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Gov't looking at 1,000 requests
Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2020

Repatriation: Gov't looking at 1,000 requests in the US
In today's virtual media briefing, Minister of National Security, Stuart Young said that those from the US who have applied can begin to expect responses soon. Young says the government is throwing a keen eye on those with more emergent circumstances to ensure that the help goes first to those who need it.

PM: I had to call the election despite covid19
The Prime Minister on Saturday night dismissed criticism about calling the general election during a pandemic when the borders are closed and some citizens will not be allowed to vote.

Health Ministry update: 5,799 samples submitted to date

Govt moves to bring home more nationals

Young to stranded citizens: Don't bribe
Desperate citizens 'offering bribes' to return home...

West Indies complete four-wicket win in 1st Test
Jermaine Blackwood, who returned to the WI Test squad after an impressive Regional Four-Day Championships, led the way with 95 as the West Indies, set a victory target of 200 on the final day, reached 200 for the loss of six wickets.

Ragoonath: 4 marginals key to election
Ragoonath said unlike the 2015 general election, where six to eight marginal constituencies held sway, "I am now seeing three marginal constituencies in Trinidad as well, as the Tobago seat (Tobago East), will now be critical in this election."

Young: US student visa holders shouldn't worry yet
"The student visas continue to be okay in the United States. It is only if a student is now in a situation where all of their courses; every single course, every single credit is being carried out online, then they'll be asked to leave the United States," he said.

Barry's back, in quarantine

7,000-case ballistics backlog
...due to 'shortage of examiners, lack of space'

PM accuses UNC of buying votes for $300

Muslim Federation backs Kamla
The federation represents 17 independent Islamic organisations in the country that are not aligned to the biggest Islamic organisations. He estimates that there are at least 175,000 Muslims in T&T.

Ameen: I'm ready to serve my St Augustine family
"I represented St Augustine South for ten years (as a councillor). I lived and grew with them. I have been with them through floods, rain, through good times and bad times. St Augustine is home for me. I will continue my work as a deputy political leader to support our candidates wherever they are but certainly it is not only about winning the election but representing the people."

UNC candidate for Caroni East gets full endorsement from Constituency Executive
The outgoing representative for the constituency is Dr Tim Gopeesingh, who served as MP for the past 10 years, and was a minister in the People's Partnership Government.

Man jailed, fined for having endangered Hawksbill turtle, agouti
A man who was caught with an endangered Hawksbill turtle and an agouti was sentenced to two years imprisonment and fined.

Former national chess queen Walcott dies
FORMER NATIONAL chess champion Della-Marie Walcott passed away on Sunday at the age of 19, after failing to recover from an operation to remove a brain tumour in January 2016.

Funeral for Rebel Sixx finalised as investigations continue
The dancehall star was best known for his songs 'Rifle War' and 'Fully Dunce'. He was also part of the Jamaican dancehall crew known as 6ix.

Bones of missing teen found in La Lune
But a police report stated that he was last seen home around 6.30 pm on January 2. Samuel reported him missing to Princes Town police around 10.20 am on January 8. He was wearing a white vest, a pair of blue three-quarter pants and a blue slipper.

Missing: Elicia Arjoon
Elicia is of mixed descent, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, medium build, brown complexion and has long hair with coloured ends. She has identifying tattoos; one on her left arm, "Devon", a tattooed lion paw across her chest, and a tattoo on her right leg with names "Estabella, Heart and Zion".

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