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'We are at war'
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020

'We are at war'
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley put the country on a war-footing against COVID-19 as he delivered a message from his residence hours before the start of new measures to curb the spread of the virus that has already claimed three lives locally.

T&T now has 82 COVID-19 cases
He said of the total number of positive cases, 49 of these positive cases came from the group of nationals who recently returned from a cruise.

Griffith: No extra powers for police
You can be arrested if you congregate in a group of more than ten people or open a non-essential service for business.

Stay at home: No exercise in public spaces

PM: Emulate strength of Baptist community during COVID-19 crisis

Opposition leader also urges public to stay home 

Port agrees to waive rent charges for two weeks
This new development comes after ongoing discussions between the T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Government with respect to waivers of port rent charges and demurrage. This new waiver is expected to help address the issues which affect the business community, in light of the new Government-imposed restrictions.

Hilton to lay-off staff from tomorrow
"Some of us are single parents, we have to put food on our tables. Yea, the government asked for rent and loans to be deferred but how are some of us going to get money to buy food because some of us live pay cheque by pay cheque. It's hard." In an immediate response, the National Trade Union Centre of Trinidad and Tobago (NATUC) condemned what it called the "callous, insensitive and inhumane decision of the management to lay off all employees of the hotel, without pay for one month."

Religious leaders pray for healing from COVID-19

Steady rise in sale of sex toys
"Remember a lot of Trinidadians have what you call a deputy or they have extra sexual activities taking place, for example, visiting houses of ill-repute all that has started to cut down about three weeks ago," Ramnanan said. "People don't want to interact so the only way that they could really be satisfied in whatever exploits they may have is to self indulge which is masturbation or indulge with their partner at home in a particular way that may spice things up," he said.

Arima market closed as vendor displays flu-like symptoms
The Arima Borough Corporation on Sunday said immediate steps were taken to quarantine the vendor and his produce. The market was subsequently shut down on the order of the Corporation's Chief Executive Officer in consultation with the Municipal Police.

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