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Arima man latest Covid suspect
Posted: Monday, July 27, 2020

Arima man latest Covid suspect: Family, SEA class, coworkers to be contacted
Trinidad and Tobago has recorded another suspected Covid-19 case bringing the numbers up to 148. The Express understands that a 40 year old man tested positive for the deadly virus on Sunday evening. The man, an employee of a Local Government regional corporation, lives in a household with nine family members including two children 11 and 5.

Six days of terror
On Friday July 27, 1990, the Jamaat al Muslimeen stormed the Parliament, TTT and Radio Trinidad. They bombed the police headquarters, held hostages, including the Prime Minister, at all three locations and demanded the Government and military surrender. They demanded that the prime minister resign and their leader be made Minister of National Security. They also demanded elections be called within 90 days. This resulted in a standoff which lasted until their surrender six days later.

President slams Bakr's 'apology'
Weekes declared, "It is an affront to the victims and the country as a whole that in his affidavit, Abu Bakr attempted to determine the 'when' for closure, especially having abjured any remorse or regret for the attempted coup d'état and the consequent events." While the country may never get an unequivocal apology from Bakr, Weekes said, "We citizens must be the drivers of effecting our own reconciliation."

Brown: I will never forgive Abu Bakr
In 1990, Brown was the commanding officer of the TT Regiment, which he had joined in 1962...Brown's memory of the coup attempt is bittersweet. On the one hand it represents a shining moment in his military career, but on the other, it marked one of TT's darkest chapters.

11 covid19 patients now at Caura Hospital
The country's last six covid19 cases came from one household in Maraval, and include a standard five student at Maraval RC School, which led to the school being closed. During the Health Ministry's virtual press conference on Saturday morning, Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram said the five cases which had just been discovered were primary contacts of case 142. Three of the five were children.

Reckless and insulting
Given the dogged manner in which she has dug in her heels on the sunlight treatment, we doubt she would find the humility to apologise to the millions of enslaved and shackled Africans who died crossing the Middle Passage and the millions more who were sold as property and endured the most violent, dehumanising existence for over 200 years. But she should. Equally, she should apologise to the indentured who lived under the whip and in squalor, suffering brutality and indignity for seven decades. Her seizing of this horrific and anguished past to score political points is an opportunism that respects no boundaries in seeking advantage at any cost.

'Pandemic picking up speed'

Business groups take covid19 precautions
THE Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers' Association (TTMA) and the American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) have each instructed their members to take additional precautions after TT's first non-imported covid19 case was reported on Tuesday.

NAPSPA head wants revised school COVID protocols
National Primary Schools Principals' Association (NAPSPA) head Lance Motley is advising parents to keep their children at home once a member of the household is ill.

No masses at Maraval, Paramin this week due to covid19 case

Minister Hosein commends disaster responders after Gonzalo

Government clarifies facts on election observers issue
In the statement, the Government maintains that costs associated with the Mission being housed in quarantine were one of the key considerations for the Commonwealth.

PM misleading T&T on election observers says UNC leader
The UNC Leader is accusing PM Dr Keith Rowley of stalling the process, so that observers from the Commonwealth would not be able to get to T&T in time for the mandatory 14-day quarantine period, before the poll on Monday 10th August 2020.

Public gives cops crucial info on illegal migrants
Griffith yesterday said they received reports on suspected foreigners being housed in certain areas, adding some people had very reliable information. He said police would pursue all leads, "and any T&T nationals assisting, supporting or directing such activities will also be charged." He urged the public to continue submitting information, including via the 482-GARY hotline.

PM: Companies ready to replace Styrofoam with eco-friendly options
Speaking at at virtual event last Friday (July 24), Dr Rowley, who is Minister of Planning and Development, said he met with companies to discuss to changeover to biodegradable and compostable packaging, and said it's expected that the changeover will happen soon, now that the country is re-opening.

Padarath out on campaign trail
Padarath accepted Young's offer of undergoing the mandatory 14 day quarantine at a hotel being used as a covid19 stepdown facility and to pay for his own quarantine. He returned home on July 12 and immediately went into quarantine at the Chancellor Hotel in St Ann's.

Duke promises cruise ship complex in Plymouth
Addressing a political meeting in Plymouth recently, Duke chastised the PNM-led Tobago House of Assembly for what he considers to be the lack of development in the area. He told supporters the cruise ship complex will be built after the Tobago House of Assembly election, constitutionally due in 2021.

Complaints of 'race-baiting', using State funds for 'politicking'
The Council for Responsible Political Behaviour (CRPB) says it has received several complaints about the conduct of political parties ahead of the August 10 general election.

A lawyer, engineer and footballer
New faces at the polls: Arnold Ram (UNC, Caroni Central)

Man killed while liming in Crown Point
According to reports, there was a shooting incident along the popular liming strip known as "Bago Avenue" after an altercation around 10pm.

3 killed, including Jamaican
THREE men, including a Jamaican national, were killed between Friday night and Saturday morning, taking the murder toll to 258 for the year to date.

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