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Trinidad and Tobago is still under watch for bad weather coming from Hurricane Tomas and beach-goers have been advised to postpone their outings.

The Ministry of Tourism yesterday warned citizens and visitors should refrain from venturing to the nation's beaches and shores, as this country will continue to be watched for inclement weather from Tomas for at least the next 24 hours.

Yesterday, the ministry advised that there were no lifeguards stationed on beaches under its purview and this may continue today, according to the weather forecast.

The Ministry is responsible for specific beaches in Trinidad, namely Mayaro, Manzanilla, Salybia, Maracas, Tyrico, Las Cuevas, Los Iros, Vessigny and Quinam.

The Tobago House of Assembly is responsible for the beaches in Tobago, which remained under hurricane watch up to late yesterday.

Updates and advisories from the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) and Meteorological Office are expected to continue today.

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