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UNC's act of disgrace
Posted: Monday, May 4, 2020

UNC's act of disgrace
THE Opposition's open courting of sanctions on this country by the United States marks an all-time low in the political history of independent Trinidad and Tobago. Whether one supports the ruling party or not, the letter sent to the US ambassador by United National Congress MP Dr Roodal Moonilal and echoed in a social media post by Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, should offend every citizen for having crossed an unforgivable line. Our differences with each other could never be so extreme that we are willing to throw our country and its people under the armada of a superpower.

Moonilal to PM: Get some rest, have some whisky

THE Prime Minister has denied that his weekend trip to Tobago had anything to do with him trying to bring an end to the leadership vacuum caused by the departure, last Thursday, of Kelvin Charles as Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA).

COVID-positive patients in hospital down to 3

NGOs challenge Rambharat on hunger claim
Although Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat says there is no data to prove many citizens are suffering from "severe hunger," his theory is being disputed by the leaders of several charitable foundations.

'Don't use state welfare programme for political gain'
DEPUTY political leader of the Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) and electoral representative for Parlatuvier/L'Anse Fourmi/ Speyside, Farley Augustine, believes the covid19 social care response of Tobago is something the THA's Executive Council needs to address.

Le Hunte: Recovery team to report by Friday

AMCHAM survey: 3,000 jobs at stake in prolonged shutdown
The survey asked companies how many jobs were at risk over the next 6-12 months if the restrictions continued.

2 months after travel restrictions imposed; how TT progressed

PM wants unique identity card system for T&T

No rice shortage in TT
Maharaj said, "In 2018 TT imported approximately $107 million, or 19, 853 tons of rice. Although the reported import volume fell by almost 50 per cent, import value did not. Even if quantity remains available going forward, we have to be mindful of foreign-exchange pressure.

Doctor dies after three-storey jump
Police said Kanhai was with people who were drinking a cocktail drink containing alcohol and LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) ­and smoking marijuana. LSD is a hallucinogenic drug whose effect typically includes altered thoughts and feelings.

Mother of 3 killed in Sunday accident
Just what Crystal Julien, 28, was doing in a van with others at 4 am, during covid19 stay-at-home restrictions, is now being investigated amid unconfirmed reports swirling on social media about an unauthorised beach party in Las Cuevas.

Woman dies as van crashes after COVID lime

TT cruise ship crews under pressure
THE death of a Polish crew member who fell overboard from a cruise ship has sparked an emotional outburst from a Trinidadian who has been on board a Princess Cruise line ship for over 50 days.

UWI professsor suggests: Study 'wild meat' for virus risk
He said 70 per cent of new and emerging diseases have come through animals and ecological changes of the last ten to 20 years has changed the probability of exposure to these viruses.

Careful decisions, a must for Carnival 2021
"In true Trinbagonian style, we might start relaxing the social distancing and the hygiene measures once the lockdown measures begin to roll back. Without a true grasp of the importance of continued social distancing, we run the risk of our celebratory attitude to life leading us to hyper-socialise, not through social media, but through making up for missed parties, limes, the drinking, all of which have potential to undo all that has already been accomplished. That is one reason why we cannot rush to roll back (measures)."

'Accepting uncertainty in medicine'

Newsday journalist: My day as a garbage collector
We often take for granted the work done by garbage collectors, dismissing it as menial. These men arrive long before sunrise, when many are still sleeping, to carry out a job that is crucial to keeping communities clean and tidy.

6 get bail varied
The six are part of 137 identified by the prisons service, in government's early release initiative, as part of coronavirus pandemic measures.

Murder in the Manzanilla coconuts
Police said that around 7 a.m., a motorist driving along the roadway noticed the body of a man of African descent lying at the side of the road.

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