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Electricity restored

Electricity has been restored in the areas that experienced a blackout tonight.

Around 9 pm, several parts of central and south Trinidad experienced a blackout after a gen­er­a­tor went down at TGU (Trinidad Gen­er­a­tion Un­lim­it­ed).

Electricity was restored in most areas just after 10 pm.

Central electricity blackout

Several parts of central Trinidad are experiencing a blackout at this time.

The exact cause of the blackout is not yet clear.

The blackout covers several areas from Grand Bazaar to Chaguanas.

We will have more when further info comes to hand.

St James burger man shot dead

A man was shot dead on the Western Main Road in St James tonight, a brazen gunman walked up to the owner of the Grill King burger cart and pumped several bullets into him at point-blank range.

The victim only identified as Neil from Bournes Road, St James according to a social media video posted moments later on several WhatsApp chat groups slumped to the drain just metres away from his cart as stunned workers looked on- while the gunman fled on foot.

Investigators told Guardian Media the killing which pushed the country's murder country to 476 happened just before 8 p.m.

Trini wins Canadian Lit award

Trinida­di­an born po­et and au­thor, Ian Williams has won Cana­da's rich­est lit­er­ary award for fic­tion, for his nov­el Re­pro­duc­tion.

Williams was named as the 2019 Sco­tia­bank Giller Prize, in a cer­e­mo­ny on Mon­day night, beat­ing out five oth­er au­thors for the prize.

Kamla: No one cares about Cambridge Analytica

“Who the hell re­al­ly cares?”

This was the ques­tion posed by Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar as she de­nied her par­ty was ever in­volved with da­ta-min­ing com­pa­ny Cam­bridge An­a­lyt­i­ca.

UNC candidate now supports PNM

A So­ca artiste who was re­cent­ly se­lect­ed to con­test the lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tions for the Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress is now pledg­ing his sup­port for the Peo­ple’s Na­tion­al Move­ment.

So much so, Clint Davis, so­bri­quet, Young Blue, 34 of Co­coyea Vil­lage, per­formed at the launch of PNM can­di­date for Mon Re­pos/Navet Dis­trict Nigel Cout­ti­er’s elec­tion cam­paign and the bless­ing of his of­fice on Dos San­tos Street, Mon Re­pos last Sun­day.

US Embassy warns of fraudulent calls

The Unit­ed States Em­bassy Port of- Spain is warn­ing cit­i­zens of T&T of a scam us­ing the tele­phone num­bers of the US Em­bassy.

In a state­ment the Em­bassy said mem­bers of the pub­lic in­formed the Em­bassy they re­ceived a call with US Em­bassy Port- of- Spain’s tele­phone num­ber list­ed as the caller ID.

Police issue warning about Christmas shopping

Police officers are warning citizens especially around the Yuletide season of robberies and have asked for the exercising of extra vigilance when conducting transactions especially cash transactions.

This warning came on the heels of a robbery involving a store manager as she made her way to the bank to make a deposit on Monday.

The manager, police said, was robbed of cash, bank cards and other important documents.

The incident occurred at about 9.30 am while she was walking along Farfan Street in Arima.

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