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Citizens' right to return not absolute
Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

T&T national dies of COVID-19 illness in Brooklyn
According to an article in the New York Post, Romain is the first known death of a city public school staffer tied to the pandemic.

Weeping Ian says he has COVID-19
Alleyne, who is among the almost 20,000 people who returned to Trinidad in the past two weeks, is also being castigated for not self-isolating upon his return, a request that has been made repeatedly by health authorities trying to slow the spread of the virus and prevent a collapse of the health care system.

Alleyne claims he tested positive for COVID-19
There has been no official confirmation of Alleyne's test results.

Deyalsingh tells public stay home as COVID cases at 57
The cases also include two more people who'd been on the same Caribbean cruise from which 68 other nationals recently returned. The current two returned separately from the 68.

'Ports to stay closed: no exceptions'
No amount of begging will cause the Government to re-open the borders at this time.

$88m covid19 blow to Tobago
Tobago Tourism Agency CEO Louis Lewis has projected the island stands to lose approximately TT$88 million in potential revenue by the end of June owing to the restrictions imposed by Government to tackle the covid19 pandemic.

Khan: Gas supply safe as PDC suspends operations

PoS businesses shut doors as sales drop
Perreira said many of the stores in the centre had decreased their opening hours from eight to four and cut back on staff. With no money coming in, Perreira said paying her $6,000 a month rent was difficult while she had to reduce her assistant's workdays from five to three.

Brits leave TT amid covid19 concerns
"I think the government acted promptly with the containment measures but I can't say the same with some of the people who don't wash their hands and cough without covering their mouths. They will only understand the gravity of the situation if they become infected."

AG adamant: Citizens' right to return not absolute

Moonilal: PM's daughter can take care of herself
OROPOUCHE East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal said the Prime Minister could not use the fact that his daughter is stranded in New York to justify Government's decision to close TT's borders to prevent the spread of covid19 and abandon several TT nationals in foreign countries.

Trinis stuck in B'dos: We may have to hop on a shark
Minister of National Security Stuart Young: "The people who went out and weren't able to make their way back in we feel for them, but the duty of the government is to protect those who are here in TT." Young argued, "The only way a country has a chance to beat this is to take some of the difficult decisions and measures that we have done, on the advice of the medical experts.

Epidemiologist: High-tech mapping used to trace covid patients
"We use technology to make a geographic image of where our contacts may be and this helps us to understand where to allocate resources. This Geographic Information System (GIS) gives us a framework of where to start looking, gathering information and looking at where people live and move around."

Laid-off workers crowd NIB for salary grants
Scores of people turned up in front of the National Insurance Board of T&T (NIBTT) in San Fernando yesterday seeking to apply for the salary relief grant for workers who lost their jobs as a result of measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Covid19 and confronting our mortality
A pandemic is unfolding before our eyes. The death toll keeps climbing every day. Let us rethink what type of country we want and work together to achieve it.

Man 'trapped' in Margarita admits being a resident there
Jagdesh Pramsook, the man who says he is trapped on Margarita Island, Venezuela, with a group of Trinidadian tourists admitted yesterday to being a resident of that country. He has been married to a Venezuelan national for almost 29 years.

Pramsook: I am a stranded TT national

Point Fortin man killed as wife, daughter sleep

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