has joined relief efforts following last weekend's floods.

On Friday Huawei T&T Limited recognised that, following the vast flooding in several areas, there were officers out on the front lines helping others in their communities with relief efforts, while their own homes and families were affected by flooding. 

The management and staff of Huawei T&T rallied to collect a variety of items to donate to the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service.

Single father, daughters now homeless after house fire

Single parent father Dillon Cooper grabbed his daughters and ran out of their burning house in Moruga on Thursday night after a candle ignited the wooden house.

Though he managed to save his girls, Cooper was unable to save his house which burnt to the ground.

The fire officers who responded to the call took a wrong road and by the time they arrived, the entire house had gone up in flames.

Dillon said this was the second tragedy he suffered after his brother Anton Cooper was killed by three prison officers at Golden Grove more than a decade ago.

Minister applauds CEPEP for prompt response

Minister of Rural Development and Local Government Haji Kazim Hosein has applauded the efforts of the Community Based Environmental Protection and Enhancement and Enhancement Programme (CEPEP), for their prompt response to citizens who have been severely affected following the adverse weather conditions and subsequent flooding.

CAL Cargo accepting relief supplies until November 23

Caribbean Airlines Cargo says it is accepting shipments of relief supplies as sent from any of the airline’s North American, Caribbean and South American destinations, effective immediately and ending at midnight on 23 November, 2018.

In a statement issued on Friday, CAL said that shipments will attract freight and handling charges specified by Caribbean Airlines Cargo.

It said that packaged items that will be accepted by Caribbean Airlines Cargo as relief supplies are as follows:

• Towels, sheets and linens

• Large plastic storage containers

PM: We didn't have enough inflatables for disaster

The state fell down on two ar­eas in the re­cent flood dis­as­ter - lack of suf­fi­cient in­flat­able ves­sels and in­stances con­cern­ing peo­ple in the deep­est wa­ter in the deep­est part of com­mu­ni­ties who didn't want to leave their homes.

Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley con­firmed this at Thurs­day's week­ly Gov­ern­ment me­dia brief­ing.

Proman Group gives $1 million to flood relief efforts

The Proman Group with local subsidiaries MHTL, DeNovo Energy, Industrial Plant Services Limited (IPSL), Process Energy (Trinidad) and Proman AG (Trinidad) has offered support by donating TT$1 million to assist in the relief efforts following last weeks floods.

The group says that the money, channelled through the Living Water Community, will be used to assist families as they get back on their feet and rebuild their lives.

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