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Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

NOTWITHSTANDING the public unease due to the recent rise in the number of covid19 infections including a primary school student, education stakeholders agreed on Tuesday that the Education Ministry's August 20 date for the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exam will remain.

SEA date stays at August 20

Social distancing a challenge in schools

St Augustine school closed after COVID-19 scare
The St Augustine Government Primary School is the latest school to be temporarily closed following confirmation that a student has been exposed to COVID-19.

One more tests positive for covid19, now 154 cases
An additional 109 samples have been submitted for testing since the Tuesday morning update, bringing the total to 6,910.

Contact tracing for hundreds of cops
Riverside Plaza, Police Admin Building ordered shut after WPC tests positive...

149,000 Deaths and 4.34 Million Cases of COVID-19 in the US
This Wednesday had 60,085 more infections than on Monday and 1,497 new deaths, of which more than 600 correspond to old Texas deaths added to the system on this day.

National Security Ministry discloses exemption criteria
Some of the factors taken into consideration by Minister Stuart Young include: whether there is accommodation available at any given time at the quarantine facilities; which includes the mandatory airing period between occupation – positive cases require longer airing periods before the facility can be used again; the capacity of the parallel health care system at Couva, Caura and other quarantine facilities to treat covid19 positive cases and the availability of health care workers to operate the system with the aim that the overall health care system should not be adversely affected.

'Show proof, señor'
DEPUTY Commissioner of Police Jayson Forde said police will be challenging Venezuelans for their registration documents.

Potential Tropical Cyclone heading towards Leeward islands, expected in Puerto Rico tonight

Judge: SEA exam scripts joint property of CXC and students
A HIGH COURT judge has ruled that the failure by the Ministry of Education to provide the exam scripts to the parents of a student who sat the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination in 2018 was unreasonable, irrational and amounted to a breach of the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Rowley: Kamla's slavery comments offensive
THE Prime Minister has taken offence at UNC leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar's calling the exclusion of TT citizens being worse than slavery. He has also spoken out against her "blank" and "Oreo" references to him.

Nafeesa Mohammed quits PNM
FORMER deputy leader of the People's National Movement (PNM) Nafeesa Mohammed in a strongly-worded statement on Tuesday, resigned from the party as she accused the Government of arrogance and of ignoring her concerns about her community. She said she was resigning with a sense of deep regret but also a great sense of relief.

C'wealth Secretariat mum on election observer team
"We don't give a running commentary on these types of issues and communications between member states and the Secretariat are obviously confidential. However, it is important to note that the global covid19 crisis, and its health, social and economic impacts, have created unprecedented pressures upon governments and societies and extensive restrictions on the normal travel of people and groups between countries.

Only Weekes can hold off election

Kamla on lack of observers: 'Probably a plan to take election illegally'
"I think it is totally irresponsible of the Government not to allow in observers for the democracy of our country." She said observers had monitored almost every election in TT.

Public safety a top priority
The Prime Minister criticised the Opposition Leader for suggesting that he had to take full responsibility if the observer missions did not come to Trinidad and Tobago. He also slammed the "out-of-placeness" of her demand that he release the letter from the Commonwealth authorities stating that they cannot afford to send people in Trinidad and Tobago under the quarantine arrangements.

Kamla tells PM: Cancel CPL amid new COVID-19 cases

UNC out of touch with ordinary people
Voters believe the Opposition United National Congress (UNC) is more "out of touch with ordinary people" when compared to the People's National Movement (PNM).

Rowley 'zesses' through Diego Martin West
Residents of Diego Martin West were treated to music and live entertainment on Tuesday, as the PNM candidate and Prime Minister Dr Rowley rolled through in a motorcade calling on them to come out and vote for him on August 10.

Man charged with extorting UNC Toco/Grande candidate
A 29-year-old Arouca man will appear before an Arima magistrate today charged with attempting to extort $80,000 and harassment of United National Congress Toco/Sangre Grande candidate Nabila Greene.

Security guard dies after Tobago shooting
James, 34, of Golden Grove Road, Canaan, died at about 2 am today at the Scarborough General Hospital. He had been shot in the abdomen on Sunday night in the same incident which claimed the life of Keron Sealey, also known as 'Myrex' of Milford Court, Bon Accord.

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