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.
Toco is open for Easter.
That's the message thee Sangre Grande Regional Corporation is sending, as its chairman Terry Rondon seeks to get the public to come use the corporation's beaches and rivers.
A statement by the corporation says that the beaches and rivers have been prepared for use on the Easter weekend.
It says that recreational sites from Matelot to Matura are ready for campers and that visitors’ well-being is prioritized in terms of the following:
· TTPS and Municipal Police presence in the area.
Angry Sangre Grande residents are calling on the relevant authorities to ensure that the huge mounds of garbage which were removed from their homes following last month’s flooding are now removed immediately from the roadsides.
They say they now fear an outbreak of disease because the garbage is now drawing vermin and smelling up their communities.
The garbage, which includes damaged appliances, soaked mattresses and furniture, has been piled up at the front of their homes for the last three weeks and is yet to be removed.
Residents of Kelly Gardens in St Helena are pleading with the authorities to remove the garbage that has accumulated due to their flood clean-up.
Since floodwaters receded earlier this week, the residents have been busy at work trying to regain some semblance of life as they knew it before flood waters invaded their homes last weekend.
Over half-a-ton of garbage was removed from the Invaders Bay, Port-of-Spain, coastline, on Saturday as employees, friends and volunteers of bmobile demonstrated their support for marine conservation through the 2018 International Coastal Cleanup (ICC).
This photo was sent to us by "Truetrini" using the My Eye feature in the CNC3 App.
Truetrini titled this photo, "Wilson Street garbage pile up - St. Augustine" and added that "this is a health issue and three schools are on this street".
We trust that the regional authority will look into this matter.
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The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government, says that through the engagement of the Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Limited, it is continuing the selection process for garbage collection contractors for the fourteen (14) Municipal Corporations.
Contractors will be sorted into three categories:
· Small - Contractors with five or fewer trucks
· Medium - Contractors with six to fifteen trucks
· Large - Contractors with sixteen trucks and more
The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government says that as part of the ongoing efforts to monitor cleanliness across the nation, it has come to light that the problem of illegal dumping has increased during the Christmas season.
In a statement issued by the Ministry, Minister Kazim Hosein says the Ministry is taking a hard stance against illegal dumping on roadsides and along river banks as it poses a major threat to public health.