WASA: Vandalism affecting water supply in North East Trinidad

Parts of North East Trinidad are without pipe-borne water at present because of a problem at the  Aripo  Water  Treatment  Plant.

And an official statement from the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising that the issue won’t be fully solved until Thursday 13 February, 2020.

According to the statement, WASA says the disruption in the normal pipe borne water supply is due to the facility being out of operation, following an act of vandalism.

Temporary closure of Morvant Health Centre

The Morvant Health Centre has been closed temporarily, and is expected to reopen tomorrow.

An official statement from the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) advises that the Centre was closed at 10:00 a.m. today, Thursday 30th January 2020, to facilitate routine maintenance works by the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC).

The NWRHA says members of the public can continue to access care at any other health centre under the purview of the NWRHA.

Operations at the Morvant Health Centre will resume tomorrow, at 8:00 a.m.



Services shutdown at San Fernando Oncology Centre

Dozens of people, including cancer patients, could not get chemotherapy treatment and other services at the San Fernando Oncology Centre on Friday morning, after electrical circuits became waterlogged inside the facility.

A source said chemotherapy machines were taken offline and all electrical appliances had to be examined by T&TEC before it could be used.

Up to 10:30 am, over 40 patients were waiting in benches inside the facility.

Officials of T&TEC were doing assessments and sources said services will return once T&TEC gives the all-clear.

T&TEC GM: Power fully restored

Roughly 22 per cent of the country was affected by the major power outages last night.

Around 9 pm on Tuesday, several parts of central and south Trinidad experienced a blackout. 

However, electricity was restored in affected areas, just after 10 pm.

General Manager at the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC), Kelvin Ramsook, explains that the source of the problem was with one of their independent power producers, Trinidad Generation Unlimited (TGU), which had an issue with one of its generators in La Brea.

T&TEC working to restore power to 20 communities following showers

The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Company (T&TEC) says it is actively treating with reports of electricity outages caused by significant lightning activity and in some cases, fallen trees, resulting from inclement weather.

In a statement issued on Monday, T&TEC says emergency crews have been responding to reports continuously as it works to restore supply to affected areas in the shortest possible time.

T&TEC: Fault isolated, repairs to begin this afternoon

The T&T Electricity Commission (T&TEC) said the fault on an underground electrical cable which caused a small explosion outside the Hall of Justice has been isolated and repairs will begin this afternoon.

In a media statement, T&TEC said the incident occurred at approximately 9.15 am and caused an outage in downtown Port-of-Spain.

Its engineers responded immediately and restored the electricity supply to customers in Port-of-Spain.

The cause of the fault has not yet been determined.

Guaranteed electricity for SEA says T&TEC

The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) says it will activate a hotline to ensure that efficient electricity service is maintained at all Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) centres on the day of the examination, April 4th, 2019.

T&TEC has said in a statement that effective from 12 noon, April 3rd, and continuing until 3 pm on exam day, principals and supervisors can call or text the T&TEC hotline at 794-4823 or 794-7264 to report any disruption in their electricity service or any electrical safety concerns.