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Landfill Smoke Continues To Hold Trinidad's Capital Hostage

Written by Jason Nathu On 30 January 2014 @ 17:11 pm | No Comments

In Caribbean, Citizen Media, English, Environment, Health, Law, Politics, Trinidad & Tobago, Weblog

For the fourth consecutive day, residents, visitors and people who work in Trinidad & Tobago's capital city have had to endure the thick, black, ominous smoke which has enveloped the city [1].

Talk of the situation has dominated social media, with netizens quickly losing tolerance for the seemingly slow response by authorities:

  Others were more concerned by the potential health hazards of the thick smoke:

Many high school students chimed in on the issue with comments about the closure of schools throughout the capital city. Some were happy for the unplanned holiday:

Others were not impressed:

Government officials also took to social media to address the issue. Minister of Legal Affairs, Prakash Ramadhar [29] tweeted:

Meanwhile, officials at the Environment Management Authority [31] posted:

It remains to be seen what definitive action will be taken by the authorities.

You can monitor how the situation develops on Twitter by using the hashtag #Beetham [33].

The thumbnail image in this post is by Mark Franco, used with permission.

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[1] have had to endure the thick, black, ominous smoke which has enveloped the city: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/01/29/trinidad-tobago-smoke-in-the-city/

[2] @tv6tnt: https://twitter.com/tv6tnt

[3] pic.twitter.com/LehWEfQEvn: http://t.co/LehWEfQEvn

[4] January 29, 2014: https://twitter.com/XplicitMevon/statuses/428480770341347328

[5] January 30, 2014: https://twitter.com/ljzimberlis/statuses/428725214856626176

[6] @vsurajdeen: https://twitter.com/vsurajdeen

[7] @DayVan_TeaMal: https://twitter.com/DayVan_TeaMal

[8] January 29, 2014: https://twitter.com/HaydnDunn/statuses/428673994687266816

[9] January 30, 2014: https://twitter.com/outlaw961/statuses/428889520109391872

[10] January 30, 2014: https://twitter.com/RyanBumpyBrown/statuses/428857453887766528

[11] January 30, 2014: https://twitter.com/NicolaScott_16/statuses/428868840400121856

[12] #Smoke: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Smoke&src=hash

[13] #Toxic: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Toxic&src=hash

[14] #Beetham: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Beetham&src=hash

[15] #Landfill: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Landfill&src=hash

[16] #Fire: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Fire&src=hash

[17] #Poison: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Poison&src=hash

[18] #POS: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23POS&src=hash

[19] #TnT: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TnT&src=hash

[20] #SwaggLife: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SwaggLife&src=hash

[21] http://t.co/CYDPNpAxCB: http://t.co/CYDPNpAxCB

[22] January 30, 2014: https://twitter.com/PRINCE_N4_SWAGG/statuses/428875885794848768

[23] January 30, 2014: https://twitter.com/Maestro237/statuses/428891436700811264

[24] January 30, 2014: https://twitter.com/kaelaarcher/statuses/428888097343168512

[25] January 30, 2014: https://twitter.com/x_Carterr/statuses/428851225711620096

[26] #thefog: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23thefog&src=hash

[27] #thesmog: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23thesmog&src=hash

[28] January 30, 2014: https://twitter.com/JesseJoseph2/statuses/428884887391989761

[29] Minister of Legal Affairs, Prakash Ramadhar: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Prakash-Ramadhar/98646136935

[30] January 30, 2014: https://twitter.com/PrakashRamadhar/statuses/428875796712001536

[31] Environment Management Authority: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Environmental-Management-Authority

[32] January 30, 2014: https://twitter.com/emauthority/statuses/428860469886328832

[33] #Beetham: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23beetham&src=hash&f=realtime

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