Sunday 10th April, 2005

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Town Burns


Fire downtown

Fire Officers yesterday struggled to contain a $20 million blaze which levelled the People’s Mall and gutted Queensway Fabric Shop, Pizza Boys and several other businesses in Port-of-Spain...

Operators plan to clear site

As the Drag Mall continued to smoulder after yesterday morning’s raging fire, vendors and operators plan to put themselves in order tomorrow when they clear the burnt-out site and fence off the premises...

Fire Chief: $75m to replace mains

After initial water shortages during yesterday’s multi-million dollar fire in downtown Port-of-Spain, Chief Fire Officer Lennox Alfred said it would cost about $75 million to replace the old, porous sea water mains in the nation’s capital...

Mayor Brown: A real tragedy

“This is really a tragedy,” said Port-of-Spain Mayor Murchison Brown yesterday, as he surveyed the smouldering remains of the People’s Mall...

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$300m Chancery Lane complex coming

Construction of a three-dimensional multi-storey government complex at Chancery Lane, San Fernando, at a cost of $300 million is expected to start in June and completed within 28 to 30 months...

Marriott’s master chef

At 6’-4”, Wesley Boodhram is an imposing figure, until he smiles. Warm, with a hint of mischief, his smile diminishes the effect of his height and robust build...

Honours even in Oval Second Test

Allrounder Dwayne Bravo captured the important wicket of Jacques Kallis in late afternoon to put West Indies’ back into contention at the end of the second day’s play of the Second Test of the Digicel series yesterday against South Africa at Queen’s Park Oval, Port-of-Spain...

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Trading in towers for sails

From the fire-hot World Trade Center in New York to laid back Crews Inn in Chaguaramas, New York-born Ernest Littles, 59, wears two hats which are ideally entwined: that of CEO of the Joseph Elias-owned CrewsInn group—restaurants, the 46-room hotel, 68-slip marina and boatyard—and president of the Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants and Tourism Association...

JC Lodge coming in May

Veteran female Jamaican singer JC Lodge is scheduled to perform in concert at the Petrotrin Sports Club, Pointe-a-Pierre on May 28. The concert, in celebration of both Corpus Christi and Indian Arrival Day, is being produced by Prerogative Promotions, which last year presented several major events including the concert-parties billed as Children of the Eighties, featuring Lisa Lisa; Noel; and, Passion of Dance, featuring Slick Rick and Doug-E-Fresh...

With today marking the official end of the work week for many, the Guardian gives its readers a lagniappe from last weekend’s major fetes...

Current Weather
10 day forecast for Port-of-Spain, Trinidad And Tobago
Extended forecast Hi/Lo (°C) Precip. %
Apr 10
Partly Cloudy Tonights Low: 24° 20%
Apr 11
Scattered Showers High: 33° Low: 24° 30%
Apr 12
Scattered Showers High: 33° Low: 23° 30%
Apr 13
Scattered Showers High: 33° Low: 23° 30%
Apr 14
Scattered Showers High: 33° Low: 23° 30%
Apr 15
Scattered Showers High: 33° Low: 23° 30%
Apr 16
Scattered Showers High: 33° Low: 23° 30%
Apr 17
Showers High: 33° Low: 23° 60%
Apr 18
Scattered Showers High: 33° Low: 24° 60%
Apr 19
Partly Cloudy High: 33° Low: 24° 0%
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