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Quarantine facilities packed
Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2020

Quarantine facilities packed as hundreds return home
The country's parallel health care system to deal with covid19 cases is full and will be so for the next two weeks barring a positive case.

140 students back home, quarantined at UWI
Canada Hall will be their home for the next 14 days as the students observe strict health and safety guidelines set out by the Ministry of Health. Their return is in keeping with the promise by Government to bring home students who had remained in various Caribbean territories after their exams are completed.

Trini woman with Covid-19 coming from Venezuela

MoE: SEA 2020 will take place on August 20
The Education Ministry on Saturday restated that the exam will go on in August as planned to allow the Form One intake to enter secondary school without losing the full first term of the academic year.

Principals association: Ministry, TTUTA must agree on SEA
"There appears to be an impasse at this time and right now the best thing to do, as urgently as possible, is for the Government to hold and urgent meeting with TTUTA to see if there can be a way forward."

Govt guaranteed loans from Monday
He said the loans would target small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with annual gross revenues of between $1 million and $20 million, and the funds were to be used for salary payments, working capital and purchase of raw materials. He said for SMEs with annual revenues of less than $1 million, NEDCO will be mandated to manage a grant facility with an allocation of $30 million.

PoS Corporation: Should Columbus be removed?
Martinez said he was happy to see the type of discussion taking place, adding that steps will be taken by the council to find out what needs to be done to remove it, if it comes to that, and the get the members' votes before approaching the government.

BLM debate: Not always black and white in TT

Kamla recalls facing discrimination in London, encourages perseverance
Without naming the Black Lives Matter movement, she's encouraging participants of 'another human rights revolution taking place in the United States' to keep pushing for what they believe in.

Rohan, partners on 'losing end' in Kay Donna deal
Shareholders of Valsayn Resort (Kay Donna Drive-In Cinema), including Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan, may receive little compensation from the State after it was revealed that they did not have a current lease for the land at the time it was acquired by the Government for the construction of the Curepe Interchange.

Curepe residents: Pay us our money

Health Ministry calling for more blood donations
"The demand for blood and blood products for medical procedures, like the delivery of babies and heart surgeries, remained constant. This Government has undertaken the challenge to address this issue head-on and has implemented several initiatives.

UNC meets with EBC for election talks
Some of the issues raised related to voter registration, and the ability of citizens of Commonwealth territories to vote in general elections. There were also questions on the issue of special voting and the ability of the EBC to police the list of electors.

PNM picks Mayaro, Naparima candidate
After a marathon screening session at the party's south regional office in San Fernando which started at 3 pm on Saturday and ended after midnight, PNM officials announced businessman Bunny Mahabirsingh and attorney Randy Sinanan as its candidates for Mayaro and Naparima respectively.

Cops probe former sports minister over $400m Life Sport
Senior police sources told Sunday Newsday that Roberts is being investigated for his involvement in the programme, which lasted two years and cost taxpayers some $400 million and has been blamed for a rash of murders by criminal gangs.

Newsday facing lawsuit from journalist laid off during pandemic
The letter was sent on Friday by attorneys Saira Lakhan and Michael Rooplal on behalf of Seeta Persad. It claimed that the temporary layoff is a concealed attempt to dismiss Persad.

Laventille man stabbed to death after domestic dispute
According to police reports, around 1 pm Shem Thomas and the suspect were seen arguing near a grocery at Pashley Street, Laventille. Eyewitnesses told police the duo left and residents heard them arguing at their apartment located close by.

2 killed in family disputes
On Friday at about 10.45 pm Darren Perreira, 44, of Pinewood Drive, Carapo, was standing on the roadway close to his home when a vehicle drove past him and its occupants opened fire on him. The vehicle then sped off.

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