Tobago pensioner to keep $6.4M lotto winnings secret from friends & family

The Tobago man who won this year's first drawing of the National Lotto Plus, plans to keep his winnings a secret from friends and family. 

He won $6,454,791.64 in last Saturday's Draw #1817, with a Quick Pick. 

"When asked how he planned to celebrate his winnings, he said he will not make a fuss and he didn't plan to tell anyone - neither his girlfriend nor children," a National Lotteries Control Board (NLCB) Tobago official told Guardian Media.  

Boy, 11, tries to save burning house

While most chil­dren would scream and run away from the sight of fire con­sum­ing their home, 11-year-old Jarell King was con­vinced that he could have saved his fam­i­ly’s house in Sobo Vil­lage, La Brea on Tues­day.

Jar­rel, the el­dest of Ly­dia and Ger­ard King’s three chil­dren, had al­ready start­ed fill­ing a buck­et of wa­ter when he alert­ed his grand­moth­er Nell Hen­ry about the fire which ig­nit­ed in his par­ent’s bed­room.

Stand up to bullying, UN Ambassador tells students

Urging pupils to know their self-worth, United Nations Ambassador Makeda Antoine Cambridge on Wednesday advised pupils of Marabella North Secondary to stand up to bullying and to always look out for one another.

She was speaking at the school during a special assembly. The school has been in turmoil since a student Shindlar Cuffy went missing on November 26.

Mon Desir residents protest hazardous road condition

"Unsafe and a risk to life and limb."

That's how residents are describing conditions existing along the Mon Desir to Rousillac leg of the Solomon Hochoy Highway extension to Point Fortin.

They say failure by the authorities to provide street lights and clear overgrown bushes are a major hazard.

Concerned over the safety of motorists, the residents came out in numbers on Tuesday evening, armed with flambeaus and glass bottle lamps to serve as street lights.

Fire leaves four homeless in La Brea

A family of four was left homeless today after a fire destroyed their home in Sobo Village, La Brea.

Up to 5 pm, Point Fortin firefighters were on the scene, ensuring that the blaze was completely extinguished.

Residents said that around 4.30 pm, the fire broke out at the house, forcing the family out.

Neighbours formed a bucket brigade and were able to save the family’s parlour, but it was too late for the house.

By the time fire services arrived 30 minutes later, they saw that most of the concrete and wooden structure was gone.

My Eye: Leaking water main in Belmont

This photo was submitted by "Evelynaa" via our My Eye segment in the CNC3 App.

Evelynaa says this burst water main has been so for the last 8 months.

It’s located at LP16 St Barbs Road Belmont.

Evelynaa says calls have been made to WASA about it.

You too can share you concerns with us via the My Eye feature on the CNC3 App.