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guardian.co.tt Thursday, May 18, 2017
Wednesday 24th May, 2017
from 9am -- 11am at the Piarco International Airport
Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago ('the Authority')
will be conducting a full scale Emergency Drill on
Full Scale Emergency Drill at
The public is advised that there will be an interruption in vehicular traffic flow to and from the
airport to facilitate easy access by emergency response agencies. The Police will be controlling
and directing traffic accordingly.
The purpose of this simulation exercise is to test and evaluate the preparedness of the
Authority and relevant stakeholders to respond in the event of an incident at the Piarco
International Airport. This exercise is conducted in compliance with Trinidad and Tobago Civil
Aviation regulations to ensure that the highest level of safety and security measures are in
place at the airport.
The travelling public is asked to communicate with their respective airlines to confirm flight
times during this period. We thank the public for their support as we continue to maintain the
highest level of safety and security at our airports for the benefit of all of our customers.
Talks on mosses, birds, at Green Market
Two special Edible Talks will explore tropical
ecology on Saturday at the Green Market in San-
ta Cruz. All are welcome. UWI's Shane Ballah
and Shahada Paltoo will discuss the amazing
role of tiny mosses and liverworts in feeding
forests. An opportunity to look through special
microscopes will magnify an unseen world.
The moss experts will be joined by Lester Doodnath
of the Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival, who will talk
about T&T's rich bird life, and what we can do to
protect birds' habitats.
The talks are part of The Green Market's tradition
of celebrating international days dedicated to raising
awareness about global agro-environmental issues.
This year, the theme ties biodiversity to sustainable
tourism leading up to International Biodiversity Day
on May 22.
Later this month at The Green Market, on May 27,
the EMA specialist on biodiversity, Danielle Lew-
is-Clarke, will highlight the actual assessment of
biodiversity in T&T---what has been lost and what
we can still preserve. Members of the Field Naturalists
Society of T&T will complement her observations
with tales from their own explorations into the wilds
Edible Talks start at 9 am this Saturday and the
general public is invited to be a part of these con-
versations on biodiversity and offer their own ideas
The Mot-Mot, an endemic bird of T&T.
San Fernando Mayor Junia Regrello said
although the city got a 40 per cent cut in its
Carnival 2017 allocation from the National
Carnival Committee (NCC), he will commit
to give all prizes by the end of May, and stay as
close as possible to last year's prize structure.
Regrello's assurance came as one of the joint win-
ners of the San Fernando Calypso Monarch com-
petition, Mistah Shak (Selvon Noel), questioned
the delay in the award of prize monies.
Shak said a bigger issue
for him is the lack of cour-
tesy of those in charge, who
do not contact artistes to let
them know what is happen-
Regrello said of the $1.3
million requested, they
have so far drawn down
$680,000. He said he has
been paying various groups,
and assured that calypsoni-
ans will be paid on May 23. He recalled that after
Carnival, he promised to pay all prizes within 90
days, and said he was trying to fulfil that.
Responding to criticisms by Mistah Shak that
they were not informed about the prize structure,
Regrello said: "We could not say up front what we
were going to give, because we did not know what
we were going to get. But what I can say is that we
would try out best to stay as close as possible to
the prizes that were awarded last year."
Shak walked away with a first prize of $25,000.
He said he does not know if this year the first and
second prizes would be amalgamated and divid-
ed between himself and Ballantyne, or if the first
prize would be shared. Regrello said that was being
"Every year the San Fernando Carnival Commit-
tee seems not to know how much money they are
getting from NCC. I know how the system works,
but why can't they break down the intended prize
structure and at least give people an idea of the
figures?" asked Shak.
Sando gets 40 per
cent cut in Carnival
will still be delivered
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