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PM Rowley rings the election bell
Posted: Saturday, July 4, 2020

PM Rowley rings the election bell
Election is called but the pandemic keeps the borders shut. Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley made the election announcement on the motion for the adjournment in the House of Representatives yesterday.

PM: General election on August 10

EBC: Sanitise before and after voting
Rogers said sanitising before and after voting is one of the measures voters will be required to do at polling stations. She also said the EBC does not see the number of polling stations being increased because of covid19 protocols. But Rogers added polling stations may be reconfigured to ensure the protocols are adhered to.

Kamla: UNC ready for elections

Kamla hoping borders will open this month

Rowley: Border reopening not a condition for election
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says the borders will not be reopened to allow nationals outside the country the chance to return home to vote in the August 10 general elections. Rowley made the comment moments after announcing the date in Parliament on Friday, after he was asked by reporters if the Government would consider the move with the COVID-19 virus still ravaging countries worldwide.

Padarath willing to step aside if he fails return for election

Smaller parties ready for August 10
Congress of the People leader Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan said she is a little concerned about the election being in the middle of exams, especially for Secondary Entrance Examination (SEA) students (who will be sitting the SEA on August 20).

Political analysts: This is no snap election
This was the consensus amongst political analyst Dr Winford James, North American Caribbean Teachers Association (NACTA) pollster Dr Vishnu Bisram and former government minister Mariano Browne on Friday about Dr Rowley's announcement in Parliament that the general election will be held on August 10.

James: Early general election a good call

61 people, including gang members, arrested at bar
POLICE arrested 61 men and women—three of whom are gang members—last evening at a bar in Belmont for violating Covid-19 restrictions. Current public health ordinance regulations ­allow up to 25 people to gather in any one place at the same time.

Reputed Rasta City gang members arrested in Belmont raid
Police detained 51 suspected gang members during a raid in Belmont on Friday evening. The arrests came days after violent protests in the Port of Spain and several other areas over the police killing of three men in Morvant. The government and the police said the protests were co-ordinated by criminal gangs.

PM: Post-protest committee about 'actual responses'
THE PRIME Minister said the recently announced community recovery programme committee will develop and implement an action plan.

Caricom chairman:6 airlines to possibly replace LIAT
Prime Minister of Barbados and former chair of Caricom, Mia Mottley has revealed that six air carriers have expressed interest in taking over LIAT's travel routes, in wake of the carrier's current financial challenge.

Griffith: My language is to protect my officers
POLICE COMMISSIONER Gary Griffith, who in the past has referred to criminals as cockroaches and gave life to the phrase “one shot one kill,” says he does not need to temper his language.

Virtual court hearings challenged in lawsuit
On Friday, attorneys representing the man, who had a Family Court matter in the Couva Magistrates' Court, filed an application for judicial review. The man is currently stuck in Canada and unable to return because TT's borders are closed. He said he had a virtual court session on June 29, and his attorneys had asked for a link to the proceedings. Neither he nor his attorney, Richard Jaggesar, received a link.

UWI makes list of top 100 in World University rankings
"These results reinforce that in spite of being a relatively young institution, and having limited access to financial and development resources, in just over 70 years the UWI has successfully built a solid reputation as the higher education leader," a statement from the regional university said.

Ministry on typewriter donation: Licensing to have digitised system in 2 weeks

Policeman receives bullet wrapped in threatening letter
Police are investigating reports that a policeman received a threatening letter at his Beetham Gardens home early on Friday morning. Investigators said the officer, a constable assigned to the Inter-Agency Task Force, checked his car early on Friday morning and found a letter on the hood of the car.

JSC report on sex abuse of migrants: 484 complaints but zero convictions
This lack of convictions was partly blamed on victims being often unwilling or unable to wait years for the completion of the court case. The report also deplored a recent upsurge in the number of child migrant victims of sexual exploitation from 2018 to 2020.

'Crime Boss' murdered in Tobago
Tobago has recorded its fifth murder for 2020. Dead is Alveion Nurse aka Crime Boss, 26, of Providence Road, Les Coteaux.

Missing Person Alert!
The Morvant Police are actively searching for 33-year-old Joevon Inniss, of Ninth Avenue, Barataria. Joevon was last seen at home on June 30th. He was reported missing on July 1st.

Missing Venezuelan teens found in Point Fortin
Alejandra Del Valle Aviles and Mayuris Del Carmen, both 14-years-old of the St Jude's Home for Girls, were reported missing on June 23.

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