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.”
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.