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* A view of the ruins at the People’s Mall after Saturday’s fire.
* A fireman douses small blazes after the massive fire.
* TSTT employees replace telephone lines on Henry Street, Port-of-Spain, yesterday, after fire gutted the People’s Mall and several other businesses on Frederick Street.
Photos: Andre Alexander


Services anticipate downtown gridlock

The protective services are bracing for heavy traffic congestion, in wake of Saturday’s fire which destroyed the heart of Frederick Street in Port-of-Spain...

Two-point plan to clean PoS

The streets of Port-of-Spain remained littered with debris at around midday yesterday, as firefighters worked feverishly to extinguish and prevent any rekindling of the fire which raged in the heart of the capital city on Saturday...

Body set up to put mall vendors back on their feet

Prime Minister Patrick Manning mandated a committee yesterday to submit proposals for vendors affected by the fire downtown Port-of-Spain on Saturday to re-establish themselves in business...

Fire chief blames mall setting

Chief Fire Officer Lennox Alfred said yesterday that despite efforts by the Fire Service, Wasa and T&TEC, they had lost the battle in combating the raging inferno which caused millions of damage in the heart of Port-of-Spain on Saturday...

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Energy companies help La Brea senior citizens

Close to half a million dollars was donated by three companies on Friday to start construction on the new Helena Charles Home for Senior Citizens, in La Brea...

‘Courting’ the environment

The name of the Environmental Commission should be changed to the Environmental Court. This was the suggestion made by Chairman of the Commission Sandra Paul, in a telephone interview on April 4...

Proteas noses ahead

The South Africa cricketers, under a hard-fought century by their captain, Graeme Smith, have taken the ascendancy in the Second Digicel Test against West Indies by the end of the third day’s play yesterday at Queen’s Park Oval in 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 11
Scattered Showers Tonights Low: 24° 30%
Apr 12
Scattered Showers High: 33° Low: 24° 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
Scattered Showers High: 33° Low: 23° 30%
Apr 18
Showers High: 33° Low: 23° 60%
Apr 19
Scattered Showers High: 33° Low: 24° 40%
Apr 20
Partly Cloudy High: 33° Low: 24° 20%
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