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Bas on the trail
Posted: Friday, June 26, 2020

Panday to campaign for Mickela's party: Bas on the trail
A decade after bowing out of electoral politics, former prime minister Basdeo Panday has re-entered the political arena. This time, he is the campaign manager for his daughter Mickela's Patriotic Front (PF) party in this year's general election.

'We will not split the votes'
The PF yesterday formally announced that it will be screening candidates for the election. There is already potential representatives lined up, including former national football captain Kenwyne Jones.

COVID-19: 4,543 samples sent for testing, six cases remain active

Sinanan: Choose your maxi taxi to curb covid19
MINISTER of Works and Transport Rohan Sinanan has said his ministry cannot order maxi-taxi drivers to take steps against covid19, but passengers can opt for a vehicle in which they feel safe.

Trinis stuck in Canada again beg to come home
Bayne, a wellbore intervention specialist, lives in west Trinidad with his wife and children. He went to Mexico on March 4 to work on a rig 150 miles offshore, where other T&T citizens were working. The closed borders left all of them stranded. With no way to get home, Bayne went to Canada where he underwent quarantine for two weeks before taking up another job in Newfoundland. The job ended on April 20 and he remains there.

Stranded schol winners get financing up to Sept
Minister in the Ministry of Education Dr Lovell Francis says the Government is doing its best to assist students who are stranded outside of Trinidad and Tobago because of the lockdown of the borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UNC picks Jearlean for La Horquetta/Talparo
The party has already completed its screening and all 17 sitting MPs have been screened and are awaiting news of their selection. She said she while many are complaining about the new faces, the youth is needed to energize the party.

PrideTT condemns homophobic smears in election campaigning
PrideTT made the statement in response to a smear campaign against Opposition MP Saddam Hosein, involving a social media post raising speculation over the lifestyle of the candidate for the San Juan/Barataria constituency.

CADV wants protection from domestic abuse for all
THE COALITION Against Domestic Violence has praised improvements in the Domestic Violence (Amendment) Bill, but criticised the omission of two groups from those who can apply for a protection order.

Dual citizenship ends Borel's PNM candidacy run

International Pan Ramajay finalists compete this weekend
The competition runs June 14-27 and the semi-finals were shown on the Republic Bank Exodus' Facebook page and YouTube channel on June 20-22. From the semi-finalists, ten soloists, five duos and five quartets have moved on to the finals. The two-hour long finals will be held on June 27 from 8 pm.

Bro Tony told to leave Mt St Benedict
In a telephone interview yesterday, Abbot Pereira said: "So far our mouths are tight-lipped. Everything is in the hands of the lawyers. I can't say anything really. Our lawyers have advised us not to say anything. Maybe, in a few weeks time."

Woman claims she was raped by priest as child, Mt St Benedict responds
The Incorporated Trustees of the Mount Saint Benedict Monastery has responded to claims made by a woman, who has alleged that she was sexually assaulted by a Catholic priest as a child.

Last rites today for famed stick-fighter murdered in Moruga
MATTHEW Brown was an iconic stick fighter, renowned for his elegance and liberated movements in the gayelle, who would be missed for his library of knowledge for the cultural artform.

Police name 2 in Enterprise shootout
They are 24-year-old Jeremiah David Dixon and 34-year-old Jamaal Romeo, both from George Street in Port of Spain. They were killed in a shootout with police after an attempted drug deal and kidnapping went sour.

Man killed days after court appearance
Three days after Claxton Bay resident Duane Wright appeared in court for the possession of a pair of camouflage pants and an illegal apparatus, he was shot dead on Thursday night.

Man charged for beating, choking female police officer
A man has appeared in court charged with beating and choking a female police officer. According to reports, the officer and a man had an argument on June 15 in Chaguanas. She left and went to her mother's home.

TTUTA warns: 'Dangerous' disinfectant used in schools
She said the product has on its safety data sheet, information about the product's acute toxicity. Under the globally harmonized system of classification and labelling of chemicals, it is listed as a category four item, for acute toxicity by oral intake, as well as intake through inhalation.

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