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12 affected as fire destroys San Fernando house

Twelve people are now homeless after a fire destroyed four homes along the Old Train Line, King’s Wharf, San Fernando.

The fire was believed to have started at the home of Alexander Gibbs, where he stored rice, flour, oil, sugar and toilet paper for Venezuelan fishermen to take back to the country. 

Single mother Afesha Noel and her family were also affected.

San Fernando West MP Faris Al-Rawi said constituency representatives have already met with the residents and everything is being done to bring relief.

Secure your dogs during fireworks display, San Fernando City Corporation warns

The San Fernando City Council is warning dog owners in the city, to secure their animals on Wednesday night, when a fireworks display will take place to celebrate the anniversary of Independence.

The corporation has issued the following statement on the matter.

"His Worship the Mayor Alderman Haji Kazim Hosein, Aldermen and Councillors of the San Fernando City Council wish to inform the public that there will be a fireworks display on San Fernando Hill on Wednesday 31 August, 2016 at 8:30 pm to celebrate our nation’s 54th year of Independence.

San Fernando Mayor vows to crack down on stone-throwing bandits

San Fernando Mayor Kazim Hosein in vowing to crack down on stone-throwing bandits and is urging residents of the city to be vigilant.

The Mayor says the San Fernando City Corporation is working closely with the police to crack down on those committing the crimes.

The following is a statement from the San Fernando City Corporation.

Fire destroys San Fernando restaurant

Fire has destroyed the Golden Terrace Chinese Restaurant on Cipero Street in San Fernando and two people have been injured.

The fire started in the kitchen of the restaurant around 3.15 this afternoon.

The restaurant's owners lived on the same compound and their home was also destroyed.

We're told that two of the occupants, including a child, were taken to hospital after suffering burns and have been listed as stable.

Bomb threat shuts down San Fernando courts

A bomb threat shut down the building housing all three courts in San Fernando this morning.

Te Magistrates Court, the High Court and the Traffic Court were all temporarily evacuated.

Operations resumed after a suspicios object outside the court, was removed.

CNC3's Ivan Toolsie contributed to this report.

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Police probe murders in Diego Martin, Arouca and San Fernando

Police are investigating three murders in Diego Martin, Arouca and San Fernando over the last 48 hours.

20-year-old Jerome Paris was shot dead in Ste Madeleine on Monday night.

According to police, the men were standing at the roadside near Walker’s home at St Clements Village when a vehicle pulled alongside them.

Three men came out of the vehicle and opened fire, killing Paris on the spot and injuring a 26-year-old man.

Meanwhile, a man was stabbed to death in Arouca last night. 

San Fernando City Corporation cracks down on speaker boxes outside stores & bars

San Fernando Mayor Kazim Hosein says he will begin tackling the issue of noise pollution in San Fernando. 

Following discussions with the EMA and complaints by citizens, the mayor says the city corporation will be clamping down on speakers located outside stores, bars and other establishments.

Mayor Hosein says he will also be working with the administration to create new by-laws under the Municipal Corporation Act for the Corporation to enforce the noise pollution rules.

San Fernando City Corporation cuts 60 temporary jobs

The San Fernando City Corporation says it is cutting its contingent of casual daily-paid workers by 60 for the upcoming fortnight, based on a need to cut costs.

The Corporation made the announcement via the following media statement:

"Following our meeting with the Contractors and General Workers Union in April the failed layoff continues. The San Fernando City Corporation has made every effort to hold on to as many daily-paid workers as possible.

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