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Posted: Saturday, August 1, 2020

Faced with an alarming increase in ­Covid-­19 cases, the Government has reduced the numbers of persons allowed to congregate from 25 to ten.

Covid19 cases still at 169 on Friday night


Elections will go on says Rowley
This as the country recorded five new cases to bring the overall count to 169.

5 more Covid cases, two are 'unknown'
Three (3) are primary contacts of a recently positive COVID-19 patient.

UNC Couva staffer's husband COVID-positive

Southerners not taking virus serious enough—Rowley
After the surge of COVID-19 cluster cases, law enforcement must act to ensure that people—including political parties—comply with the COVID restrictions now. And southerners are flouting the COVID restrictions the most, says Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.

PM: You can vote without a mask
The wearing of masks will not be a precondition for entering the polling station or the voting booth in the August 10 general election.

T&T gets PPE donation from Korea
The financial donation of US $100,000 in humanitarian support is being done through the CARICOM Secretariat, and goes towards the COVID-19 emergency and recovery efforts in Trinidad and Tobago.

Le Hunte: The African reality—vital building blocks were lost to blacks during slavery

Kamla marks Emancipation Day, vows UNC will invest in arts

PM talks removal of colonial statues in Emancipation Day message

Al-Rawi, Young recused from Cabinet 94 times
This was because of family ties and conflict of interest in the award of multi-million contracts and the procuring of loans, among other financial activities

FOI request shows Young, Al-Rawi recused from Cabinet talks

Second singer complains song used on campaign trail
In the letter to Greene, Teelucksingh said Le Blanc forwarded her a demo of one of his trending songs, Married ah Orange, reworked as a UNC campaign song encouraging voters to vote for "Aunty Kamla" Le Blanc said Greene said she would forward it to the party's PRO Anita Haynes to see if the party was interested in the song and would enter into a contract for its use. However, he said that was not done.

Rambachan: Moonilal is UNC leader-in-waiting
However, he said his endorsement does not take way anything from the current UNC leader.

Robinson-Regis: Don't put a 'drunk driver' in charge of the country

PNM rates poorly in development of Moruga/Tableland
While the People's National Movement (PNM) is in a clear lead over the United National Congress (UNC) for the Moruga/Tableland seat in the August 10 general election, a recent poll has shown the PNM's developmental performance in this rural constituency over the last five years has been poor.

Sunrise yellow as UNC drives from Morvant to Diego Martin

Kamla: A UNC govt will fight human trafficking

Rowley: UNC seeking to woo voters with old $100 notes
"And of course old money that Central Bank don't want, that you can't carry to the bank they giving you that too and telling you to vote them into office and when they win they will change the money for you," the Prime Minister said.

Legal victory for adult toys
Maharaj had filed a hybrid judicial review and constitutional claim seeking to have the court quash a decision by the Comptroller of Excise to ban the importation of sex toys into Trinidad and Tobago. The court previously ruled in favour of sexologist Dr Raj Ramnanan and an e-commerce consultant who brought similar claims.

San Fernando man charged with murder
The victim reportedly went to the home of his girlfriend in Golconda, where he allegedly found the suspect. A physical altercation followed that resulted in the victim allegedly being dealt several blows about his body with a baton.

Man freed after 14 years in custody
Justice Kathy-Ann Waterman-Latchoo, who heard the matter, freed the 32-year-old after ruling that there was insufficient evidence against him. This was because the State's main witness told the court during the trial that he had not witnessed the killing, but had related information from within the Beetham community.

Trincity woman in custody after biting off son's lip
Members of the Northern Division Emergency Response Patrol went to the scene and had to use a Taser to subdue the woman.

Toddler dies from injuries in EWMSC ICU
The toddler, a year and eight months old, had been warded along with his four-year-old sibling since July 14, at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, after reports that they "fell."

$50,000 bail for Namalco boss, cross charges for 3 cops
It is alleged that Ali's vehicle was stopped after he overtook a line of vehicles at high speed and that he resisted being detained and assaulted police officers as he tried to evade breathalyser tests which he subsequently failed. He was placed on $50,000 bail at the Penal police station and the matter was placed to Friday's date.

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