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Minor tests positive for COVID
Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2020

Deyalsingh: Case 141 is a child of Republic Bank worker
At the Health Ministry's virtual press briefing on Thursday morning, Deyalsingh said he spoke to the bank's executive director Derwin Howell and viewed footage of the employee and the child on the premises. "There was close contact with about 11 employees of Republic Bank. All employees have been sent home and they will be swabbed today."

Minor tests positive for COVID, RBL branch closed

3 primary contacts of case 139 recently visited Tobago
"We contacted the County Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) right away when we heard the case was positive. They are also in quarantine in Tobago. I believe it will be state quarantine in Tobago, so they are under the care of Dr Tiffany Hoyte and she has been giving updates. They have the gene expert machine in Tobago as well."

Contact tracing underway in Tobago

Hurricane watch in effect for Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines
According to the NHC, at 8 am AST, the center of Tropical Storm Gonzalo was located over the Atlantic Ocean about 910 miles (1470 km) east of the southern Windward Islands.

Bar assoc tells CoP: Some bars not adhering to 10 pm closing time
Commissioner Griffith urged the Association to send reports of such instances directly to him for urgent investigations and he will put resources in place to deal with them.

US Embassy: JetBlue operating repatriation flight to Fort Lauderdale
The US Embassy in Port-of-Spain is advising its citizens stuck in Trinidad and Tobago that a repatriation flight with commercial carrier JetBlue will be leaving from the Piarco International Airport to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) on July 28.

Economist: Wage subsidy may not reignite economy
UNC Political Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced her party's plan to implement the subsidy as a means to re-employ many who lost jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Activists: Youths not keen to vote when facing hardships
Sustained underdevelopment in marginalised communities continues to curb the enthusiasm of young voters, activist Akinee Harry said during the virtual launch of a national Youth Votes Matter campaign, on Monday night.

Lewis: IOC must acknowledge Rule 50 was racially-fuelled

Judge unfazed by courthouse bomb scare
Seepersad made the remark as he resumed court after a two-hour delay following a bomb scare at San Fernando Supreme Court yesterday.

Cops find Ocelot at man's home in Cascade
An Ocelot was found by the police at the Cascade home of a 26-year-old man on Monday. Officers of the Four Roads Police Station reportedly found the animal in a cage around midday after they executed a search warrant at the premises at First Avenue.

Serial rapist on the loose in Point Fortin, claims candidate
That was the revelation made by Ernesto Kesar, the Movement for Social Justice candidate for Point Fortin, during a press conference at the party's Lord Street, San Fernando office yesterday.

Two dead after gunmen ambush car
Tobago recorded its sixth and seventh murders for 2020 after a shooting incident in Concordia left two dead and one wounded on Tuesday night.

Marlboro, L&M cigarettes being illegitimately seized
According to Crime Stoppers "with billions of cigarettes being produced annually, the profits made from its illicit trade are huge. It is estimated that one full container of illicitly traded cigarettes can yield approximately US$1million in profits. Consequently, criminal networks are using the illicit trade to fund their transnational illegal activities."

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