The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM)—in collaboration with UNESCO/IOC-CTIC and the Diego Martin Regional Corporation—will conduct a Community Tsunami Drill between School Street and Abbe Poujade Street, Carenage, this week.
The drill is scheduled to run from 10:00 am to Noon, on Wednesday 5th February 2020, and will also include officials from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) and the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service (TTFS).
National Security Minister Stuart Young has announced a ban on glass bottles for Carnival 2020.
At a press conference at the Ministry of National Security a short while ago, Minister Young said he hopes this ban will become a standard feature of Carnival in years to come.
The ban will start at 4am on Carnival Monday and end at midnight on Carnival Tuesday.
Minister Young said those found breaking the law will have their beverages seized by police if they refuse to empty them into plastic or paper cups.
Trucks and trailers with permits to operate on the band route on Carnival Monday and Tuesday will have their validation stickers in time, courtesy a collaboration between the Association of Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Companies (ATTIC), the Trinidad & Tobago Police Service (TTPS) and the National Carnival Bands Association (NCBA).
In an official statement from ATTIC, the Association confirms that the stickers will be available for those with the necessary permits.
The Trinidad & Tobago Medical Association (T&TMA) says it is horrified at the recent killing of patient at the Port of Spain General Hospital.
In an official statement, the T&TMA expressed concern about the safety of hospital staff and patients at the nation’s health care facilities.
The full text of the Association’s statement, follows…
Primary school students, including chaperons throughout Tobago are safer today as the Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment has completed its Safe School Pedestrian Crossing Zone Review for 2018.
Every year, the Division, by way of the Transport and Traffic Management Committee, reviews the status of road safety within school districts with a view to safeguard the Island’s children.
Through yearly appraisals, the Division can enhance road infrastructure and deploy responsive traffic solutions in close proximity to schools.
The Met Office says roughs seas can be expected, beginning from within the next 24 hours.
It has issued a warning to small craft operators, sea-bathers and marine interests.
The following is a statement by the Met Office.
"Buoy data as well as reports reaching the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service indicate that sea conditions being experienced around Trinidad and Tobago are currently normal to moderate with wave heights reaching up to 2.5 metres in open waters and less than 1.0 metre in sheltered areas.