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Coast Guard chases smugglers
Posted: Friday, May 1, 2020

Coast Guard chases smugglers, drugs thrown overboard
The Coast Guard seized almost 200 kilos of drugs after a brief chase in the Gulf of Paria on Thursday night.

Coast Guard fishes out bags of drugs during high speed chase in the Gulf
Coast Guard officers recovered seven bags containing marijuana and drugs that were thrown overboard a vessel of which they were in pursuit in the Gulf of Paria, on Wednesday night. The occupants of the vessel managed to escape by crossing over the border in Venezuela.

US probes T&T fuel shipment linked to Venezuela

Deyalsingh maintains caution on reopening
Deyalsingh reiterated that any decision to reopen any sector of the economy will be made by the Prime Minister once he satisfied with the science and data he receives from public health officials on covid19.

73rd covid19 patient goes home

Digicel asks employees to take pay cut

UWI to take part in global COVID-19 treatment study
"Patients will be given the opportunity of enrolling in the study; of course, and they can say no and if they say yes, they will have to sign a consent form and further information will be given to them," he said.

Road Map to Recovery working document not for Parliament
Tewarie suggested the document should be laid in Parliament. While he agreed the document was important, Rowley said it is forming the basis of further analysis and discussion with the national community. Against this background, "I eventually presume and I expect will be before this Parliament."

PM: No TT-Barbados bacchanal
Last week, Young said people were using an unnamed Caricom country as "a jumping point" to enter TT while its borders were closed. On Tuesday, a Barbados Today editorial accused Young of using "inflammatory and accusatory" and "highly offensive" language."

Suriname 70 packed, waiting to fly home as permission granted
Some of the wives and families of the oil and gas workers, who have been on lockdown in Suriname for the past six weeks, have said they plan to be present when the charter flight, PY729, arrives at Piarco Airport at 10.30 am.

Deyalsingh: Outfitting of National Racquet Centre to cost around $1.5M

Amalgamated Security Services contracts 'above board'
NATIONAL Security Minister Stuart Young slammed what he described as people spreading misinformation regarding the contractual arrangements for the procurement, installation and operations of the electronic monitoring equipment and prisoner transport.

Gov't: No $80M contract with Amalgamated for transport of prisoners
He said Amalgamated Security began providing transport of prisoners in 1996 and has continued to do so ever since. Young further revealed that it was in place under the two UNC administrations, having been born under them in 1996. However, the National Security Minister said the Government was able to renegotiate an annual prisoner transport cost of $25.9 million.

NLCB donates $150,000 to Living Water
"The money was transferred to Living Water's bank account in what is now a record at NLCB, because it took only 58 minutes.

George: Don't judge landlords
In a WhatsApp voice note on Wednesday, George said the Government's appeal to landlords is not a "legal imposition. "It is not something that can be legally enforced. It is basically a request for landlords to have a heart in the circumstances." George added people must consider the fact that landlords also have their financial commitments.

T&T jumps three spots in 2020 World Press Freedom ranking
Trinidad and Tobago has ranked 36th in this year's World Press Freedom rankings, moving up three spots from 2019.

Saharan dust surge to begin on May 2, public urged to take precautions

Police: No useful info on murder of pensioner
Shaheed Mohammed, 66, also called "Bobo" and "Headzie Man", was found dead in a sitting position on a mattress in his wooden shack. Police interviewed several people but have not received any "fruitful information." Investigators ruled out robbery as there was money in pockets.

Murdered siblings sent off as a bride, groom 28.05.2020
Ann Chitbahal had been looking forward to seeing her two children get married in traditional Hindu ceremonies. But when gunmen stormed into the family's home and killed both on Thursday last week, Chitbahal had to come to terms with the fact that she would never see that happen.

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