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$284m spent on covid19 relief
Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020

Robinson-Regis: $284m spent on covid19 relief
She also revealed that 3,000 people may have been "double-dipping" in an attempt to access relief they were not entitled to.

165 Venezuelans repatriated in human trafficking crackdown
The development comes after several illegal immigrants were recently detained by authorities - several Trinidadian nationals were also detained in connection with human trafficking. In a video shared online, a man claimed in Spanish that a vessel was carrying repatriated Venezuelans. Other videos were recently shared online showing Venezuelan vessels in the Gulf of Paria near Chaguaramas.

‘Illegal migrants may be spreading Covid'
THE Ministry of Health is investigating the possibility that some of the recent locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases were linked to people entering Trinidad and Tobago illegally.

CMO: Health, National Security partnering on illegal immigrants
"We have to ringfence whoever it is, person or persons that have been in contact there." Parasram explained, "The plausible argument is that they would have been positive prior. So there is an area of spread and there is a risk of spreading to more persons in the community."

ANSA McAL worker tests positive for covid19

CMO confirms T&T in COVID-19 second phase
In the past week, Trinidad and Tobago has had five people who contracted COVID-19 from an unknown source within the country, sprouting eight more cases through primary contacts and forcing some businesses to close for sanitisation exercises, the closure of three schools and the self-quarantining of hundreds of people.

Mystery case crossed the border with Covid, and spread it
Speaking at the ministry's virtual Covid-19 media conference on Wednesday, Deyalsingh said contacts have refused to take the ministry's telephone calls, while others were not responding truthfully to questions being asked by ministry officials.

TTUTA calls for primary schools to close

PM: Devaluing TT dollar will cause food, transport costs to skyrocket
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley speaking at a People's National Movement meeting on Wednesday made the comment as he said this would not only weaken the TT dollar, but would also put a financial strain on households.

Deyalsingh: Hostility does not help contact tracing

Don't touch fuel dispensers, NP urges customers after virus surge

Fallen trees, poles cause outages in 60 areas
ABOUT 30 maintenance teams from the TT Electricity Commission (T&TEC) are currently working to restore power to some 60 areas across the island.

Seven former Tobago politicians support PDP
The group was comprised of former assemblymen Dr Jeff Davidson, George Stanley Beard, Max James, Carlyle Dick, Cecile Caruth, Regis Caruth, and former parliamentarian Pamela Nicholson.

Angostura launches new cocoa bitters, product to be sold in Walmart
The House of Angostura, home of the world famous Angostura aromatic bitters and orange bitters, today launched its newest flavour - cocoa bitters.

Codrington family gets steelpan grant
In 2017 making steelpans officially became his business and he handcrafts steelpans at the institute. To ramp up his manufacturing process the institute received $83 199.85 to buy a pneumatic sand rammer to compress the drum and tuning software.

Young: Crime in Laventille, PoS didn't happen overnight
While gang violence plagued parts of his Port-of-Spain North/St Ann's West constituency in the past five years, National Security Minister Stuart Young says this level of crime did not happen overnight.

GML election poll shows PNM in front with Gypsy in Moruga/Tabeland
With a mere 11 days to go before the 2020 General Election, a poll commissioned by Guardian Media Limited and conducted by HHB and Associates shows that the ruling People's National Movement (PNM) has a clear lead over its main rival, the United National Congress (UNC), in the crucial marginal constituency of Moruga/Tableland.

PEP, independent candidates: Don't count us out in Chag East
Businessman Robert Mathew Gibbs, from the Progressive Empowerment Party (PEP), and independent candidate Shiraz Khan do not feel threatened by their opponents. The PNM's Clarence Rambharat, the Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries Minister, and Chaguanas mayor the UNC's Vandana Mohit are also contesting the seat.

Kamla dismisses UNC human trafficking claims
Young said, as National Security Minister, he receives reports from the police and other intelligence agencies. He said, "I have never stated anything in public office, and especially in the portfolio of minister of national security, that I don't have things to back it up on."

Shaming on campaign trail

GENDER AND sexuality often become weaponised in electoral campaigns, providing a chance to observe contesting values in democratic life.

Tobago teen chopped, then hit by car: 'I could have lost my son'
Alleyne, 19, was attacked by a man with a cutlass while liming in Crown Point on Sunday night. There were reports the pair had got into an altercation earlier that day but Morrison said it was a case of mistaken identity.

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