Ministry to ask EMA to control noise at Brian Lara Stadium

The Plan­ning Min­istry will be ask­ing the En­vi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment Au­thor­i­ty (EMA) to pay at­ten­tion to fete noise lev­els em­a­nat­ing from the Lara Sta­di­um in Mara­bel­la since con­stituents of at least five sur­round­ing PNM and UNC con­stituen­cies have com­plained of the noise.

Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Min­is­ter Stu­art Young has con­firmed Plan­ning Min­is­ter Camille Robin­son-Reg­is will be asked to have the EMA at­tend to the sit­u­a­tion on oc­ca­sions when fetes are held at the Lara fa­cil­i­ties.

500 seedlings to replant Chaguaramas forest after fires

Over 500 seedlings will be replanted in Chaguaramas on Thursday, to help restore forested areas that were destroyed by recent bush fires.

The initiative is being led by the Ministry of Planning and Development, the Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) and the Chaguaramas Development Authority.

A statement by the ministry says it will kick off at 8am on the Corpus Christi holiday, on the road that is the first right off Macqueripe Road, Chaguaramas. 

Dominican Gov't Minister: 'Be prepared for hurricane season'

The hurricane season is here and officials of the nature island of Dominica, located in the Hurricane belt, believe T&T and other Caribbean islands need to prepare for the hurricane season now.

Minister for the Environment, Climate Resilience, Disaster Management and Urban Renewal Joseph Isaac says Dominican has shown resilience after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in September 2017.

This experience, he believes, can be used to assist other Caribbean islands with preparation.

Scottish backlash for ex-T&T footballer over iguana photo

A former Trinidad and Tobago footballer is being investigated by an animal welfare charity in Scotland over claims he killed and ate an iguana.  

According to an article in the Daily Mail, ex-Hamilton Academical and Trinidad & Tobago striker Richard Roy appeared in a photograph holding a dead lizard by the tail above a kitchen sink. 

The photo was posted on his wife Cheryl's Facebook page and is believed to have been taken at a house in Dundee. 

The post sparked a furious backlash after she said that her husband would be eating it later. 

$40 million shoreline project helps save 35 Cap-de-Ville houses

Within two decades, five homes in Cap-de-Ville have fallen into the sea as climate change wreaks havoc on the southwestern coastlines.

However, thanks to a $40 million Cap-de-Ville Shoreline Stabilisation project, more than 35 homes from Sunset Beach, Chinkit Street, Seaview Drive and Beach Road are now saved from the wrath of the sea.

In an exclusive interview with Guardian Media, director of the Coastal Protection Unit Candice Gray-Bernard said the project started in December 2018 and was part of the Critical Coastal Protection Programme.

85 truckloads of garbage removed from city drains

Do not dis­pose of waste in the na­tion’s drains and rivers. This was the ap­peal made by Deputy May­or of Port-of-Spain Hillan More­an yes­ter­day as he point­ed to the clogged un­der­ground drains that emp­ty in­to the East Dry Riv­er.

Not­ing the sty­ro­foam con­tain­ers and soft-drink bot­tles which spilt out of the drain in­to the riv­er yes­ter­day, More­an said: “We are see­ing one of the rea­sons why our rivers are so dirty.

Scotiabank promotes environmental support

Some 1,000 Sco­tia­bank em­ploy­ees, their fam­i­lies and friends came out this year in Ch­aguara­mas and Buc­coo La­goon—(No Man’s Land), To­ba­go, to care for the en­vi­ron­ment in com­mem­o­ra­tion of this year’s Unit­ed Way T&T’s Na­tion­al Day of Car­ing.

The ini­tia­tive this year fo­cused on en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­i­ty and food se­cu­ri­ty where all ac­tiv­i­ties em­barked on will con­tin­ue to add val­ue for years to come said the bank’s man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Stephen Bag­narol.

EMA to probe La Brea chemical fire

While in­ves­ti­ga­tors say yes­ter­day’s mas­sive fire at Kaizen En­vi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices did not re­sult in in­jury to work­ers or dam­age to prop­er­ty, there are con­cerns about the harm­ful ef­fects to the en­vi­ron­ment.

The En­vi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment Au­thor­i­ty (EMA) is ex­pect­ed to vis­it the waste-treat­ment fa­cil­i­ty in the La Brea In­dus­tri­al Es­tate to­day to de­ter­mine whether the com­pa­ny’s op­er­a­tions ad­here to its Cer­tifi­cate of En­vi­ron­men­tal Clear­ance.

Residents affected by stench as raw sewerage flows into Fairfield River

Years ago the Fairfield River was so clean that it was used for baptism.

However, today the river has become so polluted that neither worshippers nor residents or even farmers care to go close to it.

This is because raw sewage from the HDC's Fairfield Housing Development has been flowing into the river.

The sewer treatment plant went down and unfiltered sewage has been flowing directly inside the river.

Blackened with filth, the river is now a dumping ground for dead animals, household waste and debris.

Tobago wins Caribbean Nature Park Awards 2019

To­ba­go’s Main Ridge For­est Re­serve has been named the Caribbean Na­ture Park of the Year in the Caribbean Jour­nal’s Caribbean Awards 2019.

Caribbean Jour­nal (CJ) is the world’s largest web­site cov­er­ing the Caribbean, has orig­i­nal con­tent and video fo­cus­ing on trav­el and tourism across the en­tire Caribbean and is the glob­al leader in cov­er­ing Caribbean trav­el and trade news.

Ac­cord­ing to the Jour­nal, the Green Awards are meant to “cel­e­brate those who are al­ready work­ing to pro­tect and strength­en this beau­ti­ful cor­ner of the world.”