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Better be ready
Are you ready for a
Source: The T&T Red Cross Society
Contact the Red Cross: Headquarters - 627-8215/8128, Northern branch - 627-8214, Southern branch - 652-2024, Tobago branch - 639-2781
Natural disasters can strike anytime, anywhere.
There are simple steps you can take to help
protect your family from a natural disaster.
Call your Emergency Management Office and the
Red Cross for further details.
Find out which disasters could occur in your area
and how to prepare.
Ask how you would be warned of an emergency.
Learn your communities' evacuation routes.
Ask where your nearest emergency shelters are
Ask about any special assistance for the elderly or
Ask about the plans in place at work, schools or
day care centres as well.
Create an Emergency Plan:
Meet with household members. Discuss with chil-
dren the dangers of fire, severe weather, earth-
quakes and other emergencies.
Discuss how to respond to each disaster that
Draw a floor plan of your home. Mark two escape
routes from each room. Practise an emergency
evacuation drill at least two times a year.
Learn how to turn off your water, gas and electric-
ity at the main switches.
Discuss what to do about power outages and per-
Post emergency numbers near telephones:
ODPM (Trinidad) - 640-1285/8905/8653/
800-ODPM website: odpm.gov.tt
ODPM (Tobago) - 660-7489/7686
Police - 999
Fire Services - 990
Coast Guard - 634-4440/4532/4554
Defence Force - 634-4532
Ambulance Service (EHS) - 624-4343
EMA - 628-8042
T&TEC - 625-1296/1774
TSTT - 6611
National Gas - 800-4427
Nearest health facility
Teach children how and when to call 999, Police and
Fire Services and how to make long distance calls.
Instruct household members to turn to the radio
for emergency information.
Pick one out-of-the-area-relative and one local
friend or relative for family members to call or
meet at if separated by a disaster.
Take a basic First Aid course and CPR class.
Make a list of valuables. Keep family records in a
waterproof and fireproof container.
Prepare a disaster supply list:
- Plastic sheeting and duct tape
- Canned goods, non-perishable foods and a
non-electric can opener
- Drinking water
- Any special dietary food if required
- Identification, cash, valuable papers,
insurance policies and photos
- Battery-operated radio with extra batteries
- Personal hygiene items
- Disposable utensils
- Infant-care items
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Easy carrying container (bag) for all items.
Prepare a First Aid Kit:
- Prescription medications, betadine solu-
tion, gauze bandages, adhesive tape, sterile
pads, band aids, triangular bandages, safety
scissors, non-prescription medication, sun
screen, insect repellent, non-latex gloves,
absorbent compress 5x9 dressing, adhesive
bandages (assorted sizes), antiseptic wipes,
antibiotic ointment packets, etc.
Prepare an Emergency Car Kit:
Battery powered radio (with extra batteries),
flashlight (with extra batteries), sleeping
bags or blankets, first-aid kit and manual,
bottled water, non-perishable high energy
foods such as granola bars, raisins and
peanut butter, booster cables, a fire extin-
guisher, maps, shovel, tyre repair kit and
pump and flares.
T&T Red Cross Society
This serves to advise that Mr.
Stephen Kalicharan is no longer
employed with CSAL and is
therefore not authorized to
transact business on our behalf
Feel free to contact us at 627-2725
for any queries you may have0519046
The Mas Camp and Little Carib Theatre are now
augmented by The Black Box on Murray Street and
Kaiso Blues Lounge on Woodford Street.
Last evening, US-based musician/artist David
Boothman was billed to perform at Kaiso Blues.
This evening will see a performance by Joel Ali &
The Band Mayaro and they will be sharing the stage
with former calypso king Relator.
Tomorrow, the action intensifies when Gary Hec-
tor and jointpop launch the Quicksand CD with a
full length concert at The Big Black Box, Murray
Street, Woodbrook. Tomorrow s repertoire will fea-
ture songs from the new album plus Jointpop hits
from previous albums.
This is the seventh album to be released by joint-
pop, and the disc was produced by Paul Kimble
(Grant Lee Buffalo) of Seattle, Washington, USA.
The first single off the album---Simply Beautiful---
is currently enjoying heavy rotation on local and
international radio stations. A top class music video
for the single, produced by Sasi Caribbean, is also
enjoying thousands of views on YouTube and other
online international Web sites.
Tickets for the concert cost just $100 and they
include a 50 per cent discount voucher for Svaada
Restaurant, at One Woodbrook Place. Tickets are
available nationwide, at North (The Black Box, Top-
pers, Rust St, and Token records); East (Toppers,
Grand Bazaar); Central (Bees Hi Fi); and, South
(Off the Wall and Browwwsers).
Doors at the venue will be open from 8 pm and
the live concert starts at 10.30 pm.
Simultaneously tomorrow, at Kaiso Blues, Wind,
Sticks & Voice will be held from 8 pm with live
performances by Francis Prime on wind; Massy
Trinidad All Stars Dane Gulston with sticks on
pan; and, the enticing vocals of Adrian Philbert.
Kaiso Blues rounds off its weekend package with
its popular Sunday Jazz Jam Session, featuring var-
ious artistes, from 6 pm.
The end of this month, on May 28-31, Monkey
Mountain will stage Playing Walcott: Ti Jean & His
Brothers, to commemorate Derek Walcott s 85th
birthday, at Little Carib Theatre. This play was
written by Walcott, is directed by Christine Johnston,
with music by the late Andre Tanker.
WeBeat St James Live
The 2015 edition of WeBeat St James Live will
be honouring St James Police Youth Club and Edwin
Skinner at this year s celebrations next month.
The St James Police Youth Club, under the guid-
ance of manager/founder police officer Derrick
Shabodie, is a registered non-profit organ-
isation which caters to the needs of young
people between the ages of five and 21.
Its main focus is to expose young people
to productive activities in education, sports,
culture, spirituality and community service,
as an alternative to a life of drugs, crime
and juvenile delinquency. The club cele-
brated its 22nd year of community and
youth development service with an out-
standing track record in community proj-
ects and prides itself as the first Police
Youth Club in Trinidad with its own build-
Edwin Skinner, sportsman and Olympic
medalist, is member of a well-known fam-
ily from Agra Street, St James. He repre-
sented T&T in the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo,
Japan, and was a member of the 4 x 400
metres relay team which won a bronze
medal. Skinner was the national athletic
coach for the 2012 Olympic Games in Lon-
don and is the founder and coach of Mem-
phis Pioneers Track Club.
Both recipients have given yeoman serv-
ice to their community and the country
on the whole. In recognition of their
achievements and in the continuance of
the tradition of honouring its own, the St
James Community Improvement Com-
mittee, will be paying tribute to them on
the first night of the festival at the Hon-
oree s Award Ceremony, scheduled for June
5, at the St James Amphitheatre, Western
Main Road, St James.
The 15th edition of WeBeat St James
Live will be held from June 5 and runs
until June 13, with a wide range of activ-
ities, at the Amphitheatre, culminating
with the steelband parade along the West-
ern Main Road, St James. A new feature --
Rum Street---has been added to the fes-
tivities, in collaboration with Angostura.
WeBeat St James Live is held under the
patronage of the Mayor of Port-of-Spain.
Live entertainment feature in Woodbrook, St James
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