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PM: Borders will remain closed
Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2020

PM: Borders will remain closed
"We want to keep our borders where it is because the pandemic is raging. The closure of the borders is not meant to penalise anybody, it's not meant to lock us in here and make us prisoners. It's meant to keep the virus out, and the virus travels by way of people. It is normal common sense," he said.

PM says beaches open, time to dine, play sports
At a press conference in Tobago on Saturday afternoon, he said restaurants for in-house dining, bars, cinemas, theatres, casinos, private members clubs, malls and their food courts, amusement parks, zoos, beaches, rivers, and gyms can reopen. Team sports and horse racing will also be allowed but without spectators.

Charles wants education report for lockdown period
"At the appropriate time, those reports would be reviewed, and principals would be asked to explain, in certain circumstances, if it appears that the approach was less than satisfactory."

EBC: New ID cards coming
Asked why they had decided to issue the new ID cards, the EBC said, "The Board of Commissioners took the decision to update the national identification card in keeping with international best practice in identity management."

Reddock: Pregnancy in the workplace seen as act of 'spite'
THE WILLINGNESS of working women to have children is not valued in TT society, said University of the West Indies Professor of Gender and Development Rhoda Reddock

Roget: Patriotic promises 4,500 jobs
Patriotic Energies and Technologies Company Ltd is very close to acquiring the defunct Petrotrin refinery, almost two years after the Government closed it down.

Idi Stuart, defender of nurses, finds strength in fatherhood
"There's a real shortage of male nurses and we (the TTRNA) are trying to encourage males to get in. Still, males do not seem to want to come into the profession. (The lack of males) comes down to how we have been cultured, stereotyped and pigeon-holed into different segments. For example, men go into the police service, fire service and army while women go into nursing."

Boycott hurts Starlite, staff salaries cut
A Starlite Group memo dated June 17, and signed by Aboud, asked employees to accept a further reduction in their working hours and an equal reduction in salary effective June 18. It said the reduction would vary by position and department, and it was understandable if employees chose to leave.

Catholic priest calls for 'colonial village'
Columbus with all his misinformation arrived and he and his legacy form part of TT's history, he said. Pereira suggested that the Europeans who came with Columbus be given permanent recognition, for instance, with the creation of what he called a "colonial village". This would be a place where people can view the pain, the terror and the positive aspect of the European influence in an authentic way, he proposed.

Where's the public outcry after toddler killed? -CoP
In social media post on Saturday, Griffith said: "When we are met with news of an innocent two-year-old baby being caught in the crossfire of a murderous onslaught, perpetuated by those who cared nothing about curtailing the life of this innocent, many questions immediately come to mind, such as: When will I expect to obtain the requests for marches, and protests against such acts of barbarous brutality against our children?"

PM: Caribbean Airlines may fly charters overseas
Caribbean Airlines Ltd (CAL) may soon begin scaled-down charters to cater to people who were due to return to overseas destinations but were forced to remain in TT when the borders were closed to prevent the spread of covid19.

Bar owners anxious to reopen
AFTER three months of state-sanctioned closure, bars and cinemas are ready to be reopened on Monday even though there will be limitations on the number of customers they are allowed to serve.

Tobago staying ready for second covid19 wave
Although the country is one the verge of reopening fully from covid19, Health, Wellness and Family Development Secretary Tracy Davidson-Celestine said Tobago is still preparing for a second wave of the virus.

Tobago needs domestic tourism to survive

UNC names 5 more candidates
In a release on Saturday, party officials confirmed the latest five included Opposition Senator Saddam Hosein for San Juan/Barataria; Dinesh Rambally for Chaguanas West; Flora Singh for Arima; Maurice Hoyte for D'Abadie/O'meara; and Nabila Greene for Toco/Sangre Grande.

Met Office warns: Saharan dust to worsen from Sunday
Persons who are sensitive to the change in air quality are strongly advised to take the necessary precautions.

Yoruba fest awards for drummer, youth pannist
THE Emancipation Support Committee of TT (ESCTT) will recognise the contribution of renowned drummer and panman, Everald "Redman" Watson, and the talented student, Safiya Paul, at this year's Yoruba Village Drum Festival.

Brothers kill each other in knife fight
TWO brothers are now dead after they stabbed each other during a fight at Baker Trace, Pioneer Drive, Petit Valley on Saturday.

Mom, four-year-old daughter missing
Collen Singh and her daughter Elena Boyce, both of Endeavour Road, Coconut Drive, Chaguanas were last seen on June 13.

Toddler among 5 killed in 24 hours
As gunshots rang out in the area known as the Congo in Arima on Friday night, residents hid in their homes to ensure they did not end up in the crossfire. Although they alerted lawmen that gunshots were heard, preliminary checks did not turn up anything.

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