Government spends $7.6 million on Hilton pool upgrade

As part of the government's national development strategy project, $7.6 million was spent on upgrading the pool and deck of the Trinidad Hilton.

The works included a raised Jacuzzi, an adult tanning ledge and a children’s pool, three cabanas, a water fountain with LED lights, upgraded mechanical, electrical and plumbing services and equipment, a new audio system, a salt water treatment system and a new reinforced fibre concrete pool deck patterned in the form of a steel pan mural.

Accident on Lady Young Road

The driver and passenger of a dump truck are nursing serious injuries after the vehicle ran off the Lady Young road and narrowly missed plunging into a school.

The accident occurred around 9:30 am near to the Hilton Trinidad.

Reports are the truck breached a steel barrier and drove a short way downhill landing between a bamboo patch and near the Belmont Secondary School.

A school block located nearest to the crash site was evacuated to ensure the safety of pupils.

The accident has to a major traffic pile-up in the area.