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US State Dept troubled by T&T's Rio Treaty stance
Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

US State Dept troubled by T&T's Rio Treaty stance
At that press briefing, Rowley said Government disagreed with the United States' interpretation of the treaty in justifying action against Venezuela. "If we're not accepting (Juan) Guaidó as the president of Venezuela, it follows that we can't accept Guaidó's appointees at the OAS or anywhere else for that matter," Rowley said then. Noting that Venezuela was T&T closest neighbour, Rowley said his stance on the issue was in T&T's best interest, especially if things went "pear-shaped."

Deyalsingh: You can refuse service
JUST LIKE bar owners who ban shirtless patrons, shopkeepers can and must block entry to anyone not wearing a mask or practising physical distancing in the businessplace

69 people due to return to TT this week addition to those currently in care at the different facilities, this will take the number of people in the parallel health care system to 136.

I want to come home
Sparrow's 85th birthday wish:

Mask confusion as phase 3 begins
As people returned to work and walked the streets in Trinidad and Tobago on Monday, the use of masks was clearly inconsistent.

Students don't need mask for CXC exams
So far, they have established some guidelines, including allowances for only a small number of students per examination area, temperature checks and sanitising the examination areas.

Church leaders want to resume sermons, discuss concerns with Minister
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley had announced that churches will be allowed to re-open on June 22 once there is no worrisome change in the country's infection rates.

Colm slams 'erroneous' Guardian editorial on Heritage Petroleum
Further, he noted that in 2019, Heritage Petroleum paid the Government $833 million in royalties, levies, licenses and taxes. He said this was a complete turnaround from Petrotrin which owed the Government billions of dollars in unpaid royalties and taxes.

Outstanding traffic fines can be paid online soon
The Judiciary is making final arrangements to allow the payment of fines online in the next two weeks. Further, the Judiciary said that traffic tickets issued before May 26 can be paid within six months from that date, with a 50 percent discount.

MoH: No more than 5 in political walkabout

PM scoffs at talk of Fuad's PNM 'screening':

Fuad Abu Bakr's NNV to contest 21 seats

CoP: What if it were Floyd?
In TT, the officers involved in the murders of Johnson, Duncan and Eccles were suspended on half pay. One of the officers in question, PC Safraz Juman, who has been suspended since 2017, is contesting the CoP's move to dismiss him in the courts. In a media briefing on May 18, Griffith said $50 million is spent annually on some 300 suspended officers.

Griffith to 6 cops on murder charges: Resign or be fired
Innocent until proven guilty is not the route Police Commissioner Gary Griffith decided to take in the matter of six policemen charged with murder.

Black Lives Matter in Trinidad and Tobago too
"Yes, we have our own systemic institutionalised issues that we need to work on, in terms of social reform and inherited colonial legacies, but right now it's about black voices in the US and the diaspora. When we look at the process that went into ending apartheid in South Africa, it wasn't just because of what was happening in South Africa, it was about what was happening around the world and the fact that the diaspora amplified everything that was happening in South Africa at the time. So, I think it would be remiss of us as members of the black diaspora to ignore what's happening in the US."

CAL introduces thermal scanners at head office
The company said during the trial period, all employees and visitors to the airline's Piarco compound will be screened to assess whether their body temperature is at an acceptable level as prescribed by Chief Medical Officer Roshan Parasram.

Tobago father, son arrested for drugs/gun

Relatives of murdered teen appeal for help to find killer
Cudjoe, of Valencia, was found dead at about 10.20 pm near a water tank at the Duncan Street apartment buildings. Police said he had a single gunshot wound to the back of the head.

Chaguaramas untouched
WITH so many people forced into their homes by stay-at-home measures implemented to slow the spread of covid19, nature – the land, sea, rivers, flora and fauna – has had a chance to "exhale" over the last few months in TT.

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