EMA: 377 oil spills in four years

The En­vi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment Au­thor­i­ty (EMA) has record­ed over 700 en­vi­ron­men­tal ac­ci­dents with­in the past three years.

The rev­e­la­tion came from EMA’s man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Hay­den Ro­mano dur­ing a meet­ing be­tween the Pub­lic Ac­counts Com­mit­tee and the EMA yes­ter­day.

Mystery oil spill at Waterfront

The Coast Guard is cur­rent­ly as­sist­ing the En­vi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment Agency (EMA) in in­ves­ti­gat­ing the source of an oil spill at the Wa­ter­front Com­plex on Tues­day.

Passers­by re­port­ed a thick black coat­ing cov­er­ing the nor­mal­ly teal wa­ters of the Wa­ter­front near the area where the wa­ter taxis would nor­mal­ly berth.

The oil slick clung against the walls of the dock, stretch­ing past where the Cabo Star is usu­al­ly docked, with on­ly a few streams drift­ing out to­wards the Caribbean Sea.

Geologists on mission to help reduce pollution in T&T

With T&T being recognized as one of the most polluted small island states in the world, one group of geologists are determined to their part to build environmental consciousness among the youth.

President of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Trinidad Chapter Amrit Cooblal believes if young ones learn to love the earth they will influence their family to do more to recycle and to stop pollution in T&T.

Two T&T beach towns voted among Caribbean's most charming

Two districts in Trinidad and Tobago have been voted among the most charming beach towns in the Caribbean.

They are Maracas Bay in Trinidad and Castara Bay in Tobago.

The votes came via a survey by TravelMag.com which invited more than 300 travel writers, social media influencers and in-the-know travel professionals to name their favorite beach destinations in the region.

The respondents were asked to identify their favorite charming towns or villages after which the votes were added to determine the final 20 destinations.

Man who ate anaconda under probe

Agri­cul­ture Min­is­ter Clarence Ramb­harat has in­struct­ed Chief Game War­den Den­ny Dipc­hand to pur­sue a crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion against a man who was video­taped killing a green ana­con­da to make a cook.

Ramb­harat said that once the sus­pect is caught, the po­lice can file charges un­der the Con­ser­va­tion of Wild Life Act.

Tourist money flow from Devil's Woodyard volcano

Once re­gard­ed as a curse in the com­mu­ni­ty of In­di­an Walk, the Dev­il's Wood­yard mud vol­cano is now con­sid­ered a bless­ing.

Over $60,000 in fees from vis­i­tors have been raised by Princes Town Re­gion­al Cor­po­ra­tion.

Its been one year since the vol­cano erupt­ed in Princes Town send­ing more than 24,000 tonnes of vol­canic mud spew­ing up in­to the air.

Since its erup­tion on Feb­ru­ary 13 last year, the site has at­tract­ed thou­sands of lo­cal and in­ter­na­tion­al tourists.

Turtle makes court appearance before its release back to sea

Less than an hour after four men appeared in court this morning charged with possession of a green turtle, the animal was released back into the sea.  

Geogory David, 56, a supervisor, Owen Vialva, 47, a fisherman, Phillip Phagoo, 26, a construction worker and Michael Joseph, 38, labourer of Cedros were each granted $50,000 bail with clerk of the peace approval.

They appeared before Point Fortin First Court Senior Magistrate Rajendra Rambachan who also fixed a cash bail for each of them in the sum of $15,000. 

Soil tests resume on earthquake-devastated lands

Researchers have returned to continue soil tests on earthquake devastated lands in Los Iros with the hope of finding out why land formations occurred following the 6.9 magnitude earthquake last August.

The tests are being done at Los Iros near the bubbling Erin Bouff mud volcanoes on the southern coasts which have been oozing liquid mud. 

The slurries from the Anglais Point Mud Volcano at Lorensotte have reached down to the sea.