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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020

...roadblocks to catch errant non-essential drivers and passengers

Increased traffic over 72 hours prompts roadblocks

Tobago police send home over 415 in roadblocks
They also arrested four people one for outstanding warrants, one for playing music with obscene language and two for housebreaking and larceny.

CMO gets tougher quarantine powers
Hours before the hearing of a court matter challenging the lawfulness of the detention at a medical facility of three persons was to be heard, Government published updated Public Health Coronavirus Regulations aimed at strengthening the powers of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) to quarantine persons.

NGOs, UWI Guild: PM should rethink recovery team

'It's an honour to serve', Feeles ready for committee challenge

Economist: Food shortage looms in T&T
"COVID-19 pandemic is reminding policymakers and the public of the significance of their farming and rural sectors. This will undoubtedly reshape their future advocacy and position on the development agenda. Unfortunately, in T&T there is serious misinformation in the public domain and perhaps a misunderstanding of the situation at a policy level," he said.

Crisis offers opportunities to build vital equipment
One of the enterprises in TT is throwing its hat in the ring to manufacture specialist life-saving equipment for front line health care workers. Qualitech Machining Services Ltd is developing personal protection equipment (PPE) for the workers who are leading the charge against the covid19 pandemic in TT.

T&T saving $80m with virtual courtrooms at prisons

Electronic monitoring to serve dual roles in T&T
Back in March, Attorney General, Faris Al Rawi had announced that electronic monitoring bracelets were to form part of the government's initiatives to combat domestic violence in Trinidad and Tobago. Then, once COVID-19 hit Trinidad and Tobago, the AG announced that these bracelets could also serve as monitoring devices for inmates in the prison system who were freed as a result of the pandemic.

Trinidad Public Health Lab moves to manual system after admin error

ID cards due to expire in 2020 valid until December 31

WASA makes adjustments as Dry Season affects reservoir levels
In a statement, WASA noted that Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has forecasted below normal rainfall for the period March to May 2020 and no meaningful rainfall has occurred thus far for the month of April.

Psychologist: Teach children to cope with stress

Private school set to reopen
The parents were told they would have to pay the school fees, which range from $4,200 to $4,600, by May 1. Otherwise, the letter warned, the administration would assume the child/children are no longer students of the school.

Chaguanas activist held over 'mass gathering'
Police said "well over" 100 people were at the grounds, but the crowd was being dispersed up until 10.30 am.

Coast Guard seizes large quantity of US currency, barrels of fuel
The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) has seized a large quantity of US currency and six barrels of fuel.

Deyalsingh: 'I was hacked'
This has happened several times over the past two years, he said.

FIFA confirms Hadad as TTFA's 'legitimate leader'
MERE HOURS after TT Football Association (TTFA) legal representative, Matthew Gayle, issued a pre-action protocol letter to First Citizens' general manager, Kinols Forde, declaring former president William Wallace and his executive members remain sole signatories of the fraternity's bank accounts...

PTSC: Open kiosk at City Gate registered as bakery
Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) acting general manager Davis Ragoonanan explained that the kiosk has remained open because it is registered as a bakery.

Designer Althea McNish dies
Iconic fabric designer Althea McNish died on April 16 in a nursing home in London. She was 95.

Cop shot, killed during fight outside house
Police were told that at around 6 p.m. Emmanuel had an altercation with a man from his neighbourhood at Edinburgh 500. Emmanuel and the man fought in the street, and the man grabbed the officer's firearm. Police were told that the gun discharged during the struggle, and Emmanuel was struck to the chest.

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