In Trinidad and Tobago, a significant oil spill near the twin-island nation has been declared a 'national emergency' by the prime minister as cleanup efforts continue.

Following an offshore oil spill that resulted in widespread contamination of Tobago's beaches, Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister Keith Rowley announced a 'national emergency.' The source of the spill, an overturned vessel near Tobago, has yet to be identified, with efforts to contain and clean up the oil underway amidst concerns for the region's tourism and environment. The situation is described as not fully under control, but manageable with assistance from unspecified countries. The financial impact of the cleanup remains uncertain.