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Two new COVID cases
Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Two new COVID cases, one requires investigation
A statement by the Ministry of Health yesterday said that one of the cases was imported from Canada. The second case is pending epidemiological investigation.

Ministry praises teachers, principals, parents
THE Ministry of Education continued discussions with relevant stakeholders on Tuesday, on schools reopening in September.

Laptop on school booklist
Ministry to issue guidelines for secondary school principals...

Principal told: Remove laptop from booklist
THE Ministry of Education has instructed the San Juan North Secondary School principal to rescind a Form Two 2020/2021 booklist which had asked parents of these students to buy a laptop for school next term.

T&T in the path of developing Tropical Storm
Tropical Depression 7 is close to strengthening into Tropical Storm. At 5a.m. today, the system had sustained winds of 35 miles per hour. It is expected to strengthen and have winds greater than 39 mph in the next 24 hours.

Met Office: Rain on the way

Ministry 'diligently' treating with exemption requests
Over the next few days, some 30-35 persons are expected to return from Suriname and other jurisdictions.

'Please, we want to go home'
JAMAICANS stranded in Trinidad are pleading with the government to provide flights to help 60 of them return home. Several of them contacted Newsday on Monday, explaining that they are desperate to leave as money is running low and they have to beg for food and shelter.

PAHO: Expect chronic diseases to worsen post-covid19
"Many health systems lack the staff, space and supplies to adequately cater to such disruptions, which have delayed treatments for cancer patients, those (on) dialysis, and those with chronic kidney disease."

Cepep maintains step-down facilities
IN THE fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the Community-Based Environmental Protection and Enhancement Programme (Cepep) has partnered with Heath Ministry, the Defence Force, and UWI to provide ground maintenance services to four step-down facilities.

Khan announces deepwater bid round to be held next year
ENERGY MINISTER Franklin Khan announced a deepwater bid round next year for available oil and gas blocks. He also responded to criticism, notably from former Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine – whom he did not name – about the current administration's lack of bid rounds.

San Fernando to get 1,000-space, $118m car park
SAN Fernando residents moved one step closer to having their parking woes relieved when deeds were signed by the South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) and the Urban Development Corporation (Udecott).

EBC: Vote early
In 2015, the EBC came under fire after the voting time was extended by one hour, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., because of inclement weather.

P Town residents vex over water woes, WASA reminds of harsh dry season
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is responding to recent concerns about the poor supply in the Princes Town area. This follows media reports that 70 percent of residents have been without a proper supply for the last 10 days.

Recount can be used to declare winner
GUYANA’S acting Chief Justice Roxanne George on Monday ruled that the results of the national vote recount of the March 2 regional and general elections were valid and must be used to declare the elections’ winner.

'Victory will be decided in 8 marginals'

PM, UNC silent on status of Damen probe
On Sunday Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said in September 2015, Dutch fiscal intelligence initiated a criminal investigation into possible bribery committed by the Damen Shipyard Group. According to Rowley the authorities received signals that Damen was involved in bribing of foreign officials in relation to vessel building contracts.

Former PNM minister decks UNC yellow
Former Sports Minister under the People's National Movement (PNM) Gary Hunt wore yellow and walked with his brother in Aranguez yesterday, becoming the latest political personality with an allegiance to a political party to appear on the campaign trail for a rival party.

Panday campaign starts after August 10
THE Patriotic Front (PF) will start its campaign for meaningful change in TT after the dust settles from the August 10 general election.

Kamla: PNM still fighting the 2015 election

UNC candidate unsure she's person in 'money' video
Hours after a video surfaced on social media purporting to be of United National Congress (UNC) candidate for the Toco/Sangre Grande Nabila Greene lying on a bed being showered with money, Greene said if the person in the video turns out to be her, she sees nothing wrong with the clip.

Dial: Arima is neglected
As head of the National Coalition for Transformation (NCT), she will vie for the Arima seat in the August 10 general election, while party colleague Peter Amman will be candidate for D’Abadie/O’Meara.

WITH the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation (TUCO) executive election set for Sunday, a war of words is developing between calypso veteran and former executive member Errol "Bally" Ballantyne and outgoing president Lutalo "Bro Resistance" Masimba.

Babysitters detained as children hospitalised with injuries
The report also said the officers discovered the woman had given fake names for the child and her. The officers visited the Talparo district where the child was said to have fallen, only to discover that a second child had similar injuries and was hospitalised almost a month before.

Young disturbed by local human traffickers
Minister of National Security Stuart Young says he is disturbed by the number of locals involved in human trafficking rings between T&T and Venezuela.

Community centres as childcare facilities
It is well documented that unrelieved stress of caring for babies, toddlers and young children can sometimes cause mothers to abuse their children. A childcare facility which can, periodically, relieve mothers from that stress would cause a decrease in child abuse.

Garbage piles up at Las Cuevas beach as workers plead for tools
Maintenance workers at Las Cuevas Beach said conditions there are worsening as they are struggling to maintain the area without the proper tools.

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