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Sunday, September 24 2017 @ 04:22 AM AST

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Rain overhead Trinidad & Tobago this morning - what it looked like from the side



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Trinidad & Tobago plans US$1.3 billion solar panel manufacturing plant

The plant, earmarked for Point Lisas, will reportedly boost employment by 2,000.
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Weather forecast: Storm's worst already past Trinidad and Tobago

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Although schools will be closed tomorrow, Caribbean Airlines flights have been cancelled, sailings to Tobago will now officially be not happening, the worst of Tropical Storm Bret is pretty much what you are seeing now, and in a few hours will be behind Trinidad and Tobago.

Satellite images from the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami show the storm dispersing as it it now grazing T&T and losing its eye.

Bearing in mind that the nature of forecasting is that one can be wrong, my forecast is continued rain, maybe some thunder later, for sure some flooding and a few roofs flying off (not because of the force of the storm because our infrastructure money was mostly lost to corruption).

Heavy rainfall is still expected over the next five days, however, but no major storm will be hitting T&T any time soon. The rains to come later tonight will help deepen the pleasure of sleepers.

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UN: Caribbean Sea is the 2nd most contaminated with plastics in the world

The volume of plastic garbage in the Caribbean Sea oscillates between 600 and 1,400 items per square meter, the United Nations (UN) says in the graphic below released today on the occasion of World Oceans Day. The Caribbean is second only to the Mediterranean Sea.

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Venezuela concerned about nearby U.S. military exercises

The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela said through state media it is keeping an eye on U.S. military exercises being conducted in an area it said is "off the coast of Venezuela."