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Blind and bedridden woman seeks help

Blind and bedrid­den, 62-year-old Salmat­tie Garib­s­ingh wish­es for the day when her home can be com­plet­ed so she would not get soaked on her bed when it rains.

Speak­ing to Guardian Me­dia at her Freeport home on Mon­day, Garib­s­ingh said she has been blind for 21 years.

Her left leg was am­pu­tat­ed 13 years ago and her right leg was am­pu­tat­ed in 2016 due to com­pli­ca­tions from di­a­betes.

She lives with her hus­band Ma­hadeo Rag­bir, 58 and their 23-year-old son Mitchell, who they af­fec­tion­ate­ly call “Mitchie.”

Missing Malabar man found

Matthew Maryuen, 29, of Harrynanan Avenue, Malabar, who was reported missing by his brother, on Thursday 11th October, 2018, has been found.

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service confimred the man was found just hours after issuing a statement saying he was missing.

The police are thanking the public for its assistance in ensuring the man’s safe return.

Malabar man reported missing

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 29-year-old Matthew Maryuen. 

Matthew was last seen at his Harrynanan Avenue, Malabar home, around 2:30pm, on Wednesday 10th October, 2018. 

He was reported missing to the Malabar Police Station, around 9:10pm, on Thursday 11th October, 2018, by his brother. 

Matthew is of mixed descent, 5 feet tall, medium built, with a brown complexion, short black hair and has a speech impediment.

Protest over hole big enough to fit a person

A group of Preysal res­i­dents fear their com­mu­ni­ty may be in of be­ing cut off as part of the main ac­cess road­way has caved in, leav­ing an eight-feet deep hole near the Preysal Bridge.

The pave­ment where chil­dren walk every day on their way to school now al­so has no sup­port un­der it and can sink in at any time. The rail­ing along the near­by bridge has al­so giv­en way and cracks have start­ed de­vel­op­ing in hous­es and walls near the erod­ed bridge.

Help us please, Gary

Three days af­ter their home was de­stroyed in a sus­pect­ed ar­son at­tack, a Tabaquite cou­ple re­mains fear­ful that the sus­pect will re­turn to car­ry out his threat to kill them and their two chil­dren.

Un­hap­py with the po­lice re­sponse, Nera Ba­jan, 47, lament­ed, "The po­lice not do­ing enough to help us at all. I want the po­lice to step in. Please, some­body in­ves­ti­gate the sus­pect, please peo­ple, please. This is the last straw...Our lives are next, this is what he said."

Stuck ambulance prompts protest

Fed-up res­i­dent of rur­al Bon Air Road com­mu­ni­ty, near Tamana, off San­gre Grande, vent­ed their anger over col­laps­ing roads by block­ing roads and burn­ing de­bris.

The ac­tion was trig­gered af­ter an am­bu­lance trans­port­ing a pa­tient got hitched on a land­slide ear­li­er this week.

Yes­ter­day, school chil­dren and work­ers were un­able to get to their des­ti­na­tions as the main ac­cess road was blocked off. The road link the Guaico Tamana Road to Cu­mu­to Main Road.

80 eligible squatters get Certificates of Comfort

Eighty eligible squatters received Certificates of Comfort (CoCs), at a recently held distribution ceremony hosted by the Land Settlement Agency (LSA), an agency of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.

The ceremony was held at the Diego Martin Central Community Centre, Wendy Fitzwilliam Boulevard, Diego Martin.

A Certificate of Comfort issued by the Land Settlement Agency, is the first stage in the regularization of tenure process.

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