Fire broke out at the Radiology Department of the Port-of-Spain General Hospital around 7pm on Friday 29th March 2019. Almost two (2) days later, no official cause for the fire has been given as investigations continue.
Approximately thirty (30) patients were evacuated from nearby wards but were later returned after the fire was extinguished.
See the Media Statement from the North West Regional Health Authority below regarding the fire.
Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, suffered no injuries after his official vehicle crashed into a civilian vehicle on Saturday 30th March 2019. However, the family of the injured civilian said they were very disappointed with how the victim was treated by Police.
The accident occurred around 1:30pm in the vicinity of the T&T Yacht Club in Glencoe. Griffith’s Security Detail was in pursuit of a B13 Sentra which was driving in and out of traffic, using the Shoulder and driving above the Speed Limit.
The injured civilian, Shakeel Forbes (27) from Carenage, was not immediately rushed to Hospital - according to his family. They also allege that when Forbes eventually arrived at the St. James Health Facility, he waited more than five (5) hours before seeing a Doctor.
See the Media Release from TTPS below for full details of the incident.
Griffith has promised to contact the family of the injured civilian.
The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission will activate a Hotline for all SEA Centers from Noon on 3rd April (day before the SEA Exam) until 3pm on 4th April 2019. This Hotline is to ensure that efficient electricity service is maintained at all SEA Centers on Exam Day.
See T&TEC’s Media Release below for further information.
The T&T Meteorological Service is advising citizens to disregard the ‘Hot Spell Alert’ that is being circulated via WhatsApp and Social Media.
See their Tweet below for further information.
Below is the old ‘Hot Spell Alert’ that is currently being circulated:
Hot Spell Outlook
Sad day for Ruby Tuesday fans as the Franchise Holder announces Sunday 24th March 2019 will be their last day of operation in T&T after sixteen (16) years.
In their announcement, the Dachin Group of Companies also took the opportunity to tease their upcoming “local restaurant brand” which promises to offer “a new and exciting dining experience.”
See their official announcement below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Chairman of the Water and Sewage Authority (WASA), Romney Thomas, is warning that WASA will be cracking down on customers with illegal connections, unregistered swimming pools or VAT registered businesses classified as “Homeowners.” Amnesty for these customers ended on 28th February 2019.
Thomas made the comments recently at the Commissioning Ceremony of the $74 Million South Oropouche to La Brea Pipeline Project at the Union Industrial Estate in La Brea.
He also reminded the population that the water use restrictions imposed in late January 2019 that bans the use of Water Hoses, Sprinklers, Pressure Washers and similar apparatus, remains in effect.
Thomas noted the measures are being taken with the intent of improving the viability of the Authority’s operations, to encourage customers to pay their bills on time.
See more of the remarks made by WASA’s Chairman below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
This is why the Authority has been taking different steps to encourage delinquent customers to pursue the path of payment.
The Ministry of Works and Transport is advising the public that there will be traffic disruptions this weekend along the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway (north of the Couva-Preysal Overpass). This is due to continued work on the replacement of a Cylinder.
Traffic restrictions will be in effect from 7pm on Saturday 23rd March to 9pm on Sunday 24th March 2019. The SSH Highway Southbound will be CLOSED to ALL vehicular traffic during this time.
See the Ministry’s Public Notice below for more information, including a Map showing where traffic will be diverted.
Buju Banton kicked off his long-awaited Caribbean Tour on Saturday 16th March 2019 at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. Thousands of people were in attendance including Machel Montano and Beenie Man.
See the dates for Buju Banton’s remaining seven (7) Caribbean shows below, including a stop at the Queen’s Park Savannah on Sunday 21st April 2019.
In a blog post published on Thursday 21st March 2019, Facebook admitted that millions of its users’ passwords were stored internally as plain text - making them easily accessible to more than 20,000 employees. Ironically, the blog post was titled “Keeping Passwords Secure.”
Krebs Security first reported the data breach and an anonymous Facebook source told them that passwords for anywhere between 200 Million and 600 Million Facebook users were left unsecured - from as far back as 2012. Facebook claims its internal investigation has not found evidence that employees abused access to this data.
Facebook said it will notify affected users, which include people who used Facebook Lite, Facebook, and Instagram.
In the course of our review, we have been looking at the ways we store certain other categories of information — like access tokens — and have fixed problems as we’ve discovered them. There is nothing more important to us than protecting people’s information, and we will continue making improvements as part of our ongoing security efforts at Facebook.
It’s probably a good idea to change your Facebook/Instagram password ASAP.
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