PETROTRIN in its latest statement, said the clean-up operations were continuing and that “significant progress has been achieved”.
Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, who cut short his Christmas holidays in London, has dubbed Friday “Clean up Kingstown Day”.
Ryan Rampersad, who has been hospitalised in a vegetative state since being hit by a car in February, was able to laugh, cry and speak during a brief visit home.
Metarhizium anisopliae kills a wide range of insects and also has a deadly effect on mosquito larvae if added to the water where breeding takes place.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson bagged the No 1 spot, while his “Fast and furious 6” co-stars Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker made the top six.
Cyrus was “an easy choice” for Best Artiste Of The Year according to the head of MTV’s music and talent programming strategy.
The New Year can be a year of improved prospects if CARICOM governments end the ‘pause’ they applied to economic integration in May 2011 says Sir Ronald Sanders.
Unconfirmed reports said that the bodies of two people had been found and that the search was still continuing for at least two other people reported missing.
Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony told nationals he could not “recall when we have had such heavy rainfall on the eve of Christmas”.
Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar, who is also the chairman of the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM), said that she had been updated on the situation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia and Dominica.
The migrants, mostly from the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince and the northern city of Cap-Haitien, had set off on their voyage on Sunday night.
The loss of life was most significant in North Leeward, in northwest St. Vincent, where five members of one household died when a slope collapsed unto their house in Rose Bank.
The heavy rains and strong winds have been blamed on the moisture and instability associated with a trough system that has affected several Caribbean countries, most notably Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Two Jamaican nationals who were denied entry to Trinidad and Tobago in November have filed an official complaint with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.