News Dr Eric Williams Memorial Committee honours seniors

The Dr Er­ic Williams Memo­r­i­al Com­mit­tee held its An­nu­al Se­nior Cit­i­zens Christ­mas Lun­cheon for Mo­ri­ah vil­lagers on De­cem­ber 22.

Se­nior cit­i­zens from the Sev­enth Day Ad­ven­tist, Mora­vian Church and Pen­te­costal church­es in Mo­ri­ah were treat­ed to a sump­tu­ous lunch and re­ceived a food bas­ket gift ham­per.

Cars crushed by falling tree

Three ve­hi­cles were crushed while an­oth­er was dam­aged when a large tree fell across the road­way near the San Fer­nan­do Mu­nic­i­pal Po­lice Sta­tion yes­ter­day.

Luck­i­ly, no one was in­jured but the in­ci­dent caused long lines of traf­fic in­to San Fer­nan­do. The ve­hi­cles, a Nis­san Ti­i­da, Maz­da 3 and Hon­da City, all be­longed to mu­nic­i­pal po­lice of­fi­cers and were parked near the sta­tion. The of­fi­cers on­ly moved in­to the new sta­tion two weeks ago.

Vetiver plants saving homes in Santa Cruz

Since Sep­tem­ber res­i­dents of Ramkissoon Trace, San­ta Cruz, have seen their hous­es crum­bling. So far, six fam­i­lies have been af­fect­ed and many oth­ers are at risk.

“We have a wid­ow with four chil­dren, we have a hand­i­capped per­son, we have two pen­sion­ers and we have a sin­gle moth­er with nine chil­dren,” one res­i­dent said.

Man's body found in fire

The body of a man was found on the first floor of a four-sto­ry build­ing af­ter a fire broke out there to­day.

Thus far in­ves­ti­ga­tors have iden­ti­fied the man as 75-year-old Al­lan Mcken­zie and say he was not burnt.